So baru ni we went to the pharmacy and found la Veet Waxing Strips. Moonie mentioned this to me some time back. Tapi sebenarnya I jarang jumpa. [Ke sebab aku selalunya Supermarket Sweep, Pharmacy Sweep dan Kedai Eskem Sweep?] Then bila jumpa, terus masuk dalam bakul Encik Black berisi 4 biji air botol tu dengan the strips AND night serum... and a couple of eyebrow pencils... menyebabkan kejutan kurang waras padanya. "Macam mana boleh jadi seratus lebey ni? I ambik 4 botol air je [konpius]...??".
Finally after few days and nights, I took the time to try it last night. Okay... The directions were more for waxing your kaki, not underarm. So from what I HAD TO GO THROUGH last night, I'll sum it up here:
Directions for Kaki Waxing
STEP ONE/ Rub the strip between your hands for 5 seconds to warm it.
STEP TWO/ Separate the strips, stick it on, gently rub in the direction of your hair [gosok dari atas ke bawah ler tu maknanya]
STEP THREE/ Pull the strip up against the direction of your hair growth [tarik dari bawah ke atas]
STEP FOUR/ To re-use the strip, just place the two strips together again and begin from Step One again.
I pun tried to follow the instructions la. But these were what I had to endure:
ONE/ After several tries, I got frustrated that a lot of wax was wasted and little hair was caught. I followed the instruction without much common sense. The whole strip was half the size of Readers' Digest.
TWO/ Within the first few tries, my underarms were sticking to my torso from the wax.
THREE/ Lecetan cinta lilin.
FOUR/ The bathroom, over the sink looking into the mirror is THE right place to do it!
So after I was done with the first strip, thinking like an engineer [cecewah... ala. bagi la chan], I came up with these solutions. They helped a lot. Here are my tips for those who wants to try:
SATU/ Rub the strip between your hands for 5 seconds to warm it. You can even place it on your belly. It's more thoroughly warmed that way, easier and faster.
DUA/ Cut the strips into smaller sizes. It's easier to handle. And tak la ko sakit ati tengok bila strip tu wax je banyak melekat, bukannya your underarm hair.
TIGA/ As the instruction goes, urut in the direction dari atas ke bawah ikut jatuh hair tu and pull the strip against the direction.
FOUR/ Have at least wet wipes ready.
Tapi kan, setelah mengharungi pelbagai jenis cabaran malam itu, I noticed there was a mention on the box that you should have one more product macam wet wipes jugak to get rid of the wax residue. That you MUST get when you want to get the wax strips sebab when everything's off and you have abrassions oredi, everything else will hurt and products will sting them.
On my part, my abrassions are quite bad. Plus the wax residue was there and I didn't know what to do about it. Cuci ngan sabun je tak hilang. No matter how much bubbles you get from it pun.
I had to put lotion first, wash it off with soap and warm water, then loads of powder. And when I woke up this morning, I had a painful time bathing, getting ready and moving. The thing is that from my earlier errors, itu armpit sudah melecet.
Doing it yourself is NOT same with getting someone else to do it for you. Obviously... [Eyes rolling]
But it's an individual option to try. For referrals, I hope these links would be able to help you:
1. First time users
2. Then after surfing for information, I realised that the pictures had the Finish Wipes with them.
Veet Waxing Strips
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Uh. Adakah aku seorang bonda yang tidak perasan dan kena buat semua benda cepat juga terpaksa mekak panggil bapak budak amik anak dara dia yang tengah sopannya take out from the plastik besau, then plastic kecik asyik dengan dok peel off ALL my sanitary napkins while I did it?
Aside of all this, I love the scent on this thing. No worries of the smell from the hair removal cream. And from all of this long kompisi haram, I hope your first time trying would be much better than mine!!