Wednesday, 10 October 2012

My Current Nemesis


After a life-long battle with 'fear of wax', I have been fired with enthusiasm by a recent visitor (who lives on a remote farm), who has assured me that 'Water Soluble Wax' is the answer for underarm and leg hair. I've had my legs waxed twice in my life, bikini once, then regressed back to shaving as the marginally less painful but much cheaper and more convenient option. Naturally, I now have an assortment of razor scars down both legs (does Bio-Oil work at all?) but heh, one has to assess degrees of fear in life and choose the lesser of the evils. The problem is, that having bought the stuff, I've been staring at it now for two weeks trying to pluck up the courage to have a go.  The logistics are also worrying:  do I wait until I am alone and tackle it starkers, standing by the microwave in the kitchen, waiting for the wax to heat up or do I rush the pot back to the bathroom and start there, ready to jump in the shower? What is the right temperature? What if I am transfixed with pain after yanking off the first strip and can't bring myself to do the rest? I could have taken the darn stuff back for a refund last week, when I discovered that the unused tub had leaked at the bottom: except that I had thrown away the till slip. Instead, and because I thought it was actually quite expensive, I have bought an attractive china bowl in which to heat up the tub, in case of further leaks. It is now standing accusingly in my kitchen next to the microwave, waiting.  I've had a brain-wave: maybe I should ask my husband to stand by on the week-end to rip the strips off for me! After all, I have just read the first part of 'Fifty Shades of Grey'. There is a statistical chance that he may well be turned on by this.  Not sure about me though: the sight of those strips full of hair has always made me feel slightly sick.  When push comes to shove, perhaps I should stick to my razor.

13 comments:

  1. Oh, the price of beauty...and so much of it wasted on products that do not deliver. Throw that stuff away now and save yourself pain and bother. BTW, I really like Bio-Oil. It is not fast acting, but it does get rid of brown spots.

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  2. Oh good - on both counts. Thank you.

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  3. No comment other than there are some prized possessions in which one should not yield blades or hot wax in the vicinity there of.

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    1. Sextant - there are some posts that are just not for you - take it you have not tried the "Back,Crack & Sack" wax, specially for the guys?

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    2. Ah yes I remember something about Back, Crack & Sack and I believe that I commented. I can't find the post now but it was mentioned in these august pages in the past.

      Indeed I have not tried the back, crack and sack. As I stated, there are some possessions that one should not yield blades or hot wax in the vicinity there of on both genders.

      I might also add that there are some men who still appreciate women looking like women and not prepubescent girls favored by pornography. And hmmm, how to put this delicately? Some of us find great utility and joy in the natural nethers.

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    3. Most of us are only worried about having our legs and underarms shaved for summer. G-d forbid we should be caught as poor Julia Roberts was that time, with her arm in the air! Luckily for 'us', it would be very unlikely that there would be a nasty-minded photographer standing around

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    4. I was so distracted with Kate's photos, that I must have missed Julia's.

      In any event, I have no objections to shaved legs and underarms.

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    5. Well here you go:

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2142023/Armpit-hair-A-feminist-statement-No-untamed-body-hair-pits.html

      I especially like the parents bringing their 11 and 12 year old daughters in for full bikini waxes at the end of the article. What the hell is wrong with people?

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  4. I could not do the wax...a razor is fine for me. I would get sick at the strips of hair too

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  5. I can do my lip and the occasional eyebrow. Everything else is razor material. If you wait long enough, it all stops growing anyway.

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    1. Yes - sometimes even in one place you wish it might remain.

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    2. Well for me that would be the top of my head instead of my ears.

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    3. Giggle. We are starting to know what you look like.

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