Veet recently pre-launched this home wax kit, releasing only 300 in Boots before their official launch early next year. I’ve finally had a chance to give this a go, so here are my thoughts on how it works. I’m usually someone who doesn’t bother with long-term at home hair removal; I tend to shave my legs when they need it and get them waxed three or four times over the summer period. I’ve tried a few at home hair removal treatments and I found epilating quite uncomfortable (I realise the idea is that you keep at it and eventually get used to the feeling, but I just couldn’t put myself through it) and I found wax strips too much hard work and not effective enough; for some reason I just couldn’t get the hang of them.
To use this kit, you need to plug it in and heat it up for 20 minutes or so, then it’s ready to use. You roll the wax on to the leg and then apply a strip over the wax and pull it off to remove both the hair and the wax. In my opinion, it’s pretty much the same as salon waxing; it feels the same, smells the same and I feel it does just as good a job. I found this incredibly easy to use and the best part for me was that it managed to remove all the hair on my knee. I don’t have particularly hairy knees, but they’re very dry which has caused me problems with in salon waxing as the wax gets stuck to the dry skin rather than the hair. I wasn’t even contemplating using this on my knees, but I found it so easy on the rest of my legs that I thought I’d give it a go and I’m so pleased I did as it worked really well and didn’t stick to the dry skin at all, it just removed all the hair.
The downside I found with this kit is that it’s quite time consuming, but that could be because it was new to me and I was getting used to it; I did the right leg first but managed to do the left leg in much less time than the right. Another problem I had was that I ended up getting through almost all the strips in one session, but again this could be because I’m getting used to it as I used more on the right leg than the left. I do think I’ll get through the strips much more quickly than I will the wax, so I think I’ll be replacing the strips more regularly. By the time I’d finished the first leg, the wax had cooled down quite a bit, so I needed to reheat it for another 15 minutes or so to get it back to the right temperature. I do think these are all things that will improve as I get more used to using the kit.
The two most impressive things for me about this kit is the finish and the ease of use. I’m really not great with fiddly things but I even managed to do the back of my legs with this as it was so easy to just roll the wax on and stick the strip on, then pull it off. I would definitely say that this is just as good as my experiences of salon waxing (even better if you consider how well the knee waxing went) but I get to do this in the comfort of my own home, so this will definitely save me time and money and I am much more inclined to wax my own legs more regularly now that it’s so easy. I’m really impressed with this kit and I can’t wait to try it out on my underarms as if it proves as easy on that area too, this really will become an essential product for me.
The kit costs £29.99 and additional wax infills cost £9.99. There are 2 types of infills available with differing head sizes; legs and arms or underarms and bikini. The strips are £3.49 for 24 strips. There are still a few kits available and you can purchase one here.