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Shhhhhh….

Listen up girls. You know that bit of fuzz we sometimes get on our top lip? Yeah… annoying isn’t it? Even fine, blonde hairs can be embarrassing when the light hits.

Well I’ve started using Nair Facial Brush-On Hair Remover. It has a brush built into the lid which means it is no muss, no fuss and speedy to apply.

It comes in a small bottle too, making it discreet enough to pop in your bag if you are going away and want to take it with you in case of hairy situations!

I get it in sensitive formula – works just as well on fine hairs so why bother with a stronger formula?

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Go Away!

There’s nothing better than having super smooth legs after waxing or epilating. Not so great, is the following itchy regrowth and the inevitable ingrown hairs.

The best way to prevent ingrown hairs is to exfoliate regularly to free up the sucker, but sometimes it’s just not quite enough.

Since my last waxing session I’ve been using Nads Ingrow Solution. The spray has really worked to prevent the few stubborn hairs I have which always manage to curl into themselves and never push through the skin. It really does work.

Unfortunately, this isn’t a product I would recommend using regularly. The base ingredient is alcohol, which can be very drying to the skin over a period of time. So far, my skin hasn’t been dried out by the product, but the smell of alcohol is strong enough to be a bit off putting. Though I’d rather tackle dry skin than itchy, ingrown hairs.

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Wax On, Wax Off

I’ve had Nair Easy Wax Tahitian Gardenia sitting on my desk, just begging for a review, for a while. I’m not keen on pain so I was putting it off. Waxing is fine in the salon with a trained proffesional but much harder when you’re doing it yourself. I tend to be slow which makes it hurt too much, but after getting incredibly bored with shaving I decided to take the plunge.

Nair Easy Wax is a big tub of hardened yellow wax, you stick it in the microwave for a couple of minutes and then mix it together till it looks like honey. Then simply spread the gunk on in the direction of hair growth, let it set and, in one swift motion, peel the hardened wax away in the opposite direction.

I had a practice on my legs without any trouble, then moved on to my underarms. I’m fed up of the contstant shaving of my underarms, they never look nice and smooth for some reason, and I love how soft the area is when hair has been ripped out. Normally, I’ll use an epilator but, because it is so slow, this can be incredibly painful!

It took me a while at first, but I soon got the hang of the wax (which smells lovely and floral by the way!). After the initial shock of pain I became accustomed to it and pulling off the strip didn’t seem so bad. The result is lovely smooth underarms and not even a hair of stubble.

This wax is really easy to use and, because no fabric strips are needed, it isn’t too messy. It may take longer than a salon waxing session, but it is loads cheaper at just £7.99 from Boots. I’ll definitely be a regular Nair Easy Waxer from now on.

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Fuzz Off!

I’ve been letting my leg hair get away from me the last couple of days. I’m just so bored of the whole shaving/waxing/epilating rigmarole. It takes too long, it inevitably hurts (even if I’m shaving – I’m just too careless with that sharp razor) and quite simply I have much nicer body-care routines I could be getting on with; slathering myself in Shiseido moisturiser for example.

So i was pleased when I got my mitts on the new hair removal cream from Veet. Now, I’m generally not a great fan of hair removal creams. I had a bad experience when my skin was horribly irritated by one a few years back but, knowing me, I no doubt left the gunk on too long. I was a bit dubious about going through the process all over again but as a ready-for-anything Beauty Guerrilla I marched to the bathroom this morning; Veet in hand.

The In Shower Cream from Veet comes in a 300ml squeezy bottle and it has a handy little storage department in the lid for the sponge applicator/remover. All you do is use the soft, coloured side of the sponge to spread the white gunge across your legs, wait a minute and then pop in the shower. You need to avoid getting your legs directly under the stream of water or it tends to wash off too much, but that’s OK… I decided to use the time to rub a foot scrub into my heels.

After two minutes you then use the other side of the sponge, which is much coarser, to rub the cream off in circular motions. This will take the hair off with it and after a rinse you’re ready to go! There’s also an option for dry skin.

I was surprised to find that i really loved this product and by my reckoning it should last longer than my razors. At £9.99 for a big bottle, this will certainly be a regular in my bathroom from now on.

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