If you were at my house a couple days ago, you might of heard howls of pain mingled in with chortles of laughter. No we’re not masochistic, we were just waxing! As it happens, last Sunday I headed to a local Duane Reade to pick up a waxing product that I’ve been particularly curious about and it’s called Hot Legs.
They happened to be on sale, and even included a $1 Any Axe Product sticky coupon – which I pocketed for later, my brother loves Axe’s deodorants. The Hot Leg’s line which is available at Duane Reade and Walgreen’s, includes body wax, as well as post-waxing oil, and tanning products. I chose the Hot Legs Peel Off for Sensitive Skin Wax – my skin is sensitive and I was so glad that they offered this option. My guess is that Hot Legs is pretty popular because there was only a couple of this kind left! I actually ended up stopping at an alternate Duane Reade to pick up the Hot Legs Total Body Hair Removal Cream too.
Anyways, I felt pretty confident about Hot Legs. After all, it was made in Australia, and lots of great things are made in Australia – Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), etc. So Australia has a pretty good track record, I think. Also the peel off wax is inflused with almond oil and other natural oils designed to alleviate redness, and replenish the skin’s moisture. By the way, I love that Duane Reade stocks innovative products like these! I have never heard of peel off waxing before, even the girls were shocked when I told them that no strips were required!
So the other afternoon, the girls and I decided to put these fancy Australian hair removal products to good use. The wax looks like liquid gold. The whole process was pretty simple – and I love that we didn’t have to use strips. Plus, the wax doesn’t have much of a scent, and I’ve used tons of different wax’s – which tend to actually have awful smells.
The Total Body Hair Cream works pretty much the same. You apply, wait, and remove – except the cream is way less painful. Also, in my experience depilatories smell horrendous – while this had surprisingly a nice gentle floral scent.
The Hot Legs Peel Off for Sensitive Skin Wax is not exactly pain free, and I may have exaggerated about the howls of pain. I mean there is a sting – but it was a lot less stinging than the sting that I experienced using Nair. As for the chortles of laughter, it was impossible not to notice how dapper we looked with our proper English gentleman wax-staches.
I love being able to swing by Duane Reade and pick up products like Hot Legs – it was such an adventure and I’d definitely buy them again! To check out my instagram or twitter pics from my Hot Legs experience, follow along with the #Cool2LookHot and #cbias hashtag!
Have you ever used waxing or depilatory products? What was your experience like? Let me know in the comment space below!