Friday, November 25, 2011

Beauty Confessions: To Wax or Not To Wax?

I'm going to start a series of beauty confessions.  Lately I haven't been blogging as much because I haven't been able to play around with make up or buy/try new skincare products because of my "eczema" (still can't bring myself to call it that!)  So instead I shall confess to the world wide web my beauty quirks and sins that nobody knew about... until now! 

Ok, so I've written about how I get a brazilian wax every two months or so.  But most of the time, the truth is that I leave it for much longer because I can't really afford to spend money on something that nobody really gets to appreciate but me.  So here is my first beauty confession: sometimes, I give myself a bikini wax... with tweezers.  Yep.  Tweezers!

What I do is trim my down there hair with a bikini trimmer.  I believe it's by Remington?  I'm not sure, but it's pink and only cost me $20.  It has 5 or 6 different trim lengths, I always put it to 1, which is the shortest trim possible.  Everything gets trimmed nice and short.  I'm pretty much standing spread eagle in the shower with my head in between my legs.  There's a nice visual for you!  Haha!

Once everything is spiffy looking, I really could just leave it like that and call it a day, but I have way too much time on my hands and want to make it totally beach/pool friendly.  Sooo... I grab my mini slant tweezers (for some reason I prefer the mini to the regular size) and start plucking at all the hairs on the outer edges.  I spend a good ten to fifteen minutes plucking away, shaping it so that if I were to wear an itty bitty bikini I could do so without batting an eye.  Sometimes I leave it at that, but often I will go the extra mile and pluck until I have left myself a wide landing strip.

I know this sounds painful, but I actually don't really feel much of a sting at all.  I suppose I'm used to getting waxed down there, so these days I don't even flinch.  And, if I'm to be completely honest, the slight sting is quite addictive.  I want to pull out that hair to feel that little buzz!  Haha, just check me into the loony bin now.

Why don't I just wax?  Good question!  I find that wax just breaks the hairs and give me gross ingrowns.  If I pluck each hair out individually, then have a shower, I minimise the risk of ingrowns and my tweezed bikini "wax" lasts a lot longer.  For maintenance, I just go over with the bikini trimmer.  I basically let it grow though, and get a proper brazilian wax.  Or I just don't do anything, because nobody sees me down there anyway!

So, am I the only one who does this?  Have I just committed beauty blogging suicide?  I wish I could post a picture of my handy work, but for obvious reasons, you'll never get to see it.  Unless you wine & dine me, then get me sufficiently drunk.  Or just email me and ask for a photo.  LOL!  But seriously, is there anyone else who does this?  Girls, don't be shy... now is the time to confess!


  1. Actually it sounds kind of effective...waxing irritates my lady area so always looking for alternatives...mabe the trim/pluck solution will work!

  2. Oooh I couldn't do that, it'd hurt way too much! But then I can't handle waxing either. So right now I'm getting laser hair removal and I have to say - I SOBBED the first time so obviously my pain threshold for that area in general is pretty weak. ;-;

  3. I think this is a great idea! I can't afford to get regularly waxed, and I have proven to myself that shaving is just a bad idea! I'm the same, I feel waxing just breaks the hairs and leave me with uncomfortable bumps. I also have trouble finding a waxer I trust. I was about to rush to the shower to try this, then I remembered it's PMS day, so in a few days I'll let you know!

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