I have got to the grand old age of 28 having waxed my legs only twice. Once at a salon (fine), and another at home (not so fine). The wax wasn’t at the same standard as the salon stuff, and took far too long for not great results.
Veet have tried revolutionising the at-home wax by introducing the Veet Easywax Electrical Roll-on Kit which claims to deliver professional results, even from the first use – it sounded promising, so when I was offered the chance to try it for myself, I said yes!
In the pack you get the heating device, 12 fabric strips, 4 ‘perfect finish’ wipes, instructions, electric cable, 50ml cartridge of wax, and stand. The wax that comes with the kit has a wide applicator head, suitable for waxing arms and legs, but you can also buy ones with narrower heads to use on under arms and bikini-lines.
It’s easy to get going with the kit – simply pop the wax cartridge into the heating device, and leave it to heat up for 20 minutes…
I have read some reviews saying that the 20 minutes wasn’t long enough for the wax to heat up, but for me, 20 minutes was fine.
Rolling the wax onto my legs was easy – it went on smoothly and was of a comfortable temperature. It’s bright salmon pink colour meant I could spot exactly where I had already applied the wax. It smelt like ‘salon wax’, which was another feature I liked.
The starter kit comes with 12 fabric strips to rip the wax off with – so I divvied out 6 to use on the first leg, but pretty soon it was evident that this wouldn’t be enough. I definitely could have used 10 per leg (and I was only doing the lower half of my leg). You can buy them separately at £3.49 for 24, but I think the kit would definitely improve by adding more strips as standard.
I tried using the backs of some strips to try to get the odd patches
that had been left behind but it wasn’t the best idea – I just ended up
with waxy hands! As I had no other strips I eneded up getting out the razor for those bits.
The thought of having to rip off, effectively, a giant plaster, from my leg was horrible. Much worse than the actual pain of ripping it off. It was surprisingly alright. I wouldn’t do it for fun, but it was definitely bearable!
To get off any remains of wax, I then rubbed my leg with one of the Perfect Finish wipes, which is basically, an oil-covered wipe – and despite the little red dots I had for about half an hour after waxing, left my leg gorgeously smooth looking and well-moisturised.
I was really pleased with the results – if I had had more wax strips, it would have been the perfect wax… I will definitely stock up on strips and do it myself again – it was very easy, surprisingly so for a relatively newbie-waxer, and didn’t take too long to do.
The only other thing I think would have been a welcome addition would be a little bag to keep all the bits together in, but luckily I had a Joliebox bag which was the perfect size for the job.
The starter kit retails at £29.99, but I have noticed that Boots have it on offer for £14.99 at the moment, just make sure you stock up on some extra strips too!
Do you wax at home? What do you think of Veet’s Easywax Kit?