When I first saw the packaging, I was surprised because I thought those products will just be delivered in some normal packaging. But this one came in a box, nicely wrapped in ribbon! Let's see what's inside k?
The box didn't feel neither heavy nor light so I couldn't really guess what's inside until I got home. Upon opening the box, these items greeted me at first sight.
Inside the box there were a box of wax strips (18 strips + 4 perfect finish wipes), a box of hair removal cream, body shower accessories inclusive of body lily, loofah sponge and last but not least, a rose-scented miniature candle.
Picture above shows a close-up shot of those 2 main products. As you can see, Veet Suprem' Essence is a new product introduced to the market lately and unlike any other products, these ones come with velvet rose fragrance and essential oils.
The tube of hair removal cream came with plastic bladeless razor with rubber at both ends. After reading the instructions on the box, it was time to give this cream a try to test its effectiveness. Unsure of whether to wet my leg or not, I decided to just apply the cream onto one small area on my leg for the first time.
At first smell (yes it's smell), this product didn't have the usual weird smell that other products do, at least not strong and obvious enough to be smelled upon taking off the tube cap. During the 3-minute obligatory waiting period (or maximum 6 minutes for stubborn/thick hair), I decided to apply those cream on a piece of paper to have a better smell of the cream. True enough, the unpleasant cream smell still present.
Anyway, the smell of the cream isn't the main point here but its effectiveness is. 3 minutes gone and it was time to remove the cream. As I've experienced having red spots on my leg after using the plastic razor before this, I decided to forgo the use of bladeless razor to remove the cream but I used a dry tissue instead. A first wipe clearly shown that my hairs were removed together with the cream and of course, to remove those cream completely, one needs to wipe a few times and perhaps end the process by washing off the cream with water.
For the wax strips, I only tried them on the following day. There are a total of 9 strips inside the box, in which each of them will become 2 separate strips after peeling off.
For your information, below are the 5 steps for the usage of wax strips as written on the box:
#1 Rub the wax strip between your hands to warm the wax.
#2 Holding the EasyGrip tab, slowly peel the strips apart.
#3 Apply the strip with the EasyGrib tab towards the ankle and rub the strip repeatedly in the direction of hair growth.
#4 Holding the EasyGrip tab,pull the strip back on itself very quickly and in 1 swift motion, keeping the swift as close to the skin as possible. Hold the skin taut to avoid distortion.
#5 After waxing, remove any excess wax with a Perfect Finish wipe that contains essential oils.
Again, I wasn't that daring enough to put on those strips on both my whole leg so I only experimented with one strip (which actually covered quite a large area also!). Started off by rubbing the wax strips with both hands for about 30s and then peel them apart and put on my leg. Unlike the cream, it's not stated on the box that how long those stripes should be put on. However, it says "you can re-use each strip until it loses its stickiness". With those lines, I supposed I shouldn't leave those strips on my leg for a long period so I took them off approximately 1 minute later.
And oh god, the removing process did hurt a lot, most probably caused by the stickiness of the strips. It's well understood that the faster you remove the strip the more effective it will be but to me, the stickiness didn't even allow me to remove the strips as quickly as I could without causing a lot of pain. I couldn't take the pain, and I already saw the area covered by strips were starting to show red spots so I took them off gently.
See those hairs? Well I guess the strips were proven to be effective too (with pain though) on first attempt. My leg was still sticky with the wax residues so I used the Perfect Finish wipes. FYI, I used up 2 wipes just to removed all the residues on my leg for a really small area (~ 12cmx10cm). Reminder: Do not ever use your bare hands trying to wash off the waxed area with water because it will not work at all but causing your hands to be sticky as well (one would feel exactly the same when he/she washes off UHU glue off the hands).
If one were to put on all these wax strips on both legs, then she will definitely need more of those wipes with essential oils. 4 wipes are definitely not enough for complete removal of wax residues. Also, these wax strips are designed for use on legs, arms, underarms and bikini line but with my unforgettable and painful experience I wouldn't recommend you to use them on those areas :|
In conclusion, although these products were effective to me but I wouldn't use them frequently because I don't think my job requires me to do so anyway. Even if I had to, I would just opt for the simplest way, that is to shave.