25 Jul 2012

Veet Easy Wax electrical roll-on kit review

The sun's shining and it's time to get the legs out, so some at-home de-fuzzing was in order for me this weekend.  It was the perfect time for me to try out the Veet Easy Wax electrical roll-on kit.


In my early teens I was completely scared of waxing.  I thought it would hurt like mad.  It didn't help that my Mum used to wax her legs at home with a microwaveable wax which used to get so hot that she'd be yelping as she applied it.  Luckily things have moved on since then, and waxing at home is a much more painless experience.  

The Veet kit I tried out comes with a machine to heat the wax to the perfect temperature, so there's no chance of getting it wrong and scalding yourself.  You insert the wax cartridge into the Easy Wax holder and plug it in.  In 20 minutes, it's warmed the wax enough to make it roll on easily.  It comes with one wax cartridge which is enough for four waxing sessions, plus the fabric waxing strips and soothing wipes.

As you can see, the wax is pink, which I loved.  I know it's sad, but it seemed so much more fun with pink wax than if it had been a boring yellowy wax sort of colour.  It also makes it very easy to see where you've put the wax and any bits you've left behind.  

If you don't know (although I'm sure you do) you basically roll some wax on a small area against the direction your hair is growing (so usually you'd roll down your leg) and then smooth on a wax strip before quickly whipping it off to remove the wax and all the hairs.  Now I did take a photo of this part, but I decided that you really don't want to see my leg hair up close and personal - my words will have to paint the picture...

Honestly, this doesn't hurt.  I really built up in my head when I was younger this irrational fear of waxing and spent years shaving all the time before I built up the courage to try some waxing.  I actually find ripping the strip off quite satisfying, but maybe I'm a bit weird.  

The kit also comes with special wipes which soothe your skin after waxing and clean off any excess wax - because it's really sticky it wouldn't come off so easily with soap and water, but the wipe gets it off no problem.  I actually got a bit of wax on my carpet (wasn't looking properly and put the wax applicator on the carpet instead of back in the holder) and the wipes got it off really easily.

I really rather enjoyed my pink waxing session and I'll get three more uses from this kit before I need to buy one of the wax refills.  I saw in the instructions that you can also get wax refills which apply a narrower amount of wax, so they're intended for underarms and bikini line.  

The Easy Wax roll-on kit costs £29.99 and the refills are £9.99 each and you can buy the range from Boots.

Do you wax at home or do you wimp out?!
*PR sample

26 comments:

  1. I'm really glad you did this review as i've had bad experiences with Veet Wax Strips being completely crap, for lack of better words! I think i'll give this a go next time i spy one in the shop :)

    xo

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    1. I bought some wax strips from the pound shop once and they were terrible! This was very easy and quite similar to the process when you have your legs waxed professionally. I hope you like it if you give it a go xx

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  2. I wax but I don't do it myself, we have a lady that does it for a teeny price but it's great! And for anyone with a really low pain threshold, it gets a lot better! xx

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    1. I think I've got a low pain threshold, but I actually sort of like pulling the strips off! I was scared the first time I ever waxed though and yes you do really get used to it :)

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  3. I was tempted by this when it first came out but it seems so overprice and I couldn't justify spending that much if I couldn't handle the pain. xx

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    1. That's fair enough - it's not for everyone - you do get used to it though, I like waxing now!

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  4. Such a brilliant idea in a kit, unfortunately my sister had a bad allergic reaction and had to return it! Scared me off it a bit but everyone's skin is different I guess! Would save money in comparison to going to the salon monthly that's for sure!

    Cath x

    squaremarshmallow.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Oh no! I have quite sensitive skin and can have a reaction to hair removal creams, but this was fine for me xx

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  5. This seems perfect for me, will definitely have to check this out I think! Thanks for the review :) x

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  6. I'm glad you posted this, as I had been toying with the idea of buying it. It looks good, but for £9.99 it doesn't look like you get a lot of use out of the wax.

    Aside from that, I just wanted to say thanks for your blogging tutorials, because I've been wanting to start a blog for ages but haven't had the motivation to do so. Your tutorials have given me the kick I needed and I have finally bitten the bullet so to speak! :)

    http://lolaandbehold.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh that's fab - I'll check out your blog in a sec xx

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  7. This absolutely sucked for me! I had to let it warm for more than an hour - crazy! And even then, it wouldn't even remove any hair on the first try!

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    1. Oh no, that's a shame! Mine was ready after 20?

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  8. Ive been terrified of waxing since i was younger too! This sounds relatively easy.. i might have to bite the bullet and just try it. xx

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  9. I'm quite tempted by this as I've been suffering with itchy legs after shaving lately. Though it does seem a bit pricey :-/ x

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    1. I hate that about shaving - nobody wants stubbly legs! I suppose it;s a bit of an investment and depends how long the holder / heating part would last xx

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  10. If love to try this but I think I have an interface to one of the ingredients - I have a nasty scar from a previous at-home wax kit :(
    The narrower cartridges is a good idea! Xo

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    1. Best to steer clear if you might have a bad reaction hun, or you could do a little patch test? xx

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  11. Thank you for the review, I've been wondering how good it really was.
    I used Veet wax strips once and they were so rubbish- hurt like hell and didn't do much, and then I tried then again thinking they'd changed...they hadn't. But this one seems like a good alternative :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. This is a great post, i was really intrigued and now i think i might have to buy one!
    I also love that it is pink and ripping of the strips is therapeutic in a way lol!


    http://anishaxoxox.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. I bought a microwave wax pot before my holiday and ended up throwing it away because it was so confusing (and ended up being non-microwavable!). this looks so good though, thank you! x

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  14. Just thought I would encourage people to do a test first , my arms are red and stinging and I don't react to things normally . Also wax very good to get off any residue . Glad it works for some though .

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  15. Which would you say is the better purchase, the Veet roller waxer or the Rio one? I am tempted by the Veet one as its pink but Im nervous that it seems to be on sale everywhere which screams that its going to be dicontinued and as they are the only people to make the refills I could buy it then it will be useless in a few months time.... What do you think? The rio one is more pricey but looks like it will take universal 100ml refills.

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    1. Personally I find the Veet one easier to use and I prefer the wax but it's fairly slow to heat up compared to others. I haven't heard about it being discontinued and lots of bloggers have been featuring it again lately so I think that's unlikely - maybe try tweeting Veet to find out? xx

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