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?!