Spring has sprung and my furry winter legs can no longer hide away under layers of tights, boots and trousers, so it's time for some de-fuzzing! I was recently given the Veet Spawax Stripless Wax Warming Kit to try at home, and it's been an incredibly easy way to wax without mess or fuss, so I thought I'd take you through step by step how to use it. The beauty of this kit is that there are no strips - the wax becomes the strip when it cools and hardens on your skin, and you just whip it off - how amazing is that?
This is the Spawax warming pod that you get in your starter kit - it's like a cute little light up orb, and it simply plugs in to heat your wax to the perfect temperature.
In the kit you also get six wax discs, the warming pod, and a spatula, and of course you can buy refills of the wax discs separately.
To warm the wax, all you need to do is plug in the warming pod, and pop some wax discs inside.
You need to put the lid on the warming pod, and after about 20 - 30 minutes, your wax will be ready to use. Once plugged in the warming pod lights up with a soft pink glow to give you a little bit of a spa feel when you're waxing at home - you just need to light some scented candles and play some soothing music and you're sorted!
You know the wax is ready when you lift the lid of the warming pod and it looks completely melted like this.
To use the wax, you just dip your spatula into the melted wax and grab yourself a generous blob to apply to your skin. The wax won't be too hot, and is ready to use straight away.
Because the wax is also going to be your strip, you need to apply a fairly thick layer - about the same thickness as an orange peel. You should spread the wax in the same direction as the hair is growing, so if you're waxing your lower leg, you would be applying down towards your ankle.
You're going to pull the wax off against the hair growth, so on your leg this would be pulling the wax up towards you from the bottom, so to help you with this, when you apply the wax you need to leave a fatter bit of wax at the end you'll be pulling up from, so that you have something to grip. You just wait for the wax to cool and set, which only takes twenty seconds or so, but depends on how hot your room is, and then you just rip the wax off against the hair growth - the fun part! You need to pull the strip quickly and close to your skin for the best results - just be brave and go for it, it doesn't really hurt. And then the equally fun part - examining the wax to see the hairs you caught. Don't pretend I'm the only one who does that!
I'm really impressed with this kit - mainly because you don't need any strips and the way the wax sets hard so that you can just pull it off - I've never tried waxing in that way before, and I think it's such a great idea. It makes the whole waxing process quicker and easier. I love the light up warmer, and the fact that the wax is a pretty lilac colour and scented with purple lily and sugar fig - it all helps to make the waxing experience that little bit more pleasant.
From a safety aspect, the fact that the warming pod does the heating of the wax for you and controls the temperature is great. My Mum always used to use the wax kits where you heat the wax in a tub in the microwave, and I remember it bubbling because it was so hot and her scorching her skin with it - crazy woman! I'll definitely be getting her a Veet Spawax so that she won't be burning herself anymore, and I know she'll also be fascinated by the fact that it doesn't need the little cotton wax strips.
The Veet Spawax Stripless Wax Warming Kit costs £39.99 and is available at Boots.com The wax refills cost £8.99 for six discs, and they come in the pampering purple lily and sugar fig scent or soothing white orchid and vanilla.