Thursday, March 26, 2009

Smooth Away

Along the lines of hair (ok, the hairline), I made a purchase last week.

It was the Smooth Away hair removal system, you know, those personal sandpaper pads. And, they work! Once you have the “wax on, wax off” motion down pat, it takes no time at all. I did my legs, and not only did the hair come off, but it really was an amazing exfoliant. (It says to make three circles in each direction, but my hair is dark and coarse and I do 4-5 circles in both directions.)

In addition, it’s cheap, very cheap – just $10 at Target. You can find it at the “As Seen on TV” endcap. I rank it right up there with the Pedi-Egg and Biore pads in terms of the “oh-my-god-that-actually-came-from-my-body?” factor. (I love that. It’s just so satisfying. And I know you feel the same.) The downside is the curled-up hair bits and skin flakes. Use this before you shower, or maybe on the deck, not as I did, in my bedroom. You would think I had never depilated before! I vacuumed a few times after that. Yuck!

Hair also seems to be growing at a slower rate than when I shave, also (and certainly faster than a wax job). My legs were also not as smooth as when I have them professionally waxed, but that’s probably because I’m not an esthetician. Also, I tried my chin, and it was rather scratchy for three or so days, or until I applied my special Shiseido smoothening facial massage cream. So beware, if you have sensitive skin. But hey, for ten bucks, why not try it (unless you are diabetic!) – think of the money you can save from your underarms alone, not to mention other parts of your anatomy…

2 comments:

Eden said...

Okay, with a testimonial by a real person, I might try these. I look like a fricking sasquatch.

The Clever Cat said...

Hey, Eden! :^)

Yeah, I neglected to mention just how hairy my legs were. I had not shaved or waxed since my last date! And that was, oh, the beginning of December-ish...

DECEMBER! (Rem. WF? Him.) It has been a long, cold, hairy winter...

Yeah, ten bucks. I say go for it!