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Summer is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s easily my favourite season, and I plan to spend lots of time in the beaching and by the pool while it’s here. Now, of course, this means wearing a bathing suit way more than usual and keeping things tidy down there is going to be a priority. I’ve been trying a couple of products from my friends at Nair that will definitely make things a lot easier throughout the summer.

Have you ever tried waxing at home? Trust me, it’s not as scary as it sounds and even easier than you might think. If you follow me on Instagram, you probably noticed that I spent a few weeks in April/May visiting my parents in Costa Rica. Down there I wore a bathing suit every single day, so Nair Wax Ready-Strips were my saviour (and totally will be for the rest of the summer).

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The wax comes on pre-measured strips that you peel apart (no rubbing required anymore, though I find that it does help them to come apart a bit more smoothly) before smoothing down onto the area where you want to remove hair – going with the direction of the hair growth and pulling off in the opposite direction. They also come with a few finishing wipes to help remove wax residue and soothe the skin, though if you run out I find that baby oil works great as well!

I love how easy to use these Nair Wax Ready-Strips are; there’s no mess, no cleanup! They do a great job of removing the hair you just don’t want, and can be used on the bikini line, underarm or face (depending on which type you get). The strips with coconut milk oil are definitely my favourite as they work really well on sensitive skin, making them perfect for using on the bikini line. They’re going to be in heavy rotation as I navigate the beach this summer.

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I know I’m not alone in the dreaded fight against unwanted hair. Whether it be a little stubble on the leg, a bit of fuzz on the upper lip or that pain of a bikini line, we’ve all had a battle with hair that just won’t go away and loves to come back at the most inappropriate of times. Personally, I really dread dealing with it while on vacation – I’m not big on bringing razors and shaving cream with me and having to keep up with hair removal when I should be relaxing and enjoying a cocktail (or two). I’m heading to Vegas in a couple of weeks for a bachelorette party and really haven’t been looking forward to having to worry about being hair-free the entire time I’ll be down there, especially since I’ll probably be living in bathing suits, shorts and dresses for the duration of the trip. Bring on smooth, stubble-free legs and I will be one happy girl.

That being said, I was really excited when I had the chance to try a few new products from the Veet Natural Inspirations line – the Facial Cream Kit, Wax Strips and Sugar Wax. I know waxing gives better and longer lasting results than shaving can, but being a waxing virgin I was a little nervous about giving them a try. Since all three were formulated with a sensitive formula, I decided to dive right in. I also noticed they contain ingredients like natural argan oil, aloe, shea butter and avocado oil, which would help to moisturize the skin afterwards so I wouldn’t have to worry about it drying out.

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Of the three products I have to say my favourite was the wax strips. They were so easy to use (perfect for beginners) and left no mess behind. All I had to do was rub my hands together on the strip to warm it up a little, peel apart the two sides, and apply firmly before yanking it off. I went right for it using the band aid mentality and it paid off. I experienced very little pain and the hair yanked right out, leaving behind smooth skin. The perfect finish wipes (included) were also a welcome find since they helped to easily remove any leftover wax and stickiness (baby oil also works well once these are all gone). My legs felt great, with lots of smoothness and no stubble left behind.

I also really enjoyed using the facial cream kit. If you’ve seen any of my posts that include lipstick you’ve probably noticed my lip swatches. When I take these, I have to get up close and personal with my lips and I can see every single little tiny hair that I may not notice looking in a mirror. Let me tell you, this drives me absolutely crazy. I found this to be a great solution to that problem. All I had to do was apply the hair removal cream with the included spatula and let it sit for 5-10 minutes (I’m going to stress that it is important to check at 5 minutes to see how this is performing and continue checking – don’t leave it on longer than you need to or you may notice some irritation) before clearing it and the hair off. I also made sure to finish off with the gentle finishing cream to help calm the skin. I will mention that I did notice a bit of redness afterwards but it calmed down very quickly. Make sure you test out the hair removal cream on a patch of skin before applying it to your face to make sure you won’t have any problems! One other thing I want to mention – in my teens I was all over finding the best hair removal methods and depilatories were a big part of this phase. I loved how they worked but hated the smell of them. I’m very happy to point out that this hair removal cream didn’t have the same smell that I remembered from my younger days and was actually quite pleasant… Something that is very important when the cream is going to be applied under the nose!

I also gave the sugar wax a try. It was beyond easy to set up; all I had to do was zap it in the microwave for 40 seconds to melt it thoroughly. It was quite easy to use although maybe a bit messier for a first timer than the wax strips were. I love the fact that the included fabric strips can be used several times and that the wax can be easily applied anywhere. And yes, it does get rid of the hair! One of my favourite things about this kit has got to be the ingenious application spatula, which has an indicator that tells you whether the wax is too hot or at an appropriate temperature for use. There would definitely be nothing worse than applying steaming hot wax. I mean, sure, you’re going to end up hair-free but you’ll also pay for it with some redness or a burn.

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Overall, I’m really happy that I gave the Veet Natural Inspirations line a try. The products were really easy to use and definitely gave great results. As a waxing newbie I was also really happy to see that yes, even I could pull it off at home – with minimal pain (my biggest worry). I’m looking forward to continuing to use these and to having smooth, hair-free legs for my trip. Bring it on Vegas, my legs and I are ready for you!

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Introducing new Veet Natural Inspirations, a full range of hair removal solutions for your face and body, made with natural ingredients like Shea Butter, Aloe or Avocado Oil. Veet waxes reveal stubble-free smoothness for up to 28 days and Veet creams provide smoothness that lasts up to 2X longer than shaving, all while leaving your skin beautifully moisturized. Learn more at veet.ca/naturalinspirations

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I’ll gladly admit it – I’m a total hair-free fiend.  I’m constantly on patrol to make sure my legs are smooth and my bikini line has the all clear for bathing suit season.  When I heard about the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X, I was beyond excited.  Could I really get the results from getting professional laser hair removal in the privacy of my own home, on my own time?  I had to get my hands on it to see if it could really get the job done.

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

First off, let me give you a little info on the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X.  How does it work? “The Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X was designed on the principle of selective photothermolysis: Beams of laser energy are absorbed by the dark pigment in hair and converted to heat, which disables the hair follicle, preventing it from growing new hair. This process is most effective on hair during the growth phase (anagen phase). For optimum results, the Tria Laser 4X must be used every week for three months.”  Basically, the tip sends out quick pulses of laser energy – you zap each spot for a second, then move onto the next overlapping spot.  Each area on the body has a recommended pulse count so you can make sure that you’re giving it the perfect amount of exposure (ie.  Upper lip requires about 25 pulses per session which will last about 2-3 minutes, the upper let requires about 600 per side).  The device does come with a handy pulse counter  so you can easily keep track of what you’ve done.  The pulse targets the hair follicle so it can get right to the root to prevent re-growth.  There are 5 levels of intensity – you can start off on the lower end and work your way up depending on the sensitivity of the area and your pain tolerance. One thing I do want to mention if you’re considering purchasing the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X – it only works on certain skin shades (it works best on fair to light brown skin tones with light brown to black body hair) as skin that is not safe for treatment may absorb too much laser light, which can lead to injuries.  There is a chart on the back of the packaging to help you determine this, and if you’re worried that you might not match, you won’t have to worry.  The device does come with a skin sensor (located on the bottom) which needs to be used for it to unlock before every use.

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Left: Skin sensor
Right: Laser application tip

Now on to the good stuff – my experience so far with the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X.  I decided to start with my bikini line (not having to worry about shaving/waxing, ingrowns and razor burn down there any more? Sounds great to me) and my upper lip – I only have light hair there, but would love to never see it again when I happen to take a look into one of those uber-magnifying, show-all-your-imperfections mirrors.  I’m currently at about the halfway point in my treatments (6 sessions) and thought this would be the perfect time to share my thoughts and progress.

Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X

Display. Left is locked, right is unlocked – shows intensity level, battery level and pulse counter (currently at 0)

At the 6 week mark, I am really happy to say I’m definitely seeing progress.  I’ve noticed that the hair on my bikini line has seen a drastic decrease in regrowth.  You have to shave the area you will be zapping prior to each session so that the laser can work properly, and I was so excited when I realized that even if I were to stop now I wouldn’t have to shave nearly as often.  After a week of not shaving, there is very little regrowth, and in some patches the hair is barely coming back in at all.  At this point, I’m really confident that if I continue with my weekly treatments for the next month and a half I won’t have to worry about shaving any more – but I’ll update again at that point to let you know how it goes.  I am still using a lower level of intensity in this area – I’m at about level 2-3 as I do find the bikini area to be quite sensitive.  It feels almost like a little pin prick with every pulse.  The upper lip area is much easier to manage – I’m using level 4 there and I just get a warm feeling from it.  It does take a little time, but I figured I would start with smaller areas for now – I usually have a Monday routine of watching the shows I missed Sunday night (Dexter and True Blood!) and getting it all done.

I will be updating at the end of my 3 month period with the results of using the Tria Hair Removal Laser 4X on these two areas before moving on to the next.  Make sure you check back to see how it goes.  And if you have any questions about any other aspects of my experience with the laser, ask away in the comments below!

Price: $449 – which I personally think is great considering how much professional laser hair removal costs for one area of the body.

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