No Scream Cream - from OWWWWWWWWWW to ouch!
Beauty Wonkette is not a hairy ape, BUT we Mediterranean girls usually do have more than just fine blonde fuzz. Add to that the fact Beauty Wonkette has been an avid swimmer since the age of 8. Ahhh now you're getting the picture. I started out shaving my bikini area. I can't say I loved it, but it did the job (sorta). Then, when Beauty Wonkette was all grown up, waxing became interesting. Except for the excruciating pain, I loved the results. After a time, I went for a full Brazilian. OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW indeed. But Mr. Beauty Wonkette loved the results even more than Beauty Wonkette. Oh me oh my was Beauty Wonkette destined to suffer this pain on a regular basis. Nothing seemed to help. Beauty Wonkette tried several Cadillac Margaritas with shots on the side 30 minutes prior to waxing. It didn't take the edge off the pain, but it got Beauty Wonkette into the waxing studio and also served to dim her memory (useful in getting her BACK in the waxing studio).
Finally, Beauty Wonkette found a spa whose waxing staff weren't a bunch of closet S&M freaks. They introduced her to No Scream Cream. Whew! I'm not going to lie. It does NOT make waxing totally painless. BUT, it does make it very tolerable. It also isn't yucky to use. It has very cute packaging, a pleasant fragrance, isn't oily, and doesn't stain your clothes. It has the highest concentration of benzocaine (20%) available without a prescription.
Right now, Beauty Wonkette is testing the No!No! Hair Removal device and will report back when she's made an assessment of its effectiveness. But, so far, nothing beats the results of waxing. So, whether you're going in for a Brazilian or just heading to your own bathroom to wax your upper lip, you really do need this stuff. When used properly, and THAT MEANS APPLYING IT 30-40 MINUTES PRIOR TO WAXING, I guarantee you that it will make your waxing experience more tolerable than you thought possible. AND, as a generous byproduct, at least for me, it seems to eliminate post-waxing redness and irritation. With all that said, Beauty Wonkette still uses a waxing appointment as an excuse to guzzle (in a totally ladylike fashion, of course) a couple of those Cadillac Margs. Yummmm! ;-)