Beauty Wonkette Takes the Edge Off Hair Removal

Beauty Wonkette is all happy and chipper because she is now certain that it REALLY is Spring. Ah we may have a few nippy days here and there, but the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the daffodils have sprouted everywhere! And, even though Beauty Wonkette swims all year round, with the advent of Spring, Beauty Wonkette starts to get obsessed about hair removal.

Beauty Wonkette loves the results of a Brazilian wax, but no matter what anybody tells you, all the cachaca in the world isn't going to make waxing painless. Add to that the fact that this is a VERY busy time of year for Beauty Wonkette. The result? Ohhhhhh no! Tell me I didn't forget to make that waxing appointment AGAIN (ahem).....

Where all of this leads us is to the sorry spectacle that occurs about once a year when Beauty Wonkette makes a valiant effort to do a home bikini wax... and ends up with a messy bathroom and an even messier, um, situation. Tired of repeating this routine one more time, Beauty Wonkette ended up shaving when she couldn't get in to see the Hungarian sadist who periodically takes Beauty Wonkette's money as well as here dignity. Beauty Wonkette (not to mention Mr. Beauty Wonkette) really wasn't terribly pleased with the results and decided the pain was worth it.

But, Beauty Wonkette recalled that a couple of months ago, a gal at work had raved about a trip she had made to Shobha, New York's celebrated hair removal emporium. Beauty Wonkette had also assumed that there really wasn't all that big a difference between waxing (what she did) and sugaring (what they do at Shobha). Well, it seems Beauty Wonkette was quite wrong. This Shobha veteran reported that the sugaring didn't hurt nearly as much. In fact, she said it was so close to painless that she left the salon with an at home sugaring kit and was loving it. Ever the cynic, Beauty Wonkette thought, "Right, and I'm the Queen of England." Well, move over Elizabeth! This product actually works and works well!

Here's the lowdown:

The kit, which costs $30 (alot less than one salon wax btw)contains
* Shobha® Sugaring Gel (8 fl oz)
* Shobha® Talc-Free Powder (2 oz)
* Shobha® Denim Strips (6)
* Shobha® Sugaring Instruction Booklet
* Shobha® Spatulas (2)

•The sugaring gel adheres to hair, not skin, so it pulls less than wax and is much less painful.

•The natural gel is made up of sugar, lemon juice, glycerine, and water and is free of parabens, dyes, fragrances, petrols, resins, waxes -- and is vegan-friendly.

•Simply heat up in the microwave (about 45 seconds), use, and cleanup with warm water (or jump in the shower).


So, if you can't make it over to a Shobha Salon, get yourself one of these kits. Beauty Wonkette gives it a definitely thumbs up. Oh, and if you do, here's a tip: when washing the recycled denim strips do not put them in the dryer (the directions don't mention this) as the remnant sugar, once heated in the dryer, makes the strips difficult to use again.


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