Review: Veet Easy-Wax Roll-On
I turned up at the Veet launch with hairy legs. I don't wax. I don't shave either, really. Possibly once a month, when I can remember. My defence is that my leg hairs are blonde. And I'm busy. Apparently that's no excuse.
There I was at a launch for a hair removal company with hairy legs, and I was wearing a short skirt. A woman from a beauty magazine admired my legs as I plopped down beside her. Before I realised what she was doing she had reached out to stroke them, and then recoiled in horror. She had caressed my well-cultivated stubble.
The rest of the event was spent with her taking sidelong glances at me and shuddering. I was mortified.
Armed with a trial of the newly released Veet Easy-Wax Electrical Roll-On, I went home determined that I wasn't the bush-baby that the beauty editor thought me to be. Now while I like the idea of waxing, I can never find the time to book regular visits, plus I don't see the point in the pain. I tried the machine on the floor of my kitchen with my breakfast bowl beside me.
The contraption is clever - a plug in roll-on machine that heats wax in a refillable no-drip canister, which then rolls groovy looking pink wax on to your legs. The consistency of the wax is softer than usual - designed to work with shorter hair and hurt less. It even works with tiny week-old shaving stubble. It comes with disposable rags which you use to rip the hair out; though rather than yelp in pain, I actually enjoyed it.
It was easy, almost pain-free, extraordinarily fast and I was left with zero mess. The only downfall is that it takes 30 minutes to heat the wax, so you have to plan your waxing around all your other faffing to go out. But you can all heave a sigh of relief, I think my hairy days may be over.
Veet Easy-Wax Electrical Roll-On Kit - heating machine, wax cartridge, disposable rags and soothing post-wax treatment, $49.99. Wax cartridge refills $17.99, from Countdown and selected pharmacies.