Jump to content

DIY Brazillian?


  • Please log in to reply
42 replies to this topic

#1 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

So right now I haven't the time or the money to get to a salon, so I bought one of the Nads Brazillian wax kit thingies.  Seemed like a good idea at the time, but now that I'm home and reading the instructions, I'm worried it's going to hurt like a mofo.

Has anyone used it?  Any tips?

#2 Unatheowl

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

I am watching this with interest.  I would love to try a Brazilian but am way too shy to let someone else see my ladybits.  Let us know how it went op.

#3 ubermum

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:15 PM

My ex boyfriend used to do it for me while I drank wine. I can never get the angle right to rip the strips off down there. I wax my own lip and eyebrows though.

#4 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 26/12/2012, 02:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My ex boyfriend used to do it for me while I drank wine. I can never get the angle right to rip the strips off down there. I wax my own lip and eyebrows though.


Sadly I'm all out of boyfriends and wine sad.gif

#5 cinnabubble

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Doesn't hurt like a mofo, anyway? Only the audience will change.

#6 Leha

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Yes I have done it myself a few times. It was very painful and took over an hour. In the end it was only a bit cheaper to do it myself so now I just get it professionally done. Shop around there are places where you can get it done for as little as $35. By the time you buy  the wax its pretty even anyway. I always found I needed two packets o get it all done.

If you really can't get it done professionally get someone else to do it for you if possible.

#7 unicorn

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

I have done so a few times, but you need to be a contortionist to get all the bits. I don't like using hot wax because I have trouble pulling it all off in one go, which really hurts when you have to keep pulling at it, so prefer strip wax. Hence I find it easier to get it done professionally.

#8 Green Gummy Bear

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (cinnabubble @ 26/12/2012, 02:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Doesn't hurt like a mofo, anyway? Only the audience will change.


Yes, but if a beautician's doing it, they'll just rip it.  I'm scared I'll only get part way through because I can't rip the wax hard enough and end up having to have some sort of comb over.

#9 NinjaMum

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

I tried one of those DIY Brazillian kits when I was younger and sillier. After a bit of bathroom hilarity, I discovered I'd rather have someone else do it.

Consequently, it's a neatly trimmed jungle if I can't get to a salon.

ETA: I only got 1/3 of the way through the job due to issues with the wax and pain levels. Had to wait until it had grown out again before I could face going to a salon!

Edited by NinjaMum, 26 December 2012 - 02:26 PM.


#10 Flaxen

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Yes it hurts. Tried it once, took two strips off and thats only as i wanted to even up the first strip.  ohmy.gif

#11 Unatheowl

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (Cadie @ 26/12/2012, 03:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You wear a G-string so its not like they see everything. But even so they see them all the time. Its really no big deal.

Have a shot of something and brave it first time to get over the embarrassment and you'll be good to go next time - just make sure you get it done every 4 weeks otherwise its like starting all over again and it will hurt like a mofo biggrin.gif


Ok, so they can't see the actual... Bits?  I have had my bikini line waxed but have never had to open my legs.  I find the thought horrifying.  A Brazilian takes all the hair off though right?

#12 Awkward Penguin

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

Ahh I waxed it all off myself last week... ouch. Very ouchy. Ripped the skin off and scabbed up. Now all my skin is peeling (like after sunburn). Apparently I used the wrong type of wax (I used soft wax instead of hard wax).

#13 Unatheowl

Posted 26 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE (Cadie @ 26/12/2012, 03:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yep and it feels great ( I hate having hair down there). You only open one leg at a time anyway. They always ask you if you would like you butt waxed - thats probaby the worst because if you say yes you get on all fours and spread your butt cheeks LOL - but hey they have seen it all so meh - no big deal really.

The G-strings they provide - the disposable ones are awful and its pretty much like wearing nothing anyway so wear your own when you go.
They position it so your lips are not exposed just the outer skin (some women have bigger lips  - so though that was important to mention)


Ok, I could sort of handle the front bit.  The butt wax would be way too much though.....

#14 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

I've not worn a gstring or had to get on all fours for a brazilian yet.

One leg out straight.  One leg making a triangle.  Possible light conversation.  Rip, rip, breathe.

Worst part is at the top junction of the lips, above the clit where all the nerves meet.

For the back, roll on side, assist by holding up the butt cheek.

I just keep my eyes closed the whole time.  I prefer not to engage in conversation.  I'm rather unselfconscious though, I don't care if they see my bits.  I wish some of the beauticians would go a little further over the lip roll though, I have a few stubborn hairs that cling to the inside area that I hate having to pluck out myself afterwards.

#15 BJBubbles

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:03 PM

I used do my own - takes forever unless you are a contortionist, and yes, it hurts considerably more than getting a professional to do it!  On the up side, I would do it while drinking a glass or 2 or wine  :-P  Like a PP, unless you have access to prefessional wax at wholesale prices, it's really not going to be much cheaper than getting it done.

I get it done every 3 weeks now. Had the same girl doing it for almost 4 years and it take her less than 10 minutes to do my eyebrows and a full brazillian (not a hair left!).  It costs me $55 for both because they give a "discount" if you get your brazillian done regularly (3 -4 weeks) as it doesn't take as long!

Unatheowl - just a warning, that not all places do it the same.  Where I go, they don't use disposable g-strings - you just take everything off and lay on the bed. Also, my girl gets me to put my legs in a diamond shape (so both knees are out IYKWIM) to do most, then just pull my legs up to my tummy (harder to do now at 32 weeks pregnant) to do the bottom bit.   So yes, she does get a good look at everything, but she looks at 20 or more of them a day so I'm not fussed...    I find the g strings fiddly and annoying personally

#16 cardamom

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

I tried once.

I ended up with a hickey shaped bruise on my bikini line, and glued my labia together.

Some things are best left to the professionals.

#17 skylark

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

All I can say in response to this thread, is thank christ for my old-school unreconstructed husband and his decidedly 1970s taste in lady parts!



#18 Unatheowl

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

QUOTE (It'sallgood @ 26/12/2012, 04:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
OMG ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif  ohmy.gif


Yes.......yes.......I might try the DIY first.....

#19 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

QUOTE (stopwhiningatme @ 26/12/2012, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
****.  I just did that sucky inny breathing thing between my teeth.



Yep.  That be the one!  The rest is fine.  I actually enjoy the sensation of being waxed, EXCEPT for that bit.

#20 lexington

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

QUOTE (cardamom @ 26/12/2012, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I tried once.

I ended up with a hickey shaped bruise on my bikini line, and glued my labia together.

Some things are best left to the professionals.


AHHAHA OMG i'm sorry i loled.

If you want to DIY i would remember to take note of the instructions where they say to trim the hair.

Naked brazilian waxing where I have gone, never once been told to wear a gbanger.

#21 snuffles

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE (It'sallgood @ 26/12/2012, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just cannot imagine in a million years getting this done, let alone doing it to myself  ohmy.gif


I had it done once professionally.  It hurt more than getting a tattoo and, my tattoos are huge and brightly coloured (one of them took 4 hours).

I think I'll keep myself as nature intended (?)...


#22 ubermum

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:41 PM

QUOTE (cardamom @ 26/12/2012, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I tried once.

I ended up with a hickey shaped bruise on my bikini line, and glued my labia together.

Some things are best left to the professionals.


Did you post about in on facebook? If you did, there's a good chance your in my friends list.

#23 cardamom

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:46 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 26/12/2012, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did you post about in on facebook? If you did, there's a good chance your in my friends list.


No, actually - that's the kind of information I reserve for anonymous strangers on the internet, rather than real-life acquaintances.

Glad I'm not the only one to have done it though!  biggrin.gif

FYI, if anyone else should suffer the same fate, olive oil is great for removing stuck-on wax. Not that I would know.

#24 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

i dont think you could pay me enough to try it. i couldnt even pull a wax strip off my own leg the one time i tried it! my sister had to pull it off for me!!! no way could i do a brazillian!!!! unsure.gif

#25 dirtgirl

Posted 26 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

QUOTE (skylark @ 26/12/2012, 04:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
All I can say in response to this thread, is thank christ for my old-school unreconstructed husband and his decidedly 1970s taste in lady parts!


I second this. God forbid that I should find myself single again and have to conform to modern-day dating rituals that require a hair-free environment. I think I'd have to resort to celibacy!!  oomg.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Funny Father's Day cards

A little fun never goes astray when celebrating special occasions and Father's Day is no different. We've rounded up some funny Father's day cards for your husbands, fathers and other important men in your lives.

Electronic tags may keep newborns safe

The possibility of using electronic bracelets for mothers and their newborn babies is being investigated by Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital. 

Baby steps: when your little one starts walking

As a parent there are so many milestones to look forward to. That first smile, first word - and, of course, that first step.

Julia Watson's new book 'Breakfast, School Run, Chemo'

Tomorrow my friend Julia launches her first book. And while we're all overjoyed, the success is tinged with sadness. You see, Julia has stage 4 bowel cancer.

How not to name twins

Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.

Fun Sunny Life pool inflatables just for babies

The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.

Baby and bulldog born on the same day are best friends

When Chicago mum Ivette Ivens saw a French bulldog puppy who had the same birthdate as her son Dilan, she "just knew it?s meant to be" and took him home. Five months later, puppy Farley and Dilan are the best of friends - as Ivens says, "I?m pretty sure Dilan thinks they?re both the same species, as they walk at the same level and are both going through the stage of chewing on everything.?

Breastfeeding basics for beginners

Here are 10 tips to help make breastfeeding successful and stress free for both you and your baby as quickly as possible.

Girl smothers baby brother with peanut butter

This mum had a big clean up job on her hands.

How to hide those under eye shadows

Pandas are the only ones who benefit from under-eye shadows. If you're not fluffy and cute, you'll just look tired.

Young mum dies after being denied pap smear

A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was deemed "too young" to need it.

Birthday cakes banned at childcare centre

A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.

Triplet surprise for newlyweds

As the radiographer moved the wand over her abdomen, Shelley King got the surprise of her life.

3 yummy Thermomix baby and toddler recipes

Louise Fulton Keats shares her recipes for babies and toddlers, including corn and sweet pikelets, pumpkin and pea risotto, and cheesy bunny biscuits.

Man arrested over toddler Nikki's death

A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the death of two-year-old Nikki Francis-Coslovich in Mildura.

Adoption ban on pregnant women to be lifted

Pregnant women will no longer be barred from adoption waiting lists in NSW, after the Baird Government decided the practice was discriminatory.

Are you getting enough magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, but we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.

5 workplace lessons for new parents

Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.

Mums to follow on Instagram

A creative outlet for many, there are some savvy women complementing their blogs and businesses with riveting Instagrams feeds. We've chosen a few which have bucketloads of appeal; there are some big time players and some smaller local ones, and they each bring their special brand of magic to the Instagram experience.

Review: The Volvo 2015 XC90 SUV has all the safety features your family needs

The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.

Kim Kardashian reveals she may have hysterectomy

Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

 Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.

Toddler twins pretend to be asleep to fool mum

They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.

Dad bags: 10 picks for out and about

Getting out of the house is a big priority in the early years of parenthood and you need to take a well-stocked kit with you. We've chosen 10 of the best nappy bags sure to appeal to dads in style and function.

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Dads who do their share have more sex: study

For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.

Think you might have IBS, coeliac disease or Crohn's?

Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

The exercises you know you should be doing (but probably aren't)

I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?

This baby really loves the family cat

Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.

Designer kids clothing good enough to eat by Oeuf

Even if you aren't heading to the Northern hemisphere in the next six months, you can't help but love the amazing food-themed knits for babies and kids by cult kids brand Oeuf.

Early exposure to peanuts recommended for allergy prevention

A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.

Home brand foods contain less salt than pricier rivals

Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.

Nannies for hire, wherever you're flying

Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer: with an unusual photo shoot with their 'baby', a groodle (poodle/golden retriever cross) named Humphrey. The talented Elisha from Elisha Minnette Photography caught all the precious shots.

Is it okay to name your baby with a sense of humour?

My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.

Woman gives birth after having her own mother's uterus transplanted

In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.

So hot right now: double-barrelled baby names on the rise

It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.

Second time around: is it really better the devil you know?

When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

How did we have babies before apps came along?

Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.

When your toddler disagrees

There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

 

FREE TICKET

Discover the magic of the LEGOŽ DUPLOŽ Play Area in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.