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#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

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