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#1 Atomic Betty

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:09 AM

And if so, what product do you use?  I'm thinking of giving it a go  ffear.gif
Thanks!

#2 Giota

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:13 AM

NADS, easy to clean up original.gif

#3 JaneLane

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

I usually just pluck but have used nads on occasion which was easy

#4 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

Yep, I have a wax kit I bought from a hairdressing place.  I have so much wax it will probably last for the rest of my life lol and I only do it once a month if that.  Big pot heats up the wax, apply with spatula, then use calico type strips to pull it off. Easy, quick, don't have to make appts or leave home and cheap.  I think it cost me $150 for the kit but that was several years ago and would have well and truly got my money back already.

#5 GreenEyedGirl

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:02 PM

I just use the wax that hardens and you just pull off .... no strips required .... I find this wax much better than the strip wax...think its nads

#6 Orange Light

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

Nads facial wand is great, I find it really easy to use. It's about $12 and lasts me 3 waxes.

#7 Flaxen

Posted 21 February 2013 - 05:40 PM

I have been doing my own eyebrows for probably 10 years now. Until a month ago i always used Nads facial wand.
However, they were out at the supermarket last month, and I was desperate, so i tried Veet. (and was pleased that the price per 100ml is WAY cheaper!)

Very Very happy with the Veet, not sure its name, but its the face wax in the clear tube for about $13.
Excellent result, but i did have some prewaxing wipes leftover from the nads, i dont recommend missing that step and they are not supplied with the veet tube.

Over all, I will be getting this one from now on. Better quality strips too, much more reusable.


ETA: PP three waxes only? I can usually squeeze 8-10 applications (of both brows) from a tube of Nads.

Edited by Flaxen, 21 February 2013 - 05:43 PM.


#8 amesv

Posted 21 February 2013 - 06:14 PM

I use these nads: http://shop.bigpond.com/Product.asp?Action...l&ID=194913 facial strips, it's a lot easier than using a tub of wax I find. I still need to go to the salon every few months for them to re-shape.

#9 Shanski

Posted 21 February 2013 - 08:38 PM

I have a wax heater and a pot of hard wax. The wax melts and I use a spatula to apply, let it harden then rip off.
I have had my kit for 5 or 6 years and only just bought a new tub of wax at Christmas. I wax my eyebrows, lip and chin at home every 3-4 weeks.

#10 Gegemite

Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:07 PM

Another Nads user here. I also tint mine before waxing so it's easier to see what I'm getting wink.gif

#11 Atomic Betty

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

Thanks for the tips!  I might give Nads a go original.gif  I recently changed jobs so I can no longer go to my $10 eyebrow wax lady who was awesome.  The beautician's near me are charging $15-$18 for an eyebrow wax.  Call me a tightarse but I don't want to pay that much!

Thanks again original.gif

#12 sedawson

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:05 PM

QUOTE (Atomic Betty @ 21/02/2013, 10:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And if so, what product do you use?  I'm thinking of giving it a go  ffear.gif
Thanks!


Ouch, sh*t no. That hurts. biggrin.gif

#13 KatakaGeoGirl

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:08 PM

I do all my own waxing but I am not very hairy at all. And it doesn't hurt at all either. I use normal wax ;-P

#14 ubermum

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

I use Nads strips when it has been a while and I have let them go, otherwise I just pluck every couple of days. I use the strips on my top lip too.

#15 neddyteddy

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:09 PM

I charge $25 for brows... I fix ALLOT of messed up brows original.gif

#16 Bluemakede

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:10 PM

I used to always use nads, sometimes I'd use another brand, maybe veet??? I found them all much the same.

These days I just tweeze them, so used to it now, I prefer it over waxing (except between the brows, I use wax strips for that area and my upper lip).

#17 happening

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:14 PM

I only did it once, but I was both excited and impatient, and I accidently waxed one whole eyebrow off, so then I had to sort of even things up a bit.  

As I was panicking a bit by this stage, I was a bit too rough and took off some skin as well as eyebrow on the other side. It hurt so much.  I could not touch my eyebrow for the rest of the day.  

The next day I woke up with no eyebrows, a strip of raw skin with bits of wax stuck to it where my eyebrow used to be and an eyebrow shaped bruise.

I'd happily pay $20.

Edited by happening, 22 February 2013 - 09:14 PM.


#18 libbylu

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

I find just plucking the unruly ones is easier.  Less likely to go 'too far' and mess it up, and you can just pull a couple out each week and tidy them up as you have the time.

#19 ShopgirlX

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:26 PM

ROFLMAO happening! Best. Story. Ever.

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