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121 people found this helpful
on February 7, 2014
Holy crow, this thing hurts to use! I am a veteran waxer and plucker and this thing, wow, even I had trouble with it. I bought this nifty torture device because I am busy, and sometimes it is just not in my schedule to get the wax all ready and go through that whole process, or to sit down and try to pluck out every little hair. I figured I could just pull this out of the drawer and do a quick pass when things are getting all sasquatch. Easy peasy.
When I was younger, I was blissfully hairless. Sure, I had a little white peach fuzz on my upper lip but nothing I ever bothered with. Then I had children and my body decided to betray me. My hormones freaked out and cue the mustache. What was most terrible is that I was not used to dealing with my upper lip so I didn't notice it for some time. I don't wear makeup or have a 2 hour beautifying routine every day so I generally just peeked in a mirror here and there to make sure I didn't look like Medusa and that I didn't have a large zit on my nose. Hair doesn't look like a rat's nest? Good to go.
One day when I sat down to pluck the old eyebrows (which are slowly going gray by the way. Another betrayal), I looked in the mirror and realized, "I am turning into a man and no one told me!!!" How long was I walking around with a luxuriant stache that everyone noticed but didn't comment on? Once I started tackling said 'stache, I noticed that I would have to wax a couple times a week to make sure dark hairs weren't cropping up unexpectedly midweek. Apparently hair grows willy nilly and there is no method to the madness. Get rid of one hair and there is another just waiting to take its place.
Hence the purchase of this torture device and this review. It does work for sure. I even checked that it is ripping hair out by the root. It is. It is easy to use and causes only minor blotching that goes away fairly quickly after use. I am no wussy lady, but I have been using it off and on with caution. I do one small section at a time and put it down till the next day when I do some more. Eventually I may get used to it as other reviewers mention, but right now I don't see how that is possible.
I should not be punishing this product with a 4 star review when it works just as it says it will and deserves 5 stars, but I feel that someone or something must be punished for inflicting this sort of pain. Everyone who purchases this must be made aware of what they are getting themselves into. I am very pleased with this purchase for its ease of use and very displeased with it because every time I use it, it causes me to bellow out curse words and doubt my own sanity.