Hello beautiful peeps! I hope you are all staying warm and safe with all these crazy winter storms.
As some of you may have seen on my Instagram page, I was playing around with doing some sugar waxing at home. I know its is not priority for some people to stay on top of their hair removal in the winter. However, I wanted to take advantage of my extra “growth” to try sugaring at home. Some of you may have read my epic fail post on trying to make sugar paste/hard wax myself (Here it is if you’d like to refresh your memory). Having gone through that experience, I decided to purchase some ready-made paste from someone who knows what they are doing!
Not sure who found who, but I came across JB Homemade Organic Wax on Instagram and decided to order their starter kit, which brings the sugar paste/hard wax, a sugar scrub, an oatmeal scrub, a small packet of cornstarch, a sample of their aloe vera soothing gel and a plastic applicator. It also brings plenty of literature on the history of sugar waxing and on how to use the paste.
It is very tempting to jump right into the products and start waxing but proper prep is important for the best results. Besides having sufficient growth on the area you wish to wax, you will want to exfoliate 24-48 hours before (I like to use the sugar scrub for this). Once you are prepped, lightly dust the area with corn starch and check to see if your sugar paste is ready by performing the “fingerprint test”. This is when you press your finger against the wax and the only thing left behind is your fingerprint. It should not be so sticky as to actually stick to your finger. If it is, your wax is to too warm and should be slightly chilled to avoid sticking all over your fingers and not to the hair you want to remove.
Next, you can either scoop out a ball of wax unto the plastic applicator or just use your fingers to spread the wax AGAINST the growth, 3-4 times before quickly pulling off the wax in the direction of the hair growth.
I didn’t wait out the proper amount of time for my hair growth to be sufficient or even. This caused me to have patchy results, however the hair it did remove left my skin super soft. This is what my leg looked like before:
Despite how painful-looking the clip of me removing the hair looked like on my Instagram, the pain level was no more than a 4 out of 10 at the worst. Most parts were not painful at all. I did have a great deal of redness immediately after waxing but it was alleviated really quickly after applying the aloe vera gel and caused no discomfort.
I like to use the Oatmeal scrub 24 hours after waxing to prevent ingrown hairs as I find it gentler on my skin than the sugar scrub.
I have really enjoyed becoming a Sugarista in Training with these products. I even experimented on my underarms and bikini line but my technique needs a little more work for those areas, hehe. JB Homemade Organics really nailed it by providing everything you need to start sugar waxing at home for less than the price of a single leg wax at a salon. With this one kit, I have managed to wax my lower legs twice and still have plenty left for another 2 applications. They also make and sell full sized individual products as well as custom botanical skincare. You can purchase these items directly from the Etsy shop by clicking (here) where they are currently having a 10% off sale!
That’s it for today peeps! I hope you have enjoyed this post and I really hope you will give the products from JB Homemade Organics a try. Feel free to ask me any questions and I will do my best to answer 🙂 If you want to see these products in action, as well as the beautiful creator, you can check out their Youtube channel by clicking (here).
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