Maybe you’ve seen the ads on TV for these new miraculous hair removal system. It advertises that it is pain free, no mess, no chemicals, and a simple way to rid yourself of unwanted body hair. You simply rub this thing on your leg (or other desired body part) and the hair amazingly disappears. Maybe you haven’t seen them, but now you’ve heard.
Well, it’s all lies. It is not pain free, and the hair doesn’t disappear. I equate it to rubbing your leg with sandpaper to remove the hair. Sure, it sorta kinda works, but sandpaper on skin HURTS! The type I got was “Velvet Touch Natural Hair remover mitten…. gently removes hair, instantly and easily. No mess, no chemicals.”
So I pull one of these little “mittens” out to discover that it’s really just VERY fine sandpaper, colored, and “infused with the soft scent of cucumber and melon, and it is also coated with Aloe Vera”. I didn’t smell any “soft scents” while using it, and the coating of Aloe Vera only made it very very dusty while removing the hair. I was almost afraid to breathe in there was so much powder flying through the air. The one plus side of rubbing my leg with sandpaper, was that it probably removed some of the dead skin, so while all the hair is patchy and not gone, it is smoother. (yaaaaay.) The first time I used it last night, I just did one little patch, as I just wanted to see if it actually worked. It really did on that one little patch, I was quite impressed. Then today I decided to finish off the rest of my leg, and boy howdy did that hurt!!! I had to rub my leg, spot by spot all over for about 15 minutes before I decided that it was good enough… meaning it was getting to painful to finish and there wasn’t as much hair as there was before. My legs were super hairy, so I figured a little left over is at least an improvement. Then I grabbed a wet cloth to wipe all the dust off my leg (as sandpaper inevitably creates dust!) and YEOWCH!!!!! It stung soooooo bad. It is still stinging, and this was about 20 minutes ago. I have little red bumps and total skin irritation. What was I thinking?? Did I not realize that RUBBING MY LEG WITH SANDPAPER would cause skin irritation and PAIN?! I feel like a total idiot. Plus now I’m scared to shave that leg, because I’m afraid that rubbing a blade against irritated red bumpy skin will hurt even worse. So now I have to wait. I took some pictures so you could see my “results”…
In other news, I applied for a part time events job (we’re having some major city events coming up) doing market research. I landed an interview! And the best part is that it pays TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS AN HOUR!!! I have been looking for part time jobs to work maybe 2 evenings a week and weekends, but a temporary job like this would be PERFECT. I really REALLY hope I get it, it would be SO awesome! Please be praying that I get it!!