The weather is certainly heating up here in the UK and I, for one, am loving the sunshine. Today's post is a tried and tested review of some Parissa wax strips kits, so if you're a DIY waxing kinda gal, read on!
If you choose to remove your girl fuzz, waxing is often the best way to go. Sure, shaving is less painful but when summer hits, I tend to bust out the waxing strips because the results just last so much longer and we've all got better things to do than spend every night shaving right?!
With this in mind, I wanted to road test some different waxing strips this year, so I've been trying out these ones from Parissa. I hadn't heard of the brand before, but they're cruelty-free and the wax that they use is made from only three natural ingredients; Pine Resin, Castor Oil and Beeswax which definitely appeals to me. All of the below come with ready made wax strips so there's no faffing around with pots of wax and cloths etc, and each box contains a small 8ml bottle of Azulene Oil to help soothe your skin afterwards.
Parissa Legs & Body Wax Strips* (pack of 16, £8.60, link)
These wax strips are on clear backing which makes them very easy to apply as you can see exactly what's happening and where, though I did think they were pretty small in size so you may need to purchase more than one pack depending on how much hair you want to remove. The strips are quite stiff, so it's recommended to warm them up before using to get a good clean wax. After some trial and error, I found that warming them up on the side of a cup of hot tea was the best way to go! They were easy to press on and came off quickly taking most, but not all, of my leg hair with it. I did need to go over some areas again to remove everything, but once I had, I was very pleased with the results. My skin felt slightly sticky from the wax residue afterwards, so I'd definitely suggest using the Azulene Oil afterwards as it removes most of this, leaving your legs super smooth.
Parissa Face & Bikini Wax Strips* (pack of 16, £8.79, link)
Getting your bikini line waxed by someone else can be a little embarrassing if you're shy like me, so these are an excellent way to do it yourself at home (and save yourself some cash in the process!). I was really impressed with these - I used them on my bikini line and they felt a lot less painful than other brands I've tried in the past. Again, you have to make sure that you've warmed the strips up properly before using, but once you get it right, it's a very quick and easy process to get the job done. Worked well on short hair so ideal for upper lips, arm pits etc.
Parissa Brow Shaper Mini Wax Strips* (pack of 32, £9.50, link)
For perfectly shaped brows, these are the ones to pick up. The strips are definitely mini in size and are perfect for grabbing all of those little hairs underneath your brows. You can get a very precise finish with these, and pain-wise, it was no worse than tweezing, just a lot faster and with longer lasting results!
Parissa Wax Strips are available from Amazon.co.uk, selected Boots stores and SallyExpress.com
Are you a DIY waxer?