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Beauty Mark It! DIY Waxing Products

The only thing that might hurt more than a bikini wax is the cost of an in-spa wax! With some spas charging $70 for a basic one, it's no wonder that people are trying at-home kits to save a few bucks. I've had good luck with the surprisingly painless Poetic Cosmetics Waxing Kit ($45), but I've run out of wax.

So for this week's Beauty Mark It challenge, I'd like to know what waxing products you like best, from drugstore bargains to swanky setups. (The less painful, the better!) Tell me by Beauty Marking your favorites and tagging your choices with the phrase "waxing kit." I'll feature the readers' favorites on BellaSugar next Tuesday, June 26.

To learn what a Beauty Mark is and how to make one, click here. To see some of my favorite online beauty stores,


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sugar-n-spice sugar-n-spice 8 years
Where do you get Persian Cold Wax??? :D - KT
arcticred arcticred 8 years
Persian Cold Wax - it's awesome! Water soluble, more like using honey than anything else, so it cleans up like a dream and smells delicious. It's also cheap like borscht; 15 dollars for a full kit (that's lasted me forever...), and the strips wash up super easily and are reusable (for the hairless hippie in all of us!).
Mickey-tee Mickey-tee 8 years
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Hope5 Hope5 8 years
Never tried it!
Hope5 Hope5 8 years
Never tried it!
desodaro desodaro 8 years
Its good to see I'm not the only one who sucks at the self waxing thing...in my case its not the pain its the mess, and time it takes, I wind up just plucking it all out instead...which is even more time consuming. Poetic is a good wax, that Nads stuff is yuck, as are all the non-heating products. I'd rather just pay the money and go to a pro, or shave when I'm broke.
mandykw mandykw 8 years
After a horrible mishap I had while trying to wax my bikini line I will NEVER try it again, it's not worth the money you save.
Daisie Daisie 8 years
I had Poetic once. It smelled nice (I think) but yes, the whole problem was heating it up, keeping it heated, and the MESS!!!! It worked well on my arms that night I tried it, but I ruined a nice pot, some clothes, and my new floor! I STILL have little pieces of Poetic wax on my pretty light blue kitchen floor. The only ones left are very tiny, that no one can probably notice, but last time I tried to get one off I tore off some of the floor covering as well. =/And waxing in the kitchen is pretty gross.I already marked one product for the face and I am off to mark one for the bod!
Daisie Daisie 8 years
I had Poetic once. It smelled nice (I think) but yes, the whole problem was heating it up, keeping it heated, and the MESS!!!! It worked well on my arms that night I tried it, but I ruined a nice pot, some clothes, and my new floor! I STILL have little pieces of Poetic wax on my pretty light blue kitchen floor. The only ones left are very tiny, that no one can probably notice, but last time I tried to get one off I tore off some of the floor covering as well. =/ And waxing in the kitchen is pretty gross. I already marked one product for the face and I am off to mark one for the bod!
mlen mlen 8 years
to add to the comment above- the heating part was definitely a pain, as well as keeping it warm. i found it was too hot to begin with but then it cooled off rather quickly. so unless you are sitting in your kitchen waxing your bikini line, you have to keep going back and heating it up. also if you get too much on you where you have a bit of hair- it is really hard to get it off you. i'll def leave it to the pros!
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 8 years
I had this product and used it for a while, but I ended up throwing it away becuase more of the hair broke off, than it did pull out by the root. It was cool that it would dry hard, but that type of wax is only good for small patches like eyebrows, upper lip, etc ... LITTLE patches. I still have a small scar {that only I can see} on my eyebrows from the first time I tried waking with this stuff there. It's not good for long strips on the legs. Although I will say, one of the first times that I put it on, a small patch, on my legs it was sooo hot that I burned myself pretty badly but the good part was that it was such a small patch that I did that it pulled all the hair out and literally for like 3 months it wouldn't grow there and to this day, it's like less hairy on that part of that leg. Oh, a big minus was that you had to heat it up in a bain-marie, in a pot of water, becuase the cup was not microwavable. I still however have the two little bottles and there is one for useage after waxing which I occasionaly whip out after a professional waxing and clean up some residue that I didin't notice when the professional was cleaning up my legs. (FYI .. anyone in Miami, FL I know a great professional lady with her own waxing shop who only charges 40 for both full legs and she does a great job). Anyway, overall, since I bought it on QVC and i paid like around 40 bucks for it, to me this product is not worth it.
Ejmcmis Ejmcmis 8 years
I had this product and used it for a while, but I ended up throwing it away becuase more of the hair broke off, than it did pull out by the root.It was cool that it would dry hard, but that type of wax is only good for small patches like eyebrows, upper lip, etc ... LITTLE patches. I still have a small scar {that only I can see} on my eyebrows from the first time I tried waking with this stuff there. It's not good for long strips on the legs. Although I will say, one of the first times that I put it on, a small patch, on my legs it was sooo hot that I burned myself pretty badly but the good part was that it was such a small patch that I did that it pulled all the hair out and literally for like 3 months it wouldn't grow there and to this day, it's like less hairy on that part of that leg.Oh, a big minus was that you had to heat it up in a bain-marie, in a pot of water, becuase the cup was not microwavable.I still however have the two little bottles and there is one for useage after waxing which I occasionaly whip out after a professional waxing and clean up some residue that I didin't notice when the professional was cleaning up my legs.(FYI .. anyone in Miami, FL I know a great professional lady with her own waxing shop who only charges 40 for both full legs and she does a great job). Anyway, overall, since I bought it on QVC and i paid like around 40 bucks for it, to me this product is not worth it.
steen steen 8 years
I tried the DIY thing once. I didn't have the guts to do the whole thing. I got two pulls into it and chickened out! However, the kit I used was highly recommended and it was actually not as bad as I thought. (I just suck at doing that to myself.)
mlen mlen 8 years
i'm extremely untalented when it comes to beauty products. i had blue wax everywhere when i used this one a couple years back! it doesn't come with strips- which i think is something i would need! i pay 30 bucks at the day spa instead!
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