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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips

Disclaimer: I received this package of Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips from 

I was looking forward to trying Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips. I received this product free with the intention that I’d submit a review on If you haven’t heard of, head on over and check it out. It’s full of customer reviews and super helpful if you’re contemplating purchasing a new beauty product. 

Veet’s Ready-to-Use Wax Strip kit comes with 40 strips (20 pairs), 6 wipes to help remove any leftover wax and an instruction card. 

To use, warm one strip between your hands. Once warm, gently peel the halves apart. Apply one strip to your body in the direction of hair growth. Pull your skin taut and quickly remove the strip. One tip—don’t pull upward, pull backward and try to keep the wax strip as close to your skin as possible. This will reduce pain and irritation.

Unfortunately, I didn’t like this product at all. It didn’t remove all the hair, left patches of stickiness and completely irritated my skin. 

I used 6 wax strips on my legs. I was able to use each strip about 3 times before it completely lost effectiveness. The first try removed some hair, but not all. The second and third times I found little noticeable difference. I used the wipes to get rid of the gel stuck on my skin and found that even those didn’t completely get rid of the stickiness.

As soon as I used the strips, my legs were covered in painful red bumps. I know that waxing inevitable causes some irritation, but this didn’t seem normal. After I ripped the first strip off, I really had to psyche myself up to continue. Not only that, I didn’t notice that it kept the hair away from any longer than shaving does. 

I think this product is great in concept, but doesn’t work. All-in-all, I’d rather shave my legs. I really wanted to use more of the product to be able to provide a more accurate review, but wasn’t brave enough to keep using it on my legs (or anywhere else for that matter!).

Have you tried Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips or any other at-home waxing kits? What are your thoughts?


  1. Thank you for your honest review! I am not a huge waxer. I stick to using my guy razors and shaving cream.


    1. Emily--same here! Just not worth the trouble. I'd rather shave and know I'm going to have smooth legs afterward.

  2. I am terrified of waxing! I feel like it would hurt so much!

    1. It did hurt! But, from what I hear professional waxing isn't as bad. When you do it yourself, you're more likely to make mistakes or not pull as quickly as you should.