Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Veet Easy-Wax electric roll-on - Review


I have dark and very thick body hair.
Tried the beauty salon for a wax before but the beauticians were puzzled by how strong my hair was. A   nightmare to be honest !

I also tried cold wax before, eveN more useless for me !

BzzAgent was running a campaign to try the Veet Easy-wax for free.
Will this new device cut it for my challenge ?

What does Veet says ?

Wax on, hair off
Waxing at home often sounds like a nightmare: trying to apply messy wax that’s too hot (or not hot enough) is enough to make any girl consider going au naturale. But don’t let your inner yeti out just yet — Veet®’s innovative EasyWax system features a one-of-a-kind device that plugs into the wall for consistent temperature and handy roll-on applicator for clean and even wax application. A dream come true for your legs, underarms or anywhere else that’s a little on the wild and woolly side.

What do I think ?

Pre-waxing :

This is very easy to set up. No warming strips in your  hands, no messy microwave. Just place the cartridge in the device, place on its base and plug in.
Big credits to Veet for this new cleaner and simpler system.

Application :

The wax is supposed to take 20 minutes to heat.
Simply roll a patch onto your legs, knee to ankle.
The wax should spread quite easily.


Judging by my first strip, I suspect I should have left it to heat for longer.
However, it is indeed very easy to spread
Take a strip and place it on top of the waxed patch, smooth over, leave it for a minute and pull

The smell:

Thankfully, you do not get the nasty smell you get from depilating cream.
The smell is not attractive but nor is it repulsive, far from it.

The strip:

Unfortunately the "fabric" strip seems to be made of a mix of paper and fabric,
This is one of the messy part : lint comes off and gets stuck all over the place
Neither am I sure there kit contains enough strips for the amount of wax.

The pain :

Being a regular user of electric epilator, I didn't feel any pain at all.
I suppose this will be different from user to user. Are you used to waxing, do you have sensitive skin, … ?

The actual waxing :

The notice tells you to pull ankle to knee but keeping the strip as close to the skin as possible rather than pulling diagonally.
Should you pull too far away from the skin, the hair will break rather than pull off.
Well, this was the big let down for me : see the amount of wax left after pulling (picture)
It did get cleaner after a few more application, so maybe this was only down to the wax being too cool still.


How did it perform :

I am not sure whether this is the nature of my hair (after-all, I tend to leave beautician puzzled by how strong my hair is !) or whether the system is simply ineffective.
This probably removed 60 to 70% of my hair.
Since it is not recommended to wax the same patch twice, this leaves me to resort to my electric epilator or razor.
A lot of effort for very little results !

How did my skin look afterwards :

I always end up with very red legs after using the epilator.
The wax did fare much better in this regard. My skin didn't look nor feel too irritated

Final verdict :

I do not believe this system is good for strong, thick body hair.
A 40 minutes session to still end up using a razor or epilator seems very counter productive.
I love the fact it is less messy than other home-waxing systems but still sticky and hard work.
With a RRP of £30 and refills at £10 (up to 4 wax sessions per refill) this is great news if you are a waxing aficionado and want to cut out on salon cost.
For razor and epilator users, this works out VERY expensive

I personally will not buy another refill.
I may use up the ones I have now but this is the end of the road for me.

Not being certain whether the system is inappropriate for my hair type or simply not up to sractch; I will give it a rating of 3 out of 5

And give Veet big credits for coming up with a great convenient system.

If you wish to try it for yourself, you can get 50% off on Amazon with this code :  EASYWAX4
It can be entered on Amazon.co.uk when you check out. There is a box called ‘Gift cards & promotional codes’ on the ‘Review Your Order’ page where you can enter the code.

Please ensure you add the “sold by Amazon” item to your basket to enjoy the discount. The code will not work with other listings.
  1. This promotional claim code expires on June 30, 2013 and is specific to a Veet® EasyWax Electrical Roll On Kit and can only be redeemed against this item while stocks last.
  2. This promotional claim code must be redeemed at Amazon.co.uk and cannot be redeemed at Amazon.com, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.ca, Amazon.co.jp or at Amazon.co.uk Marketplace or at any of Amazon.co.uk's Trusted Partner sites.
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  5. If the order exceeds the amount of the promotional claim code, the balance must be paid by credit or debit card.
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  7. Normal Amazon.co.uk terms and conditions of purchase and for using the Amazon.co.uk website apply.
  8. This promotional claim code may not be used along with any other and is limited to one Veet® EasyWax Electrical Roll On Kit per basket per customer.
Alternatively, it is currently on promotion at Superdrug and several other stores

Disclaimer : I was sent a free-kit to try out by Bzz Agent. This review is my own opinion and has not been influenced by BzzAgent or Veet, nor has it been sponsored.



49 comments:

  1. fantastic review, i also found that after using this it didnt remove all the hair it did take up the majority of it tho

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  2. I've always been scared to try waxing. A very through review

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  3. I will have to try this! thanks!

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    1. Hope it works for you Elizabeth. As I said, I don't know whether it was my stubborn hair or the wax but it didn't do a thorough job for me.

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  4. I have never used something like this... but will try!

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  5. I'm not very hairy and the leg hairs I do get are fine, and I have to say it did work a treat for me, and I've never waxed my legs before.

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    1. Great to learn it worked out for you.
      As I said, not sure whether it is my hair or the wax. This said; I waxed one leg and shaved the other; what a difference after a week ! Maybe worth using the wax for me and finish with the epilator.

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  6. I had been thinking of trying this but I don't think I'll bother now. This is why I love reviews by "real" people - I get a much better idea of how something will work.

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  7. I had been thinking of trying this but I'm not so sure now. This is why I love reviews by "real" people - you get a good idea of how things work.

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    1. If you can borrow one from a friend, do not hesitate to try. It may work for you.
      But if cannot get your hand on one to try, maybe not worth the investment.

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  8. i am thinking of giving this a try, last time i waxed at home it was a disaster and ended up pretty sore, will pluck up the courage to try this one though ;)

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    1. The one good thing about it is that I really didn't react too badly. A bit red for a an hour or so but much better than the epilator or shaving.
      Hope it works out for you Lucky321.

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  9. Great rview, i have same type of hair and go on hols in 3 weeks so need something! I too have an epilator but not a regular user! Any tips on how to get great results with epiilator? Which one do you use? x

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    1. Hi Rebecca, Thank you ! I use the simple Satinelle. The main thing with it is to exfoliate 24 hrs before using. I use a loofah in circular motion (For the leg). Wash my skin with tepid water a couple of hours before using the epilator and moisture an hour or so after using. However, I find that I still get in-growing hair. Which is why I was keen to try the wax.
      The wax has less side-effect but not as effective ;-(
      Let me know if you have other questions.
      Enjoy your hold. xx

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  10. looks like a great product, shame it doesnt meet expectation

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  11. ive never used wax but reading this review i may give it a go

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  12. Refreshing to see an honest review! And bless you, your poor legs looked sore too :-( I've only tried waxing once, rogue hairs on upper lip that nobody (hubby included) could see, apparently, but I could. So. Never again. I'll stick to covering my body entirely and shaving or epilating once a quarter (weddings, funerals and barbecues).

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    1. Amazing how we can become obsessed with hair no one else can see. I am so often guilty of that. And since the more you shave/wax etc; the tougher and thicker the hair grows ...

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  13. Hi,

    The one good thing about winter is that I can stop stressing about my gorilla legs for a while!
    Trousers & high legged boots hide a multitude of sins!
    But, I have invested in an Expilator this year,& so long as you don't let the hairs get to long, it doesn't hurt ... Too much ... Only when I smile, anyhow!

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  14. I trialled this with Bzz Agent as well - like you I found it easy to apply but it was just too painful (I have sensitive skin and neither wax nor epilate as a rule) and didn't remove all the hair, admittedly this could be down to poor technique but they knew I was a novice from the outset. I was advised by a couple of other testers to heat the wax for the full 40 minutes for better results. I know one thing, lol, I am not trying it on my bikini line or underarms :D (Rafflecopter entries under my real name of Nikki Hayes)

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    1. I certainly wouldn't dare it on the bikini or armpits either ;-) xx

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  15. Elizabeth Williams14 June 2013 at 18:38

    Great review and exactly how I found it to be the same. I have PCOS and strong hair and the veet just could not shift it.

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  16. Great review, I think I have tried every type of DIY wax on the market and have yet to find one that is easy to use and gets good results.

    Recently I bought the Philips Lumea SC2003 Precision Plus IPL Hair Reduction System it's expensive but the results are amazing, I've used it 3 times and can already see a 60% reduction of hair on my legs and underams :)

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    1. Thank you very much for this information Laura. I must try it !!!
      I used laser for acne on my face but never tried as a hair removal.
      How much does the Lumea cost ?

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  17. I did this trial too - OUCH! wasn't impressed with results or redness afterwards! :(

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  18. I used this for Bzz also & was under impressed by it & was wondering if I should blog about it, but you've made up my mind for me. Thanks

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  19. It all sounds unnecessarily painful in the name of beauty.

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  20. Great review I am yet to try mine so your review was very helpful for me

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    1. I hope it works for you Jessica.
      Really glad the review was helpful.
      And as Saetena was saying in a comment above, you may want to plug it in for the full 40mins before using to get optimal results

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  21. Thanks for this, I'm looking for something for my daughter to use, she has thick black hair and doesn't like to go to salons. I don't want to spend a lot of money on products that don't work well. I think it's back to the epilator for now.

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    1. I am glad the review was of some help Lynn.
      The epilator is not a bad solution.
      Hope you/she find the perfect solution though.
      Personally … still searching and alternating between epilator and razor

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  22. I enjoyed this review as it felt very honest. Most other reviews seem to praise it - I personally found Veet Easy Wax very ineffective!

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    1. Thank you Natalie :-)
      And thanks for sharing ! x

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  23. i found it quick and easy to use - found it effect and great results! was happy with it - would never thing to use - but gettin it from bzz too super happy with itx

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  24. oooh you're brave! EVERY time I try and wax not only do I bruise horrifically but it doesn't even remove the hair!

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    1. Oh Gosh ! That sounds like a nightmare. xx

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  25. Great Review. Was tempted to buy one of these a while ago but after this post I dont think I'l waste my money. Doesn't seem to do the job it should.

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    1. Hi Moonix,
      I am not sure whether it is a question of doing the job it should or whether it works best on certain kind of hair.

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  26. Great Review. Was tempted to buy one of these a while ago but after this post I dont think I'l waste my money. Doesn't seem to do the job it should.

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  27. Heard loads about these lately, they have some great offers on, looks great!

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  28. My friend bought this the other morning saying it was really good, but after reading this and actually seeing the results I'm not so sure anymore, thanks for the great review :)

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    1. Did you friend have an average experience with it too Millie ?

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  29. always good to know an alternative to shaving

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  30. Great review :) My hair is extremely strong, sugar waxing's the one that works best for me.

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    1. Must try it.
      Thank you for the tip.
      xx

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