Beauty Test Drive: Gigi Brazilian Bikini Wax

I’ve tried waxing my lady regions before. It didn’t go well. There were burns and blood, and I threw a few things. That was a few months ago, and it prompted me to seek out Irina, a lovely Eastern European woman of epic bikini waxing skill. But apparently time does heal all wounds and traumas, because I decided to forgo the awkward squirming that comes with a relative stranger being so close to my lady parts and give the home waxing another go. Sorry, Irina, but I won’t be coming back to your too-well-lit chamber of horrors. If you’re up for the DIY waxing challenge, I recommend GiGi’s Brazilian bikini wax. Don’t let the odd mint green color put you off. This stuff’s microwaveable, doesn’t require strips, and works really, really well. That said, there are a few things you should be prepared for…

  1. Pain: Bikini waxes are uncomfortable, deal with it.
  2. Clumping: If you don’t move quickly, the wax starts to set and get a little gooey, so either wax like the wind or reheat it.
  3. Waste: Due primarily to number two, cumbersome buildup may prevent you from being able to re-seal the container. That said, even if you only use each canister once, you’re definitely saving money.

All in all, if you need to handle your bikini hair situation but can’t get over the being really naked around strangers thing, this is definitely worth a shot. And don’t forget to try out Cosmo’s pubic stencils while you’re at it! Eye roll. [$13.50,]