Toy companies have made it easy for Child Protect Services: just park at Toys ‘R Us near the slutty wolfwoman doll and snag whomever’s hand in the beartrap of poor decisions. Much like Barbie, Mattel‘s Monster High doll, Clawdeen Wolf, sports a lush head of hair, a fur-lined jacket, and the shortest of miniskirts. But it’s Clawdeen’s grooming habits that are questionable for little tykes. “My hair is worthy of a shampoo commercial, and that’s just what grows on my legs. Plucking and shaving is definitely a full-time job but that’s a small price to pay for being scarily fabulous!” trills the copy on Clawdeen’s box, which also mentions her pasttimes include “waxing, plucking and shaving.” Did I mention Clawdeen Wolf is for ages six and up? Just make sure to wipe the Nair off the pacifier before you pop in back in baby’s mouth, mommy.
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“I was the crash test dummy. The wax was so hot that it burned me. By the time she pulled the wax off, my skin went with it and I had to go to school with a scab mustache. Now I have a mustache that I have to wax that I blame my mom for!”
—Kelly Osbourne explains to George Lopez why she blames her mama for the hair on her upper lip. But you all have had far worse hair removal stories, haven’t you? [People] Keep reading »
You know I love the Facebook. It’s how I keep in touch with friends from high school, post my sexiest/most drunken photos, and also apparently get solicited to make my crotch ready for a pedo … seriously, WTF is this?! When I saw this ad pop up on my personal profile page, my jaw dropped. Do I want to be hairless like a baby? Um, NO! Shudder. I’m going hippie from now on. Keep reading »
Last week, we asked you to tell us your absolute worst, most disastrous hair removal tale of all time, in the hopes of winning the TRIA Laser Hair Removal System. Let’s just say that nearly every single one of the 100+ comments made me either laugh, cry out in sympathy pain, or shiver in, well, disgust. You people have gone to great lengths to remove your body hair. The stories were so unbelievable that I will be posting a roundup of the best next week, but for now, let’s get to our winner. Frankly, when I saw the words “big chunk of my labia,” I knew I had a winner. Find out which sliced-up reader won, after the jump. Keep reading »
For as long as I’ve noticed that I have body hair — since 7th grade? — I’ve been a shaver. I mean, I wax my upper lip (deal with it dudes, every girl has a ‘stache) and my eyebrows, but the rest of me I shave. And it is annoying. Recently I have been considering my other hair removal options as I have no plans in getting in touch with my inner hippie and letting it all grow out. There’s waxing, sure, but who wants to let their leg hair grow out to a length where it could reasonably be yanked out? It’s summer after all. There’s also laser hair removal, which I’ve always considered to be the Bill Gates of hair removal options because it’s so expensive and requires a ton of in-office visits. Until now. TRIA’s Hair Removal System is the first and only FDA-cleared at-home laser that gives permanent results, eliminating the need for shaving or waxing. Now, I’m going to be testing out this bad boy for a future Beauty Test Drive, but so far, it’s easy to use. Also worth noting: TRIA is not safe for use by people with medium/dark skin tones, so keep that in mind. TRIA’s Hair Removal System isn’t cheap, but compared to how much you’d fork over for costly in-office treatments, if you’re desperate to be hair and shaving-cut free, it’s a steal. [$495, TRIA Beauty]
WIN THIS! We’re giving away TRIA’s Hair Removal System to ONE lucky person, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your most disastrous hair removal story by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 5, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, August 6. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!
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