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    • Kylee27
      CommentAuthorKylee27
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 25th 2011
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    Any beauty experts out there?!

    A girl at work told me today that waxing stretches the skin?! I only have my eyebrows waxed at the moment but don't want saggy skin around my eyes on my big day-lol!

    What are you ladies doing about hair removal for the big day? I was thinking waxing full legs, bikini and eyebrows. When would be best to do it?

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    • KayteeG
      CommentAuthorKayteeG
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Jul 25th 2011
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    I'll just be shaving - waxing is pointless for me as my hair is so fine and blonde (I only shave for the sake of it really!). For some reason, the wax can't seem to get a good grip as my hair is so fine lol! And takes ages to grow!
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    • WeeMintyMonkie
      CommentAuthorWeeMintyMonkie
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      Posted: Jul 25th 2011
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    I dont do my eyebrows.

    I epilate my legs, i dont wax, actually i cant wax or use hair removal cream as my skin is sensitive to most of it!

    xxx
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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Jul 25th 2011
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    I usually shave but I've just bought an epilator. Unfortunately I haven't plucked up the courage to use it yet though lol.

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    • CommentAuthorOfficially Mrs Nicol
      Posted: Jul 26th 2011
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    i'll just be shaving my legs the night before, my eyebrows will be waxed the week before coz they take so long to grow back anyway.. :)
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    • Paula
      CommentAuthorPaula
      Got married 11 months ago
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    I will be waxing my bikini area and legs about 3 days before x
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    • stressed to max b2b
      CommentAuthorstressed to max b2b
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    ill be gettin waxed 2 days before the wedding ill be havin my eye brows,legs,bikini line, and under my arms doin, i hate shaving i allways get rashes and spots and ingrowing hairs and i swear not to shave again so waxing all the way for me.last longer,its smoother,it doesnt stretch you skin (or its not stretched mine when ive had it done and ive been doin it years) so i wont need to have it done again for about 6/8 weeks x

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    • Faeth
      CommentAuthorFaeth
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    I have to wax my legs, as if I shave, the regrowth itches so much I scratch my legs in my sleep and wake up with scabs :-(

    I'm naturally blonde, so generally don't have to worry too much. I shave my underarms (mostly because I go to the gym so often I can't imagine leaving them long enough for the hair to grow enough to be waxed!), and am trying to pluck (haha) up the courage to try having my bikini line waxed!

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    • CommentAuthorloubyscooby
      Posted: Jul 26th 2011
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    Having bikini line waxed, I epilate legs and underarms and have threading on my eyebrows. The problem is that hair grows in 3 cycles so it depends what phase of growth you pluck/shave/wax etc. For those with sensitive skin try a salon that uses hard wax not strip wax as that is better. I have my bikini line done with hard wax and its less painful and seems to last longer than strip waxing but according to my therapist the important thing is to get into a hair removal routine to remove hair at the optimum growth phase and to ensure you use a scrub before waxing/shaving to minimise in growing hairs.
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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
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    I epilate. I get ingrown hairs if I wax my bikini line, which are nasty and just defeat the object, plus I hate having to wait for all the regrowth (you can epilate hairs that are just 2mm long), and I find it doesn't last very long (a bikini wax only lasts me about 10 days tops, epilating lasts me 3-4 weeks, plus I can epilate again pretty much straight after it starts growing back unlike with waxing). Epilating is more painful IMO, and it's also VERY time consuming IME, but, I prefer it.

    I might however get a leg wax for the wedding as it saves the hassle of me doing it myself; I'll epilate my bikini line though a couple of days before.
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    • shellay
      CommentAuthorshellay
      Got married 9 years ago
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    i will be waxing a couple of days beforehand :) x

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    • charlottelee
      CommentAuthorcharlottelee
      Got married 8 years ago
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    my eyebrows etc will be waxed but then i always have them waxed. Am blind as a bat without my glasses on so plucking my own eyebrows is pretty much impossible. The legs will get shaved on the morning somehow in my short time window

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    • WeeMintyMonkie
      CommentAuthorWeeMintyMonkie
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    epilating is painful yes but it is the longest lasting hair removal i have experienced! I do think the more you epilate the less you feel the pain.
    If you can afford lazor hair removal go for it lol!

    i might start saving for this after the wedding as i hate thinking about waxing/shaving/epilating!

    If i could get away with it i wouldnt do it!!!
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    • Zoe81
      CommentAuthorZoe81
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 26th 2011
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    Hi

    I always shave, but to stay totally smooth would need to do it every day! :( I've tried waxing in the past and although it leaves me lovely and smooth I hate having to let the hair grow first and it doesn't last 6 weeks like people say it should :(

    I bought a course of IPL off one of the deal websites after the 1st session I was really impressed as 50% of the bikini line had fallen out and 15% of underarm but after 3 sessions (I have 3 more to go) most of it seems to have grown back (IPL is supposed to be almost permanent?!) but it is a bit finer than before.

    I can't afford to do my legs and keep doing bikini and underarms to so was thinking about buying one of the IPL machines for home (Phillips and Boots both do one). Does anyone have one? Would you recommend it? They aren't cheap so don't want to go wasting my money without some honest feedback whihch I know all the ladies on here will give!

    Maybe I'm just a hairy freak and I'll have to start shaving everyday but does anyone have any other advice ideas?!

    Z x
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    • Kaz
      CommentAuthorKaz
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    Zoe, i've just stuck a link on ur wall to one on offer at the mo, don't know if it's any good u'll have to look it up!

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    • Zoe81
      CommentAuthorZoe81
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    Thanks Kaz! x
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    • Kylee27
      CommentAuthorKylee27
      Got married 8 years ago
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    Thanks for the feedback girls! I might get one of the epilators and give it a go. Like Charlottelee i'm blind as a bat without my specs so plucking my eyebrows just goes wrong! I shave under my arms and my legs though and have a bikini line razor which is pretty good.

    Does anyone else wish that it was more acceptable to just be hairy?! Lol!xx

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    • Zoe81
      CommentAuthorZoe81
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    Anyone had any experience with home IPL?!?!???
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    • MrsC
      CommentAuthorMrsC
      Got married 9 years ago
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    i shave underarms and legs, and wax bikini and eyebrows and on occasion upper lip! oh and i get an eyelash tint...im overdue to get eyebrows done but havent been well so thats my excuse and i have a heavy fringe lol!!!
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    • Nerdette
      CommentAuthorNerdette
      Got married 8 years ago
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    I've been told by the MIL2B that I'll be waxing! Really?! Good of her to tell me how to remove unwanted hair, since, due to her own hormone changes, she's been hair-free on her legs since she was about 21!
    May have to concede she has a point - and I will be going to a professional, coz all my previous home attempts have resulted in warm, sticky just-as-hairy-as-when-I-started legs!

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    • Zoe81
      CommentAuthorZoe81
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    Nerdette, I've had the same home waxing experience of you! Salon is sooooooooooooo much better x
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    • MrsC
      CommentAuthorMrsC
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    neerdette and zoe i have had the same thing (and ive had beauty training)! h2b said he would do it for me he did one wax strip and i nearly punched him lol he doesnt kno his own strength!!! i got an epilator and it hurt like hell, was going to give it another go but ive lost my charger for it h2b things its all too convenient as im such a big wuss!
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    • Kaz
      CommentAuthorKaz
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    I use the wax strips on my legs (never tried my bikini line, far too chicken) and doesn't even hurt as long as you follow the instructions and advice of other people that do it, eg Don't ever wax just after a bath/shower and Don't use soap on the area if bath/showering after!

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    • NishaVyas88
      CommentAuthorNishaVyas88
      Got married 9 years ago
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    Ugh no waxing *shudders*
    I'll be shaving. And I have the wilkinson sword bikini trimmer for that area.
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    • Enny
      CommentAuthorEnny
      Getting married in 23 months
      Posted: Jul 26th 2011
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    tried waxing my legs it take ages to get a sort of nice result and what to u have from it red irritated skin... not a good idea...

    shaving is a good alternative but grows back so fast :S so regarding my legs probably will be taking my epilator (ouch) but the effect is good :) if your skin is soft and bathed etc this a good idea to do so ... eye brows is plucking and underarms and bikini shaving...

    not tried IPL at all... how much is that zoe??
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    • Zoe81
      CommentAuthorZoe81
      Got married 8 years ago
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    Hi Enny

    I got a deal on kgb deals and it was £89 for 6 sessions for bikini line and underarms. I'm still hopefully it'll work, especially on my underarms they get really sore being shaved all the time!

    Z x
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    • Zoe81
      CommentAuthorZoe81
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    I'm still thinking about getting a home IPL machine but they are £200+ so don't want to go wasting that amount of money if it's not going to work!?
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    • YourFirstDanceBride
      CommentAuthorYourFirstDanceBride
      Got married 9 years ago
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    I waxed my legs before the wedding so they weren't so hairy on honeymoon but I dont think I would do it again coz it hurt!. Was going to get bikini done but chickened out so just shaved! I get IPL on my underarms and its really working.
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    • Kaya
      CommentAuthorKaya
      Posted: Jul 27th 2011
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    I got my bikini area waxed for the big day.... I was crapping myself as everyone had told me how much it hurt.... I took 1 cocoldamol, and it seriously was not that bad at all..... infact I'm getting it done again in a couple of weeks!! It's def worth it... results are soooooo much better than shaving!!!

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    • nicole85
      CommentAuthornicole85
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 27th 2011
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    Waxing all the way!!! I actually hate shaving!

    Will be getting my waxing done 3 days before wedding, so can get my tan done 2 days before :-)

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    • Zoe81
      CommentAuthorZoe81
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    • nickers
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      Got married 9 years ago
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    i only wax bikini line the stuff they use is much kinder to ur skin they put it on let it go dry then pull it off its amazing the difference from using normal wax and strips xx

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    • MagicFairies
      CommentAuthorMagicFairies
      Got married 8 years ago
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    I have my eyebrows threaded - i prefer it to waxing because there's more control over the shape and it doesn't hurt as much.

    currently i hair-removal-cream everywhere else. xx
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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
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    I epilated for the first time the other day!!! I used it wet in the shower, gripped the rail and waited for the pain......and tbh it's not as bad as I thought!!! In fact I'll be using it again before the honeymoon (only did the legs though - tried under the arms but that DID hurt, and thought better of my bikini line lol).

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    • kimmy
      CommentAuthorkimmy
      Got married 8 years ago
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    I use hair removing cream on bikini line I shave my legs I have my Eyebrows waxed every 2 weeks, iv'e bought an epilator 4 yrs ago but im to scared to use it :D
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    • mym72
      CommentAuthormym72
      Got married 9 years ago
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    I was like that kimmy. I bought the epilator, then tried it on my leg, dry - and it hurt like hell.!!! lol
    Using it in the shower was better though - and my legs are definitely a lot smoother than shaving (and is supposed to last up to 4 weeks which is great for me being lazy lol).

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    • xMrsRobson2bx
      CommentAuthorxMrsRobson2bx
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    LOL LADIES!! funny posts in here - im leaving all the hair to grow back in every place lol before waxing! i like the idea of the hair not growing back til weeks after :) so i dont have to bring shavers and all sorts on the honeymoon!1 xxxx

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    • star12345
      CommentAuthorstar12345
      Got married 8 years ago
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    Wax definately! I haven't shaved for about 12 years now and the hair takes quite a while to grow back and is definately thinner. I get a full leg, under arm, and bikini wax every 6 weeks for £50, and I get my eyebrows threaded when they need doing. To be honest I should just put the money towards laser removal I guess when you add it all up, but I know someone who had it done and was disappointed with the results. I'd love for it to never grow back though! x
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    • Jill
      CommentAuthorJill
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    Wax wax wax for me but does it actually stretch the skin? Not feeling the love for baggy eyebrows lol x

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    • linzi
      CommentAuthorlinzi
      Got married 9 years ago
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    I am getting everything waxed before the wedding and honeymoon. Eyebrows, bikini, underarm and full let! ouch.

    just trying to decide whether to take 2 paracetamol + 2 ibruprofen, or a diclefenic or a co-codamol before hand!

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    • Jill
      CommentAuthorJill
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    lol linzi, I'd be asking for a general anaesthetic :) x

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    • linzi
      CommentAuthorlinzi
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    think I might have them all washed down with a large vodka! am sh1tting myself to be honest but it has to be done.

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    • Kat831
      CommentAuthorKat831
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    If I had the money I'd get everything waxed once a month. Will definately be getting waxed regularly in the months before the wedding, with last one being the day before the wedding. When I cant afford waxing I shave, but its so bloody time consuming!

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    • Jill
      CommentAuthorJill
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    Have you never been waxed Linzi? x

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    • Excited_bride_to_be
      CommentAuthorExcited_bride_to_be
      Got married 9 years ago
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    I have decided I want a full leg, underarm and 'Hollywood' wax before the wedding, so I am all silky smooth for the honeymoon ;). I have never had a proffessional wax before nevermind 'down there' and I have just called a beauty salon to make the appointment 3 days before the wedding!! Eeek, I'm so scared, it's going to hurt like hell! :/
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    • CommentAuthortweedwedding
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2011
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    Yeah that's what I'm scared of!! Think I'll stick to shaving, although I'm going to try getting my eyebrows threaded soon, so I'll see how that goes!
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    • Kaya
      CommentAuthorKaya
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2011
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    I got mine done the day before.... and I was still red and bumpy on morning of the wedding.... luckily it had calmed down by the evening though! Bridesmaid and my mum found it hillarious though!

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    • MrsC
      CommentAuthorMrsC
      Got married 9 years ago
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    i have had a hollywood a few times and it dosent hurt, its a little uncomfortable when they get to the 'underneath' it hurts a little! it is well worth it i will be getting it done again for the honeymoon!
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    • Kaya
      CommentAuthorKaya
      Posted: Aug 22nd 2011
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    I found the top middle hurt most :-(

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    • MrsC
      CommentAuthorMrsC
      Got married 9 years ago
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    i have found that leaving it a day or two to calm down before attempting nething works lol so i will be getting mine done on the saturday before i get married on a tuesday!
 
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