Invisible hair

I told you about my face wax. The wax that made my skin burn. Happy memories. This time it’s body hair bleach.

This was long ago. It was my first time as an au pair in London. I thought bleaching my leg hair would make it invisible. It was long ago and then hair removal products were almost harmful. I decided to do it when the kid I was watching had an afternoon rest. I often had him sleep longer then than the mom had said he would. I was a young girl and had to have that time to myself. The parents were not home and cause of that I thought the living room was the right place to do it. I mixed the bleaching powder with everything in the box it came with. There was powder everywhere. I put it on my legs and had time to myself.

I sat with the bleach without trousers on……..and the front door slowly opened. It was the father. He came home early. There I was without trousers. Bleach on my legs. Bleaching powder everywhere. And the kid was sleeping when he shouldn’t be sleeping. I put my trousers on before the father saw me. The bleach was burning. I don’t know how but I also got the powder off the furniture. I said we had to buy groceries and he went to the store.

The bleach had to be rinsed off. I had to it fast and I did. My leg hair wasn’t bleached and all I got was rashes. I got countless spots. Don’t do body hair removal without time to do it.

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Wax strips. I had no bleaching powder.

Waxing

Never wax anywhere near the face when people are about to visit. I made that mistake a while ago. I have waxed my face before. And I’ve used the same brand all the times I’ve waxed.

We were about to get a visit from a big group of friends. I thought my upper lip was more than hairy at the time. Waxing is the most effective method when it comes to eliminate hair. It takes the hair away and leaves you without it longer than most hair removal methods. I find that wax strips are better to use on the face cause they’re not as hard on the skin as warm wax is. Rather I used to find strips better until this hair removal.

I decided to wax just days before the visit. I’ve used wax strips before and didn’t get any bad skin reaction. I haven’t got a clue why I decided to do it then. I could have done it long before this but didn’t. I waxed like I always do but the hair didn’t come off.

I used strip after strip and nothing happened. My skin felt damaged but I kept waxing. After a while my skin felt like it was on fire. I had to leave it. No hair was removed and my skin was hurting.

The friends came and it wasn’t my best visit. I had tried to remove the face hair but there I was hairy and with burn marks. My skin was completely damaged. Hair removal isn’t anything you want to discuss at a dinner but I had to. I couldn’t pretend nothing was wrong when my skin was on fire.

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Happy

I sometimes feel almost happy. Skincare makes me feel good. It’s not a cure to illnesses however it makes everything better. I’ve always loved to take care of myself and have spent more than I should on it. My mom is into skincare and I must have gotten it from her. I love to buy skin products. I spend a lot on it but I don’t care. It’s my money!

My favorite skincare products are face creams. I usually don’t buy the most expensive creams although I have from time to time. The more expensive face products are often not better than the normal priced creams.

There’s something I can’t help doing with skincare. I expect it to work at once. I don’t know how many creams I’ve decided didn’t do it for me after one use. Wrinkles take time to erase and only one time with a moisturiser doesn’t help. There’s no moisturiser that remove all wrinkles but it can smooth them out.

Many creams take a long time to do their job. I know that however I want them to work the second I put them on.

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Hair removal

Before I begin writing I must say it’s not easy to talk about this but I’ll do it anyway.

I know many women are obsessed when it comes to remove unwanted hair. We want thick hair on our head and no hair anywhere else. We wax and tweeze and we can never remove enough hair. I think it’s crazy but that’s the way things work.

I don’t know about you but the hair on my upper lip is hard to remove. It’s soft and short and a tweezer doesn’t help. It sounds good to have short hair but when there are thousands hair strands you want to remove them. All that hair takes a long time when you use a tweezer. I’ve found the perfect method for it. Threading.

I went and did it a while ago. I did it at a hair salong. It was a hair dresser that did the threading. It was painful but no more than when you use tweezers or wax. The hair dresser used a piece of thread and removed the hair. Like I said it was painful but not unpleasant. The hair dresser was good at it and did it fast. The skin on my upper lip was a bit red after but that went away fast.

Now I have no upper lip hair. I will never use tweezers again because this was the best.

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Moisturizer

I spend a lot on skincare. I feel bad when I spend money on other things. I could happily pay big money for a moisturizer but never on anything else. I love everything that has to do with skincare.

Kajsa doesn’t have skin products.

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The thing with skincare though is that the most expensive products sometimes aren’t the best. I don’t feel bad paying lots for a product but I feel bad when it doesn’t work. I don’t think skincare products can solve every skin condition and I don’t have unrealistic expectations when I buy them. But when you spend lots of money on something and it doesn’t do anything it’s false marketing. I’ve bought things that has given me more wrinkles and acne instead of preventing them!

My favorite skincare line is Vichy. It’s not that expensive. And it’s not promising you impossible things. Their anti-wrinkle products makes your skin smooth but not completely without wrinkles. They don’t claim that either.

These day and night moisturizers are my favorites. Liftactiv supreme. You don’t have to use them both to get good skin. I often have one of them and one other skincare line moisturizer. They have a wonderful scent. I often also use other brands but I keep getting back to these.

I give them 4/5 cause they don’t last long.

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Peel

I have to peel my face. I feel like my skin is dirty if I don’t. I do a deep clean often cause if I don’t the pores get clogged. I use face masks sometimes but I think it takes a bit long because you have to leave it on your face for some time.

My skin is on the oily side. That can often make the skin “dull”. Peeling now and then is good but peeling in a daily skincare is better. The best daily peeling I’ve found is Vichy Idealia peeling. You put it on like a tonic at night (when you clean your face) and leave it on.

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Often daily peels are too strong. Vichy’s peeling isn’t. It makes your skin tone even and your face feels deep cleaned.

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I give it 5 of 5 because it’s perfect.

 

Caring

I think hair is big business. When you don`t feel fine about your hair you`re miserable. It doesn`t mean you think about your hair all the time but if it`s not what you like it`s hard.

I`ve cut my hair myself for a long time. I do it because it`s expensive to go to a hairdresser. I only trim my ends and to pay 100 dollars to do that is a lot. I do it too because of the way hairdressers treat my hair. They always want cut layers in my hair. That can be wonderful if your hair looks good in it. My hair looks like I`ve got two different hairstyles with layers. Hair dressers say “I cut layers in your hair” but they could say “you get two hairstyles in one cut”. My hair is more than straight and that`s why layers looks like that, layers.

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The thing I don`t want in a hair salon is a blow out. It feels like they pull out every hair. I say that I don`t want that round brush tearing apart my hair in the blow dryer but they can`t help them selves. They say they will dry a little but then they get their brush and dryer and make my scalp burn. I get many demand a blow out however I can`t stand it.

I use oil on my hair because I have tangles. When I don`t put oil on I can`t brush my hair because of the tangles. My favorite hair products come from Marc Anthony. This oil Repairing Macadamia Oil Treatment makes my hair soft and without tangles. It lasts a long time.

 

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Not the best focused picture.

 

Shaving

I like being a woman. I like it but it`s not easy. We should have much hair on our head. On our body and “down below” it`s another story. Every woman should be an open field with no hair on our body and private parts!

This hair free trend is crazy to me. When I grew up no one removed hair like we do now. If someone would say back then they waxed their private parts we would be like why???? No one of my friends removed more than the hair on their legs. I don`t even think “private parts waxing” was available then. We used desposable razors and used soap as shaving foam. We shaved our bikini area too but that was it. Now it`s more normal to remove every hair on your body than not to. I do think maintaining your body hair is good and I wax and use hair removal cream but I`m not completely bare.

I do think a body without hair is more attractive. The media is constantly showering us with images of hair free bodies and it`s hard to not get affected by it. I don`t want to look at it like that but if someone would have hair on their legs I would want to give them a razor. “I had this razor laying around and thought you could use it”.

I have sensitive skin and hair removal is harsh on it. I can`t use razors because that makes my skin breakout in red spots. When I`ve shaved my legs I`ve used new razors and lots of foam but the red spots show up anyway. It`s the easiest way to remove hair but not for me.

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Last time I removed hair I used a hair removal cream. I`ve used that brand before and it has been fine but this time I tried another one of their products. I got red spots everywhere. The removal cream I normally use is faster working than the latest one I tried. I think it was the time thing that made me break out. If you have trouble with shaving spots try removal cream with a short “working process”.

My favorite hair removal product is waxes. It takes time to do it but my skin tolerates it. The best waxes are the hard and soft ones. You heat the wax up put it on your skin and remove it with strips. The best way to do waxes is to have it done at a salon. I would do it more often if I had the money. Typical that the most expensive method is the best one.

Body products

I like trying new beauty products. Or like is not right I’m addicted to it. My favorites are face products but I like everything. I like body care also and that’s because I like things that smell good. A creamy body lotion with a nice scent makes my day.

I never wear perfume on a regular basis and that makes me drawn to body care products that has a strong scent. I could never use perfume and strong smelling body lotions at the same time because that would make me into a walking perfume place! I often get dizzy by strong perfumes and that makes scented body lotions the best when it comes to having your body smell good.

I found these products and decided to try them. They’re TREETS body lotion and shower cream. I like them! They have a strong sweet smell. If you like candy scented body care things you’ll like these. The body lotion is rich and makes the skin soft. The shower cream is also rich and doesn’t dry out the skin.

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Waxes

I would very much love to have no hair on my legs. I do and I have lots of it. I think summer is hard because sometimes it’s that warm that you have to bare your legs. I could decide not to remove the leg hairs but that would be disrespecting others. The thought of having others be exposed to the dark hairs is not hilarious.

The least favourite way of removing hair is shaving. It’s the fastest way but for me it’s not perfect. I always get rashes and acne like spots on my legs when I shave. I use clean razors but the spots show up. The hair is gone but full of rashes. I’ve tried lots of razors but nothing has been successful.

The best thing is to wax. I’ve had it done at beauty salons and that’s fine but it costs a lot. I would happily pay if waxing removed the hair for all times but it doesn’t. That’s why I do it myself. The professionals do it faster but it doesn’t cost as much when you do it yourself.

There are some waxes to choose from. The most common are “liquid” waxes and wax strips. The liquid waxes come in a container you heat in a microwave. That is the best way to wax but it’s hard if you haven’t waxed before. Liquid wax removes hair better but it can get everywhere. I usually have wax all around me when I wax this way. It drips and sticks to surfaces. The strip wax is best if you’re not used to wax or don’t have much time to do it. It’s not effective when the hair is short.

Strip wax is wax on strips. The strips have wax on them and they stick together “two and two”. You rub your hands on the strips to warm them and then separate them and wax. I used this wax on my recent hair removal. Shelas. They were like all strip waxes but you couldn’t use the strips more than one “pull”. That had me going through many of them.

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