Years ago, in what I sweetly refer to as BC (Before Children) I worked for a well known beauty brand at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Just down the street, on East 57th St, there was and still is J. Sisters, known for being the pioneers of the Brazilian Bikini Waxing in the United States.
And in those BC years, every 4-5 weeks I would schedule my appointment and 20-30 minutes later, after warm wax and fabric strip after strip, my bikini line was completely bare and silky smooth (sorry if this is TMI).
Although I lived on the Upper West Side of New York City (UWS) I always booked my appointment an hour before I was to begin work so J. Sisters was geographically desirable. And in those days of Bergdorfs and Brazilians, I was a makeup artist who was first engaged, and then a newlywed and then part of a young married couple... And a Brazilian at J. Sisters was about $40.
Fast forward, several years I am now still a makeup artist but now I am also a wife, a mom of 2 incredible girls, and a business owner. I do not work anywhere near East 57th St, making J. Sisters a hassle and a half to get to. And today the same Brazilian waxing at J. Sisters runs $75. Yet I still longed for the bareness and smoothness of those BC days (without the commute and the expensive price tag) .
Sooooooooo, this summer I made it my mission to find a more convenient and less expensive substitute... And I believe I did!
During my quest, I went through a slew of depilatories/hair removers and I chose this route for several reasons:
Below are the results from my “research” (Please keep in mind that this is my own personal experience and your own may differ slightly...) I am using a “Smoothness Factor” or SF rating of 1-5 with 5 being the best.
I will be using Avon SKIN SO SOFT Fresh & Smooth Moisturizing Hair Removal Cream religiously through the fall... Now I have no excuse not to wear a shorter skirt and boots this season! And even though I have moved on from those days of J.Sisters, Bergdorfs and Brazilians, I can STILL be super smooth (maybe even smoother) than I was in those BC days ;-)
What do YOU think?
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