Thursday, January 19, 2012

How to wax your legs {giveaway}


you might be thinking "uggghhh" but winter is the perfect time to begin your waxing routine. waxing your legs requires you to grow out your leg hair to approximately 1/4 inch so that the wax will have something to grip to. who wants to grow out their leg hair during the summer?

growing your hair out now will be a cinch since we're wearing pants (or trousers if you're British) constantly. beginning this routine helps slow the growth of your leg hair, and over time the maintenance becomes easier and easier. doing this yourself is simple, easy, and relatively inexpensive.

here's how:
gather your supplies. for this you will need muslin fabric or waxing paper strips cut to desired size, a popsicle stick applicator, and wax. i have a professional wax warmer, but this is not a necessity for at home waxing. i do prefer using GiGi wax. it is the wax used by professionals and it works great.


once your wax is warmed and your legs are clean (don't forget that hair needs to be at least 1/4 inch) you can apply wax. using a 45 degree angle, apply a thin layer of wax in the direction of hair growth. the area of wax should be equal to 2/3 of your muslin wax strip.

lay muslin strip over wax and press firmly, again in same the direction of hair growth.

hold skin taught and pull wax strip off with one quick motion in the opposite direction of hair growth.


immediately apply pressure to the waxed area with the palm of your hand to sooth the skin. NEVER reapply wax to newly waxed areas. finish with GiGi's After Wax Cooling Gel, Aloe Vera, or Baby Oil.

enjoy your smooth, newly waxed legs. i am sure your significant other will appreciate it come Valentine's Day.

xo,
kristie
www.blushingbasics.com

giveaway*giveaway*giveaway*giveaway*giveaway

Now that Kristie has given you the know how on waxing your legs. She also has a fabulous giveaway for a 14 oz. Gigi All Purpose Honee wax.


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Giveaway will end on Tuesday, January 24th.

27 comments:

Therese K said...

I haven't ever waxed my legs but it sounds like a great idea! I'd give it a try...
therese_kaesebier@yahoo.com

Briana Richardson said...

I would love to try this!
briana.richardson @ yahoo.com

Briana Richardson said...

I follow blushing basics!

jeanine said...

I'd love to win!

jeaninecraneATyahooDOTcom

Shelleigh K said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! I prefer waxing to shaving any day, esp my underarms. I may have to pick up the gigi wax :)

Shelleigh K (teamkillian@yahoo.com) said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer waxing to shaving any day, esp my underarms. I may have to try the Gigi wax :) (forgot my email addy: teamkillian@yahoo.com)

Kate said...

I'd love to give this a try!
katiek7411@hotmail.com

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I haven't tried waxing very much... but would like to try armpits. thecraftingfiend(at)gmail.com

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

I follow blushing basics

Katie said...

I would love to try it. wkpanter@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Great tips! Any helpful tips for waxing underarms?

jordan.laine@live.ca

Amber said...

Ouch...but OH so worth it! Can you use this Gigi on you upper lip too? I usually use Zip, but was wondering what other kinds of wax you would suggest for the face?

keifersgirl@hotmail.com

Chiara said...

Me, me, me!! I totally love GiGi products and would love some nice smooth legs!! :)

HighDesertGal said...

I wish I'd known how to do this a week ago. I liked and followed.
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Josh & Terra said...

earthmoon2000@gmail.com

I love GIGI wax!!

Jordon&Andrea said...

I love the idea of less maintenance over time . . . thanks for the info!

Jordon&Andrea said...

I like and follow Blushing basics!

twcctw@gmail.com

annemarie said...

This is something I would love to try!

Lyndee @ A Recovering Craft Hoarder said...

My legs could sure use this!
lyndeehenrichsen@yahoo.com

Anita said...

Awesome.. Already followed and liked on facebook..

anitadwiindriyani(at)gmail(dot)com

hamfam00@att.net said...

would love to try this again...been a while and my pain tolerance is higher now...

hamfam00@att.net said...

following blushing basics...

hamfam00@att.net said...

liked on facebook too...

Brittney said...

following your site...would love to try waxing. actually, "love" might be too strong of a word. but...i'd be willing to try it. anything to reduce the need to shave them!
-brittney
brittneynsmart [at] yahoo [dot] com

American Gypsy said...

at home waxing is soo easy and i absolutely love it...but haven't tried this product yet. crossing my fingers that i'm the lucky winner!
xoxojess
jessicagraeve -at - gmail.com

Lori said...

I would love to try this product!!!!

lorisouter@verizon.net

thanks for a chance to win it!

Lori

Lindsay said...

Oh, I haven't used my wax warmer in years! A new container of wax would motivate me to dust it off and take care of my stubbly legs!