Nair Precision Face and Upper Lip Kit Smoothes the Savage Beast

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Product Reviews


The beauty gods blessed each of my big toes with seven long and wiry toe hairs.


Why? To test hair removal products, of course. πŸ™‚

Nair may have had lips, chins and faces in mind when they developed their Precision Face and Upper Lip Kit ($6), but how about furry toes?


I followed the directions to a tee (except for the toe part), and a few minutes after applying the cream directly from the tube, which dispenses like a tube of Carmex/lip gloss, my toe hairs simply wiped away with a damp wash cloth. No elbow grease required.

The process was fast, totally painless, and the hairs came off at the base, which I’m hoping means my toes will stay hair free for a while.


If you’re thinking about using the kit for other kinds of hair removal…

Most importantly, the product works as advertised but has a surprisingly strong scent, kinda like hair perm, and I’m not sure I could tolerate it on my upper lip.

That, and the tube is quite small. The dispenser at the tip does allow for precise application, though, making it ideal for small hairy patches on the lips or, say, the tops of the toes (where it’s not intended to be used), but it also means that this definitely isn’t the right product for large scale hair removal projects.

Nair Precision Face and Upper Lip Kit

Price: $6
Use: A hair remover cream for lips, cheeks, chins and hella hairy sasquatch toes!
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B

You might like Nair Precision if…

  1. you’re clumsy with razors,
  2. you’re looking for a quick and painless hair removal cream, or
  3. you don’t mind strong chemical scents.

The Quest for Vanity!

Do any of you remember Vanity 6? They were a girl group Prince put together back in the early-1980s.


They had a song back then called Nasty Girls with a sick beat that always gets stuck in my head for hours whenever I hear it.


I tried to find it on iTunes today but could only find it on the soundtrack to Spike Lee’s Girl 6.

I’ve been singing it to Tabs for about an hour straight, and I don’t think he’s amused, ha!

Do you have any plans tonight? I’m thinking about pasta for dinner…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Glosslizard says:

    OMG, you had me laughing so hard! Yes, I too suffer from hairy sasquatch toes (I think mine have 6 hairs) so I will check this out! I might even try it on the over-the-nose brow section!

    I remember Prince putting together all the lingerie-clad girl groups, but the only “nasty” song I remember is Janet Jackson’s Nasty Boys (Nasty, nasty boys, don’t mean a thing… Oh, you nasty boys)! LOL!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Glosslizard,

      LOL, I LOVE that song. I remember taping that video off of MTV and then replaying it over and over again to learn the dance moves. Random fun fact: Paula Abul stars in Nasty as one of JJ’s back up dancers. Now you’re ready for Jeopardy!

  2. Paris B says:

    Times like these I’m happy I don’t have a need for hair removal products but you got me laughing at your toes – glad its sorted πŸ˜‰
    .-= Paris B’s last blog post… Upcoming: Lancome Fall 2009 Declaring Indigo Collection =-.

  3. Stacie says:

    Ew, Nair does smell exactly like perming solution. I used it on my upper lip a few years ago, and the place where I applied it was super dry for weeks afterwards. Like flaky dry. Not such a big problem on the toes, I guess! I usually give the tootsies a quick swipe with the razor, and I’m done. Darned Italian ancestry–makes for lotsa body hair, usually!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Stacie,

      I stood in the shower a few days ago with my razor and contemplated shaving the fur off… but I could just see something going wrong very quickly. I’m not very coordinated and I didn’t have my contacts in. It was a recipe for disaster, LOL!

      You know what’s funny? Those stupid hairs shot up OVERNIGHT. I looked one morning and bam, there they were.

  4. Sarahc says:

    Oh well, I wonder why they made it smell like perm if it’s supposed to be used on a person’s lips. That does not seem like a good idea to me, haha!

  5. YadiQ says:

    omg i laughed so hard reading this on my iphone on the train

    you are sooo funny !

    people thought i was nuts on the train lol

    i am glad you found a solution to your dilemma as you can see a lot of us go thru it as well

    i checked my music stash for this song no luck i have one more resource to check out my bff total 80’s chick

    will keep ya posted!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Yadi,

      Thanks! That’s so sweet of you. πŸ™‚

      Do you ever go through 80s phases? You’ll probably make fun of me, but this morning I listened to Miami Sound Machine’s Bad Boy on repeat for a good half hour. LOLOLOL!

      BTW, I know you like Extreme… I used to have their TAPE. I have know idea where it is…

  6. Nicole15 says:

    So glad you found resolution to your toe-hair issue. I suffer with the same thing & it makes me feel gross, but I’m one of the ones that just swipes a razor over it every couple weeks. Fortunately, they don’t grow back too fast.

    Unfortunately, no plans tonight as my hubby has a softball game (he plays in a league w/ his co-workers) & I will be home with the kiddies. Still feeling under the weather so will def just try & relax and enjoy me some SYTYCD!!

    Hope you enjoy your pasta dinner. Had spaghetti & meatballs ourselves on Monday night & it just reminded how a good italian pasta dinner is always loved by all πŸ™‚

  7. Oh yes I remember Vanity. Just finished reading Nikki Sixx’s book called The Heroin Diaries and they dated back when he was using heroin and she was a major crack fiend! Very interesting, now she’s a Minister!
    .-= Vampy Varnish’s last blog post… Diamond Cosmetics Nail Polish for Summer 2009 =-.

    • Karen says:

      Hi Vampy Varnish,

      You’re such a rocker! I love it.

      When I was running a few days ago I had my iPod on shuffle and “Home Sweet Home” came on. And girl, I so rocked out. It’s a good sprint song, fo’ sho’.

  8. Meream says:

    Hahaha you’re hilarious. Love how you made a bad situation an inspiration for a product test. πŸ™‚

  9. marmar says:

    I have to getz meself some of that fo shizzle! πŸ˜‰

    I actually used it like a year back for the icky patches on my face and it worked extremely well. Inexpensive too.

    And wow they don’t build girl groups like they used to, huh?
    .-= marmar’s last blog post… animal abandonment is not okay. =-.

  10. tatiana says:

    That other girl standing to the right of Vanity needs some Nair Precision like right now. Appolonia was fine too!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Tatiana,

      LOL! Did you ever mix up Appolonia and Vanity? I remember confusing the two quite often.

      I’ve been listening to a lot of old Prince protege music lately and maaaan some of those lyrics are so dirty birdy. I can’t believe I walked around singing “Such a pretty mess… on my dress!” and “Sex shooter, shooting love in your direction” when I was like, eight. LOLOL!

  11. YadiQ says:

    LOL!! i had the TAPE too!!!

    i totally go thru music phases too

  12. ariana martuscello says:

    That song is in Beverly Hills Cop when Eddie Murphy and the two cops go into the strip club and end up foiling a robbery. I have seen the movie at least 20 times and am sure of it!

  13. Nicole15 says:


    My little ones are 4 (girl) and 2 (boy). And yes, my daughter is a major beauty junkie in the making & it really is all my fault. This past x-mas, her #1 item she wanted from santa was a train case like mommy’s. She got a kiddie one filled with glitter glosses & nail polishes. When I get new eyeshadows she insists I swatch them on her arm & then just gazes at them until they rub off or its bath time. I actually just spent an hour last night giving her a mani/pedi cause she wanted to try out her new little 99 cent Bon Bon polishes from Wal-mart. I’ve created a monster, but I will always have someone to share my passion with πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Nicole15,

      Awww, how cute. I bet that she loves that you two get to spend mom/daughter time doing beauty things. Just wait until she gets old enough to want to raid your stash, LOL!

  14. Tiffany says:

    Hey Karen, happy Wednesday! I think I am gonna check out the true blood dvd’s I got from netflix tonight! Pasta sounds yummy πŸ™‚

  15. tatiana says:

    I love how Prince had proteges! hahaha and they were indeed nasty girls but what about Wendy & Lisa?

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