The beauty gods blessed each of my big toes with seven long and wiry toe hairs.
Why? To test hair removal products, of course.
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
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…
- you’re clumsy with razors,
- you’re looking for a quick and painless hair removal cream, or
- 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,