Ah, Parissa, you drugstore queen of hair removal, I love your Warm Wax and Body Sugar kits oh so very much! When I heard about your latest hair removal product — 2 in 1 Roll-On Body Sugar ($20) — I was *so confident* in your skillz that I grew out my ‘stash for two whole weeks! Sure, I looked like Groucho Marx, but I knew you wouldn’t let me down.
Or so I thought…
Check out the green dispenser ball. Doesn’t it look like medieval weaponry? I’d never used anything quite like it before. According to the company, the shape of the ball (fits nicely in the palm of my hand) and the roller wheel dispenser are supposed to make it quick and easy to use. Holding it in my hand for the first time, I was definitely looking forward to giving it a try.
Per the instructions, I microwaved the ball to warm the wax stored inside. Then, I attached the roller applicator. It just screws onto a spot on the outside of the ball.
So far, so good.
I took one last look in the mirror at the furry little caterpillar growing on my upper lip. “Say goodbye, fuzzy,” I thought to myself.
The product is supposed to work like other heated wax hair removal systems: you apply the wax to the area to be cleared, set a paper or fabric strip on top of the molten wax and rrrrriiiiip! No more hair.
At least that’s the idea.
Unfortunately, in this case the roller applicator released too much wax. With other wax hair removal systems, I get the best results when I apply a thin, uniform layer of wax, but for the life of me I just couldn’t control this thing. It was oozing wax all over the place. Each time I’d stick on and yank off one of the hair removal strips, it hardly removed any hair. In the mirror, my lush forest of upper lip hair remained, mocking me.
Parissa 2 in 1 Roll-On Body Sugar
Use: At-home waxing, complete with wax and removal strips
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C-
Good thing I had a spare Parissa Warm Wax kit (a fantastic product) in a bathroom drawer. I guess I just couldn’t figure out how to tame the green monster, but my trusty Warm Wax kit came to the rescue. It vanquished good ol’ Groucho in no time flat.
I give Parissa props for trying to evolve the way we ladies remove hair at home, but the Parissa 2 in 1 Roll-On Body Sugar roller sitch definitely needs a little work.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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