Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Review & Pictures

Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Review & PicturesHappy Hallowe’en!

Hope you’re having a spooktacular time! :)

Speaking of having a happy haunting, I have something truly scary to review today. It’s hair-raising even - the Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips!

I’ve wanted to try this ever since the summer, but kept putting it off because I can be a big ole chicken. *Bawk bawk bawk*

Waxing just seems really intense to me. You’re pulling the hair out by the root, after all. There’s no dainty way to go about it. Put your gold-rimmed floral teacup down! Go in and yank those suckers out!

As you can probably extrapolate from the above, I had never waxed before. So, I wanted to document my first experience on here, naturally.

Don’t worry – there aren’t any nasty before-and-after hair-removal photos of my legs to cringe at.

(Please do a Google image search for ‘Sasquatch’ if you are interested in Before Photos. For After Photos, Google Adriana Lima or some other drop-dead-gorgeous model. ;))

Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Pictures

Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Review & Pictures

Veet Easy Grip Wax Strips Review & Pictures

Each of these pull apart to reveal 2 wax strips.

Veet Wax Strips Review & Pictures

Strip for legs

Veet Wax Strips Review & Pics

Left-Right: For bikini area & for face

Veet Wax Strip Perfect Finish Wipes Review & Photos

Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Ingredients

Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Ingredients & Review

Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strip Wipes Ingredients

Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strip Wipes Ingredients & Review

Claims: TRUSTED, but Product: BUSTED

(Note: As a beginner, I couldn’t get it to remove all my leg hair in one session no matter how hard I tried. It may just be my lack of experience, but I feel like this product isn’t for me.)

    Easy grip
    Long-lasting results

Key Notes

  • Name: Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips
  • Amount: 40 large (green) strips, 2 small (pink) strips for your bikini area, 2 small (pink) strips for your face & 4 wipes
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (This was sent to me by PR.)
  • Where to Buy: Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall & several drugstores

Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Review

Value

This package certainly comes with a lot of wax strips for you to remove hair on large areas like your legs. This particular box had a bonus of 4 little pink strips to be used on your bikini area or your face.

Wax Strips

The wax strips are contained between 2 sheets of what feel like wax paper. The bonus pink strips come in rectangles, but the green strips have a contoured shape that’s supposed to make it easier to hold onto.

How to Use

To use the Veet wax strips, you have to rub one strip between your hands. This will warm the wax inside. Then you peel the strips apart. Place the wax onto your leg (tab side pointing down) and repeatedly rub the strip downwards in the direction of your hair growth (i.e. knee to ankle).

Once you’ve mustered up some courage, hold your skin taut and then grab the tab and pull the strip back on itself against the direction of the hair growth. You have to do this in much the same way you’d remove a bandage – fast and in a swift motion.

How to Remove

After you finish using the strips, you’ll have little bits of stuck-on wax. To get this off, you’re supposed to use the provided wipes. They contain a lot of mineral oil to help remove the wax.

Tips from Veet

  • Exfoliate 24 hours before waxing for improved results
  • Make sure your hair is past the stubbly stage (Veet wax strips work best on hair between 2mm & 5mm long.)
  • Ensure that your skin is dry, non-irritated & free of creams or oils
  • Test a small section of your skin & check for any reaction after 24 hours (Some people are allergic.)
  • Don’t scratch your skin after waxing because it can lead to irritation

My Experience

I followed their directions exactly, and maybe it was my lack of experience, but the wax didn’t pull enough hair out in one go. I tried a few strips on each leg just to see if it would remove it all. Unfortunately, it didn’t. I was left with a lot of hair. Eventually, I gave up. Think I’ll stick to shaving.

It was really scary to pull the wax. You can’t peel it gingerly. You have to do it fast and smoothly. When the wax did grip onto the hair, boy was it painful! But, this is my first time, so maybe you get used to it when you’ve come to expect it. Despite the harshness, surprisingly my skin didn’t get irritated or red at all.

There were little bits of wax left on my legs. Using the wipes did help get rid of it, but I found them really unpleasant to use because they’re loaded with mineral oil. I had to take a shower after to get that icky film feeling off my skin.

Although the Veet wax strips didn’t pull out all my leg hair and leave me smooth, the hair it did pull out took longer to grow back than if I had shaved.

And I didn’t dare use any of the strips to wax my face and bikini area, which are really sensitive. I was way too chicken and had nightmares about me getting a ‘waxing burn’ in the shape of a moustache. I’d never live that down. *Bawk bawk bawk* Yes, I know…

    Pros 

  • Provides long-lasting results
  • Can be used on short hair
  • Package comes with many strips
  • Strips are ready-to-use & don’t require microwaving
    Cons 

  • A beginner may not be able to successfully remove all the leg hair in one session
  • Wipes feel really gross & filmy on your skin because of the mineral oil
  • Obviously, there’s some pain when you rip the hair out from the root

Final Verdict: 4/10

I could only give this product a top score if it removed all my leg hair easily. Unfortunately, I ended up using my razor. It still gets a 4, though, because you get a ton of strips with it, and I feel like if you have more experience than I do with waxing, you could probably make this work. I’m grateful to have been able to try it, but it just wasn’t for me, unfortunately. This has killed any desire I had to wax.

How do you remove your unwanted hair? Do you think that the pain from waxing is worth the long-lasting results? Have you had your hair removed by a professional or do you do it yourself?

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32 thoughts on “Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips Review & Pictures

  1. Carmela

    I tried these as well (as my first foray into waxing) and wasn’t particularly impressed either. I swear, if I could just get the hang of threading, I’d do it myself for my legs. Never mind that it’s like tweezing by the dozen. I almost always get razor burn (sensitive skin, I guess? so hot wax/sugar is also a no go) so I’ve stopped shaving and instead use a depilatory cream. I particularly like http://well.ca/products/veet-supreme-essence-cream-pump_37228.html just because it’s easy to find and does what it’s supposed to. Also, no pain. :P
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      I’ve heard so many wonderful things about threading and how it has long-lasting results. It looks so cool whenever I see it done. Never tried it, but it’s something I wouldn’t mind learning. But yeah…ouch! I’ve also never tried any depilatory creams. Hehe, I’m such a one trick pony with my shaving! :P

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  2. Jessica

    Old-fashioned leg shaving works so well for me that I never really considered at-home waxing. I’m good with a razor and lots of shaving cream. I do get my eyebrows waxed at a salon, though–I figure it’s better to leave their shape, thinness, etc. to the professionals (especially since I hate plucking). I do have to say that you have to be careful even when getting a wax done by a professional–I was burned fairly badly one time because the wax was too hot.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jessica!

      I’ve never had any hair removed by a professional. I dunno…I just like to try to do some things myself, and I’m just a chicken when it comes to hair removal. That’s why I’ve stuck to shaving all these years. Well, I do tweeze, but only my eyebrows.

      OWWWW…sorry to hear about your horrific wax burn! :( That’s my nightmare. I guess that person didn’t have enough experience…

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  3. Vivian

    I love these. I used to use warm wax (the kind that comes in a tub and you have to microwave it) but found it to be very messy and hard to apply an even layer, so I tried these. Now I stock up on them every summer. Sorry to hear it didn’t work for you. You applied them correctly, and usually that would remove all my hair. I can even get two uses out of a strip, though the second time you’d have to really rub it into your skin. I didn’t feel any pain that you experienced either. It was much more comfortable than warm wax. Maybe I’m more used to the particular pain because I used to wax a lot before. Hopefully you’ll be able to find a good product for yourself!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Vivian!

      I’m glad that these worked really well for you! :D Maybe my leg hair is thicker than yours…(read: Sasquatch…hahahah!). I may try it again, but I do need to muster up the courage again. I still have several unused strips that I don’t want to go to waste. Maybe I’ll get better at it. (If my results are any different with multiple tries, I’ll edit this blog post to reflect it.)

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      1. Vivian

        I kind of think the wax is able to grab onto thicker hair better than fine! I say this because I waxed my guy friend’s hairy back with these LOL. It hurt, but it did it’s job. Maybe your hair was too short for the wax to grab onto?

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        1. Mary Post author

          Hey Vivian!

          Hahahahahaha! Sorry…you waxed your friend’s hair back! OH MY GOSH! How painful must that have been? How I wish I had seen Before and After Photos of THAT! :P

          It was nice of you to do that for him. Did he ask you to? And now I’m so curious. This is gonna sound gross – how many strips did it take to remove all his back hair? I know I shouldn’t ask, but I just can’t help my curiosity!

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          1. Vivian

            It took the entire box of 20 strips (smaller package than the one in ur review). He’s been wanting to remove his hair for a while, so he gave me some cash to buy these strips for him after he asked me what they were. What is it with guys and buying beauty/feminine products. I wish I had some photos to show you, it made an amazing difference! The wax strips were gross….they looked like strips of carpet LOL.

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            1. Mary Post author

              WOW! The entire box? Sounds like both you and the guy were really patient.

              Haha, I’m picturing strips of carpet. Ewwwwwww! (But I’m not sorry that I asked. I like hearing about gross things sometimes. This is such a time.)

              I wonder now if you’re going to be his go-to hair-removal lady now. What have you gotten yourself into? A hairy situation! *Groans* (I had to make that corny pun.)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey CiCi!

      Oh my gosh! I’m even impressed that you dared to use wax on your eyebrows. I’m much too chicken to try that. Plus my eye area is super sensitive. I can see that being really disastrous. I need to get better at waxing my legs first – larger canvas…hehe, that can be concealed easily if I mess up. ;)

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Bridget!

      Oh no! All these talk about burns and not removing any hair is making me nervous to try those foaming hair removal stuff, too. :( Maybe I should just stick with shaving because I know it works for sure…but the results don’t last as long.

      I’m glad that you appreciated my post. I wasn’t sure if people would be disgusted or not by my talk about waxing hair on my legs…haha! ;)

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  4. Amber

    your posts always make me lol! I loved how you said about searching the befor and after pictures. Honestly I dont think this product is for me. I am a big baby just getting my brows waxed… I dont think I could rip them off of my leg with out screaming like the guy in 40 year old virgin. LOL
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Amber!

      Hehe, I’m glad that you enjoy them and get my sense of humour. ;) I only exaggerated a LITTLE about the Before & After Photos. :P

      I’m so relieved to hear that I wasn’t the only person who is intimidated by waxing. (Still can’t believe it took me since the summer to finally try these because of my fear! But I’m glad I did get around to it.)

      Haha, now I’m picturing you screaming like the 40-year-old virgin! :P

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Maria!

      Yeah, shaving is just so much easier, and I feel like we all know how to shave since we’ve had more practice. Waxing involves a learning curve. But for those who know how to do it well swear by it. Just don’t think it’s right for me.

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  5. Sarah

    i was attempting to read each persons comment then gave up. aha. so i apologize if someone else has already written this. i’m a beauty therapist and in my experiences of waxing.. yes you do need to apply the stripes properly for the correct removal of wax.. apply in the direction of hair growth and rip it off in opposite direction. But it is also good to note that there are different stages of hair growth (anagen, catagen & telogen) meaning that the hairs on your legs are at different legs (especially if you’ve been shaving previously) and it is difficult for wax stripes, hot wax or any wax to remove these shorter hairs which is probably why you felt the need to shave afterwards. If you contiune to wax every 3 to 4 weeks without shaving, your hairs will soon enough become all the same length and all will be removed each wax. In saying all that, i dont even wax my legs.. i still shave. ha.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Sarah!

      Haha, yeah, quite a few people chimed in on this post. :)

      That’s a really good point you make about the hair on the leg being at different lengths when you shave. I never even thought about that! I’ll use use the rest of the strips in the package (because I don’t want to waste them, and because I don’t know anyone who waxes)…but I don’t know if I can rely on it for 3-4 weeks and go without shaving. Haha! Who knows? Maybe I’ll improve…

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  6. Amy

    I tried these…same results as you. I think the rest of the box are still in the bathroom! Someone said something about maybe it has something to do with fine/coarse hair and mine is fine, so maybe that’s it. I have used warm wax on myself and been waxed professionally, both worked much better for me. But still, I mostly shave….warm wax at home is messy and getting it done professionally gets to be a bit expensive!

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Amy!

      Aww…it’s too bad that these didn’t work so well for you, either! I’ll probably try out a few of the remaining strips, and if they still don’t work, I’ll try to give them away to any friends who are interested in testing them out.

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  7. allthingspink

    hey!!!!
    im in india and have been reading your blog regularly for about 5 monts now and LOVE it!!! It really acts as the cheer-factor when im feeling low :) I have got the same waxing strips but have not got down to using them as yet…the thing is that here we usually get waxing done and dont shave. I wanted to ask you what your views are on waxing vs. shaving. I have been thinking of switching over.

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey allthingspink!

      Thank you so much for following my blog for a long time. :) Knowing that makes me incredibly happy! And working on this blog also cheers me up a lot, too!

      Waxing (when done right) has longer-lasting results than shaving. Shaving cuts the hair at the skin’s surface, so it looks like it grows back faster. Because shaving leaves the end of the hair blunt, when it grows back in, it feels pricklier than if you had waxed. If you’re good at waxing, don’t mind the mess, and have the time, don’t have super sensitive skin that gets allergic to the wax, it’s actually more effective than shaving. I just shave because it’s faster and because I suck at waxing! :P

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      1. allthingspink

        wow you reply fast! :O and thanks for that! :D
        i get your point… maybe i will continue sticking to the waxing routine then. Thanks for all the useful info!
        I also wanted to tell you that i luuuuuv your nailpolish swatches! I mean i can just flip through your posts the whole day! I have just begun collecting nailpolishes and i ACTUALLY get why you call our types “nailphiles”..its so true! Seriously, insanely addictive! :P
        So thanks again for your great blog!!! :) Im so happy i discovered it!

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        1. Mary Post author

          It was really good timing, I suppose. :) Although, I do reply to every comment and try to get to everyone in a timely fashion.

          Thank you so much for saying that! I’m so happy that you’ve been enjoying my polish swatches! Hehe, and YES, I can totally vouch for collecting nail polish being an addictive habit.

          Please feel free to leave another comment. I’d love to know your thoughts on products, brands, colours, etc. It’s fun getting to know my readers!

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  8. victoria

    Please help me here. You have one of your vonderful product advertising: yong girl using VEET EASY GRIP STIR.Then she puts pink sandals. Please tel me what is the make of the sandals and from which shop you did buy Sorry for my bad english!!!
    Thank you
    Kind regars
    victoria Toma

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Victoria!

      Wish I could help, however, I don’t work for Veet and I’m not quite sure which sandals you’re talking about. Hope you can find them, though…

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  9. bunny

    Just curious, would you recommend any Nair products as an alternative from waxing/shaving?
    Love your review
    Wish I had read it before I tried the product *Youch*
    ~Bunny

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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey bunny!

      Sorry, I can’t honestly recommend any Nair products since I haven’t used anything by them. (If any of my readers see this and can help out bunny, please let her know!)

      You’re very welcome. Haha, sadly, these wax strips weren’t for me and my newbie-ness. :P I’ll just stick to shaving.

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    1. Mary S. Post author

      Hey Sharmeen!

      I had such a bad experience with these, and I can’t see myself ever trying them again. However, I am very happy to hear that they work for you! :) So it’s not a bust for others!

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