While on the lookout for a new method of hair removal, I came across sugaring. Unlike waxing, which sticks to any surface where it is applied, sugaring does not adhere to living skin cells and rip them off the body. The sugaring technique minimizes pain by pulling hair in the natural direction of growth, whereas waxing has a high ouch factor in going against the grain. Since wax hardens on the hair, it has the tendency to break it off at the surface, leaving 15-30% breakage behind. Also at odds with wax, sugaring paste is water-soluble and can be easily rinsed off skin or clothes.
When I read up on the ingredients in the solution and the equipment needed to perform the sugaring treatment, I realized that I had everything I needed already. Recipes and instructions for DIY sugaring are all over the internet. I figured that even I – with my limited supply of kitchen tools and limited patience for DIY projects – could handle it. More
My obsession with hair removal started in Mrs. Bolin’s fifth-grade class. I was minding my own business at snack time, enjoying my fruit snacks, when John Richards came over and destroyed my peace. That prepubescent prick leaned over my desk, stared at my upper lip and announced to the class: “So it’s true, Tracy’s got more facial hair than anyone in our grade!”
I. Wanted. To. Die.
He wasn’t just mean; he was right. I had a shadow over my lip. It wasn’t hideous, but I’d been grateful that no one had pointed it out. When John Richards brought it to the attention of class, I immediately ran home and begged my mom to vanquish my facial hair. More
Bikini lines are on your mind this time of year (especially if you’re packing a swimsuit this Memorial Day Weekend), so Blisstree paired with Shobha Salon in New York City to give two winners a free bikini wax! We can’t … More
Bikini line hair removal is pesky, painful and pricey, but this time of year, you’ve got to grit your teeth and bear it (unless you’re one of the 25% of our readers who say they go au naturel). We can’t … More
Come summer, we women have two mortal enemies: Body fat and body hair. And just because we like natural, eco-friendly beauty products, doesn’t mean we want to look like Sasquatch. So when Blisstree saw Cinco de Mayo sugaring specials at … More