Gigi • All Purpose Honee Microwave Formula Wax Kit • Hair Removal
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Love this wax! I am a long-time waxer, and have coarse, dark, very fast growing hair. Shaving is just not an option (try having a 5 o'clock shadow on your legs after shaving in the morning). Have been going to a pricey salon for way too long, but have been looking for a way to save money for quite some time. Tried 7 or 8 other lower cost salons in my city, but was never happy with the results. Tried Sally Hanson Extra Strength All Over Body Wax. The results were ok, given how cheap the kit is in drugstore, but still weren't great. Found that it would sometimes just break hairs off, instead of ripping them out at the root. Finally decided to try GiGi, and am so glad I did. This wax is less painful than the Sally one I had tried, and I find that I don't experience the hairs being broken off. Yes this wax is messy and sticky. I'm not sure why anyone would expect a product designed to stick to your body hair so well that it rips it out would not stick to other surfaces it comes in contact with. I just take a garbage bag or two, lay it out on the floor, and just keep all of my supplies and sit directly on it. Protects your floor from any drips/spills and makes clean up super easy. I bought the products separately (microwave wax formula, spatulas and muslin strips). I just use my own baby powder to prep my skin before hand and cotton balls dipped in baby oil to remove any wax residue on my legs/bikini area (only areas I currently wax). Also just bought a cheap coffee mug warmer that plugs into the wall. Just heat the wax up in the microwave, then keep it sitting on the mug warmer and it keeps a pretty steady temperature. I highly recommend to do your best to keep the jar upright at all times, or least set it upright for awhile before planning to use it. It is a bit tough to open neatly if the wax is stuck to the lid. For anybody totally new to waxing, I do recommend getting it done professionally for the first time, and pay attention to how/where they apply the wax. It will give you a much better idea how to proceed on your own. I do plan to try some of GiGi's other wax types, however I am extremely pleased with the All Purpose Honee Microwave Formula. I find that it picks hairs as well as the wax that was used on me in a pricey salon, and that with a bit of preparation the mess can be kept to a minimum
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Tried to wax my face with this- terrible. Hurt unbelievably, which I wouldn't have minded so much except for the fact that at best it would take half the hairs off, but usually leave them all there. I bled quite a bit too. Also I just washed my face FIVE TIMES and used the wax remover lotion stuff, and I STILL have this crap on my face. Threw this POS out.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Very nice product. Easy to use and I was amazed by how nice it made my legs feel!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This review is just for the wax as I did not purchase the kit. I used this for the the hair under my arms which I deem to be a somewhat difficult spot to remove hair from. Before this, I had been using a non-warming sugaring wax call Alexandria if I can recall. I read the reviews on MUA before use. I took extra caution 1) not to over heat in microwave 2) not to drip sticky wax all over the place. I had amazing results. Removed all my hair with one application, minimal pain and with just a thin coating of wax. There was little sticky residue under my arms which was easily removed by the recommended baby oil and cotton ball. I do not recommend this for novice users as it's extremely sticky and will make a big mess if you do not know what you are doing. Other than that, very happy with the gigi line of wax and I am looking foward to smooth hairless skin :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this specifically to do a bikini wax . It worked way better than I thought it would ! Takes off hair easily and the pain is minimal . The only downside was the mess ! I accidently knocked the wax container and a bit spilt on my desk and I have no idea how to get it off . It cools down fast which causes a stringy sticky mess . But all in all , I like the product and I like how easy it is to use and how well it works .
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I hardly ever wax my legs or bikini area, but when I did in the past I used a plain homemade sugar wax and needed no strips. This Gigi wax is just fine. It did a good job pulling off my leg hairs, but my skin sure did get red and bumpy. Even a few days after waxing I found myself scratching my legs like crazy. So really, my legs are NOT nice and smooth like I wanted because of all the scratching. This stuff is also really sticky and a pain to get rid of. Now that I've tried it, I prefer the homemade stuff because that makes my legs incredibly smooth and I never have any skin irritation problems. Also, I do want to mention the 4 little bottles that come with this kit are totally worthless. This kit made me realize that all the time and effort into waxing with strips and constantly having to reheat the wax isn't worth it. I'm sticking with my razor... or maybe going back to homemade sugar wax.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Straight Eyes: Green
I LOVE this wax! I bought it to wax my legs because I get terrible results when I shave- my legs are never smooth, just irritated- and don't have a ton of money to spend at the salon. I figured if it worked well, I'd do my bikini, underarms and arms. I bought the kit because I wanted to make sure I liked it and was able to do it (I'm not the best at this kind of thing) before I bought the warmer and all that. But it was super easy! I did it on a towel on the kitchen floor so I wouldn't have to go up and down the stairs to the microwave. If the wax is the right consistency (thin), it goes on very easily and comes off very easily. It really wasn't that painful. More importantly, I love the results. My legs are not completely smooth (there must have been some shorter hairs mixed in) but they are definitely smoother than when I shave. It took me forever (about 4 hours lol) but it was my first time and I'm sure I'll get faster at it. I also ran out of the muslin strips after the first leg. Luckily I have a great boyfriend who I sent out to Sallys to buy me some more (poor guy haha!) The wax was completely gone by the time I finished, but I'm not sure if that's my fault or not (I tend to overuse products.) And I didn't have a tough time getting the wax off my skin like some others. The Wax Off worked pretty well along with some baby oil. My hands would get pretty sticky at times, but I just soaked a cotton pad with baby oil, rubbed it on my fingers and rinsed with warm water. The after wax lotion (I forget the name) seemed to work pretty well, and I am going to use the Slow Grow lotion daily and see how that works. But this is a great product and I love the results! I am going to buy the large jar and warmer and try a brazilian next- I hope it's just as easy!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Well I tried to do as much research as possible before buying this, even though my mind was already set. I heard alot of good reviews on the All purpose Honee was in general. I wanted to buy the all purpose honey wax by itself along with some muslin strips. I don't have a wax warmer though so i went ahead and bought the kit, which i would call a started kit. It came with four small sample sized bottles of the Wax Off, (which somewhat worked, even though most reviews i read said it didn't), Pre-Hon (which I didn't bother using since i didn't have any powder), After Skin Wax Concealer (which as one reviewer said is similar to chamomile lotion and looked like a beet colored ghosty foundation over my tanned complexion) and last but not least, the Slow Grow lotion (which I already have a big bottle of a similar product) I couldn't see myself buying any of those products but it doesn't hurt since they came with the kit. Okay, so I needed a heavy duty kit and it was my mistake for knowing this would be considered a beginners kit and expecting it to do more than what it was supplied for. I had plans to wax my arms, legs and bikini area and the kit comes with 10 large muslin strips and 10 small muslin strips. Luckily I found a old linen shirt to cut up which worked great on my arms and legs which weren't as important as my bikini area not to mention my full legs and arms would've needed more than the 10 large strips provided. I had to get into warrior mode to push myself to go 'brazilian'. (Lord.) I had to stop half way because there is seriously a technique to master for that but I was doing a fairly decent job. Over all, the wax itself is great! A little does go along way and as a few people said, you just have to get the wax consistency right and you'll be fine. The wax did grab pretty much every hair and any hairs it didn't grab were just because they were too short to grip or grab due to my shaving. It was dreadful growing a winter coat in the summer but once i waxed it all off the final result was silky smooth and lovely! Next time I'm just going to by the wax and a pack of the muslin strips because I don't think I have any more linen shirts to spare. LOVED it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This kit is super easy to use and i am so glad i don't need to use muslin strips to do this and it's not painful.
This makes me happy and i save a trip to the salon as well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I just bought this today, after deciding I was going to do my own bikini wax [which was bold, considering Ive never even had a professional one]. Anyway, the price is great for what you get, I paid around sixteen dollars. All the items seperately would have been much more.
PROS: gets just about every hair [and mine is very thick] and was not nearly as painful as I thought it would be. However, I will say make sure your skin is held very taut or it hurts more.
CONS: the other bottles included in the kit I would probably never use, except the Wax Off - which was absolutely pointless, I ended up using baby oil. The biggest con is the removal, I am still sticky in 'that area.' I have to admit that being called 'honee' I thought it would be more like a sugar wax and easier to remove. Thank god Im staying home tonight - Do not use this right before you need to go out unless you are really great at waxing your own bikini line. All in all, I would repurchase, unless I could find something just as good but easier to wash off.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I went to Sally's today and purchased this product with high hopes. I get regular bikini waxes and was hoping to eliminate excessive costs and trips to the salon. However, I was extrememly disappointed from the minute I walked in my door. First, it took me a good 25 minutes to open the jar, which was FUSED shut with dried wax. I got a nice little friction burn on my hand as a result. Finally, I got it open, microwaved it, and anxiously ran upstairs to do the job, as I did not want the wax to harden too much. As I dipped the stick in the jar and back out, some of the wax dribbled around and got on my hands. From then on, it stuck to everything I touched. Anyway, I decided to try the strips. The good news is the first strip was perfect. It did a really good job and didn't hurt so bad. The bad news is, I have NO IDEA what I did wrong the second time around. Maybe the wax got too cool, but I applied it, pressed the strip down, went to pull, and it sloooowly peeled off, removing just SOME hairs and causing more pain that I had wanted. I decided to try again, thinking I should clean the wax off my body and reheat the jar. Well, the "wax off" in the kit did NOTHING. I hopped in the shower, trying to scrub it off and to my dismay, it didn't COME OFF MY SKIN! So here I am, an hour before I have to be somewhere, and my skin is a waxy, sticky, and now white and creamy mess. After doing some google searches for removing excess bikini wax, I found the following suggestions: wax remover lotion (which was supplied in the kit and did not work AT ALL,) and baby oil (tried it, didn't work). Olive oil was next, which worked somewhat, followed by vigorous soap scrubbing. After showering and drying off, I was STILL STICKY. It just didn't go away. Finally, I found a post which said to use vaseline, which I'd have to say worked the best. I applied it, then rubbed it off with some pressure with a tissue. If you have wax stuck ALL OVER, go straight to the vaseline.
I will NOT buy this again. At around $15, it wasn't too expensive, but paying the money at a salon is worth it if it means not making a huge mess. I will be throwing this wax out because right now it's just a huge, sticky mess.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Thumbs down. Get the Cirepil blue stripless wax. It's hard to find but so superior in every way. Gigi space saving warmer is awesome, though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Great product easy to use, a little goes a long way. Coffee filters can be used to replace the strips;D)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
Wow... I think I only paid something like $20ish for this and it has already lasted about 5 waxes and is only half gone. What a great deal! Next time around I think I will only buy the wax, not the kit, although this was a great starter. You can substitute any of the other items much cheaper (popsicle sticks, muslin, baby oil, etc).
The most important thing to mention about this, in my mind, is that LEARNING CURVE is critical! The first time I waxed I decided that I had wasted my money, hated the product and almost gave up. The second time was much better and now I feel like a pro.
Some tips: **Heat the wax so that it is workable, but don't get it any hotter than you have to. If it's runny, it won't grab the hairs well. **Don't waste your money on those silly and expensive pre-cut cloth strips. pick up some cheap muslin at walmart or wherever and cut your own 2"x4" or so strips. Then you can use as many as you want and wax a small area at a time. It's much better that way. **Taking a hint from a previous reviewer, spray the inside of the lid with non-stick cooking spray to prevent it from glueing itself shut.
The only con I can think of is that if you get the wax on something non-skin ( accidentally dribbled some on the side of the tub where the was was sitting), it's hard to clean up. Overall, super product!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
DON'T LET THE SALON STEAL YOUR MONEY!! this whole kit cost me about 40 dollars. if you're out of wax you can go get another jar for 10 dollars. at the salon 40 dollars will only get you ONE bikini wax/brazillian. with this kit you will proabably get 4 bikini waxes several underarms(15 dollars) and legs!!! (25 dollars) thats ONLY if you are willing to put up with the dirty work and the mess LOL <3 which i am shoot.. if it saves me THAT much money i will do it myself.. i just have to get use to all the cleaning and the stickyness.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
When I go for brazillians, my esthestician uses this wax and another kind of sugar wax on me. I have bought it for home use, but mainly use it for removing unwanted hair from my hubby. (I have switched to a depilator). I use most of the items in the kit, including the pre-wax and post-wax mini bottles. This is a must for cleaning the area and removing wax, respectively. This kit can also be found in most beauty supply stores.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this product!! After reading the reviews on here I decided to give it a try! It heated up very well in the microwave to the perfect consistency, went on very easily and ripped out every hair! I've waxed myself (brazilian) with a few other waxes and this is by far the best!! My only problem with it is that I had a hard time cleaning off the excess wax from my skin. Now I just need to find something for that and it will be perfect!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Okay...so I'm going to Florida in a week and decided I really wanted to be hair free.
I tried Nad's a few days ago, and I just couldn't deal with it. So after reading the reviews on Gigi products here, I went to Sally's and picked up this starter kit.
Because this was my first real attempt at waxing myself, it was a long process...however, not as painful as I had imagined. I managed to do my underarms and bikini line. I am so excited about my smooth underarms!!!! Before today, I was about to go to a spa/salon to get them done, but I'm glad I did it on my own. Very easy, and seriously...not as painful as people say. (I followed the advice of someone on here and took some tylenol before waxing).
Piece-o-cake! When this runs out, I'm going to get the bigger can of wax and the wax warmer. I don't think I'll ever go back to shaving!....I'm going to try my legs tomorrow!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
Skip the kit, just get the microwaveable wax and strips and some craft sticks. The extra stuff in the kit is not worth having. Olive oil followed by dish soap gets the remaining wax off effortlessly.
I prefer my wax a bit on the warm side, but have also experienced some peeling skin if it gets too warm. However, this stuff gets every last hair and leaves nothing behind. I will never use pre-waxed strips again.
A nice trick -- put the jar cover back on the jar, then spread some olive oil inside the lid, on the threads. This will prevent the lid from becoming permanently fused to the jar.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is for the microwavable jar. Since my hair is more course, theres not alot of wax that works for me. But this one works great. I bought the jar, cloth strips, and some wood applicators. Its messy but you just have to learn how to do it. It didnt leave a single hair when i waxed! Just make sure you dont heat it up too much because if its too warm on the skin and you wax it, it may pull some skin off too! so be careful. I would only recommend this to people who know how to wax properly.