Gigi • All Purpose Honee non-microwave wax • Hair Removal
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I wax my legs every month with this stuff and it is perfect. Once I even got brave enough to Brazilian wax myself with this and it worked fabulously (although I divided the work into two sessions because I was getting sore trying to contort my self into the proper position.)
Every time I try a different brand I have to come crawling back to this stuff and beg forgiveness for cheating. I tried the espresso wax by this brand once and hated it. The all purpose honee is freaking awesome though.
PROS: Smells neutral, is easy to work with, does not rip off skin, gets all the hairs, just works beautifully.
CONS: It is more expensive than some other brands, but with wax, you get what you pay for. And it is still loads cheaper than going to a salon for a waxing. One jar of this allows me to wax my legs 4-6 times.
My tips for home waxing:
-Practice makes perfect! Laugh off mistakes! My first time home waxing was pretty hilarious in retrospect, but now I can do it with my eyes closed.
-Don't wax when your kids or husband can bother you, you don't want to be rushed or have toddlers banging on your door. Waxing takes concentration!
-Bring some kind of oil in bathroom with you so after the waxing is all done, you can easily get off any sticky wax residue. I swear by coconut oil but any kind of oil would probably work.
-wax sitting on top of an old towel. I am careful but sometimes drops fall. I store my wax warmer on top of my folded up "waxing" towel so I can just pull them out of the cupboard together come waxing time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I thought this was really guna work.. For the pain not even all the hairs come out.. Im suree i grew it long enough too. It sucks
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I use to use Suddenly Smooth Deluxe creame wax and it sucks, because it broke a lot of the hair. I recently made the switch to GIGI all purpose honee, and I noticed very minimum breakage..I thought it was my technique but when i waxed my sister, she couldnt get over the results, her legs were smooth and she just loved even the littlest hair came out..
This wax is amazinggggg!
I just bought the DARK HONEE to try out, because i have coarse leg hair, and thought i might try that out too....Will update the results soon. I think this wax is a great buy, and if you're talking about it being sticky...then you're an idiot..its a wax..and the stickier it is, the better it is at sticking to your hair.. :)
If it got everywhere, then its your techqniue not the wax..and you can buy a wax remover...and it comes off SOOO EASILY from my legs, when i use olive oil and slather it on and use a strip to remove any residue and that moisturizes my legs too...
Definitely recommend it to others and repurchase
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I purchased this wax (14 oz. can) along with the warmer, muslin strips, and how-to video at a promo price of just under $40 at Sally's. I have dark hair and I'm a total newbie at waxing. I think GiGi All Purpose Honee Wax is an excellent product (if you have the right tools) and I highly recommend it. I found it very effective for hair removal. The wax warmer is an indispensable tool to achieve the perfect wax consistency. Yes, the wax does get gooey and sticky BUT that is why it is effective at hair removal and, hello, YOU CAN'T EXPECT TO WASH OFF ANY WAX RESIDUE WITH JUST SOAP & WATER! I think the key to my success as a first-time waxer was PREPARATION. I watched the how-to video first (sure it's dated but I found it informative) . Also, before I started waxing, I had all my tools within reach: baby powder, lots of applicator sticks, a pair of scissors to cut the muslin into whatever size I needed, GooGone and paper towel to clean up any accidental drips, and I had some azulene oil leftover from my Parissa kit. The azulene oil was very effective in removing any wax residue from my skin plus it has soothing properties to help minimize any redness. I worked on my legs and brows first. I was so pleased with the result that I decided to try waxing my upper lip and my underarms the following night. Again, I was so pleased with the result! I also ended up using only (maybe) 1/10 of the product so I know this tin will last me a long time, perhaps close to a year. I gave it only a 4 for packaging because although I like the tin, I didn't like how there was wax stuck to the bottom of the lid making it hard to remove. It should probably come with a plastic sheet on top to keep the wax from sticking to the lid during shipment. Other than that, I think this product is just awesome. This very happy newbie will definitely re-purchase!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Yes, its messy. You just have to bring your mentality that it's going to be everywhere and you have to prepare for that. For a first time wax I was able to get most of the area I wanted. The only problem was it cooled way quicker than I expected and I ended up with too much wax in one area (damn you winters...) so I had to stop the process.
Although it was my first time I learned a lot and everything I did wrong I know how to fix to make the waxing a smoother (pun intended) experience.
I found that olive oil takes care of the sticky wax residue best.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium Brown, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
Yes it's sticky and one must be careful not to spill it because it will make a mess. I guess that is not as obvious as I would have imagined. Anyway, the GIGI home warmer makes it so easy and the wax warms up to the perfect temperature. It gets thinner the hotter it gets and it spreads on the eyebrows easily if you use a sure hand and the little applicators that look like small popscicle sticks. Then I just take the muslin strip. Stick it to the wax and remove. I love it. The wax begins to get thick after 4 months, but it is not expensive at about $9 - $11 a container. I have only used on my face.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I had wanted to do my own Hollywood Brazilian wax and I had been reading reviews about this product and I concluded that it definitely SUCKS as a first time kit... It was easy to apply and all and it was not as messy as people described it to be but it was the most painful experience in my life and I could normally breeze through piercings, tattoo, or needles ... But this product pulled the heck out of my skin and made me bleed.. I also have sensitive skin so I was pretty red, soar, and swollen for a couple of hours. I had also tried putting baby powder prior to waxing and that barely works.. And I could not get the wax off after the little formulas they provided did not sufficed. I guess I'll just stick with shaving for now until I find a more suitable hair removal product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
AWW HELL NO.
*sigh* I know this was my first time, but NEVER AGAIN. I did everything right, but it got EVERYWHERE. And I mean EVERYWHERE. I was scrubbing this off my floor for hours and even my legs and yes, I used the wax removal cream thinger. It did take off my hair and lasted a long time, however, only in the center of the strip when I layed it so I felt like I was doing twice the work. It was a learning experience, but way too much of a mess.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this wax with the gigi wax warmer and the large applicators. The store didn't have the muslin strips but the girl at the counter suggested I use brown cotton instead. The brown cotton works well with the wax but it absorbs alot of the wax so you can't reuse the strips again after one use. But overall the wax with the cotton strips worked well for me. My leg hairs have gotton so thick from years of shaving. I even tried it on my bikini line and the hairs came off quite easily without much pain. I agree the wax is a bit too sticky so you have to be careful not to get it everywhere. I am prone to ingrown hairs so I am using Tend skin after my waxing (not the same day, but the day after since my skin is too sensitive right after waxing). I am going to try a few more different types of waxes from Gigi since this one worked so well for me. (Perhaps the brazilian wax)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I love and hate this product at the same time. It is very effective and relatively tolerable compared to others Ive tried (drugstore that is). I recently purchased the wax warmer bc I have a 2-story home and was tired of re-heating in the microwave and/or not reheating fast enough and tearing the strip from my bikini area when it was too cold and simply yanking the hair and my skin instead of tearing it out (its about as fun as it sounds).
Other reviewers have already explained the sequence, all I would add is to make sure the wax is the appropriate temperature, too much either way can cause painful results. Also, I have found that prepping the skin with baby powder is very effective for me, especially on areas like the armpits and bikini line. Another major help is a burn gel product I purchased at the drugstore with 2.5% lidocaine - its great at killing some of the pain and soothing the area.
Other reviewers have also mentioned how messy this is - they are right. This is why I love it and hate it - its incredible sticky, which unfortunately in this case is a necessary evil I suppose. Lets just say I have attempted to wax very, very sensitive areas that I guess I am just not able to do without help from another person, and it left me a sticky, sticky mess that only baby oil + hot water + scrubbing with a washcloth could fix. This goes for simply getting on your fingers when removing the cap as well. However, until I find something that is as effective but easier to remove, I will be repurchasing this.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I do my own brazilian at home and usually use the surgi wax. I decided to try this since it was on sale at Sally's. This was wayyyy less painful the the surgi hard wax I normally used! It grabbed most hairs, even really short short stubbly ones. I was able to reuse the strips maybe twice. I used the gigi muslin strips for this (small sized). Love this stuff and will never ever go back to d/s waxes! The only drawback to this is the cleanup. My oh my was I ever sticky but nothing a bit of baby oil can't fix =) I even used this on my bf's chest this wknd and he's quite pleased with the results as well!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I bought a tin of the all-purpose honee, along with the space-saver warmer and a 100-pack of muslin strips which came to about $70 CDN (Sally's beauty supply). The warmer came with one cardboard collar -I will probably use it to trace out more collars and cut them out myself instead of buying them (they're pretty expensive to buy ~$20 for a big pack). My first time using this system was pretty successful -I wasn't able to grab 100% of all hairs but that's probably more to technique than the product itself. I'd say I was able to grab 95% of leg hairs and the rest I just plucked away with tweezers -I expect to get 100% as I get more practice. It took about 30-40 min for the warmer to completely melt the wax. The warmer has only one temperature setting -this setting was sufficient to melt the wax to a comfortable temperature (found it slightly hot on bikini area but it was bareable). The consistency of the wax is quite runny so it's easy to get a nice, even, thin layer. I use each strip 4 times (twice on each side). This wax also worked quite well in the bikini area -I just cut the muslin strips into smaller pieces. Took me about 30 min to do both legs and bikini zone - and about 1 hr to clean-up. I think next time I will lay down some newspaper for the mess. Baby oil wasn't that great at dissolving the wax, I had to scrub my skin till it was red. In summary, I found this system better than drug-store waxes that I've tried. The gigi system is more expensive than drug-store, but still cheaper than going to a salon. Messy -but what waxes aren't. Grabs well at stubble hairs.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Best stuff ever. Before using this, I used to the pink colored creme wax and had issues with that. It just didn't pull out all the hairs. However, with this wax everything is pulled. I bought the warmer, collars and muslin strips. I buy popsicle sticks from an art supply store because its so much cheaper that way. I warm the wax and make sure its completely heated (over 30 mins to do so), and wax away. I have minimal pain, and just use baby oil to wipe any areas that still have wax on them. Then I hop in the shower and when I get out, there is no wax left on my skin. This stuff can be messy if you don't know what your doing. I recommend going to a salon and get professionally waxed first to see what type of procedure or routine they use, and if you feel comfortable with that, then go home and follow that routine yourself. That's what I did and for me, waxing is a breeze! Goodbye razor!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I have dark course hair and this wax takes off every strand. The trick is to make sure that the wax has been completely melted prior to waxing. Also, make sure that your hair isn't too long, if necessary trim prior to waxing. This is especially important in areas where hair growth tends to be denser(underarms and bikini). I have waxed my underarms, legs and arms at least 6 times and still have 1/3 of the tin left.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I have used Nad's and Moon sugaring hair removal, Veet wax strips and Surgi-wax hard wax. Tired of all the fur and fuzz I purchased the GiGi wax warmer, muslin strips, and this wax based on reviews. I have to say that this removes more hair than sugaring for me. It picks up coarse and fine hair. The only problem I have is this is MESSY beyond belief. I purchased the GiGi wax off hair remover but it really did not help. I ended up with plain mineral oil and rubbing alcohol to remove it. This can very easily irritate, inflame and bruise your skin. So make sure the wax is not too hot for your skin. Also exfoliate skin to be waxed the day before hair removal. I always wax with my leg poised over wax paper to avoid the dreaded wax spills on the floor. I have switched to Veet wax strips for my legs, but still use this on my face and arms.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This was a very difficult product. I have been using NAD's wax with the strips to wax the bikini line and legs for a long time. I had the WORST time trying to get all the wax off me with this pruduct! It doesn't come off hair like it does skin. The product gets everywhere, is a complete mess and is almost impossible to get off your skin,hands, everywhere. Im sticking with my NADS which washes off in water and delivers equal or better quality results.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Like the name says, this is an all-purpose wax, not for sensitive skin/areas or very coarse hair. That being said it's my favorite to use everywhere except my bikini area. I use this wax for my face and legs and it is not irritating beyond the normal redness waxing brings. I've had the same tub for probably almost a year and it is only half gone, and it's on sale a lot at Sally's. This wax does have a scent but it is very mild and I like it, personally. It makes the bathroom smell nice. Just be careful not to store the can on it's side, even if you think the wax is totally hard, because it will move inside the can and stick to the lid.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is actually not for the microwave kit, I bought a jar 18oz of All Purpose Honee Wax for $9.99 USD and the warmer for $39.99 USD. The jar can't be heated in the microwave as it is made of metal, and must be used with the warmer. Up until now, I had been using Sally Hansen's roll-on Wax, which comes in a rectangle plastic container that you heat up in the accompanying warmer. Instead of using the roller, I would use popsicle sticks to get wax out through the narrow neck of the container, and also as an applicator. It was a very messy job, because wax would get all over the narrow opening and eventually drip into the warmer. The wax was ok, but it did leave behind some hairs. I bought the gigi set because I wanted a container with a larger mouth so that I could use tongue-depressor sized sticks and avoid the mess. I just tried it out today and gave myself a brazilian, it was AMAZING!!! Definitely my HG wax! It left around 10 hairs IN THE WHOLE AREA, and I only hit each patch once. It didn't pull my skin as much as a sugar-based wax like Nad's did, and left my skin feeling so smooth and happy. In my opinion, waxes that use warmers are superior to those that are microwaved because a constant temp can be maintained, and the warmer the wax is kept, the thinner it is, and the more successful it is at removing hair.
Some tips from my own experience:
1. The directions instruct you to keep the warmer on high until the wax is melted, then turn it down to medium/low for the rest of the day. I found that I got the best results when I kept it on high the whole time. It wasn't too hot, and the wax was the perfect consistency.
2. I used baby oil and cotton pads (not balls) to remove any excess wax that was left behind. First I semi-soaked the pad with baby oil, then blotted the area that had wax left over. Then using a gentle circular motion, I rubbed away the remaining wax. It's ok if the cotton initially gets stuck to your skin when you blot, it makes it easier to remove the wax when you rub (GENTLY!) it off.
3. To prevent bruising and to make sure you get the best removal results, make sure you hold the skin taut. Using your other hand or contorting your body to make sure the area is taut will make sure that the wax is evenly applied, that the strip hits all parts of the wax, and that you can remove in one quick motion.
4. Apply the wax in the same direction that your hair grows, then lay down a strip, rubbing in the same direction that the hair grows. Remove the strip AGAINST the the way the hair grows.
5. You can clean the applicators with baby oil so you can use them next time. Soak a cotton pad and firmly pull the majority of the wax off the applicator, then rub the rest off.