Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Sweet Waxing Experience



Happy Holidays everyone! I can’t believe that it’ll be Christmas in almost less than a month and my mom and youngest sister just set up our Christmas tree last week. It’s been getting dark fast (Come 5:00 PM and it feels like it’s already 7:00 PM) and mornings are getting colder and colder. And then I realized, I still got tons of stuff to buy for my god children. Shit. But, hey, Christmas is still a fun and jolly holiday with all the Christmas treats we also get to enjoy like this one I have recently tried out from Strip Manila.

I was invited to try out their NEW Gingerbread Wax and their V Blush, which would supposedly tighten and whiten your underarm. Let me tell you that every Strip/Browhaus visit is such a wonderful experience for me so I’m quite excited to try out this new offering from my favourite waxing salon. You probably all know the story of how they took my Brazilian virginity and it was such an awesome experience. Awww! And now, admittedly, I WAS an underarm wax virgin. HONEST!

I used to just shave or pluck my underarm, which have caused a bit of darkening (because of the shaving) and when I pluck, I get that nasty chicken skin of some sort. Grrr. Okay, it was an embarrassing thing to talk to you about, but hey, I’ve got to tell you all because I need you to know how I was converted to waxing. So, let me now tell you how my first underarm waxing experience was:


I arrived at the Strip in Serendra an hour and a few minutes earlier than my scheduled appointment. But I told the staff that if they can’t accommodate me, I’d just go back at exactly 3pm, which is when I really have my waxing schedule plotted. But they said that it’s okay and asked me to wait a few minutes in their totally cool waiting area. I was with my younger sister that time, Czai of TheBlacksheeproject.blogspot.com, and we were quite occupied with reading the blog posts and other features and testimonies of a lot of people about their Strip experience. So, we were quite having fun while actually waiting.



A few minutes have passed and my assigned striperella (yes, that’s how they’re called) lead me to my room. She asked me to take off my top and use the towel on top of the bed to cover up my curvy body. She left for a bit and it only took me less than a minute to do that. Afterwards, I grabbed my camera and took pictures around. Believe me, Strip is such an awesome place to camwhore. I just love the interior of their Serendra branch. There’s something so relaxing and comforting about it. So, when my striperella arrived, we started the underarm waxing. Upon applying the gingerbread wax on my underarm, I suddenly felt the urge to lick my underarm because it smells so friggin’ sweet! Hahaha! But then, reality slapped me back to sanity and realized it’s just wax. Hahaha! Try their gingerbread wax on your next waxing visit and you’ll know what I mean. And, unlike the Brazilian, which has tolerable pain, the underarm waxing experience was totally painless. Honest!


So after the underarm waxing it’s time for my V Blush. I’m actually MORE excited to try this. It claims to tighten and whiten your underarm. I was asked to wear a pair of shades and I was like, “what is this for?” And she told me it’s to protect my eyes. And inside I was like, “protect my eyes from what? Are you gonna weld my underarm?” Monique said the process was painless, but after having to wear those shades, I was like... uh-oh, what is this??!

I wore the shades, closed my eyes and lifted my arm. She applied a cold gel of some sort on my underarm and then she used this vibrator microphone-looking thingy to gently rub on my underarm while sudden flashes of light pops out. Okay, I overreacted for a bit in the beginning because the procedure was absolutely painless and it actually felt comfortable; and no worries if you’re in a hurry because the procedure wrapped up in less than 15 minutes, I guess.

And that’s done! But before I stepped out of Strip, they gave me a gingerbread cookie, which my youngest sister loved and adored so much. Since she’s the sweet toothed one I opted to give her the gingerbread cookie than munch it myself. It looks tempting though and now, I keep remembering the wonderful scent of the gingerbread wax. And for those of you who doesn’t know yet, Strip’s goal is to dedicate 1 wax to each country they’re in. They already have the New York Vanilla Wax, the Gingerbread Wax is for London and I can’t wait to know, which country the next new wax would represent!


Oh and another treat for everyone: For every client who tries the yummy Gingerbread wax, you’ll also get a free gingerbread cookie! Yey! I’m planning on having my upper lip waxed using the gingerbread wax. I hope the striperella could clip my tongue to prevent me from licking it all up! Hahaha!

And if you’re wondering who is responsible for the yummy gingerbread cookie treats, Strip tied up with Party Perfect who specializes in party dessert buffets owned by Lisa Ugarte Tirona and Soeng Ikeda. And as for their clients, get 30% off Strip’s Gingerbread wax (all off only) if you get a minimum purchase of P900. Isn’t that awesome? It’s actually perfect for this Christmas, right? Go visit Party Perfect in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Party-Perfect/111237632239130?ref=ts&fref=ts

Oh, and upon going back home, I noticed that my underarm got a bit lighter. My assigned striperella told me that it would take a few more sessions to see the most awesome result of the V Blush, but my underarm got lighter. What just happened? So I shot Monique an email and found out that reason for my lighter underarm is because of the combined effect of waxing and the V Blush. And though it would take a few more sessions to bring out the lightest out of my underarm, it already shows an impressive result just from the first treatment, which is quite amazing, I must say. Even my mom noticed the difference. Now, she keeps on telling me now, “keep your arms down, we already know you’ve got lighter underarms!” I smell envy, mom. LOL

It was just an awesome and yummy experience. I hope the gingerbread wax could be available even after Christmas. It’s just the right blend of sweetness locked in the scent and to think if I’d use it for my Brazilian wax and it smells like gingerbread down there... Oooh, sexy time! LOL.

Till next post! :)

19 comments:

  1. Natawa ako sa "Are you gonna weld my underarm?" Classic! :))
    Sounds intriguing! Sakto ang gingerbread for the holidays!
    Patingin naman! Sleeveless na yan o!

    We missed you lots Gellie!

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    1. Hahahaha! Medyo nagtaka din kasi ako magshashades pa. But it was absolutely painless. Comfortable pa nga eh. lol

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  2. I never had any waxing experience, hahahha
    Next month I'm going to get something like this too, *hopefully* LOL XD

    -> www.cominica.net <-

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    1. Go! You can do it. It'll be an awesome experience :)

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  3. omgosh this is sooo cool! i've never been waxed before because i'm terrified of pain but for that adorable gingerbread cookie i might change my mind hahaha :p

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    1. The underarm waxing was absolutely painless. Or at least here in Strip ;)

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  4. I'm a waxing virgin, too. :( natatakot ako baka masakit eh! haha! I just use Nivea deodorant to whiten my underarms para di mangitim pagnag-shave. so far, effective naman. :) I want to try their brazilian wax kase I heard so many good reviews about it, but i'm still too afraid of the pain. :(

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    1. Sa Brazilian Wax nila, there is pain pero tolerable promise. :)

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  5. I never done waxing,,. How much it is?

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  6. I haven't tried waxing, How much it is? (Mali yung natype ko kanina hahah!)

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    1. Hehe. It's 600+ for underarm and around 1,200 for Brazilian ;)

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  7. OMG dati vanilla ngayon gingerbread! :D Super yummy scents!

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  8. OMG I neeed this!! >.< I had the same problem as you Ms.gellie ..my underarms became dark because of shaving and I have a chicken skin na rin! I tried the wax you gave to me .. .but it can't pull the hair since the hair is so thick na xD! Sana may ganito din sa cebu. Do you have any waxing products to recommend Ms.gellie?That can pull off thick hairs and underarm whitening po .. I can't wear sleeveless because of it T_T

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  9. Leg hairs are much coarser than other body parts hairs. Waxing on leg is adopted both by men and women these days. Waxing on leg is the safest option. Best Waxing Salon in NYC

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