Beauty Extremist: Smooth Arms
In our Beauty Extremist series, we interview people with a bona fide beauty addiction to find out what makes them tick and how they got hooked. For this installment, we explore the talented, hilarious and genuinely kind beauty writer and blogger Amber Katz, who has an affinity for fuzz-free amrs.
You can (and should) follow Amber at her cyber destinations: her blog, Beauty Blogging Junkie; her Twitter feed, @glambr; and her Pinterest boards. Prepare yourself for clever movie references and witty neologisms (see Fictionary). You are cordially invited to join her fan club.
I saw my friend Katie Welch waxing her arms with Bliss' Poetic Waxing Strips on QVC and decided hair on my arms had to be a thing of the past. I was waxing with the Bliss strips for a while, which are great, but they do take a bit longer to use. In the interest of getting more surface area more quickly, I decided it would be great to depilate, which would allow me to multitask. I decided to try using Veet Fast Acting Hair Removal Gel Cream Hair Remover for Legs and Body (not even the sensitive version--I'm not driving) on my arms from wrist to shoulder, 360-degree circumference. I'm officially converted to Team #Fuzzfreearms. To me, my limbs look leaner and somehow more toned without a smattering of hair. Mine's dirty blonde, so it's not so noticeable, but it's as much about the way it feels than the way it looks. Also, in the winter, I'm copy-paper white, so even dark blonde can show up kill my smooth arm game a bit.
“I started to get crazypants paranoid about somehow getting one modicum of Veet on my mane.”
Three Things You Might Be Surprised To Learn About Amber's Regimen:
- My fixation with my hair rivals my compulsion to remove it (in certain areas, anyway).
- I'm concerned that the sensitive formula won't do the job as well.
- I'm massively grossed out by arm hair and think everyone could improve their lives by 78% if they simply remove it, at least on special occasions.