15 Sep

Eek! I Got My First Wax… You Know Where!

Yesterday was a big day for me, lovely readers… I got my first ever brazilian wax!  Read on for details, if you dare…


I’ve waxed my bikini area myself a couple of times, but a brazilian is much more… extensive.  I figured that if I was ever going to try it, I should do so for my honeymoon.

My cousin is an esthetician, so I went to her spa to get it done.  I was definitely a little nervous— I wasn’t sure whether it made me feel better or worse to know the person who was waxing me down there.  Maybe anonymity is less scary?  Before I left, I took the most extensive shower ever and trimmed the hair down to a half inch or so, per her instructions.

The whole experience ended up being very professional and it didn’t hurt too bad.  (I was expecting a lot worse!)  It was a little tender after the fact, but I’ve heard that ibuprofen can help with that.  All in all, I’d definitely do it again.

If you’re considering it for yourself, know that your menstrual cycle makes the area more sensitive.  Wait at least a week afterward and it’ll be a lot easier on you.

Have you had a brazilian wax before?  What about a plain old bikini wax?  Have you tried waxing yourself?  And how much hair do you leave?  Share your waxing experiences in the comments!

{ posted: Thursday, September 15, 2011 }


Comments: {4}

  • Tina writes:

    One of my best girlfriends has her own salon. Like your cousin, she had the privilege of giving my my first wax before my wedding. She gave me a nice glass of whiskey to sip on, and that definitely helped me relax!

  • Camille writes:

    I love brazilians! the first one is pretty terrible, but after like 3 in a row (no shaving in between) they barely hurt at all.

  • Rachel writes:

    So glad your first experience was a pleasant one :) anyone in the area,if you are interested, i am running a special…$45 brazilian (normally $60) book with Rachel, and mention KIms blog to get the deal! BellaDawna Esthetic Artistry & Care, 7556 Soquel Dr. Aptos, CA 95003 :)

  • Kimberly writes:

    @rachel: you are awesome! thanks!!

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