I was really skeptical about these, mostly because I don’t like the name of this brand (heh heh) and also because the strips seemed really flimsy. Let me tell you–never judge a wax by its name. This product was kind of amazing.
Ease of Use: You can cut the strips to whatever size you need. Basically you just rub the strip between your hands to warm it up, peel off the protective paper, and apply to the area you’re waxing. Rub the wax strip on, then (gulp) yank it off, holding skin taut.
Mess: Minimal. It didn’t leave much wax residue behind, but Nads provides some “Post Wax Calming Oil Wipes” that cleaned up the area well. They could provide more though–the box only came with two.
Efficacy: Surprisingly effective. I used two strips and there was not a single hair left in the area I waxed. Disclaimer: Like any wax, you need to have about 2mm of growth, or it won’t work. There needs to be some length for the wax to “grab” onto.
Pain factor: 3/5. The anticipation was worse than the reality. There’s also a mental hurdle about self-inflicted pain to overcome (at least for me). One issue, though, was that this product left my skin really red, even the next morning, despite using the included calming wipes and Soothing Body Balm. But it calmed down within 24 hours and again…the hair removal was impressive.