Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Wax on. Wax off.

                                                                                            (photos via Uni K Wax)

Big city or small town, women everywhere obsess over their looks.  Whether your weekly mani/pedi is a necessity or getting highlights every six weeks is always booked in your planner, or you dream of your next Swedish massage, as a female, you have certain beauty regiments (or luxuries) that you can’t live without.  Growing up, I wasn’t always the ridiculous girly-girl that I am today.  But, I did realize once I got to the junior high, that the hair on my legs and upper lip had to go.  As a Lebanese American woman, I was blessed with dark hair.  Everywhere.  After attempting Nair on my upper lip during the sixth grade, my mom freaked out.  I tried to explain that a boy made fun of my “mustache” during homeroom, so I needed to take this into my own hands.  Eventually she gave in to sending my sister and me for wax appointments.   



Now that I am an adult lady in the big city, I have found the best place to get my waxes.  Uni K uses an herbal hard wax, which is safe for sensitive skin.  The reception area is always packed with pretty city girls waiting for their appointment.  The rooms are clean and comfortable.  You can book your appointments online (for those of us who find it embarrassing to ask for a full bikini over the phone).  The staff is friendly and efficient.  The women work quickly to result in the least amount of pain as possible (Sorry ladies, but the Brazilian still hurts, no matter how quick!).  The prices are also very reasonable!  Check out their listing of locations – they are expanding around the country.    


So, what is the beauty regimen you can’t live without? xo

10 comments:

  1. I don't really do much in the way of beauty, but I do clean my face with Pond's cold cream every night. I love it!

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  2. Those are definite musts! Thanks girls :)

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  3. I went today! I was really sad for a while that my girl Lana left, but today I discovered Ruby and lemme tell ya - Ruby rocks.

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  4. Awww I loved Lana! Guess I'll ask for Ruby next time :)

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  5. Sooooo many beauty regimens, just can't pick one!!

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  6. Sleep! As you get older, I think health regimens become beauty regimens. At your age, you're pretty resilient and can probably pull an all-nighter and look like a million the next day. Not so much as you age. :-) So sleep, exercise, eating healthy food, and taking good care of all body parts that require regular upkeep, like teeth and skin. I also like to think that as you age you identify yourself more with your wisdom and accomplishments and less with your looks and consumer habits. Your story about a boy teasing you for facial hair made me sad, but what if it had been something you could do nothing about? I overheard somebody remark about my... ahem... lack of endowment once in a movie theater line. At first I was upset because the guy was with a girl and was actually criticizing her by comparing her to me. I wanted to tell that girl she could do better. But I realized that boy had problems of his own and I didn't want to bring him down any lower than he already was. It was his problem, not mine, just as your "mustache" wasn't your problem and probably had nothing to do with why that boy teased you in middle school. But look at the result, look at the effect on your identity. Sorry if this is a little heavy for the post, but you are beautiful and you should accept yourself for what you are! Enjoy your girly-girl routines, I know they're fun, but don't make them a necessity and don't make them a part of who you are. You're amazing without them. <3

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  7. Margaret - I just love you and truly aspire to follow in your footsteps. You're such a smart and confident lady!

    PS: I completely agree that SLEEP is essential for both beauty and health :)

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  8. You're so sweet. :-) Thanks for the blog, I love living your city life vicariously!!

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  9. I so agree w/Maggie, we need to be "our own women"! Or would it be "woman"? Anyway, I say take care of our insides as well as our outsides. I wish I knew to follow this regimen YEARS ago!!

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