A razor hasn’t touched the skin above my knees in about 20 years—and not because I endured a series of laser hair removal. I’m a waxing devotee, as this has proven to be the most effective means of keeping my thighs and bikini line devoid of hair for the longest period of time possible. Maybe because I’m a perfectionist or maybe because I have OCD, but the first thing I do when I come home after my appointment is tackle the stray hairs Marta inevitably misses. I used to yank each and every one with a tweezer (she’s actually pretty good, but she always overlooks a patch or two), but Parissa Express Wax Strips have made my life a heck of a lot easier.
Now I can simply re-wax instead of tweezing—without the hassle of heating a pot of wax and trying to avoid getting it all over my bathroom. These handy strips are ready to go right out of the box, and all you have to do is press one on and rip it off. Smaller than many other wax strips out there, they’re ideal for touch-ups, and can also be used to eliminate pesky facial hair. The box also includes a small vial of azulene oil to soothe skin and allow you to be on your merry way. And if your holiday plans include a warm-weather destination, I recommend stashing a few strips in your cosmetic bag so you’re guaranteed to be fuzz-free for the duration of your vacation!