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Sugar Me Smooth Kit Review

About.com Rating 3.5 Star Rating
User Rating 2 Star Rating (1 Review)

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The Bottom Line

This sugaring hair removal kit is great once you get the hang of it, but terrible the first few times of use. If you are willing to put in the effort to learn the proper technique to get the full benefits of the product, then give it a try. If you are expecting it to work the first time for you and you have no patience, I recommend continuing to do what you are doing or go see a professional.

Pros

  • Leaves skin soft
  • Can be applied twice in a row to get missed hair
  • All natural

Cons

  • Very difficult to get the technique down
  • Only a few uses out of body jar
  • Can be painful when applying the product

Description

  • Manufacturer: Sugar Me Smooth
  • Usage: Hair removal using sugaring paste
  • Average price: $59.95
  • Sugaring hair removal products included in kit: Full Body (12.3 wt oz) Face (3.1 wt oz)
  • Additional items included in kit: Soothing Solution,4 Reusable Applicators (2 face, 2 body), and Instructional DVD

Guide Review - Sugar Me Smooth Kit Review

How this product works: The sugaring paste is slowly applied in the opposite direction of hair growth three times, and then removed in the direction of hair growth with your hands using a fast flicking motion while holding skin taut. Generally sugaring paste is applied with hands, unlike sugaring gel and waxes that use a stick or spatula-like applicator. However with this kit, they give you reusable applicators in the shape of a credit card.

I've Never Sugared Myself Before

I first watched the included DVD and set everything up. I opened the body sugar and decided I was going to try my arms first. I have never actually sugared myself using the paste, so I was excited.

The sugar was a little hard and very difficult to get out of the jar. Did I mention the included applicator for the body in the shape of a credit card was very flimsy? Okay, it was, but on I went. I smoothed the sugar on with a bit of trouble. It didn't want to adhere to my hair but when it finally started to stay, it felt like my hair was being ripped out very slowly. Then after it was on, I flicked the sugar off and with it came my hair. After a few times, I got the hang of it and I was soon free of arm hair. My skin felt soft and smooth and actually hydrated. I really liked the product so I offered a service to a client. This time I wanted to do a back waxing.

On My Client's Back

A simple back waxing was very easy and left little hair behind. The nice thing about sugar is you can go over the same areas unlike waxing. I still couldn't get the stubborn hair out, but there was just a few, so tweezing a couple wasn't bad. The Soothing Solution with an orange unisex scent is made to calm skin after removing hair seemed to work very well. It was oily at first, but after rubbing it in, the skin was left feeling smooth.

A Hair Removal Novice Tries It

The ultimate test though, was to have a complete novice try the product. I handed the kit over to someone who has never even waxed themself before, let alone has tried the more difficult sugaring paste. Two weeks passed and I received the kit back with a verbal review of sorts. Samantha, the guinea pig, decided that after trying it for a week and a half, she would stick to having someone do it for her.

Samantha had a very difficult time keeping the temperature of the wax just right, couldn't spread it easily and removing the hair was just as hard for her. She said she had a huge mess of product that had gotten everywhere. She just couldn't get the hang of it and said she wouldn't purchase the kit because it was frustrating.

I understand what she was saying because the temperature which is warmed up by your hands has to be just right and it can be very messy. The good thing is that it does clean up with warm water very easily, unlike wax.

For the Face

I did not notice a difference in the body sugar and the face sugar. It felt and looked exactly the same. The ingredients were the same as well. The only difference I noticed was the size.

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User Reviews

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 2 out of 5
Tough to master the technique!!, Member luvmybestfriend

I'm pretty much an amateur at sugaring, but have had someone doing it for me for years, due to me being of Middle Easter descent. I've been making my own recently, and have been doing pretty well with it. Let me tell you, Sugar Me Smooth is THE SAME AS MAKING YOUR OWN AT HOME. It consists of the wax, and a credit card like applicator, applied in the opposite direction of the hair growth, and ""flicked"" off, giving silky smooth results. Okay, I get it, sounds pretty good to me, but I don't think a lot of people would be willing to spend $60 for something they can make at home for probably the fee of 2 dollars. The only thing I liked more about the Sugar Me Smooth kit was that the wax was significantly softer than the homemade wax, and doesn't require any heating. Once you get the technique, it really is better than waxing, because it's so much cheaper!! The reason this is recieving 2 stars is because of the price, it's outrageous. But if you're willing to spend the money, just be patient if you can't get it right the first few times; it took quite a lot of failed attempts before I finally got the hang of it. But take my advice, make it at home and use it the same way!! Happy Waxing :)

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