True story. Once upon a time, a hardworking skin care expert (me!) finally found a few hours to enjoy some sun-n-fun. There I was relaxing on my beach blanket (yes I was wearing spf 30, a hat to shade my face from aging UVA rays, and sunglasses to avoid squinting), when another beach beauty parked herself near my real estate. All was good. The sun shone, the sand sparkled, sea gulls sang and the waves gently rolled ashore. I sat up to enjoy an ice-cold bottle of water and take in the natural beauty, and what did I see?
My beach neighbor, whom I shall call Yellow Bikini, was engaged in the not so pretty process of tweezing stray hairs from around her kneecaps, her lower leg, and… ‘oh no she did not…. oh yes she did’ …her bikini line. On the beach. In public.
As a beauty expert, here’s what I saw, in slow motion (add horror film soundtrack now): Yellow Bikini sits cross-legged on a beach towel, thighs spread open, her back rounds and shoulders slump forward so can get a close-up view of the offending hair. She reaches into her handbag and retrieves tweezers holding them up momentarily so the tip catches the sun with a fiery glint. She squints and her jaw locks with determination as she swoops down, pulling her thigh flesh taut with one hand, plucking with the other. Mission complete, she smiles, lifts her chin smugly and raises the tweezers into the air to examine her success… satisfied, she goes in for round two.
What disturbed me most, beside the fact that I could not stop staring at this spectacle, was that Yellow Bikini had clearly planned to do this on the beach, because she brought tweezers! Now don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of de-fuzzing, especially down there, where I think bare is better. And I do appreciate Yellow Bikini’s abashed approach. And yet, all I can say is ‘ewww, really at the beach?!’
Beauty tip: if you have some stray hairs that pop up between waxing, I recommend a more demure option than Yellow Bikini’s method. You can use Poetic Waxing Kit to do touch ups. You can get Bikini Perfect and use the epilating head to remove unwanted hairs. You can use Get Out of Hair to discourage the re-growth of hair.
Some things should definitely be done at home, behind a closed bathroom door, don’t you think?
bliss kisses, Donna