Hair Removal

Bye Bye Bush


Say farewell to Bush.

During our transition from one president to another, get 20% off Bliss Spa’s signature Brazilian Bikini Wax, plus any waxing and post waxing* products you buy!

Valid 1.19.09-2.1.09 at any of Bliss’ Manhattan locations.

To book, visit blissworld.com or call 877-TO-BLISS and mention ‘farewell to Bush’ at checkout.

*Product discount is on the Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads, Poetic Waxing Kit, and Get Out of Hair products.

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Spoiled Pretty’s Take On Smooth Away


So I survived the Spokane snow I’m back in Philadelphia. And you know what that means. It’s time to weigh in on Smooth Away, the hair removal discs sold on TV.

My sister wasn’t exaggerating when he said that the mini Smooth Away pad deftly defuzzes your upper lip. The superfine crystals on each pad exfoliate – buffing away dead skin in addition to hair. But if you have sensitive skin, put the pad down…don’t buff nuthin’. I smoothed away my mustache three days ago and my skin is still raw and tore up. It feels like I have a rug burn below my nose – and there are a few small spots that look and feel slightly scabby.

To be thorough in my testing, I also used one of the larger Smooth Away pads on my leg. As the skin on my leg is more resilient thant that on my face, I didn’t experience any irritation. The pad removed the hair – although, afterwards, it did feel a smidge stubbly to the touch. Another Smooth Away shortcoming is that you’ll go through the pads fairly quickly. The pads are most effective when they’re brand new and haven’t yet been used; and once you start buffing, you’ll notice that the efficacy of the pads will start to diminish.

One Smooth Away kit contains: 1 Large Smooth Away, 1 Small Smooth Away, 4 Large Smooth Away Replacement Pads, 4 Small Smooth Away Replacement Pads. And right now, when you purchase one kit at $14.99, you’ll receive an extra kit for free. But I doubt that having two Smooth Away sets will keep you smooth and hair-free for long. Depending on the length and texture of your hair, one large pad will likely lose it’s grit after one leg.

Bottom line: Smooth Away is, indeed, a throwaway.

Is "Smooth Away" A Throwaway?


I just got off the phone with Lauren (my younger sister/beauty addict apprentice) – and she excitedly told me about her experience with Smooth Away, those hair removal discs seen on TV.
Initially, Lauren laughed when my mom admitted to purchasing the pads; you see, Mama Spoiled Pretty has yet to meet an infomercial she didn’t like. But Mom had the last laugh when Lauren used the mini Smooth Away pad to successfully buff away the fuzz on her upper lip.

Lauren told me that it had been a few weeks since she had been threaded, but it was too soon to pay to have the peach fuzz ripped out of her face – so she decided to put Smooth Away to the test. She was absolutely amazed by how it removed her mustache with minimal irritation. Lauren did admit that her lip was a tiny bit tender right after she used the Smooth Away pad, but she does have very sensitive skin – and she said that the discomfort dissipated quickly.

A product needs to really deliver to get high marks from my sister, so I trust that she and my mom have found an as-seen-on-TV winner. I’ll be back in Philadelphia in a few days – so once I’ve tried Smooth Away, you’d best believe I’ll be blogging away and weighing in with my own conclusions.

Update: click here for my review of Smooth Away!

Thread Beauty Bar Giveaway Winner

The time has come to announce the winner of the Thread Beauty Bar giveaway. Congratulations to Wendy Hughes…she will receive a $50 gift card, so that she can get prettified in Philly.

If you’re in the Philadelphia area and haven’t been yet, take my advice and schedule an appointment. Or just walk on in, as appointments aren’t necessary. Then email me and let me know how much you loved it…because I know you will.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, and special thanks to Thread and Dara King for sponsoring this giveaway!

Stay tuned for Spoiled Pretty’s next giveaway. You won’t believe what I have in store…

Until next time, I bid you adieu.

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