Don't Let Your Wax Dry.

So, I did something yesterday that I haven't done in a looooong time. I waxed my legs. Myself.

If you've never used the no-strip method, let me explain it to you. You heat up the wax until its smooth and creamy. You apply that beautiful honey-like substance to your horrible hair-infested area. You have to get it on a little thick too, otherwise it will just break when you pull it and you're left pulling off itty-bitty pieces at a time. You also can't wait too long. Just a few seconds. The consistency has to resemble a soft plastic- pliable but not stretchy. You grab one end and you yank that mofo as hard as you possibly can in the opposite direction of growth. Then you sit and wonder if you have the stamina to do the rest of your leg and debate on just shaving the other.

Well, I applied it. Now, I'm not a very patient person. And being that I've done this before I decided that I was going to make this process as quick as possible. I applied the wax to several different areas and thought I would just rip one off right after another. Oh man...

So I go to pull the first strip. It cracked. It was no longer pliable enough to just rip off. So here I am cursing myself and dropping f-bombs while sitting on my bathroom floor. I won't tell you what else I was saying, but I am really glad I decided to do this while my kids were napping, I can tell you that! Each little piece that I pulled off was like a tiny shot of electricity through my leg. And you know what's even worse? The hardened wax didn't pull all of the hair out! So, I had to go back and pull out these sticky little hairs one by one! I had waited too long and now I had missed opportunities.

How many times has this happened to you? You get a great idea and you think you can get the same result if you just take a shortcut but then you end up having to work harder and longer with more painful results than if you had just done it the way it was supposed to be done in the first place? Or maybe... you had a great idea and you just waited too long to do it.

Don't let your wax get too dry. Don't end up with missed opportunities. If you have something you're passionate about, get rid of the hairs now and let it be a smooth future. I believe in you. And you should too.