If you’re like me, summer has snuck up on you this year. I mean seriously, where did the year go? I cannot believe that it’s Christmas next month.
With that in mind, I knew it was time to get the legs in shape to see some sun. During winter I wear boots, pants, tights and stockings, so by winters end they are looking pretty bad. Pale dry skin and hairy legs. Don’t even get me started on my toes!
That’s why I was so excited when the team at Marzena contacted me to review their hair removal products AND to hold an amazing giveaway.
Marzena is a New Zealand brand that has been in the hair removal biz for 27 years. Trust me, they really know what they’re talking about. What I like about their range is that they cover all hair removal options.
As a company they are always trying to improve on their products, and this is shown through two product newbies they have launched this year.
Marzena Hair Removal Lotion for Sensitive Skin
Available in a whopper of a 204g (7.2oz) tube, this is going to last you through the summer. I haven’t traditionally used hair removal lotion, but after trying this bad boy out, I’m converted.
With new fragrance technology, this doesn’t have the strong odour that you usually associated with hair removal lotion. It smells really pleasant.
It also promises to remove your hair after 3 minutes. That’s a pretty steep promise! I’m here to tell you that it works. I’m not going to go full TMI and tell you exactly where I used this, but it really did the trick. Not only did it remove all hair after 3 minutes, but my skin felt soft and smooth afterwards care of the aloe vera and essential oils that it contains.
This retails for $11.95 which is amazing value.
Marzena Large Wax Strips
Another new product from the range, the Marzena Large Wax Strips have been developed for sensitive skin. Each pack contains 20 re-usable strips and 4 cleansing moisturising wipes.
The strips have a lighter adhesion and are imbued with green tea, aloe vera and mint to soothe the skin.
I’m going to come clean here and let you know that I was a little rough with myself in application. I didn’t let my hair grow long enough and then went at them like an animal. I will say though, that after my skin settled down a bit, it looked amazing and smooth.
I’m definitely keeping these in my repertoire. In fact, I keep looking at my partner’s hairy legs and want to try them out on him haha.
This retails for $14.95.
These little strips are amazing. I used these on my moustache – yes, I’d let it grow a little too long lol. I mean I’m not Tom Selleck or anything, but it was noticeable.
The little wax strips were so easy to use. You just heat them up between your hands, apply, press and pull off. They didn’t hurt at all, and I even had to check the strip afterwards to see if any hair had come out at all – trust me, it did!
Now I’m a convert. I’ve noticed that the hair that has grown back has been more sparse than before, so I’m a huge fan of these. You can also use on bikini or underarm areas.
As you can imagine, after trying out all of these products, I simply didn’t have any hair left! (TMI again.) So, I’ll have to try the Marzena Shower Smooth and Marzena Hair Lightener another time – as soon as some hair grows back!
BUT, you won’t have to wait for the next review because I’m having a giveaway!! You’ll get one of every product I’ve talked about today and the two I haven’t tried. That’s all 5 products plus a beautiful Tropical cosmetic bag from Tender Love and Carry. Valued at over $100.00 it’s an amazing prize!
There are two ways to win:
- Comment below and tell me what you’ve been doing to get ready for winter
- Go to my Facebook page, find the competition link and follow the instructions there
You can enter once on each of these forums with a maximum of 2 entries total person.
This giveaway is open to NZ only (a big sorry to my international subscribers).
Giveaway closes at midnight NZ time on Sunday 13th November.
Good luck everyone!