Last month The Butterfly Project organized a very daring event, where all the Butterflies in attendance were dared to go bare. I was one of them. And by bare, you guessed it, I mean the scary, tear-jerking, sure-to-scream Brazilian Wax! Bubble Gum Wax were the hosts for the day, and we had the place to ourselves.
Top Right Picture ~ that’s me!
Left Picture ~ I arrived early so there weren’t a lot of us there at the time. We filled up forms and were let loose around the outlet, snapping pictures.
Right Picture ~ Angeline snapping away!
Left Picture ~ all the goodies for our picking being explained.
Right Picture ~ lovely Illy made a welcoming speech and introduced us to the brand and manager.
Jesslyn explained the Brazilian Waxing process to us as well as the types of waxes used at Bubble Gum Wax. She also talked about the products in our goodie bags and how they were supposed to be used as some of them were for pre-care and the others post-care treatments.
Top Left Picture ~ my charcoal noodles from Little Wonton! It was my first time trying this brand so I was really excited, I had the Teriyaki flavoured one and quite liked it. They also had a Spicy one I believe but I’m not keen on spicy foods so I stuck to the former. Not sure if it’s normally like this, but I found the sauce a tad on the salty side? Maybe I just added too much in my haste to end my hunger (no breakfast)?
Top Right Picture ~ the cute water bottles decorated to fit the theme of the event. Cute, no? I didn’t think you had to see the whole bottle though so just the label for ya.
Bottom Left Picture ~ my macaron. I would have taken more (greedy me) but was afraid there wouldn’t be enough for the others if my naughty side took over. That was nice, just as a macaron should be.
Bottom Right Picture ~ well, as you can see, is my Panty Cookie(?) and cute heart-shaped marshmallow. I wonder if the B on the Cookie stands for The Butterfly Project or Bubble Gum Wax? Kill two birds with one stone! Why not right!
There are two main types of wax used by waxing centres. They are Soft and Hard Wax. Get to know your waxes now:-
~ more painful than hard wax (believe me it’s true!)
~ used mostly on the face, arms, and legs
~ used on small or fine hairs
~ used to remove the fine hairs of your panty line during Brazilians
~ uses cloth strips to remove the hair (see next section for pictures)
~ light yellow in colour
~ not as painful as Soft Wax
~ used to remove hard or coarse and thick hair
~ recommended for Brazilian virgins
~ wax is poured directly onto the target area, left to harden (tighten and dry) and ripped off by hand
~ darker yellow to orangy in colour
WARNING: Before you scroll down any further, be warned about several pictures of a disturbing and explicit nature. Jump to the next part if you start to feel queasy.
Note: I was hit with the crimson tide just before this event so I wasn’t able to partake in the screaming goodness that was the Brazilian Wax. That said, Jesslyn kindly offered to change my session to a half leg wax instead, which I gladly accepted.
Get ready to rumble! Err…rip I mean. *insert high-pitched scream here* Oil was applied after the waxing process both to moisturize the skin as well as to remove some of the sticky bits remaining.
So how was it really? I’ve waxed other parts of my body before so it wasn’t painful to me. Some areas of the leg stung a little, think big ant bites, but otherwise it was fine. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment after waxing even! Definitely don’t mind doing this again when necessary.
Pre-Waxing Tips for Virgins
Post-Waxing Tips for Virgins
The picture on the left shows the price list for the waxing treatments, pink for the gals, grey for the guys.
Bubble Gum Wax also offers IPL (pictured on the right) as well as waxing packages for both males and females so you can come get your treatments done with your significant other!
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) services are more expensive but offer better results and savings in the long-run so it’s a good option for those who want to rid themselves of their hairy dilemmas (pun intended). IPL, which requires several sessions, uses heat as well as light (duh) to permanently remove hairs on the targeted areas so you don’t need to get waxed every so often. Think hairless skin for a very long time. Tempting indeed!
Lots of love and thanks to Bubble Gum Wax for sponsoring that unforgettable day of fun and fuzz and of course to The Butterfly Project for organizing such great events for us to experience a myriad of different things and brands.
No.60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1,
Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
(go straight to the top of Plaza Damas towards TGI Fridays, exit and cross the short road to the other side, and turn right, the stairs up to Bubble Gum Wax is next to the mamak shop)
Don’t forget to “like” The Butterfly Project Facebook Page to get up-to-date on their events and going-ons!
Psst. Bubble Gum Wax is having a promo for virgins! You only pay RM28 to bare it all!
Now you don’t have a reason not to go bare!
Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event as a member of The Butterfly Project but was not compensated financially for this review. Everything mentioned are my own thoughts based on my experience.