Wednesday January 04th 2012, 9:30 PM
Filed under: fashion,lessons,other shit,owies


Hirsute-adj.- hairy, covered with hair

I am hirsute. All over my arms, and legs I am covered with thick dark hair. It grows very quickly and is very annoying.

Another place that I have hair is my chin (as in beard-ish) and under my nose (as in mustache-ish) I spend lots of time frequently plucking those mother fuckers. I tried waxing and I end up with patches of hair that I have to pluck anyway. I’ve never used the depilatory products on my face, mostly because they were always a waste of time and money to use on my legs.

Before the holidays, I got busy. I didn’t have the time to set aside just to sit and pluck, so I decided “What the hell” and I found myself in the depilatory aisle. So many products and so little difference, except for the price. I decided to go for the CVS brand.

I read the instructions and did my little ‘spot test’. No adverse reaction. Yay! And then I continued.

I used it on a Monday. It actually worked. Only a very small needed to be plucked and I chalked that up to missing a spot in the application. On the whole I was relatively satisfied. The only thing worth mentioning is that by Wednesday, I had flaky skin wherever I had used the product. This was a week before Christmas.  I only needed a tiny bit of plucking maintenance.

Flash forward to the new year.

I let the hair grow in a tad. I haven’t been out of the house much and therefore, I let myself go. Last night, I decided that since I was still awake at nine o’clock, and everyone else was in bed, I would take advantage of the time and do it once again.

There is one sentence in the instructions that I failed to commit to memory:


Yep. That says it all. If I had remembered that, I wouldn’t have ended up with this:



I cleaned the cream off and applied the skin soother just like the directions said to. Yes, it stung a bit. I wrote that off as perhaps I left it on too long. I checked the clock and guess what? I actually took it off after less time than recommended. It was a little pink but whatever.

This morning I woke up to that. ^^^  I look like my husband beat me or something!  It still stings to the touch but aloe gel has calmed the skin down alot.  Now what? Can I still complain about this even though they snuck that little caveat in there?

I think I’ll ask my hubby for laser hair removal next year for Christmas.


  1. hello haha narf said:

    on January 5, 2012 at 10:42 AM

    yes, but you are a sexy hairy bitch! much!

    seems like today i am a walking advertisement for my friend michelle, but just the other day she wrote about the same problem and her solution:

  2. Sybil Law said:

    on January 5, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Uh, Chewbacca, why don’t you go to a salon and have that shit done?!

  3. Megan said:

    on January 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM

    Ouch! I’m with Sybil – get it waxed. It’ll take two seconds and last a month or more.

  4. Metalmom said:

    on January 5, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    hellohahanarf-That was exactly what I wanted to try, but I went cheaper. Lesson learned! Now I will check out what she has to say….

  5. Metalmom said:

    on January 5, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    SybilLaw-Well I may do just that….now! Duh!

  6. Metalmom said:

    on January 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

    Megan-I have tried it but the hair is thick and coarse. It takes more than one application of wax and after the first pull, I end up minus a layer of skin just like this. As I said, laser hair removal. And now that Hubs has seen this….I think he likes the idea better.

{ RSS feed for comments on this post} · { TrackBack URI }

Leave a Comment

:) :( :d :"> :(( \:d/ 8-| :o :-" :-w ;) [-( =p~ :-ss =:) :| o:-) :( more »

XHTML: Line-breaks are automatic. Available tags are <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge