Armpit Waxing DIY

Okay.  So.  We all know I’ve been on a bit of a waxing kick lately, right?  If not, click here and you’ll be caught up to snuff.

So I am.  On a waxing kick, that is.  I bought this wax from the razor and shaving cream aisle at my local Real Canadian Superstore (I wonder how long it took them to think of that name—and why “real?”  I mean, the fact that it exists and I am walking over the threshold between the sliding doors tells me that it’s REAL…).  It was cheap—under ten dollars, if I recall.

Parissa Body SugarTechnically what I bought is not body wax, but body sugar, although I’ll be darned if I know the difference.  Image from here.

Anyway, I used it on my eyebrows last week, and it worked out all right so I decided to give it a shot on my underarms.

Which I did.  And I recorded it.  And then edited it into a mediocre video for Your Viewing Pleasure.  Which you’re welcome to watch here, if you’re so inclined.

But first, a disclaimer:

See, I have mixed emotions about video blogs.  On the one hand, I’m always interested to hear the voices of people whose blogs I read on a regular basis.  It’s exciting to me for some perverse reason—probably the same reason I’m always intrigued to see what people have in their fridge or their purse or their kitchen drawers.  It’s just exciting.

But on the other hand, I can’t imagine that anyone reading this blog would share my same level of enthusiasm for my voice, and moreover, I’m wordy—I can never seem to make my videos shorter than ten minutes.  And people just don’t have that kind of time to sit around listening to me jabber.  I realise that.  Plus, some of you sneaky readers view my blog from your cubicles at work, and can’t sneak a ten-minute movie about armpit waxing into your workday.  For that, I am truly sorry.

Nevertheless, I thought it would be prudent to document my very first (and heinously uninformed) attempt to wax my armpits.

Press play if you dare…

So, what are your feelings about the video post?  Good?  Bad?  Good, but too long?  Bad, and never should have been started in the first place?  Be honest, because customer satisfaction is my aim, and I need to know the truth.  *Grimace*

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31 Responses to Armpit Waxing DIY

  1. Jordan says:

    somehow I always end up as the first commenter. I must have no life. ah-well.

    My thoughts about the video:
    -I, too, love to hear the voices of people whose blogs I read often.
    -Yours sounded exactly as I had imagined, or at least didn’t surprise me. I guess it would be weird if I had imagined your voice a certain way before? Moving on…
    -You’re a year younger than me but seem so much more put together and proper. I’m pretty sure if I video taped myself I would sound and look like a 12 year.
    -congrats on waxing your armpits!
    – 9 minutes isss a tad long to watch a you tube viedo, but then again this comment is long too.

  2. Kelli says:

    I loved the video blog. It was educating as well as entertaining! I will never fear pronouncing the word esthetician again thanks to you. Unfortunately, I am still afraid of waxing my armpits…

  3. Kelli says:

    er… educational

  4. Jenn says:

    I loved it. The credits and the soda at the end were hilarious. Great job. Kept me entertained for the whole 9 minutes. Wow, you really sound like a Canadian sometimes. :)

  5. My sisters and i waxed our armpits once in high school. I haven’t ever done it since. It was pretty much the most painful thing I’ve ever done. Aside from losing half my foot.
    I also haven’t shaved my armpits since my freshman year of high school. Not once. I use an epilady and love how I don’t have hideous pits. Although, right now I am going on about three weeks of growth too….you have inspired me to smooth up.

  6. anna says:

    1. When did you start allowing comments again? All this time I was withholding my opinions for no good reason.

    2. You sound like Pam on The Office.

    3. Too long (sorry, you asked for honesty), but I still watched the whole thing and now I kind of want to wax my pits.

    4. Good to know that I’m not the only one that goes a few weeks without shaving. ;)

  7. Emily says:

    Wow. Sam and I watched it and it was hilarious. Long though. I think you should do more vlogs. Wow. I think I will still be laughing in my sleep about that one.

    I am thinking about going private but then I always say, “Dang! Camille doesn’t read private blogs!” I am so torn!

  8. Unfortuanately I only got to view just the first little bit of it because its late, and my parents room is next to mine and I’d feel terrible if I woke them up. But I do look forward to veiwing the rest tomorrow.
    So far its great! I love how you say hi about 6 times!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I’m really not sure which was worse: the fact that you did this, or the fact that I sat for 10 minutes of my life and watched the whole procedure. Wow. Umm… Seriously? You grew out your armpit hair that long? And then YOU SHOWED IT TO US??? Nasty, nasty, nasty. I couldn’t force myself to look away. Oh, and what happened to giving up DDP?

  10. Chloe says:

    WOW! I love this post!! I LOVE it!
    It’s great!! I don’t think it’s long… And love your voice!! I think you’re so brave!!
    I’m so shy and hate so much my voice I don’t record videos of myself…
    Anyway, I think this is the best post ever!

  11. mameelynn says:

    I loved this post! (but I do tend to love your whole blog… the hubby and I stay up after the boys are in bed and I read your posts out to him while he is playing games) I don’t think that it was to long I was entertained the whole time! As a mom that has a 2 year old that is a youtube addict I don’t find 10 minutes that long at all I mean there are some movies that I have to watch over and over and over again in a day that are longer and a whole lot less entertaining (and way creepy like have you seen the gummybear song… and it’s in like 50 languages and my son sings it in like 6… yeah but whatever..) I have to say that you are pretty brave to show how long your pit hairs were though… I mean mine can get that long but I would never get photo or video evidence out on the web.. now that takes guts!

  12. Maureen says:

    Hahaha! I admire your courage for doing that. I’ve made a couple videos before but I don’t think I’d ever want to show off my armpit hair to the world like that. Very admirable. It wasn’t too long, although I did get distracted at one point when my phone rang (I am at work, hehe). Looks like it worked well and thanks for the tip about the ingrown hair serum. Never thought of that before.

  13. I am at work. I would like to laugh at video blog. Cannot. Linking you anyway and committing to coming back tonight so I may laugh.
    Work does not make me laugh. :-(

  14. lindsay says:

    “submit to the strip” hahaha i loved it! and i need to get myself some of that ingrown hair serum- why have i never heard of that before?!?!?!

  15. DeAnna says:

    Perfect blog for a terrible morning!!!! Really made me laugh in parts!! I have tried waxing before and it really didn’t go well, but this whole sugaring dealy I think I might just have to try it. And I am with Lindsay, ingrown hair serum!, where can I get me some of that?

  16. Holly Janeen says:

    one word: HAWT.
    and if i knew that word in French, i wouldve said that instead.
    10 out of 10.

    and emily, please dont go private.
    i mean, i will still read you if you DO, but… i just hate to see those i love succumb to it! i can tell you from experience that having Camille not there to read your blog is devastating.

  17. Merissa says:

    I LOVED it! And, ya know, I really liked the length too. I liked going through the whole process with you because a) I may have the guts to do it myself after seeing that you lived and b) we get to see more dimensions of you! You’re hilarious.

  18. Geneva says:

    bwahahha! I can’t believe you showed your pit hair to the world! I love it. It was way long though. I only have about a four minute attention span though so maybe it’s just me. I’m also amazed. I can’t handle the pain of arm pit waxing. Or growing it out for three weeks. Way to go!

  19. Geneva says:

    Oh and I love that you are wearing your jr miss shirt. And I love the serum :)

  20. I didn’t watch the video- but I must say, that I just loved reading about the experience. I wax my own brows and lip, but I have never tried to do my armpits. You’re braver than me!

  21. Rachel says:

    Very good!

    And you did a good job!

    A tiny bit long for some, but I’m not the type to mind.

  22. GRANMAMA says:

    I can’t believe 216 people have watched your U-tube. Are you sure you’re not adopted????????????????????

  23. Katie says:

    I can’t watch this cause I’m at work, but I’ll watch it when i get home tonight.


  24. Kate says:

    Hilarious. I loved it.
    -Kate from Edmonton :-) we’re practically neighbors

  25. niki says:

    LOVED it!! Seriously, loved it.

    Some of my favorite parts included:
    -your sexy french speaking
    -your hesitation to ripping the strip(you made the same face i feel like i make when evie is about to latch on to nurse)
    -your little joke at the end

    why can’t you still live here?? i want to hang out every day.

  26. Alicia says:

    Way to be brave. Honestly, it takes so little time to shave my pits that I had never considered waxing them. But I enjoyed the video and seeing/hearing you. (You’re beautiful, by the way, and I hope my saying that doesn’t creep you out.)

    Okay, don’t know what else to say, so….bye!

  27. Rachel says:

    Haha, you’re hilarious! I winced for you though – ow! I once managed to attach a waxing strip to J’s leg when he wasn’t concentrating which was fun. He complained SO much though about the pain and yet they like us to be all smooth despite the pain and effort! Just aswell we have higher pain thresholds!

    I liked the video – good to hear the voice behind the blog! Are you still doing the no ‘poo thing?

    (I didn’t realise you had opened up commenting again!)

  28. jeff says:

    no comment.
    wax on, wax off.
    sister was funny.

  29. jeff says:

    k, one comment, did your eyebrows get too close to a flaming pan? did the pluckin’ hurt? do that at home too?

  30. jeff says:

    the video is very good. er, i stopped at the part with the pit revealment. nice to hear your voice. very nice. blogs rock. or whatever.

    ramptant blather attached.

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