(Closed) Anyone else planning to…errr…go to “Brazil” before your wedding?

posted 13 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Ugh, did this for the first time for my wedding, and I doubt I’ll be doing it again.  I took two ibuprofen and two tylenol before going in, and I was still crying it hurt that bad!  The lady who worked on me was super nice, and tried her best to distract me by talking a lot, but it freaking hurt!  Apparently, the closer you get to the…  inside…  the more it hurts.  Those were definitely the worst parts for me.

On the upside, the hair does grow in a lot smoother, my husband loved it, and after the angry, red skin stage died down it was much cleaner feeling than just shaving.  Now if only I could get them to give me general anesthesia before doing it…

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Mrs. Spring- There is a topical lidocaine cream that greatly alleviates some of the pain.  If you plan to go again, ask the salon to see if they carry it.  Worth. Every. Penny.

I go to Wax On in Seattle.  I think there is one in Portland too.  They’re great!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

@ doctorgirl – I looked into using a lotion or cream, but I also read this report recently that said research has shown frequent use of the desensitizing lotion can lead to loss of feeling or numbness on the application site.  Do you know anything about this?  I have only seen one article on it, but it made me kinda cautious about using it…  I mean, I like the effects, but not enough to go numb in that area, you know?  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I do plan on "going to Brazil" so thanks for the great advice!!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

I think I’d be too embarassed I just shave. I did get my eyebrows done for the first time in my life before the wedding (well, like 3 weeks before) and, while it hurt less than I expected, my eyebrows were red and swollen for a few hours… I took Ibuprofen about 30mins-hour before I went too. blech.

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I had it done for the first time the Tuesday before my Saturday wedding.  The pain wasn’t too bad but I HATED the way it felt to be so bare — was really not expecting to have such an emotional reaction to it, but I think a lot of it was that I was home at my parents’ house getting ready for this big girl-to-woman event and feeling like a little girl in a very physical way

My $.02: do NOT get it done for the first time right before your wedding.

Post # 24
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Mrs. Spring- I use it in the ER all the time.  I would have to read the study, but "frequent" use is very different from occasional use.  It does blanch the area by constricting blood vessels, so maybe that’s what they are referring to?  Otherwise, I can’t imagine.

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Thanks, doctorgirl!  My husband will be happy that there’s hope for a repeat of our honeymoon.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’m going for my trial run at waxing in the next week or so. What do you all think? Should I just start big and get a Brazilian? Or ease myself into it and just do the bikini wax?

Post # 27
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I actually got my first Brazilian when we went to the beach on vacation last year…and OMG, what a great thing it was! Yes, it did hurt, but not as much as I expected it to. Maybe that’s because they did a sugar waxing on that site rather than the regular hot wax.

I will be doing both my legs and a Brazilian for the wedding – mostly because we’re going to St. Lucia for our honeymoon and I dont’ want to have to worry about shaving or growing hairs during my honeymoon! It’s so much easier! 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Wow, thanks for all the advice! I am planning on going to Brazil, but now I know to make sure I get it done a month before so my honeymoon wax will be the second one. Oh, and to bring my own bottle of wine! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have been very interested in it, but I am very nieve in how it umm…works.

Do they see all my errr….lady bits? ha ha how weird! I think I would be ok with it, but I am not too sure…how it the process actually done?!

 

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2009

i actually took the plunge and started brazilian laser hair treatments  about 6 months before the wedding. it is THE single greatest thing i have ever done. did underarms too, that is AMAZING.

Post # 31
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

For people who are worried about modesty…  Yes, your aesthetician will have full discovery.  However, just like going to the OBGYN, they’ve seen so many they’re not surprised, embarrassed, judging, or comparing you to other clients.  They’re concentrating on doing their job, and doing it VERY quickly. 

I honestly thought I was going to be mortified, but the pain factor completely distracted me from the embarassment (I’ve heard this same thing from women who have just given birth?).  I imagine drinking wine before and/or during would also help.  ๐Ÿ™‚  Fwiw, I was way less embarrassed than I am at my annual exam.

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