DIY: Sugar Wax

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Hey,  Trim readers!

With the summer winding down, we only have a few weeks left of warm weather to show off some skin. Drop the razor and save a trip to your waxing place.
Today, I have an easy 3-ingredient wax recipe that you can make at home. It's much better than the at-home waxing kits you buy at Target or Wal-Mart because it doesn't leave that sticky residue on your skin and you don't run the risk of having an allergic reaction.
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Let me tell you that I swore against waxing after (what seemed like) 100 attempts with my Sally Hansen wax-in-a-box. But this all-natural recipe has made me a believer again in the magic of the sticky stuff.
Thanks to the Bird and the Berry for this recipe!
2 cups Sugar (white, preferrably)
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh or bottled)
1. Place and mix ingredients in a sauce pan on the stove over medium high heat
2. Boil the mixture until it has a honey, golden brown color (about 5 minutes after boiling). Make sure to not over boil or else your wax will be DONE-ZO.
3. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a (reheatable) container for storing. I used a shallow Rubbermaid container.
4. Let cool 1-2 hours before storing
5. Reheat wax in microwave for 30 seconds when you are ready to use!
To make waxing strips: cut up an old t-shirt into 1" x 5" strips.  Apply strips to wax immediately after applying to skin. I waited about 10 seconds, bit my tongue, pulled the strip off, and repeated. Beauty is pain, right?
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Don't fear waxing at home! You get used to it and it can save you a ton of cash that you would otherwise be spending at the salon. I know I will be taking far less trips to the European Wax Center. Give this simple DIY a try and let me know how it goes for you guys! Enjoy the last few warm weeks of the summer, guys!
With love,

Katrina Labayen

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