PSA: European Wax Center Wax Pass Promotion

European Wax Center Wax Pass Promotion

I don’t believe I’ve stated that European Wax Center is my provider of violent hair removal waxing services, but – they are. Tragically, my waxer got promoted and I’ve been working with others at my location. (Yes, I comprehend that calling the positive career progression of a talented employee tragic makes me a giant jerk.)

This isn’t about my personal finding-a-new-waxer woes, though. This is about the Wax Pass Promotion they’re running.

I believe individual EWC locations have some flexibility in setting their pricing, but it boils down to this: you pay for your wax services individually at the time of service, any given service has its own price we’ll call $X. If you intend to consume those services on any sort of regular schedule, however, you can save money by purchasing them in advance. You have a few options:

Pre-Paid Wax Pass

Buy 6 of a service, get 1 free.

Buy 9 of a service, get 2 free.

Unlimited Wax Pass

One price for unlimited visits for a given service for a year.

Holiday Wax Pass Promotion

This started sometime in November and runs through December 31. I learned about it when I went in for a recent service.

If you buy a 9-service Wax Pass, you get three free.

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Vera Mona Color Switch Dupe from J.Cat Beauty

Earlier this year, I shared a review of the $18 Vera Mona Color Switch dry brush cleaner. Although it did what it promised, I ultimately landed on the decision to not repurchase. For nearly $20 it just wasn’t worth it.

I do use it every day I wear eyeshadow (so, about 3x a week). But if I suddenly went without, I wouldn’t shell out for it. Then, I decided I’d buy an inexpensive bun ring and chop it up since it’d be cheaper. The tin is convenient but not convenient enough.

Now, I don’t have to – because there’s a drugstore-priced Color Switch Dupe.

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Revlon Highlighting Palette is a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Dupe

Doesn’t this

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Dupe - Revlon Highlighting Palette

look an awful lot like this?

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Dupe - Revlon Highlighting Palette

Cult of Shimmer

The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks are something of a cult favorite. They’ve been out and loved for years. As someone who isn’t inclined to be drunk on highlighter, though, they do little for me in terms of the excitement department. On top of that, for $48 the cult can keep their kool-aid.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Dupe – Revlon Highlighting Palette

I was in Target and happened to see (as one does, ahem) this five-shade Revlon highlighter palette on sale for under $5 (regularly $6) and couldn’t help but think, “That looks awfully like a shimmer brick.” Lo and behold, down to the colors, it’s mighty similar.

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Invisalign Update – What is IPR?

Aiming to correct my teeth - Invisalign

I just entered week 16 of my Invisalign treatment. Two weeks ago, I visited my orthodontist to undergo IPR to create some additional room for movement.

What is IPR?

IPR stands for Interproximal Reduction. IPR is an orthodontic procedure wherein tooth enamel is reduced to facilitate treatment. Interproximal Reduction is a common orthodontic procedure that you could encounter with traditional metal braces, lingual braces, or other clear aligner brands.

In short – they remove a bit of your tooth via what is essentially sanding. IPR:

  • Creates space without tooth extraction
  • Makes teeth fit together better

In my case, the procedure killed two birds with one diamond disc (see below).

What IPR Entails

Depending on the space required your orthodontist may use several different tools to execute an IPR procedure.

IPR

For 0.1mm adjustments, a thin, flat, tape-like file is threaded between the teeth and moved back-and-forth to file.

If your treatment plan calls for adjustments greater than 0.1mm, your orthodontist will use what is essentially a dremel-like tool to do this with a diamond disc. The disc is carefully situated as appropriate and used to etch away the enamel in question.

That Sounds … Horrible

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Every Cosmetic I Love Gets Discontinued – Gimme Brow Recall

Gimme Brow Recall

This week, Benefit Cosmetics issued a recall of the best damn brow product I’ve ever used.

The Gimme Brow Recall Recall

Benefit states that they recalled the product after discovering (on their own) that it wasn’t up to par with their quality standards. Okay, good move, Good Guy Benefit.

Customers were instructed to return to their place of purchase for a refund. Benefit also clarified that the product is not problematic provided you are using as directed. Otherwise, if it comes into contact with the eye itself it could cause irritation.

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