The world is full of crappy beauty products, and I have decided that I shall go in search of those craptastic inventions and report back to you all every Wednesday with the bad, the worse and the ugly.
Today we’ll be exploring something that’s not really all that new, but still makes me ask wtf none the less. And probably all of you as well. I give you…the Smooth Away.
Ya, I know we’ve all seen the commercials on TV. A bunch of lovely, smooth skinned ladies sitting around in bath towels buffing away unwanted hair with this magical pastel colored device. And of course there’s the totally random lady on the street exclaiming “wow, I’ll never have to shave again!”
Well, that all sounds charming, but I knew it also sounded a little too fantastical to be true. And I was right, cuz this product totally sucks. It’s basically low grade sand paper that you rub on your skin to remove unwanted hair. While the product exfoliates well as promised, it takes off virtually no hair at all. It does however manage to irritate the hell out of your skin, which is always fun. This was most evident when I tried the mini pad on my upper lip and ended up looking like I had a red moustache. So I basically paid $9.99 to look like Danny Bonaduce.
In fact, I had to scrub my skin almost raw to get off any hair at all. Which really hurt. A lot. So unless you enjoy having your top 2 layers of skin scraped off, I suggest sticking to a hair removal method that’s less painful, like a razor. Or actual sandpaper. Or a blowtorch.
Update: I totally just got Rickrolled by the Smooth Away web site! After posting this story I tried to close the page, and it wouldn’t let me! They just kept giving me more crappy offers, and every time I closed one window, another would pop up offering me even more Smooth Away crap I don’t want! That’s like WTF with an extra side of STFU!