Let me begin by saying that this is not my typical post. Usually, you only see my successes; the recipes that work and come out well. Today I had the idea to share one of my 'failures'. Why only show the good sides and the successes? Being a blogger means that there are countless fails. Whether it be a recipe that didn't quite make the cut or a blog post that was scrapped because I didn't like where it was going. There will always be fails and sometimes you just can't seem to get it right. But that's alright because it's a part of life. Just keep trying and eventually you'll get it right. Trust me on this. Don't look at failure as the end, but as an opportunity to try again…this time with experience and a bit more knowledge.
With that being said, i'll let you into the usually hidden realities behind blogging. Today I tried making a diy wax… for what feels like the millionth time (maybe the third or fourth). It was a complete FAIL…yet again. It started off pretty well and I thought it may have actually worked this time around. I prepared the wax and decided to give it a try. That's when things took a negative turn. I applied that wax to my arm and instantly knew that it was going to end badly. The consistency was off and it stuck to the hair strands and my skin (more than it should have). I began to panic and tried to remove it but it seemed to be getting stickier and started hardening. It hurt when I tried to pull it off as it had attached itself to the hairs on my arm. Eventually I had the idea to melt the sugar in the wax using water. It took a while and it was painful but I got it all off.
The DIY wax made from sugar, lemon juice, salt and water, is quite messy and ruined countless bowls and spoons in my kitchen as it's almost impossible to remove when it hardens. And not to mention almost ripped the skin off my arm (not quite but you get the point). The wax (once done correctly) is supposed to be an easier method of hair removal than traditional wax and is said to be painless. But I just can't seem to get it right!
Will I attempt to make this seemingly impossible wax anytime in the future? I guess we'll have to wait to find out. Stay tuned 🙂