It was bad

I don’t know how I got it in my head. I think it was some kind of feminism thing where I decided I’m sick of shaving, and how much personal grooming am I doing because I think I have to, and how much because I want or need to?

I made a decision on that and legs? I want them shaved. My hair is dark, and I don’t like the feeling of it. But I also hate shaving. I hate that two days later, I have to do it again. I’m tall, so it’s not a little bit of real estate I’m talking about here.

And razors? Expensive! The good ones that don’t rust after one use are more, and *sigh*. It’s just too much.

So I bought an Epilady. I remember when they were new (though I was too young to be interested in them when they first came out), and they’ve been around forever. They aren’t the only toy on the market anymore, but I still went for the classic. I even went for the basic, because what if I hate it? What if it doesn’t work?

This morning, after my shower, I tried it. I did all the things they said (taught skin, exfoliate first, not before a shower, 90-degree angle to leg), and OW.

IT HURTS. They don’t joke about that. And I was prepared because I’ve tweezed leg hair before! I didn’t think this would be easy, at all, but still, I had to take breaks! In fact, I can still feel the sting this evening, and my legs are still somewhat red and blotchy where I shaved.

And I didn’t get it all. It seemed like it when I was shaving – sorry, epilating – this morning, but this evening I can tell there are a lot of hairs left.

There is a bright side, I promise.

I did a test section yesterday morning on my shin, just to check out everything and see what it was like. And in that section, where I did get all the hairs, it’s everything I wanted. Smooth, not irritated, and there’s no awful stubble. I am so happy, I can’t even say. The Epilady Speed delivered, my friends, and I am never going back to shaving if I can help it.

I may even make it past my knees next week. 🙂

(I took after pictures, but the bright red blotches didn’t show up well on the photographs in the lighting in my room. I’m still including them, though, because before I bought the Epilady, I was scouring the Internets, and bad pictures were just as interesting.)



Greetings and Salutations!

At the beginning of August (actually, July 30th) I bought a bunch of produce at the grocery store and started making and eating salads. Then roast vegetables. Then more salads. Fruit, beans, cauliflower, cabbage, kale – yes, even trashberries (I’ll explain later).

It’s weird, but it’s been a week and a half now, and I like it. I really like it. And I want to talk about it away from my regular (mostly writing) blog, I want to gush about the food I’ve bought and pat myself on the back at the early stages of my veg*ism journey. I want to talk about nutrients and meals and yeah, I want to talk about my weight, too.

I want to talk about how after 10 days, I’m happier with my body. I’m able to eat massive meals and get full and then do it again four hours later because I’m starving again, and it’s all healthy calories.

I don’t know what this is, or how long it will last, or if it’ll make it past 30 days. But it’s definitely a thing, and I like it.

If vegetables aren’t your thing, if you don’t want to watch an adult woman (almost 40) get excited about meager goals met, if you aren’t prepared to be supportive, or at least generally let me have my excitement in peace, I know this other great blog you might like.

❤ Nicki