I can't believe I'm the first to review this!!! I've owned this puppy since I was 13 and started waxing....I'm 22 now and it's still going strong! I'm not a professional by any means but I can tell you one thing - I've tried just about every hair removal method out there. Except laser of course.
I'm Caucasian with dark hair (I'm European - Spanish/Portuguese I was practically BORN with lots of hair) so after shaving and getting tired of that whole mess, along with creams. I decided to start waxing. At home kits loose their heat and the wax hardens which makes the whole process long and more painful than it has to be.
If you're looking into at home waxing for the long term GET A WAX WARMER. It will save you time AND money. You can wax at home for a FRACTION of the cost that a salon/spa would cost you. Look at this one - it has lasted me almost a decade and it STILL is going strong. I've never had an issue with it I'm happy to say.
Use one or two sheets of aluminum foil in-between the warmer and the container of wax.It will keep your warmer cleaner and save you SO much clean up. Come on - it's wax after all! It's messy if you let it be.
Also, FYI all of Gigi's products are great. From the wax to the wax removers. I recommend the wax remover for the skin, the cooling gel, and the wax remover for surfaces.