THE SWEET WAX: SIMPLE LIKE CANDY

{ Frilly Lilly in Santa Monica, CA }
Well summer is in full swing and I've been all over California, traveling from one relaxing weekend to the next! Despite my opportunities for some R&R this summer, I feel as if my to-do lists have been getting longer and longer lately. Isn't summer about relaxation, ice cream and white dresses? One big constant task on my list this summer was to try leg waxing, something I had always wanted to do for the practicality, umm, who wants to shave every day, especially while on vacation?! I'll admit, I was nervous about the waxing process but I knew I needed to just try it out and see for myself. Fortunately, I found the lovely Frilly Lilly right on Montana Avenue, one of my favorite streets in Los Angeles. Let's just say the name sounds just like the service; simple, sweet and swift! 
{ Frilly Lilly Hard Waxing }
Unlike most waxing services, Frilly Lilly uses hard wax, which is DRAMATICALLY, different from traditional waxing. It goes on warm (not hot) and kind of looks like a melted plastic when applied, hardens quickly on the skin, then peels off with the hair like a fruit roll up. When my esthetician peeled back the hardened wax it felt less painful then taking off a bandaid!
{ Frilly Lilly Hard Waxing }
The process was so simple and painless, no wax strips necessary! It left no residue and I honestly considered going to the candy shop afterwards since it reminded me so much of Airheads candy! I felt really comfortable after realizing the wax wasn't going to burn me or hurt when removed. It was also kind of fun to watch! Aside from pain, one of my biggest fears was leaving with sticky legs but the hard wax from Frilly Lilly contains rosin and beeswax, leaving absolutely no residue. 
{ Pebble Beach, California | Gisele Chic }
The leg wax lasted about 4-6 weeks, perfect for the summer season and indian summer we are likely to experience this Fall in Los Angeles. I was able to wear my summer white shorts (above) with no worries about razors or an extra ten minutes in the shower. It's a simple luxury for any dress loving lady like myself! 
{ Frilly Lilly Boutique in Santa Monica, CA }
Aside from just waxing services (including bikini, armpits, eyebrows, etc.) Frilly Lilly has a fabulous shabby chic boutique filled with beachy accessories and an array of jewelry ranging from delicate to statement. I couldn't help but drool over this lavender gem necklace (pictured below)!
{ Frilly Lilly Boutique in Santa Monica, CA }
One thing I really liked about the Frilly Lilly beauty boutique is they use their own products! I love the lavender body butter my esthetician used on my legs post wax. Turns out they have a whole line of products with that same sweet scent, as well as many more types like the Argentinian lemon. I can't resist a summery scented scrub (below) so I left with one myself! I plan to save it for a rainy day here in LA, when I need to be reminded of my favorite season!
{ Frilly Lilly Argentinian Lemon Sugar Scrub }

Cheers to summer legs for all seasons,

Thanks to Frilly Lilly!

Xx, Monica

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