Skin So Sweet Sugaring Giveaway

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As of a month ago I had never even heard of “sugaring” hair removal – have you?!?

One of my best girlfriends recently “got sugared” by Cheryl Callahan at Skin So Sweet in Huntington Beach and raved about the results.   My friend had told Cheryl about me, and she was SWEET enough to invite me in for a sugar service to see what it is all about!

Ironically, when I got the email from her I happened to be getting my hair done by Tera at Ty Alexander Salon.  Since Tera is in the beauty industry, I asked her if she had ever heard of “sugaring.”   Tera flipped because she goes to Cheryl for sugaring!  Small world.  She told me “DO IT! You will LOVE it!”  Equal sugar enthusiasm now by two women – I was intrigued!

If you too are intrigued after this post,  make sure to read below on how YOU can win a sugaring too! And, no better sugaring hair removal place in Orange County than Skin So Sweet!

So, me and my “haven’t been waxed in longer than I can remember furry eyebrows” paid Cheryl a visit.  It was long overdue.  Guess I have had things like surviving the first year of my second child’s life holding me back from regular brow maintenance!

But, first things first.  What exactly IS sugaring you might be thinking?

It turns out it is a method of hair removal that dates back to 1900 BC – back to the the Cleopatra days when smooth skin in ancient Egypt was a sign of youth and beauty. You can read more details about it here.  I thought this fact was very interesting.

It is a method to remove unwanted hair, similar to waxing.  You can sugar your brows, face, underarms, legs, bikini… basically anywhere you want to remove hair.   The difference is that the sugar mix is completely natural & organic and made of sugar (of course!), lemon juice and water.  The mixture is heated to make a paste that sticks to the hair without attaching to the skin. It is applied in the direction of the hair growth and then lifted off to remove the hair entirely.  It leaves your skin super smooth and the regrowth is supposed to be softer each time. And, since the paste can be applied at room temp or lukewarm, it prevents burning.

It is also very hygenic,  because, well, the sugar “glob” {for lack of a better word! } used on you is {obviously} only used once,  then tossed.

It actually seemed really tricky to be able to master this technique and Cheryl told me it requires a lot of training.  It was apparent she was a sugaring guru! She shared with me that sugaring does take a little longer than waxing, but I had a feeling that she invests that extra time as well, because she also seemed to be a perfectionist.

She spent soooooo much time on my brows and while we were chatting she told me she really has a PASSION for her work.  I love it when women find a way to do what they love for a living.  She is also a mommy of two young girls so it was fun to chat about our kids too.

My brows looked so amazingly good when she was done! The perfect arch and shape.  And, I was completely thrilled with the process because the sugar didn’t leave me with those red, irritated stripes on my brow bone like I used to get with waxing.   It was way gentler on my skin.

Since we were leaving for Rancho Las Palmas a few days later, and a bikini was in my near future, I also got a bikini sugar.  My friend told me that sugaring did not hurt her at all, but I have to say although the pain was a little less than waxing it was still uncomfortable at times.  Just keeping it real!  I guess anytime you are pulling a hair out from the root there is going to be some pain involved!  But it was not bad at all and Tera told me that it gets less and less painful each time you do it.   I will have to see when I go back for my second sugar because now I am hooked.

You can click this link to visit the Skin So Sweet website and watch a video on sugaring and what the process entails.  It is actually quite interesting!

Cheryl Callahan
Skin Care Specialist
4911 Warner Avenue, #103, Huntington Beach

Hooray!  It’s a Tiny Giveaway!

Cheryl at Skin So Sweet in Huntington Beach is giving away a FREE eyebrow shaping & bikini sugaring to one lucky winner (a $75 value!)   Here are the entry options, please leave a separate comment for each one!

1. Simply leave a comment below – 1 ENTRY

2. Follow @SkinSoSweet on Twitter – 1 ENTRY

3. Follow @TinyOrangesOC on Twitter – 1 ENTRY

4. {Like} Tiny Oranges on Facebook – 1 ENTRY

5. Subscribe to Tiny Oranges emails – top right column – and get the New Post updates to your inbox! – 1 ENTRY

Contest runs through Thursday, July 15th, 2010 at 5pm PST.  Good luck and HAPPY WEEKEND!

{Disclosure: I received this eyebrow shaping and bikini sugaring free of charge but
I love it so much I will be paying for my next one!}

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