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An Investment

An Investment

Date: Mar 27 2007

Themes: Fashion, Health


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A few weeks ago, English, baby! posted a lesson about shaving. Because so many of you had comments, we bring you a similar lesson on the subject.

Many women reach for a razor when they want to make some hair disappear. It’s definitely the cheapest way to get rid of unwanted hair on legs or under arms. But waxing is also very popular. Waxing eyebrows is a lot less painful than plucking them. And many women prefer waxing because it lasts longer than shaving. The hair doesn’t grow back as fast.

Another method of hair removal, laser treatments are also becoming popular, although they are pretty expensive. After a series of laser treatments, the hair will supposedly never grow back. It’s like a permanent shave.

Women aren’t the only ones getting rid of unwanted hair. Men get waxed too. Typically they wax their backs, chests and bellies. It is quite painful and can reduce the most macho guy to tears!

Listen to Amanda and Marni discuss waxing and laser treatments.


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Marni:  So, the other day, a friend of mine was trying to drag me into a salon to get waxed and I was just, like, that is way too painful. There’s no way I could do it.

Amanda:  So you’ve never been waxed before?

Marni:  Never.

Amanda:  Which area of your body were you considering?

Marni:  The nether regions.

Amanda:  Really? So you don’t… because you don’t want to pay that amount? Or the pain?

Marni:  I was worried about the pain, and frankly I just, I can’t justify spending 40 or 50 dollars.

Amanda:  Interesting. Because I would pay any amount to get every hair off this body, with the exception of my head.

Marni:  Really?

Amanda:  Yes. And I actually, um, purchased a laser package for the nether region and it took six sessions and it’s still there. And they guaranteed.

Marni:  So are you upset?

Amanda:  I’m very upset.

Marni:  It seems like a …

Amanda:  I paid hundreds of dollars and I had to finance it.

Marni:  Wow.

Amanda:  Thank you very much.

Marni:  Oh my goodness. See, and to me, I just think hundreds of dollars I could buy… I mean, that money could be so much better spent. You know, I could give it to starving kids.

Amanda:  I agree. I do feel guilty about it. I just was paying for the fact that I would never have to maintenance it ever again.

Marni:  Right.

Amanda:  Ever again. Til death.

Marni:  And long run it might pay off.

Amanda:  Mm hm.

Marni:  Interesting.



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Marni doesn’t want to spend the money to get waxed or get laser treatments. She would rather put her money to better use.

On the other hand, Amanda wishes she could get rid of all of her body hair forever. She doesn’t care how much it costs!

Many women want to get rid of the hair around their “nether regions” so that no hair is showing when they wear a bathing suit.

Have you ever been waxed or had laser treatments?

Click here for an English lesson about shaving



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I’ve waxed the floor so I’m afraid it’s a bit slippery.

08:04 AM Apr 02 2007 |



waxing is polular in young women of China.

07:21 AM Apr 02 2007 |


Viet Nam

Waxing isn’t popular in Vietnam. Women often get rid of eyebrows and unwanted hair under arms by plucking them. It’s the cheapest method, i think so :D Anyway, this lesson helpes me gain more knowledge of this field, thank Ebaby!

03:20 PM Mar 27 2007 |




I use razor to get rid of hairs under my arms in summer times. I tried to use waxing too, but I stopped as I could not take the pain. Anyway, women pay alot for being beautiful.

01:09 PM Mar 27 2007 |




Oh my goodness waxing nether region…

11:56 AM Mar 27 2007 |




WAX is also a substance that is secreted by bees and is used by them for constructing the honeycomb.

09:21 AM Mar 27 2007 |



I just want to get rid of unwanted hair under arms , because they are so many and very dense. I am very
bother with it on summer because I want to wear sleeveless garments

06:12 AM Mar 27 2007 |


Viet Nam


06:02 AM Mar 27 2007 |

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