The day we went into lockdown was two days before my 9th session of laser hair removal. Laser Clinics Australia gave me a courtesy call to say my appointment was cancelled.
“Oh well,” I remember thinking, “It’ll only be a couple of weeks.” I honestly thought I’d be back backpacking in Thailand within a few months.
As I’ve discussed on our podcast, in retrospect, I was clearly in denial about the fact our lives were about to completely and utterly change, as I had also just had fresh SNS applied a couple of days earlier. It seemed a pretty foreign concept that these simple, everyday pleasures would be on hold for months. And for very good reason.
I’m not sure if you can tell by the selection of my Instagram Stories below, but isolation really took a toll on my ability to make sane beauty decisions for myself. I am very surprised I didn’t cut my own bangs.
I went out for my first dinner last night and felt naughty. And not good naughty. Not like watching 10 episodes of Normal People in one sitting and eating an entire large pizza to oneself, which had become my new normal.
The beauty of beauty is that it has been an outlet for the frustrations of being locked up in my one bedroom apartment. Yes, even our sex category. Okay, especially our sex category.
I Turned To At-Home IPL Hair Removal...
Once I realised that in-clinic laser hair removal was nowhere on the horizon, I promptly did what any sane woman would do: I pleaded with our beauty buyers to start stocking an at-home IPL device on Adore Beauty. And it worked! In return, I promised to be the guinea pig and take progress shots.
These are just typical Slack conversations between me and our beauty buyers…
If you want to read more about what exactly an IPL hair removal device is and how it works, read our ultimate guide here.
I decided to not only use Selfie Skin At-home IPL Handset on the areas where I get laser hair removal, but also on my arms where I have never had any laser hair removal. This is so you can see the hair reduction without having previously had laser hair removal.