You know that episode of Full House where Stephanie tries to scare Michelle by referring to the haaaaairy scaaaaaary monster? You know, the one that scares the Cookie Monster?
Image via imgur / This has nothing to do with anything, except that it came up on a Google search and made me laugh.
Well…I’m not talking about him.
I am talking about the one that lies, often (well…hopefully often…) hidden on all of us. You know, the hairy scary monster that lives *whispers* down there [insert suggestive eyebrow and knowing look here].
Here’s the deal, friends. I’m not going to pretend to know how all lady bits work OR the preferences of every lady who reads this blog. I am, however, going to venture into potential TMI territory that most every bride thinks about at least one hundred thousand times once. Fair warning.
I am a frequent bikini-wearer in the summer. I have had a season pass to Sandcastle Waterpark for what will be four summers in a row. I make at least one trip to the beach each summer. And I have been fighting a raging battle with my bikini line for years…and years and years and years. I used Nair Sensitive Bikini Line for a while but—like everything else phenomenal and worthwhile—it stopped working.
Image via Nair’s website / RIP, my old friend
Naturally, I don’t want to worry about how freshly shaven I am or be dealing with the stragglies rubbing up against whatever wedding-themed underwear I will inevitably don.
Image via Bridal Party Tees / Guess who pinned these to her “WEDDING! EEEEE!” board. Beyond in love with these.
So, naturally, this left me with one option: waxing. The author of my favorite, to date, wedding book How I Planned Your Wedding, suggested an alternative process called sugaring, but even though I spent days Googling my options it seemed like only one place in/near Pittsburgh offered it. This place was not only far away but it seemed a little…too alternative?…for my tastes. As I seriously contemplated waxing, I started to think of the pros and cons—and believe me, ending up like Monica and Phoebe from that Friends episode was totally topping the “con” list.
Image via The One with All the Snark / This episode is one of my favs for so many reasons.
Also contenders: my ridiculously sensitive skin, a potential allergic reaction, and having to grow the “hairy scary” part of the monster for it to work.
So I went with the very common option in bride-to-be world: grabbed a girlfriend (in this case, it happened to be Bridesmaid Y) and went for a trial.
Do you handle your hairy-scary-monster problems? Any other brides out there scarred by Monica and Phoebe’s experience?