Friday, February 1, 2013
Sugar Wax and Cracked Glass
Fair warning men this post is about shaving legs!!
So I know I can't be the only lady out there who's least favorite thing in the world is shaving her legs. Don't get me wrong I still shave everyday because I hate the way it feels if I don't but it isn't the high lite of my day for sure.
There are a million different things out there to get rid of that pesky leg hair, and Jasmine tried one that she found on Pinterest. This pin definitely didn't go her way though!
So the original uses sugar, lemon juice or vinegar, and water. She says you can combine all to a boiling point and you don't need a thermometer because it is ready whenever you drop it into ice cold water and turns into a ball. However I would probably use one if you had it on hand. She says you then put it into a clean glass jar, let it solidify and then microwave it until it becomes like a thick honey consistency.
This recipe worked wonderfully for the original blogger, but somewhere along the way something happened when Jasmine did it, and hers didn't go so well.
What your seeing here is the sugar wax that cracked her glass container after she microwaved it, it then preceded to get all over her glass top oven. Then it hardened to a rock like consistency. Bad business.
"[I]...microwaved the mixture, took out dangerously hot glass bowl simply set it on the counter and watched it shatter into a million little pieces sending the gooey concoction ( that was the consistency of concrete and the stickiness of gorilla glue) all over the beautiful glass stove top hardening itself for impossible removement."
I think the problem here is that either the glass didn't get evenly heated in the microwave for some reason, or it may have had a small crack somewhere Jasmine may not have seen. Also a lot of times if a glass goes from really cold to really hot in a short period of time I think problems can arise there as well. From everything I have read those are the most common reasons for glass to crack in the microwave.
Please keep that in mind when trying this pin, often times we get Pinstrosities where there is a warning we can give out, and I like to do so! If we have the option to make sure someone doesn't get hurt than I always take that option!
Please be safe DIY'ers!
Happy Friday Pinstrosipeeps!