When I saw Flamingo’s bikini wax kit on my friend Andrea’s blog a while back, I was intrigued: prior to Covid, I’ve never in my life even contemplated attempting to wax my own bikini line—precision is not my strong suit, and self-waxing seems to require it—but strange times call for all sorts of firsts. So I put in an order for one (which costs a very reasonable $10), and was not disappointed. The wax strips come in three different shapes—the better to accommodate whatever shape you want your remaining hair to take—and don’t require heating, so the whole process is quite tidy. And—as long as you remember to hold your skin taut—it works really well, though you may have to go over the same spot more than once to remove everything. Next up for me: Flamingo’s face-waxing kit, to get rid of those scary, inch-long chin hairs that seem to sprout overnight.