Am I an idiot for even considering a DIY Brazilian Wax?

I’ve gotten a Brazilian wax before.  Honestly, I was more annoyed by how expensive it was (around sixty dollars after tip) than how much it hurt. Once the initial swelling and pain subsided, I was very happy with the results. It grew back much more slowly than I anticipated, and that’s never a bad thing. It’s about time I had it done again, and I’ve been toying with the idea of doing it myself. Is that ridiculous? Have I lost my mind? I think I need guidance. All I know is that I’ve got a new bikini and it’s the kind that makes you realize that it’s time take action.

Any tips or advice from anyone who has ever attempted an at-home waxing would be very much appreciated. I have no idea what kind of kit to even buy.  I’ve read several tales of DIY waxing in preparation. Some are terrifying, and others are encouraging. If you think this is a horrible idea, then I probably need to hear that too. I used to cut my own bangs. I wish someone had reprimanded me sooner:

This was taken in 2006. Old school, y’all!

by Dawn Grimes