I tried the wax, and agree with everything you said, but I’ve migrated to the sugaring. I make my own now, and once you learn the best way to pull it off, you don’t need the strips anymore. I learnt how to do it without strips by visiting a salon, but well worth the price.
like makeup… lots of practice needed… but as a bonus, much cheaper and easier to clean up.
Anyway, now you’re addicted to the felling, welcome to the club!