Product Type: Boots baby products
Newest Review: ... a sticker that goes across the top and onto the sides, which has the bar code and Boots logo etc. You have to run your nail across the st... more
Boots Cotton Buds
Member Name: kristoph23
Boots Cotton Buds
Advantages: Soft and easy to use
Disadvantages: They sometimes get lost easily
If there is one item I usually cannot do without that has to be cotton buds. Usually when out shopping I tend to pick up the expensive brand names but recently been taking trips to Boots and found a 200 pack for £1.04 in my local store.
They come in a round plastic container with a lid on top to keep them clean and they are very soft to the touch which is always handy. Some of the previous cotton buds which I have got cheap have been very rough and sometimes hard at the tips which cause some damage.
When it comes to using cotton buds I tend to use them for so many different things some are very common and some are not. The most common way to use mine is sadly for when I am not well and I have an ear infection.
I suffer from them a lot and more recently had a bad bout of problems so these although not recommended by some people I use all the time.
If I get a cut on my hand which has come into contact with dirt rather than use cotton wool I get a cotton bud and dip it inside warm water and a cleaning solution and make sure I go around the cut to make sure no bacteria has entered to cause an infection later on.
I have even used these when dressing up on Halloween I was very foolish and used nail varnish to dress up as a drag queen and I found the nail varnish remover worked well with these as well.
Everyone has various usages for cotton buds and some are mad and some are very practical. I think the length is very good and because they are so soft your confident if you did have to use them for a cut or for the dreaded ear wax you are going to feel safe.
In terms of value for money yes you can buy cotton buds relatively cheap from most supermarkets via their own brand but in my view they usually have cotton which comes off the end very easily and feel pretty rough to the touch as well.
For £1.04 you get a good product and 200 is a good amount to keep you going. You can use these for just about anything and I know people who have used them for eyelashes and eyebrows when it comes to mascara;
I know someone who once told me they then out of bandages for a cut and placed a cotton bud on the cut and then used cellotape to make sure it helped apply pressure.
They are practical and definitely worth buying in my opinion.
Summary: A very good cotton bud