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I always need scissors, they come in handy all the time so for me scissors are an essential item. I have bought many beauty scissors over the year but have to admit that I like boots beauty scissors the best.
What does the product do?
Boots' beauty scissors are meant to be used to keep yourself perfectly groomed, such as trimming your eyebrow hair in order to keep them neat.
My personal opinion
Personally I really like this product as it is very small and fit in my makeup bag perfectly so that I can take it along with me on holidays or weekends away from home. I also feel that it does the job quite well at great price, I do not usually buy boots' essential items however felt that it would be good to try out a fairly cheap pair of beauty scissors however I was quite surprised with the great results.
The problem that I have with these scissors is that the handles are not very smooth this makes it difficult to use the scissors.
Overall I think these scissors are great if you are looking for something to do the job at a good price, however if you are looking for high quality beauty scissors then I would pay a little bit extra.
'Boots Essential Scissors'
In the past have tried many different brands of beauty scissors, but I fond these to be the best set I have own yet. I bought the 'Boots Essential Scissors' for the 'Boots' website (www.boots.com). One of the reasons I bought them online is because I needed new scissors to keep in my vanity kit and the other was because it was snowing so I did not want to venture outdoors to my local 'Boots' store to pick them up.
They were cheap they only cost me £2 or 200 beauty points. When I first used them I was surprised at how well made they were, especially because they were so cheap. They are in fact quite solid and sharp enough to be used for cutting your nails or trimming your eyebrows.
They are small in size which means they are perfect for slipping in to your travel make up bag or even just in your purses for when those 'little emergency's' arise.
The only down side to these scissors is that they do not stay sharp for an extended period of time. But for the price it is to be expected.
Overall I would recommend the 'Boots Essential Scissors' they are handy, compact and get the job done.
I bought these little scissors as they are always handy to have and were only £2. Normally i buy a cheap pair from the pound shop or asda for £1 or less but they always seem to go blunt very easily or break. These however are still going. They have not yet gone blunt, broke or anything else and come in extremely useful for many different things. I have used them from trimming eyebrows, cutting thread and many other things and have no complaints what so ever. They have not failed me yet. I also have to admit i have used them to undo tricky small screws as the ends of the scissors are the perfect size for fiddly screws. I would recommend for anybpdy to have them and keep them lying about for the price of them you will most definitely get your moneys worth even if they are only used every so often.
I buy quite a few things nowadays from the Essentials Range at Boots. I buy them mainly because they are not only excellent value for money and really affordable, but they are also, generally, speaking brilliant quality too. The last time I bought scissors it was from Boots Essential Range and they are brilliant for a whole host of things, from cutting toe nails and finger nails, to cutting thread when sewing and I also even use them to snip off the ends of my fringe when it gets too long and falls into my eyes, but I am not yet due an appointment with the hairdresser!
These scissors cost me only £2 about two years ago ad they came in a little plastic protective pouch. I like them for a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons I rate them so highly is the fact that they haven't ever become blunt, and they are used on a fairly regular basis. They are silver metallic and yet lightweight and very easy and comfortable to use. Unlike other scissors I have used, these have fairly ample sized holes through which to place my fingers and thumb when I am using them for cutting. They don't dig in, they have very sharp pointed edges and so are extremely accurate when cutting smaller objects.
Obviously, these are not scissors I would let my daughter use on her own as they do look fairly lethal even though they are on the small side. They are not safety scissors and as I say, they have remained sharp over the last two years and so would be dangerous in small hands. Nevertheless, they are used very frequently by myself, mainly for cutting nails accurately and cleanly and I certainly wouldn't be without them.
Excellent little scissors and a really impressive price.
I had a really great pair of nail scissors that my mum bought me years ago, they were sharp, just the right size and cut my nails perfectly but then guess what, yes I lost them and I was so annoyed with myself as I hadn't been able to find a pair similar until, thank goodness, I found this really nice pair from Boots.
The Boots nails scissors come from their essentials range which is their affordable but quite good quality range in my opinion so I was happy when I only had to pay £2 for these scissors. I was expecting to pay quite a bit more to find the same quality as I had had before so I was pleasantly surprised.
The scissors are just made of metal and quite light to hold so they are not as heavy as some scissors you can buy. I use nail scissors in my house quite a lot for both me and my kids as well as using them to cut labels off clothes, things like that because they are quite small and neat for little jobs like that and so I need them to be easy and simple to operate.
They have round holes in which you put your fingers and although these are not padded in any way like some scissors can be to offer you more support when cutting, the holes are nice and big and round and so I find my fingers fit in well and do not slip out so I get a good grip on the scissors and can cut well.
The blade portion is just straight which I like. You can get slanted scissors which are meant to access your nails better but I find that actually these straight scissors are a lot better for cutting my finger and toenails and simple things around the house too. The blades are quite short and pointed which I like and they are actually nice and sharp so I can get a good cut. I only need to snip once along my nails to cut them which is nice as it makes the job quick and easy.
All in all, for just £2 these scissors have been a really good bargain.
Scissors are just one of those things that you always need handy, as you never know when you will need them. Although I often use nail clippers, I find small nail scissors handy too. After losing my previous pair, I thought I would pick some up in Boots. I could not believe the prices of some of the branded scissors, so just opted for the Boots Essentials scissors. They cost me £2.00 which I think is fairly cheap and I was happy to pay this price. I knew they would not be the best quality scissors, but I was expecting them to be at least a little better.
When you buy the scissors, they come stored in a clear plastic packaging. As you can probably guess, they are very basic and just look like your bog standard pair of silver scissors. They are compact enough to keep in make up bags or take away on trips. The reason I purchased them was to keep on my dressing table and use mainly for my nails.
Although I have been impressed with the Boots Essentials range in the past, these scissors are definitely one of the worst things I have bought from the range. The scissors appear to be normal, but I found that the handles were just not very effective. To me they did not seem particularly sturdy when using them on my finger and toe nails. The scissors themselves as well are not particularly sharp. This leaves quite a blunt, ugly finish to the nails. Many nail scissors I have used in the past have cut the nail in one go straight across, but I feel like using these is just a chore. It requires more time and effort because they are not very sharp, and I just feel that they leave my nails looking jagged. Obviously I always file my nails down after cutting them, but I thought that these scissors were not useful at giving a straight nor neat finish to my nails. As this was the main reason I purchased the scissors I was really disappointed with them, as you can often expect better from Boots.
However, I can not award only one star, as they have come in handy in some situations. They are relatively good for cutting eyebrow hairs, but this is probably only because eyebrow hair is so fine. I have also found them useful for things such as cutting plasters and little bits and bobs. So because of this, I did not end up throwing them away as I have found some uses for them. However, as nail scissors they are pretty useless.
Overall, if you are after some good small scissors for cutting nails, I would urge you to stay away from these Boots Essentials ones. They are okay for small jobs such as plaster cutting and trimming eyebrows, but they are just absolutely useless as nail scissors. I will be investing a bit more money to get some branded scissors that will hopefully make cutting my nails much less of a chore than these. Thanks for reading and hope this helps.