Product Type: Boots in Beauty
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Plucking Good Tweezers
Boots Slanted Tweezers
Member Name: strawberry123
Boots Slanted Tweezers
Advantages: Cheap, long-lasting tweezers...
When it comes to shaping my eyebrows, I am pretty lazy! I will happily pay for someone to wax or thread them so I do not have to go through the process of doing it myself! However, in between visits I normally have a pair of tweezers on hand so I can pluck the odd stray hair out when they start growing back! I have used my Boots slanted tweezers for years now, and they still remain a staple part of my make up kit, so it is about time I reviewed them!
I bought my current tweezers when I started university last year; stupidly I left my other ones at home! Boots was the first place I came to in the town, so I bought these for £1.80. I thought the price was quite reasonable considering the other branded tweezers like the Tweezerman range, cost anything from £7 to £20!! Of course, I could have bought a small manicure set from the pound shop and saved myself a bit, but from previous experiences the material they use are never as good quality and I never tend to use the nail files they include anyway!
The tweezers come in a plain grey, see through packet so you can see the product in all its glory. The Boots logo is clearly visible, along with the product name. Nothing too fancy, which I guess is how they keep their costs down! You can find them near the personal hygiene isle alongside other make up products such as eyelash curlers and nail scissors, and they are usually tucked out of the way on the bottom shelf! The tweezers themselves are made of a strong metal and come in the traditional 'V' shape. They sit nicely in your hand because of the long frame, which gives the user better direction, and ensures they are not lost as easily as other styles. They are silver in colour and have horizontal grooves in the metal to give the user better grip. The tweezers are easy to close and grip onto single hairs and once pulled (ouch!) they are easy to open and dispose of the hair. Nothing too out of the ordinary here! I have found that these tweezers are great at picking up even the smallest, fine hairs which is a bonus, because many a times I have been left waiting for them to grow longer because my awful tweezers would not pick it up! I am no beauty expert but the fact that these tweezers are slanted makes them much easier to use than the straight or pointed varieties because you can see what you are doing more clearly. The angular tip also helps to pull them in direction of the hair growth, so not to encourage curly eyebrow hairs! They can be used again and again because the material is super durable. The tweezers are obviously sharp when you first get them and can get blunt depending on how often you use them. However I did read somewhere that if you have an old pair of tweezers and run the tip along sandpaper it makes them grip better... whether this is true or not remains to be seen, but it always makes me think that I've improved them!
Of course, hair plucking is not the only use for these tweezers! They are great for getting out splinters and I have used them a lot for arts and crafts too, such as placing delicate decorations into position. They are very easy to clean... normally just with a damp cloth, but could be run under water and scrubbed, say for instance there was hardened glue on the end.
I have had no problems with these tweezers and should I lose or forget them ever again, I would have no worries about buying another pair. Although I can't guarantee your hair plucking experience will be pain-free, it will certainly be made easier by using the slanted tip tweezers. I thoroughly recommend adding a pair to your make up kit, if for whatever reason they are not already present! It is certainly a cheap, hassle-free way of eyebrow shaping, compared to paying a beauty salon! Plus you'll pick up Boots Advantage points too! I give them 5*
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