Product Type: Cath Kidston in Beauty
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Look better than they work
Cath Kidston Tissues
Member Name: -becky-
Cath Kidston Tissues
Advantages: Look pretty
Disadvantages: Not very soft or absorbent
I'm such a girly girl at times, and I'm a sucker for anything pretty. With this in mind, you can probably understand how terrible I am to shop with in a place like Cath Kidston. I don't often buy from Cath Kidston as their prices are ridiculously high for what they have to offer, but I do enjoy wandering round the shop and tormenting myself at everything I can't afford. Who doesn't?!
Although you can buy a multi pack of plain tissues for one or two pounds in any other shop, I thought it would be a good idea to spend 85p on just one packet in Cath Kidston. To some, this may seem ridiculous, but to me it seemed a good idea at the time. They come in a wide variety of different floral styles and also patterns matching whatever they're currently selling for the season (they have different fruit patterns, boats etc. it depends when you catch it). You really can't fault them for the designs. Having the choice, I'd much rather whip one of these tissues out and suffer with a cold in style rather than a plain, boring, nothing-special tissue. The tissues are available to buy both in store and online, however I think they have a wider variety to choose from in store.
After spending just 85p on one packet, and as they were so pretty, I was rather reluctant to use them straight away. The pack of tissues spent weeks in my bag unopened. But there comes a time when you're in emergency need of a tissue and have no other option...
When I eventually decided to use one, I found that the tissues felt quite rough on my skin. They weren't smooth or soft to touch - which rather annoyed me as they don't come cheap. If you have a cold they're really not the best for rubbing your nose with, that is unless you fancy the idea of your nose glowing red by the end of it. I think they'd make better napkins if you want to make the table look pretty for dinner with the family or friends. I also found that the tissues aren't very absorbent.
Other than just using them as tissues, I've also seen a few ideas where people have put them into glass frames and have used them as a coaster or somewhere to stand a candle. They could also look great if you're creative enough to make them look good in a photo frame on the wall - which I'm not.
Overall, these tissues were designed by Cath Kidston for the look rather than what the product would be used for. I've definitely learnt that things that look better, don't always work better.
Summary: Stick with the kleenex!!
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