I was doing a little shopping in Superdrug recently when I saw some fabulous Christmas themed boxes, closer inspection revealed they were the seasonal designed for the Kleenex Collection Facial Tissues - we needed tissues, four of the six of us have colds and various other forms of the lurgy so the stocks in the house have run down and I like this brand anyway so it was a no brainer to throw three of the boxes into the trolley.
The packaging is fabulous with the tissue box made to look like it's been wrapped in Christmas paper and finished off with a bow, it looks like a beautiful Christmas present but Kleenex have been careful not to be too pretentious about it as it is after all only a tissue box. Fun and quirky is how I'd describe the designs, but having used the Cube Collection before I know a lot of thought always goes into the appearance.
The tissues themselves are perfect; they're a 3 ply tissue so strong enough to cope with even a wet sneeze (ha!), but the tissues are soft and while they don't prevent my nose from going red they do feel gentle while I'm wiping and spluttering myself through the day. The kids like using them as they appreciate the softness of the tissues, kids' skin is so delicate that they do suffer more with a chapped nose during a cold but (touch wood) none of them have had this happen yet.
We all love the designs, I picked up two of the Santa boxes and one with a plain red and white dotty background - they look fabulous in the living room and bedrooms, far more in keeping with the festive season than using plain old Kleenex tissue boxes.
There are 56 tissues in each box with each being a decent size, my partner complains that there are too few tissues and also that they're too small but really you can't expect much else out of a box of this size and to enlarge the box (for bigger tissues, and more of them!) would completely spoil the design in my opinion - anyway, they're only £1.79 a box so hardly break the bank if they're used up a little quicker than our usual tissues!
~ Kleenex Collection Cube Tissues ~
Over the years I have bought countless boxes of these tissues. I like them because not only are they great value for money, but they are soft and gentle and come in attractive packaging designs.
I tend to buy these at £1 or sometimes less and they are available pretty much everywhere. I always have a cube on my dressing table and there are also other cubes dotted around the house.
There are 56 tissues in each box and they are a decent size too. The cubes come in a range of different colours and even cartoon characters to suit you decor or child. I love when they have one that matches my living room or bedroom just right as it looks like more of a feature then rather than just a box of tissues!
I sometimes use them to remove my makeup when I haven't got any cotton wool to hand and I don't find that they irritate me in any way what so ever. I also use them when I have a cold and they don't give me a sore nose. The kids also use them and at this time of the year we go through lots of tissues due to them all getting colds and the lurgy and these are great. They are not too small and not too big which is good.
I do buy them in the character boxes for the kids as I find they are much more likely to use them then without me having to prompt them.
I like them.
Thanks for reading x
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The tissues are made by Kleenex and come in a cubed shaped box which are available in various different designs. The tissues are part of the Kleenex Collection cubes which come in a contemporary design containing tissues with all the softness and strength you would expect from the Kleenex brand. There were about 3 different box designs in my local Boots store which included a white box with red cherries, a beige coloured box with a stone type pattern on it and a duck egg blue box with brown flowers and leaf pattern on it. I was actually purchasing these for work so I wasn't too fussed about what box I purchased but I decided to go for the duck egg with the brown design as I preferred this design. The box of tissues is easy to open by pulling off the perforated circle shape on the top of the box to reveal the oval shaped hole in which you pull the tissues through. On the bottom of the box it states that the box contains 56 tissues, each of which are 3 ply so are stronger than some other own brand tissues. The tissues are a white colour and feel very soft when removing them from the box. I purchased these from my local Boots store where they are currently on offer as Buy One Get One Free, but are £1.95 per box. You can purchase these from the Boots website but you can't choose a specific design on the box. You may also find these available to buy in local supermarkets and other shops such as Superdrug. I may actually go back and get a few more boxes for home whilst they are on offer as the weather is getting colder and I am likely to get more colds over the next few months.
Using the Product
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I currently seem to have a slight cold (thanks dad!) so when I was in my local Boots store I decided to stock up on a few boxes of tissues as I hate blowing my nose on the cheap tissue at work as I end up with a sore, red looking nose and it's far too early in the year to have one of those yet! The tissues can be pulled from the box easily, without pulling 3-4 out at one time. The tissue feels soft in between my fingers and also looks strong. I put the tissue to my nose to give it a good blow. The tissue felt soft against my nose and wasn't anything like the cheap, rough tissue at work. I blew my nose and filled the tissue with . . . well whatever it was that came out my nose! The one thing I hate with cheap tissues is blowing your nose and the tissue then sticking to your fingers and falling apart. Luckily with these tissues, this wasn't the case. The tissue, although feeling a little damp, kept together and didn't fall apart or stick to my fingers. I am currently going through a fair amount of tissues a day due to the cold I have and I haven't yet got a sore, red looking nose. Every time I use a tissue it feels really soft and gentle.
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When it comes to purchasing tissues, I always prefer to buy the Kleenex brand as I find the products good quality and well worth the money. I don't think these tissues are very badly priced at £1.95, even when they aren't on offer. I know many shops do their own branded tissues but these are never as strong or as soft as the Kleenex brand. I know this because my boss always purchases the cheap Tesco tissues for work and I end up with a rather sore nose after a few days of using them. The tissues are strong and really soft and come in a great range of different designed boxes which can be chosen to suit different interior in the home. I would definitely buy these tissues again and will be popping back to my local Boots store to purchase a few more boxes whilst they are on offer.
(review also on ciao)