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I have been plucking my eyebrows since I was about fourteen years old and to be honest, I have always just bought a cheap pair of tweezers and they have always seemed to have done the job. While getting ready for a night out at my friends house last year, I needed to pluck my eyebrows and borrowed her snazzy looking tweezers - Tweezerman Slant Tweezers. I was amazed at just how easy they were to use and how precise they were at plucking the exact hair you were aiming for.
I briefly looked around online and found these Tweezers to be far too expensive for the sort of price I was willing to pay. Instead of having to buy these for myself, it was one of the items I put on my Christmas list last year.
Obviously, as I have just said, I did not pay for these myself but after having a quick look around on the net; I can tell you that these Tweezers retail at £16.99 on www.amazon.co.uk and £16 on www.hqhair.com so they don't exactly come cheap!
My tweezers came in a lovely plastic holding case and the tweezers sit on a little clip within the case. The Tweezers also come with a plastic cap for the end of them. I have help on to this and find it particularly useful when carrying my tweezers on holiday as it stops them from digging into anything else in my toiletry bag.
Be warned, these tweezers are exceptionally precise and sharp! To start with, when I began using them I found that I was slightly heavy handed (having used cheap basic tweezers before) and I found that on several occasions, I actually caught the skin above my eyes rather than the hair which of course hurt like hell!
Having said that, once I clamed down and decided to be more precise with my plucking rather than just trying to grab any hair, I found that these Tweezers are actually much easier to use.
With other Tweezers I have used, I literally just aim for a group of three or so hairs and pull! If I'm lucky, I manage to get one of the hairs! With the Tweezerman Tweezers, you can literally aim for the smallest of hairs and it easily picks it up and removes it. As any woman who plucks her eyebrows will know, you always get a selection of hairs that prove very difficult to grasp, either because they are very short or are growing at an odd angle but these Tweezers are literally magical - there is no hair that can escape them!
These tweezers come in a range of colours and the colour my parents kindly bought for me were hot pink (Neon Pink) and very fetching. They certainly stand out in my make up bag!
The Tweezerman Slant tweezers are also available in the following colours: Classic Stainless Steel, Granite Sky, Midnight Sky, Orange-A-Peel, Pretty in Pink, Signature Red, Neon Pink, Green Apple, Blooming Lilac, and Khaki Gold.
They also come in Animal Print (Reptile, Leopard or Zebra).
You can also get any of the above colour with white polka dot so as you can see, you can really personalise this item to your own taste.
In summary I would highly recommend these Tweezers. Although I think they are very expensive for something as simple as a pair of Tweezers, I honestly believe they are worth the money. They save me a good amount of time when plucking my eyebrows, purely because they are so precise I don't have to mess around trying to get the same stray hair a hundred times. I hate being ripped off for beauty products but in the case of this particular product - I think they are worth every extra penny!
It is the small things in life that make me happy and Tweezerman tweezers are one of those things. I was given a pair of Tweezerman slanted tweezers as a Christmas present and I wondered why someone would spend £19.50 on tweezers?!...then I used them and it all made sense. I have always brought cheap tweezers that I either lose or there just not very good. I also find that cheap tweezer take a very long time to use as there not good at gripping hair.
The tweezers come in a range of colours and sizes. I have hot pink, full size tweezers. They came in a simple clear packet, enclosed were the tweezers and a rubber stopper to go on the end of it to protect the blade. They are sharp, which is great as the cling and pull out the hair every time, but I have never cut myself with them. You can purchase these from Boots, Amazon, Ebay and John lewis, and I'm sure many other shops.
Before I use tweezer I usually have a hot shower or put a warm cloth on my face to open the pores. Always tweeze in the direction of the hair growth to avoid hair breakages.
I would recommend this product to everyone. They are fantastic value for money and make plucking a lot easier. This is an ideal gift or simply to just treat youself. They say you pay for what you get and in this circumstance I would most definitely agree! So pick up some Tweezerman tweezers and get plucking!
I wrote a review a few months back for Boots own slanted tweezers and went off on how tweezers are all the same and not to bother with tweezerman tweezers as they were ridiculously priced when Boots own did what you wanted them to. However I recently caved and bought a pair as my Boots ones were not as sharp as they once were and weren't picking up all the tiny hairs I wanted them to and I can easily take back everything I said in that Boots own tweezers review.
I am obsessed with keeping my eyebrows nice and shaped and I get a lot of compliments on how good they look. Eyebrows can change the entire shape of your face so I think it's important to look after them and keep them looking neat, even if you get them done professionally and only remove the odd stray one yourself.
The pair of Tweezermans I bought were a mini pink slanted pair from boots for £12.50, the full size were £19.50 and the only reason I went for the smaller pair were because they were cheaper. The only colour options on offer were pink and purple as it was a small Boots I was in at the time but I know you can get a wide variety of patterns and colours on their website or places like ASOS.
The packaging of the tweezers is simple, a plastic mould around the tweezers attached to cardboard with the details on. The tweezers inside are kept in a small plastic tube with a soft plastic removable top. I tend to keep my tweezers with the pointed ends upright so the soft plastic of the lid cushions them a little bit. The actual tweezers are a little under 3 inches long and coats in a pink plastic that although isn't rubbery or lined is very easy to grip and do not slide whilst holding them. Tweezerman is written along the side in a black font and the ends are made of metal and slanted at a good angle to hold against your eyebrows.
You can feel with your fingers that the ends are very sharp but do not cut you. When using them to pluck my eyebrows I catch all the hairs first time and the slanted edge of the tweezers make it extremely easy to pull out even the shortest of hairs and even dig out ones that are just coming through, although sometimes this can be a bad idea as they will leave a small dot of blood from scratching the skin a bit.
I really would recommend these tweezers even if you do not really pluck your eyebrows as they could be helpful for many things such as tiny arts and crafts or I imagine they would be amazing for digging out painful splinters as they are so sharp and precise. Tweezerman say on their packaging they guarantee the tweezers stay sharp for life and if not you can send them in to be sharpened free of charge which I think is a great idea. Although they do cost a lot just for a pair of tweezers they do last a very long time as they stay so sharp and with other tweezers you often end up replacing them for £2-£3 each new pair so you will be saving money in the long run.
I own two pairs of these tweezers. One standard sized pink pair, and one mini dragonfly print pair. I ummed and ahhed for ages about getting them. I have naturally big eyebrows which need daily grooming and I was finding that the cheap tweezers I was previously using just weren't cutting it anymore. I was wasting loads of money buying pair after pair of cheap tweezers and never being happy with them, but could just never justify spending so much on Tweezerman despite all the good things I had heard about their tweezers. Eventually I decided to just take the plunge.
And I'm so glad that I did. That was 5 years ago now and I've never looked back. I didn't realise just how AWFUL all other tweezers were until I started to use these. They manage to pick up even the tiniest of fine hairs, and even super short hairs that have only just started poking through. They are incredible.
I know that Tweezerman have a policy where you can send them your tweezers to have them sharpened if they start to lose their precision, but in the 5 years I have had mine I've never needed to do that. They work just as good now as they did then. The only criticism I have is that the Tweezerman logo has worn off, but I'm not really too bothered by that, and the pink is still nice and vibrant so they still look good.
I recently purchased a mini set for use when travelling, and these are just as amazing as my standard sized pair. I got the dragonfly print which is just the cutest thing in the world.
Yes these tweezers are pricey, but you definitley get what you pay for in my opinion. They are amazing!
A good pair of tweezers are, in my opinion, a must-have for everyone, especially the beauty concious! For years now I have made the mistake of buying cheap tweezers that become blunt after a short period of time. I invested in a good pair of tweezers a while back, however being the clumsy idiot I am, I lost them after a couple of months so had to make do with some that were a couple of quid from Superdrug! I was lucky enough to recieve quite a few gift cards for Christmas this year though and decided to spend some of my ASOS voucher on a pair of tweezers as they have a huge range of the different Tweezerman tweezers on their website which I have heard from several friends (and several reviewers) that this is a good brand.
Tweezerman have lots of different designs. They have tweezers that are slanted for plucking your eyebrows, tweezers that are designed to remove ingrown hairs and splinters, they even have tweezers that can be used on your nails! I must admit that I was a little intimidated by the sheer amount of options; i'm used to the plain, stainless steel silver metal ones so I spent around 20 minutes looking properly at the different designs and the 'features' of each one, which as I said varies. I eventually settled on a pair of the slanted tweezers, as the main purpose that I use them for is plucking my eyebrows. I chose the red ones, which are full-size. I was tempted to get the mini slant tweezers however was concerned they may be a little fiddly and perhaps not be as strong or sturdy as the bigger ones.
I paid £20 for my pair of tweezers, which I can assure you, had I not had a gift voucher, I would definetly not of paid! I also was lucky enough to get 30% off as I had an ASOS promotion code. As well as ASOS, alot of other shops and websites sell tweezerman tweezers, including Amazon. Prices don't really vary much though with this brand and no matter how you look at it, it's alot of money to pay for a pair of tweezers! I personally though am very glad that I bought them as they save me so much time, with my old tweezers it'd take me about half an hour (no joke!) to neaten up my eyebrows, and it'd take me 2 minutes or so just to grip one hair and pluck it out. With these though, it is amazingly quick and easy, and because of this it's almost pain free - it happens so quick that I don't even really feel the pain if that makes sense.
The tweezers are plastic, they're smooth and so are easy to hold and they don't dig into my hands or fingers when i'm holding them like alot of tweezers can do. The only branding on them is some black font which simply has the tweezerman logo on it. The tip of the tweezers is stainless steel and is perfectly aligned, meaning it is incredibly easy to pluck one particular hair and not worry about the tweezers gripping another hair and creating a bald patch on your eyebrow! I like that one end of the tweezers is sharper than the other, as this can act as a knife or scissors, I know it sounds gross but I do sometimes get a few ingrown hairs on my arm and it's easy to remove them with these both pain free and hygienically.
The tweezers are easy to clean and hair doesn't get stuck on them, they are a good size and are a little more weighty than my usual cheap stainless steal tweezers but are still lightweight and comfortable to hold/use. I got these just after Christmas and have being using them daily to keep my eyebrows looking neat and they're still as sharp as they were when I first got them - unlike cheaper tweezers, they haven't gone blunt after a couple of uses! I know it sounds weird but these tweezers are strong. With some tweezers they don't grip the hair properly and so don't actually remove the hair properly/don't remove the root and therefor hair growth occurs very rapidly after removal, however these do definetly get all of the hair and root out completely and very quickly.
Overall, these are a good quality pair of tweezers which I very highly reccomend to anyone who wants an accurate, strong pair of tweezers for either beauty care or for removal of ingrown hairs.
I've always been a bit of a cheap skate when it came to tweezers which may surprise some of you that read each month of my rather dangerous spending sprees down the aisles of Boots! The main reason for this is that I always tend to loose small things, with tweezers being a number one candidate for this. Over the past ten or so years I reckon I must have bought around ten to fifteen pairs of tweezers quite easily before misplacing each and every single pair within about a year! However after my mum remarked that my "eyebrows looked as unkempt as the next door neighbour's garden" I thought I better invest in a decent pair! The thing I've noticed with cheap tweezers, including the Primark pair I've been using for the past couple of months, is that they never seem to quite grip the hairs you want them to and after a few minutes of this I get easily frustrated and give up!
Last month I decided to finally treat myself to a pair of Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers in a pink and white polka dot design after staring at them for weeks and weeks previously. Tweezerman are a brand I've heard of before and I've always admired their products rather longingly but never actually taken the plunge! They've been established now for over thirty years and their products appear in many chain stores up and down the country including Boots stores. They advertise themselves quite boldly as "the beauty tool experts" but from what I've heard they deserve that title, their products are certainly popular with celebrities and make up artists worldwide. They offer a wide range of beauty tools including cuticle nippers, lash curlers, magnifying mirrors, nail files, nail scissors, shaving brushes and their famous tweezers to name just a few products.
The tweezers I bought came in a rather nondescript clear plastic box that has a light green blue background due to the leaflet also contained within the box. The tweezers were contained in a little plastic tray and had a small plastic protection seal over the top of them to ensure they couldn't injure you upon taking them out of the box. The tweezers come in many different designs which seem to be updated quite regularly although my pair are bright pink in colour with white polka dots on. They're made of stainless steel and so feel very sturdy and seem quite typical of other tweezers in terms of their size. Overall they look very cute and stylish... and I like the fact that they feel quite sturdy as it means they shouldn't break easily at all! I don't need to exceed much pressure at all on the tweezers to join the tips together which always means that the process will be easier in my opinion!
The tweezers come with a small guide which offers tips regarding the hair plucking process. It suggests that you take a hot shower or wash your face prior to plucking so as to open the pores which allows the hairs to be removed more easily. You should always tweeze in the direction of hair growth which basically means pull them out in the way they are growing, rather than the opposite way. I try to pull one hair out at a time, rather than a small clump, as I think this gives you much more precise control and results. The tweezers I bought can be used in two ways; either use the broad side for general tweezing or flip them so they are directly pointed at your eye brows and use the tip for any precision work. Following the tweezing process the leaflet recommends that uou apply cold water to close yours pores. I was also told you should wait five minutes before applying any facial creams or make up.
I've been using these tweezers for a couple of weeks now and I can honestly say that they're the best pair of tweezers that I've ever owned. Plucking my eyebrows is now a pleasure rather than a chore (well almost, but I thought it got my point across well!) as there's much less pain and my eyes don't water half as much! The tweezers are really easy to use and after less than a minute I'd worked out the best way of using them for me. They easily grab hold of hairs and remove them effortlessly really, in the past I've had tweezers that have allowed the hair to slide out without actually pulling it out but this has never happened with these tweezers. Not only do they look really good they also do the job they're meant to do perfectly! I tend to pluck my eyebrows about once a week, and perhaps once or twice in between to remove any stray hairs, and I've never even considered using my old tweezers.
All Tweezerman tweezers are advertised as having a lifetime guarantee which is something you don't hear of very often these days. It basically means that Tweezerman will either repair or replace any of their tweezers that fail due to defective manufacturing or materials. This doesn't mean that if you manage to crush them under the wheel of your car you'll be given a new pair, but if they do break somehow or the material gets damaged in any way, they will replace them. In addition to this they also offer to sharpen all their tools that have become dull through usage for free. Yes that's right, you simply send them away in a padded envelope to an address in the UK and they'll be returned to you within four to six weeks! If tips become bent they also offer to straighten them but there is a £5.00 charge for this. This whole lifetime guarantee means they have complete confidence in their products.
My Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers set me back £22.50 which may seem rather extortionate for what are, essentially, two metal prongs joined together. However they're arguably the best tweezers I've ever used in terms of being as pain free as possible and in terms of offering the most precise control during the plucking process. I don't doubt that these will last me for years and years to come, providing I don't succumb to my old ways and loose them of course (but at £22.50 a set I might try to be a little more careful), which means they're a great investment. My friend has had her pair for over ten years so she's already had her money's worth really. I would recommend these tweezers one hundred percent and so am giving them the full five stars - they're cute and they do the job... better than anything else on the market at the moment in my opinion!
Thanks for reading.
I wanted a set of these tweezers for ages, luckily my mum got me some for christmas. I had read about these in all the celeb magazines and they had rave reviews. Tweezerman tweezers come in a variety of styles and colours, ranging from a plain stainless steel set, to coloured tweezers to ones with pictures on. The tweezers I have look like a Russian doll. They cost arouns £22 to buy and you can get them online and in Boots.
On the packaging Tweezerman claim that the Slant is 'Positively the finest general use tweezer in the world,
these perfectly aligned, hand-filed tips are ever-so-slightly slanted ensuring that they accurately grab every hair, every time with the smoothest, most accurate precision'
When you remove them from the packet if you look away from the unique designs they look much like any other tweezers. However where they differ for me is that they are so pricise. I don't have to pluck my eyebrows often but I do tend to get the odd tiny hair that is impossible to remove with most tweezers. This really annoys me as in certain light these stray hairs are really noticable and make your eyebrows look untidy. In the past I have struggled to get the hair out when it is really small, or I have even ended up pinching and damaging the skin where the tweezer I have used is too sharp. These tweezers manage to pull out the shortest of hairs with the minimum effort. They also meet precisly at the middle unlike other cheaper tweezers I have used that don't meet and are no use.
Tweezerman also have a guarantee on their tweezers and they will sharpen them for free if they become blunt. Also if there is a manufacturing defect they will replace the tweezers for free for you or repair them if this is possible.
You also get with your tweezers a little rubber suction cap that attaches to your mirror and holds your tweezers so that they are always to hand. This is perfect for me as I was always losing mine in the bottomless pit that is my makeup bag.
I would definately recommend these, they are a little more expensive than other tweezers but they are so good and guaranteed for life so it is a worthwhile purchase.
I bought these some time ago when I finally managed to destroy my beloved Shavata needle point tweezers. I'd tried the cheap pharmacy brands pre Shavata and they were rubbish. The tweezerman though a bit pricey were cheaper than my favourite brand, had a good reputation and were readily available, so when I was able to I snapped them up. Since I bought them the price has gone up so it is now nearer the Shavata tweezers I favour, at £18.38 from Boots (with 72 points). You can find them cheaper online, one black pair for example from Amazon costs £15.80 with free delivery.
The tweezers I own are the same shade as the Dooyoo picture, now pink is not my favourite colour, not nearly so but for some reason they were a pound or two cheaper than the basic stainless steel which I favour, so pink it was. They come in quite an array of colours, from zebra print through polka dot to 'granite sky'. They also make needlepoint tweezers, a wide grip version which has a sort of flat doughnut shape section which you grip, and a mini slant tweezers (also available in several colours) which my daughter has and finds just as good as it's big sister. Some of the colours such as the zebra print are limited editions and will cost a few pounds more than the standard range. The colour finishes are enamel so don't peel off like plastic, though they may chip.
Tweezerman are a relatively new company (though still older than many Dooyooers) being founded in 1980, they have been the beauty industries darling pretty much ever since, and often appear featured and recommended in fashion magazines. They are an award winning company; awards I'm aware of them winning recently for their slant tweezer are the 'InStyle best beauty buys' 2010 and 'Brides Beauty Awards' 2009. The company are involved in some charitable concerns and often bring out products that donate a proportion of their sale (usually only a $ or £) to the chosen charity. I haven't been able to find any information on whether they donate to UK charities, the only ones I found so far have been the Starlight Children's Foundation (also active in the UK), and the Humane Society the US version of the RSPCA. They also signed the UN Global Compact, which ensures ethical throughout the company.
I can instantly see why these tweezers are so popular, they are beautifully made, and they seem well balanced and feel comfortable in the hand. An important factor for me is that they seem quite sturdy. Much as I love my Shavata tweezers they seem made of a finer/thinner gauge of metal and more likely to damage if abused. The tips of the Tweezerman are hand filed, and perfectly aligned. So grabbing the hairs first time is guaranteed as long as your hand is steady and your eyesight ok. For some reason I find these tweezers also don't seem to pinch or grab the skin as often the cheaper chemist/supermarket brands. I think this is because they are so even and well aligned that you never have to wriggle or prod the tweezer too close to the skin to 'catch' the hair.
I much prefer a slant tip tweezer to a flat head as it allows for a more natural hand position, and 'fit' against the curve of the brow, or chin, or anywhere you may have hairs sprouting where you would prefer them not to. As these tweezers are specifically calibrated to give the optimum tension for "comfort and control" (taken from Tweezerman professional site) they do handle beautifully, and I can really tell the difference with these as opposed to cheap chemist bought tweezers. The tweezers are also made from high grade surgical steel, so you don't have to worry about them rusting in steamy bathroom, or flaking bits of chrome everywhere.
I'm sure you know how to tweeze your brows, but I'll slip in a few quick recommendations from Tweezerman just in case you are new to the pain. To reduce aforementioned pain tweeze after a shower or bath (alternatively hold a warm wet flannel or similar to the area) so the pores open up and the hair slips out more easily, grip the hair as near to the root as you can to avoid breaking the hair, and pull out in the direction of the hair growth. If you need to you can apply ice or a toner to the skin after wards to reduce redness and close pores.
I came late to tweezing as my brows though fairly thick have never been unruly, I had tried once or twice but was a complete wuss and didn't like the ouch factor. My daughters got me into it as they said," when you're old and your eyelid starts to droop pulling a few hairs out underneath the arch gives the illusion of more space between your eye and brow, and looks younger". I have such charming, delightful children, but they do have a point. My eye lids don't really sag much, but I've always had full eyebrows and thinning them upwards a bit does make my eyes look more open. I just need to be careful not to get carried away and end up with a fine arched line as many did in the 60s, it was fashionable at the time, but has not been since. Over plucking is worse than not bothering at all because brow hairs often take umbrage at being yanked out regularly and refuse to grow back, so you can be left with overly thin brows which aren't as easy to draw back in as if you'd left them alone in the first place.
It is also recommended (by beauticians in general) that you don't tweeze hairs *above* the brow, I'm not sure why and I have to be honest that I do yank the odd one or two that have sprouted higher up than they should, with no ill effects.
While checking out what the tweezers were made of I came across a site which is dedicated to Tweezerman's international free sharpening and repair service based in the USA www.tweezerman.com/pages/index.cfm?pg=20 . The service takes 4-6 weeks internally in the US so extra time should be allowed for countries outside of that. I thought this was such a good thing to offer I can't quite believe that it is available to us mere mortals, and got the feeling it may only be for 'professional' users, though it does not say that anywhere that I can find. I have not needed to use this service so can't vouch for the effectiveness and reliability.
All in all a lovely long lasting ittle tool, which I would not now be without.
I've had many different pairs of tweezers over the years. Most of them have been absolutely atrocious. They have snapped off hair leaving hideous black stumps, pinched my skin and would only remove hair if it was longer than a couple of millimetres!
Well groomed eye brows look sexy and smart. Butchered eye brows look extremely unsightly. Since discovering Tweezerman's my eyebrows have never been better and I can pluck away with ease.
First of all I love the colour. They are girlie and cute and because of the bright colour they are easy to find in my make up bag. Who ever knew stainless steel could be made to look this good!
The body of the tweezers are flat which means when you squeeze them you are exerting an even amount of pressure. This helps in getting the hairs out without breaking and it also makes the tweezers comfortable to hold.
The flat angled tips mean you can get extremely close to the curves of the skin which means more precise plucking. These angled tips have been hand filed making them knit tightly together so hairs do not escape their grasp.
These are the best tweezers I have ever used and they have never let me down. They have made my life so much easier and pain free! No more digging at my skin to remove the stubborn little hairs! They cost around £19.99 from boots or from other online shops. This is expensive but they are a lifetime investment. You can send your tweezers off to Tweezermans and they will file them for free; making them like brand new! I have not used this service yet but think it is fantastic and when they do begin to blunt I will be sending them off. They will also repair bent tips for £5.00 and replace broken or damaged tweezers for half price. Although fairly robust and you would have to really mistreat them to damage them I think the services they offer are excellent.
I thought about getting a pair of these Tweezerman tweezers for ages because I get a lot of ingrown hairs and I like to do my own eyebrows so having blunt or rubbish tweezers has never really been ok. The price tag put me off a lot in the first instance and I waivered. My lovely boyfriend knew I wanted some and surprised me with a pair once that he had got about 50% off from Brand Alley (I think they do random one day sales of big brands).
If you don't get them on a sale/eBay/deal day, I think these can retail for up to about £20 so I recommend keeping your eyes peeled for discounts!
There are lots of varieties of these tweezers in terms of colour and style. Mine are black and they have red roses with green leaves printed on them all over the outer edges. They also say TWEEZERMAN in white lettering on the handle part. There is no black paint on the tips though - these are bare metal. I think that this must make them easier to sharpen.
Sharpening of the tips is another brill thing about Tweezerman tweezers. I have never used the service (yet!) but I believe that they come with a lifetime guarantee (you don't need a paper or anything, I think they just know which tweezers are their own (and of course they have the TWEEZERMAN label on them) for tip sharpening meaning they should never get too blunt and have to be replaced. This is great and it shows that while these can be a bit pricier than other makes when you first buy them, they truly are an investment. My tips are still sharp for now but it is nice for peace of mind to know that the option of having them sharpened is available.
The tips have a perfect angle to them, slanting them in a way which I find really speeds up and makes easier the hair removal process. It is easier to get under eyebrow hairs and it also makes it easier to only pull out one hair sometimes.
The length of the handle part is like standard tweezers and it makes it easy to work with them. I think you can also get a mini set version of these in a set with some other nail/eyebrow things but I honestly think these would be too short for me to use comfortably. Maybe I just have massive hands though!
One issue I have had with different tweezers before is that they sometimes don't close properly making it hard to grab a hair. These grab fine as they close perfectly giving you a tight grip on even the thinnest of hairs. I've even been able to use these to do other things than hair removal such as remove splinters which they are also good for.
I really recommend you buy some of these if you are in the market for some new tweezers. They are really a joy to use; I look after them so well because they are a good beauty tool and they have the lifetime guarantee on the tips. I really wish that I had bitten the bullet and bought myself a pair sooner.
About eight years ago I just didn't realise there were good tweezers about. I just went from one rubbish pair to another. I never really went out and bought any, I just got them in gift sets and manicure sets and even in Christmas crackers. I always found using them difficult and cumbersome, but I just thought that was the way it was, my eyes were opened when my friend had a pair of these and gave them to me to try. My views on tweezers have changed and I will never be looking back!
I bought mine off ebay about 6 or seven years ago for twelve pounds, brand new. I think they have gone up since then and I have seen people paying anywhere upto twenty pounds for them. I don't think the quality of them varies based on where you buy them, so just go for the cheapest place, but make sure you take into account postage and packaging, as sometimes a place will look like the cheapest place but then add on tons of postage and packaging.
They come in a wide variety of colours, but I chose pink as they were quite striking and modern, even years after I bought them they still look now and fashionable.
The tweezers are metal and very springy. The edges are really slanted. The holder area is painted pink, but the tiny bit of the ends are still exposed metal. The tweezer ends are very very sharp, and it will take you a while to get used to this, and you may, like I did have a few pinchingly painful accidents along the way! So take care as you go, once you get used to them you will have no problems.
Tweezerman tweezers make hair removal so easy. That is the real plus point of these tweezers, you will never look back once you are used to them, take my word for it.
These tweezers have a life time guarantee, as in you can get them re sharpened for free. I have never so far needed this, and it is just as well as I am not sure if it is available to me in the UK.
So, hands up. Who wishes that a mono-brow was the fashion and that it was desirable to be a hairy mary so that waxing, shaving and plucking was not a necessary fact of life!??? My hand is up in the air! But alas.....mono-brow's are not all the rage and, for that reason, plucking my eyebrows into neat little arches is something that I tend to spend my Sunday evenings doing. *sigh*
My Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers come in a very attractive shocking pink, but if that's too girly for you then it comes in other colours too - namely white, black, green, grey, red and blue. The pink is definitely my favourite though because it makes them stand out from everything else in my make-up case. I don't remember how much mine cost me, but I have seen these Tweezers recently on Amazon for £15.99.
Tweezerman tweezers (I love the name!) are great at removing all types of facial hair, whether they be fine, wispy hairs, or thick course hairs - or even ingrowing hairs. Infact, the Tweezerman Tweezers tips' are hand filed to ensure that the finished result is precision perfect. The tips are very sharp and because of this, they do come with a tip protector - although I generally do not use this and have yet to stab myself! Despite owning these Tweezers for the last five years, they have remained as sharp as the day I bought them, but amazingly, they also come with a free sharpening life-time guarantee.
Although the slanted Tweezers remove 95% of all hairs easily and with no unnecessary trauma(!), there are occassionally a few stray hairs that are a bit more difficult to get hold of. Luckily I also happen to have a pair of Tweezerman Stainless Steel Pointed Tweezers which grip these remaining hairs with ease.
If its possible to love an inanimate object then....well, I love these tweezers. I hate plucking and anything that can make plucking less painful for me is very much appreciated. I know they are more than the average tweezers, but these are world class and they really do last AND make a HUGE difference to saving me from the dreaded mono-brow.
We live in a sad age, my friends; one where hirsuteness is not valued in the way that it should be. You almost never see men with beards to their knees anymore, and that is one of society's great tragedies. The Brothers Grimm, Noel and Liam Gallagher, have ensured that the monobrow is as utterly unfashionable as sporting the kind of body odour that could stun an ox at 50 paces. Almost more distressing than that, is the definite trend against hairy women. Bearded ladies receive none of the accolade that they could once depend on and, indeed, many of them are now to be found gracing the hallowed halls of job centres up and down the country.
So, with that in mind, the modern lady must take steps to ensure that her fuzziness is kept under control. To do this there are several options:
*Shaving - keeps the hairiness in check on legs and armpits, but no good for faces.
*Epilator - hurty, hurty, hurty.
*Electrolysis - only for the wealthy.
*Laser treatment - as above.
*Waxing - hurty and expensive, although long-lasting.
*Plucking - You'd be a brave (and patient) lady to do this on your whole body, but great for eyebrows and other stray facial hairs.
The one we'll look at today is plucking. By the end of this review, you'll be plucking experts. For a really good pluck, either you'll need to have a metal hand and a pincer-like grip (unlikely, unless you're the Terminator) or you'll need to be wielding a pair of tweezers.
I think it's a safe bet that pretty much every household has tweezers somewhere - they come in handy for removing splinters, picking stray threads off garments, pulling out the gungy hair from the plughole (ick, I know, but that's what my mother does), digging out the dirt and limescale around the taps (my mother again) and myriad other uses. However, all tweezers are nor created equal. For a start, they can be slanted or straight. Generally, straight tweezers tend to be good at jobs like removing splinters, and slanted tweezers are better for the purposes of hair removal. You can pick up a pair of either kind for a few quid in any supermarket or chemist and they will probably give years of service.
If, though, you use your tweezers for removing eyebrow or facial hair, you may find that they struggle to get to grips (literally) with very fine hairs, short thick stubborn hairs and ingrown hairs. Tweezerman tweezers are aimed at all of these kinds of hair growth; the manufacturers claim that they can grip hairs that are only a few millimetres long and bill them as precision implements. And, whilst you're unlikely to use them to help you perform surgery they certainly are the best tweezers I've ever used.
My pair are pink, with the top part of the tweezers painted whilst the actual grippy parts are bare metal. The point on these is extremely sharp, which makes them great for dealing with ingrown hairs, but it'd be a wise idea to use the guard that they come with when not in use, particularly if there are children in the house.
When used on eyebrow and/or facial hairs these tweezers will grip and remove about 95% of hairs. The 'a few millimetres long' claim might perhaps be a wee bit ambitious, as I've had eyebrow hairs of 1-2 millimetres' that they haven't *quite* been able to grasp. That said, I find that if the hairs are too short it takes a day or two at most before they're long enough to grip (and, before you ask, no I don't have mental speedy-growing hair). Their performance outstrips by far that which you get with conventional tweezers; the precision of the sharp and angled tips allows you to grip each hair and remove it quickly. Moreover, because you're not accidentally gripping your skin or multiple hairs at once, the pain is much reduced.
All of this comes, quite literally, at a price. You can expect to pay way over the odds for a regular sized pair of these. Mine cost £14 from Amazon which is about average, although some paint effects will cost more. For this, you get the tweezers and the safety cover. Tweezerman do say that they will re-sharpen any tweezers that have become dulled through 'normal' use, although I don't know how you'd go about proving that you used them solely to give yourself a damn good plucking rather than, say, digging out the grout between the bathroom tiles with them (my mother again, predictably). I'm sufficiently impressed with them that I think them worth the money, but it might be worth borrowing a friend's pair to see if you like them before forking out for them.
The Tweezerman Stainless Steel tweezers are expensive, there is no denying it. I almost fainted when I saw the £22.50 price tag.
However you can't argue with the fact that these tweezers are the best around. Eyebrows are more important than many people realise- they frame the face and badly plucked eyebrows will ruin a makeup look no matter how well the rest of the face is done. I must also admit I am pretty obsessed with my eyebrows but have always tried to avoid buying more expensive tweezers as I thought they would be a waste of money. Instead, I bought cheaper tweezers at three and four pounds per time but none of them made the grade. Of course, eventually I realised in the long run I was cheaper just buying the Tweezermans and when I did make the leap, I was so angry I never done it sooner.
They pick every hair up but don't accidently remove hairs you don't want them too. The slant is sharp (so be careful not to stab yourself) so can be flipped over and used as pointed tweezers to remove the shorter hairs. If you look at cheaper tweezers you will notice that they don't meet perfectly in the middle: there is at least a millimetre gap between the ends, which believe me is a lot. The fact the tweezermans don't do this improves accuracy exponentially.
I would recommend everyone owns a pair of Tweezermans. Although pricey, they are great value as they will last you forever (as they have a lifetime sharpening guarantee) and are the only pair you will never need.
Did someone say £20 for a pair of tweezers?! They must be mad....or so I thought before I bought my tweezerman slanted tweezers. Yes, they are pink and girly but they really are the best tweezers I have ever used.
Previously, I had been making do with any old cheap pair of silver tweezers (from supermarket own brands, boots, superdrug etc) which cost a couple of pounds at a time but would inevitably be blunt within a few months. So I reasoned, that it was false economy and I should try the tweezerman brand (which I had read in a magazine are the best tweezers around!)
There are so many good points about these tweezers, they are light and easy to use, it takes minimal effort to remove the hairs. Normally, its best to tweeze after a shower when the hair follicles are more open but I honestly find that I get just a good results tweezing at any time with these.
They are very very sharp. Even sharper (after nearly 2 years of use) than one of those supermarket own brand pairs are brand new. Now at first, this can be a slight disadvantage- I nicked my skin with these and it stung but you quickly get used to using them, just go slow and steady the first few times you use them!
Probably the best bit is that they remove even the shortest of hairs, as someone with naturally dark, coarse eyebrows, every little hair is obvious and it was very frustrating in the past when the cheap tweezers just weren't precise enough to get rid of those tiny hairs, now I don't ever have to wait for a bit more regrowth!
I would recommend getting your brows threaded/waxed so that they are professionally shaped to suit your face then use the tweezers to maintain this. The benefit of maintaining the shape with tweezers rather than constantly waxing or threading is cost (threading was costing me £15 a time) and time (as mentioned previously you don't have to wait weeks for regrowth and have to go through the shaping process anytime)
I really cannot fault these, I would recommend them to absolutely anyone. I recently bought my mum a pair and she is addicted too!
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