Product Type: Paloma in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Blow your nose on a Dove
Paloma Exclusive Tissues 3 Ply
Member Name: StampedingTurtes
Paloma Exclusive Tissues 3 Ply
Advantages: Cheap, easily available
Disadvantages: A little too rough for sensitive noses
I have allergies, so I go through tissues pretty fast and have become a connoisseur of the humble tissue.
These tissues are a reliable, cheap option for general use, however if you blow your nose as much as I do, you'll want something softer.
~~~ Packaging ~~~
Paloma means Dove in Spanish. The implication being that you will be blowing your nose into a nice, soft, fluffy tissue that resembles Dove feathers...eh...right... more on that later.
The packaging is bright orange with a little blue bubble containing the name of the product - Paloma. The tissue packets always have a little picture of a wee family of birds at the top and they kindly inform you that the hankies are 3 ply and that you get 10 in the little pack. Theres a useful resealable tab to keep your tissues fresh when they're kicking about the bottom of your handbag/glove compartment/guitar case etc.
The packets I have say they are made in Slovenia.
~~~ The tissues ~~~
Okay, so the tissues themselves are not in any way luxurious. Yes they are thick enough, but they are pretty rough, similar in texture to toilet roll. This can mean that if you have a bad cold or allergies and you have to use these often, you can end up with a sore, red nose.
Each tissue measures roughly 8 inches square and is a soft white colour with a faint dotted pattern around the edges. They are soft enough for occasional use and are compact enough to keep in a handbag.
As I have said, if you need a lot of tissues, like during a cold or flu, I would avoid these as they can be a little bit hard on sensitive noses. I'd opt for Kleenex Balsam or something instead. If, on the otherhand, you just want handy tissues for one off occassions (and for wiping sticky mouths, fingers etc) then these are the very chaps!
~~~ Price and Availability ~~~
These tissues offer excellent value for money. You can get a 15 pack multipack in Poundland (for £1). You can also buy the little individual packets for about 35p. Obviously this is much cheaper than other brand name tissues and they really are great for general use and if you're not suffering from the lurgy.
These tissues are available in most supermarkets and pharmacies as well as in places like Wilkinson, Poundland and PoundStretcher so they are easy to come by and cheap to purchase.
~~~ Conclusion ~~~
It was more difficult that I imagined to write a review for these tissues!
In my opinion these are good to have around as a back up or as a one off use type of thing. They are neat and tidy and easily transported. They're great for the odd sniffle but perhaps a little bit too rough from sensitive noses or for people cursed with allergies or those suffereng from the cold as frequent rubbing with them will cause a red, raw nose or horrible little sores as the skin around the nose is so delicate and easily irritated.
I would advise you to buy them for a back up or for general use but if you are looking for something soft and kind to skin, check out Kleenex Balsam instead.
Summary: A good basic tissue