“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cotton wool balls „
=Asda Little Angels Cotton Wool Balls=
I am not really brand loyal to my cotton wool buds, and I generally buy from the baby range, as I find these more economical than buying the ones designed for make up removal.
I use cotton wool for a bit of everything, from within my face care routine, to applying germoline, cream to my feet, or in the case of my daughter putting after sun on my back when we are on holiday, which she charges me extra pocket money for!!
=Price and Availability=
The cotton wool balls are Asda own brand, and can be purchased in store and on-line, they retail at around £1.50 for a bag of 200 balls.
The cotton wool buds are packaged in a plastic bag, the bag has the "Little Angels" logo on it, and pictures, on the reverse is the information regarding the product including contact details.
The top of the bag is sealed, but once opened, there is a drawstring that pulls together to keep the bag fastened for when the balls are not in use.
The cotton wool balls are a clean white in colour and are gentle to the touch, the balls are absorbant and are great for all jobs, from putting toner on to your face, to rubbing after sun lotion in.
They are really soft cotton wool balls, and I am sure they would be really soft on babies bottoms.
A bag seems to last me for ages, and they are good value and I would highly recommend to all.
I generally use cotton wool pads for completing my face care routine, I find that pads are better for cleaning and toner use and the balls seem better for applying face and eye creams. I bought these cotton wool balls initially for using on my daughter when she had a really sore bum but then ended up using the rest for myself.
The cotton wool balls are from Asda and are their own brand although you can buy similar in many different shops, the balls currently cost £1.47 for a bag containing 200 balls but are on offer presently at 2 bags for £2.50.
The cotton wool balls are packaged in a plastic bag and the decoration on the bag has changed some what than that pictured above, the bag is see through in parts and light blue in parts and has the lovely coloured Little Angels logo on it. The top of the bag is sealed when you first buy it but opens easily and then there is a drawstring to keep the bag fastened and the balls on place when not in use.
The cotton wool balls are crisp white in colour and they are really soft to the touch, the balls are pretty absorbent so for things like removing nail varnish you need to be careful only to apply a little solution to them as they just keep soaking it up. I find that the balls don't absorb cream but rather it sits on the ball and this makes it really easy for applying.
As I said I did initially buy these for my daughter so should also say that they soak up water really well and are big enough to make cleaning up a baby easy and you don't need too many of them for a nappy change so a bag of 200 would last well.
I would recommend these they are really soft and useful for multiple tasks, they are great value but personally for myself I don't feel the need to use these and was only using them to use them up more than them being a necessity for this reason I will stick with cotton wool pads which are better for cleansing and toning in my opinion.
I'm not sure this is the most appropriate review of these balls but I figured I may aswell review them anyway lol! We popped to Asda over the weekend as my daughter is an angel in the nativity play at nursery and she needed an outfit. My initial thought was the lazy one - to buy a costume but disappointingly they had none so mummy got her creative hat on and decided "hey I have sat through enough episodes of Art Attack, I can make one!".
They come in a blue plastic bag and we paid £1.47 in which it contained 200 balls. The packaging is rather updated as it now has a baby blue background with blue spots and in the middle is a window into the bag which is shaped like a cloud. The packaging is ideal as it contains drawstrings so the bag can be closed easily without all the balls tumbling out!
The balls are thick and plump, and 100% cotton so they are super soft. They are nice and circular and don't fray at the edges of fall apart so they are really good quality. For usage on babies I think they would be ideal for gently dabbing their delicate skin, and these also would have been great for use on sores e.g applying lotion to my daughter's skin when she had chicken pox.
We actually used these to stick to cardboard as my daughter wanted to make a cloud (why an angel in a nativity needs a cloud I'll never know, the play is on friday so I'll surely find out!) and we also stuck it on her homemade angel wings for a nice fluffy effect. My daughter is only 3 so she didn't need the biggest of wings so the bag of 200 was enough for our use, but I would suggest for health and beauty purposes these are really substantial so a bag of 200 would last a long time.
Overall these balls are great and really good value. They are all you could ask for from a bag of cotton wool balls, and have more use than just cosmetic so I'd definitely recommend them!
I've always got a pack of cotton wool balls or pleated cotton wool in the house. I've started to prefer removing nail varnish with this instead of the cotton wool pads I used to use. I'm always changing my nail colours so do go through quite a lot of cotton wool and for this reason, I usually buy cheap brands so that it doesn't end up too expensive.
One brand of cotton wool balls I use quite often is Asda's Little Angels cotton wool balls. The Little Angels range is aimed and mothers and babies but I find the quality of these is better than Asda's normal brand. A bag of approximately 200 balls costs around the £1.40 mark.
The cotton wool balls come in a plastic bag with the normal blue Little Angels colour scheme, it has a see through cloud shaped window on the front so you can see the cotton balls inside. All the relevant information is shown on the back of the bag. There is a drawstring on the top of the bag, this is incredibly handy to have for me personally as it stops the contents falling out and keeps it all nice and tidy in one place.
The cotton balls are made from 100 percent pure cotton so make them soft to touch and comfortable to use. The softness of these balls makes them perfect to use to clean new born and older babies alike. They are quite a large size for cotton wool balls, but still easy to fit into my hand. I mainly use mine for removing my nail varnish along with nail varnish remover. I find that the balls absorb the remover well and don't crumble or break as I'm wiping it along my nails.
I'd definitely recommend these cotton wool balls. At under a penny a ball they have incredible value for money. The quality is of the same standard as Johnsons and they are super soft.
We bought these cotton wool balls while my daughter was in her first hospital, they had a policy of no baby wipes, only cotton wool and water. We had previously been buying bags of Johnsons cotton wool which at £2.50 a bag were over double the £1.00 these cost. Thinking it would be worth a try, as we were getting through a lot of the stuff I popped them in my basket.
The packaging is light blue with little angels emblazoned on the front. Little angels is Asda's own make of baby products, I have since tried more things in the range and am very happy with their products. On the front of the packaging it also informs you that there are approximately 200 cotton wool balls and that they are made out of 100% pure cotton. The bag has a draw string at the top to keep the cotton wool balls inside, a nice feature for such a bargain price.
I found the cotton wool balls no different to the branded version to be honest. They were a nice size and easy to hold in your hand while dealing with a wriggly baby, they also did the job of cleaning Amelia's bum nicely. The cotton wool balls absorbed a nice amount of moisture from the water without dripping all over her and they were tough enough that they didn't break apart. Very important when dealing with a poo explosion
All in all, I see no reason to buy more expensive cotton wool when these do the job just as well for less than half price, I would highly recommend these. 5 stars from me
One night wandering around my local Asda store I remembered that I badly needed some cotton wool. I get through a lot of the stuff removing nail polish and make-up etc and so when I spotted a huge bag of cotton wool balls for £1.00 I decided to that this was a must buy and a must try!
The cotton wool balls come in a draw string white and light blue bag with a cartoon baby on the front of it and we are told that they are Asda 'Little Angels' 100% Pure Cotton , Cotton Wool Balls 'Approximately 200 balls'. On the back of the bag other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and safety information is given, the weight is stated which is 220g (and the only size I have seen these available to purchase in) and contact details for Asda are given. Nice enough informative packaging this is and I do like the fact that it ties up at the top of the bag with ease for easy and simple storage.
The Cotton Wool Itself:
What you get is about 200 balls in a bag of pure white and large in size cotton wool balls. Not at all bitty these are soft and quite simply great quality and easy cotton wool balls to use and I like the fact that these are quite thick and smooth to the touch.
Great for big jobs and/or small I find these a really economical purchase due to the size of them and they are rather absorbent too! A great buy from Asda these are totally recommended from me!