When the great people from Q-tips asked if I'd like to review their new Q-tips Precision Tips, I agreed instantly! I've been using regular Q-tips for various beauty-related things for years, and these new Precision Tips looked even more handy for beauty purposes. The Precision Tips are much more narrow and pointy that the normal rounded Q-tip, making them ideal for nail polish clean-up!
I did this mani with OPI Alpine Snow and used a Q-tip Precision Tip swab to clean-up the edges. It worked beautifully and the pointed tip was perfect for making a nice rounded shape near the cuticle.
I actually really liked using the Precision Tip swab instead of a brush for clean-up. Sometimes with a brush I feel like I can start accidentally making the shape of the polish too straight and severe. With the Precision Tip swab, it was easier to get a rounded shape.
I also decided to try my hand at using the Q-tips Precision Tips for nail art. If you didn't have a dotting tool and you were just dying to do a polka dot mani, you could definitely improvise and use one of these!
Depending on how much pressure I exerted on the swab, I was able to create both large and small polka dots (using OPI Kiss Me on My Tu-lips).
Q-tips Precision Tips also have a wide variety of beauty uses outside of nail polish. They are the perfect shape for removing stray eyeshadow or liner when you are applying your eye make-up. They are excellent for smudging eye liner to create a smoky look. I'm even going to keep a few in a bag in my purse for quick touch-ups when I notice that my eye make-up has migrated.
Now for the fun part, the lovely people at Q-tips have given me a $25 American Express gift card to give away to one lucky reader!! To enter this giveaway you must:
1. Be a follower on Google Friend Connect
2. Comment on this post telling me how you would use the new Q-tips Precision Tips and your GFC name/Twitter name if applicable
3. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway (please include the link to this post- http://www.neverenoughnails.com/2012/09/q-tips-precision-tips-review-and-25.html).
Unfortunately again for my international readers, this giveaway is open only to U.S. residents. I will have a giveaway for you guys soon, I promise!! This giveaway will end at midnight on October 1st, 2012. Good luck!!
Q-tips Precision Tips are available at a drugstore near you, or online at Drugstore.com.
Product provided for review. For more information, please read my Disclosure Policy.