September 24, 2012

Q-tips Precision Tips Review and $25 Gift Card Giveaway!!

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-

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

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Mami2jcn said...

I follow you in GFC.

I would use them to clean my computer keyboard.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Ali said...

1. GFC: Ali
2. I'd use them for manicure cleanup!


Amber @ My Nail Graffiti said...

GFC: Amber @ My Nail Graffiti

I was just wishing I had these last night for cleanup! @mynailgraffiti


kellyr78 said...

I follow you on GFC(kellyr78)
I would use these to help remove eye makeup.
Follow you on twitter(kellydpa)


little luxury list said...

Thanks! I follow you on Twitter and GFC and just tweeted from @cncliving!


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Elisabeth said...

I follow you on GFC (Elisabeth G)

I would use them for my ears as I am obsessive about having clean ears. :)
I'm following you on twitter @egood33 and tweeted:

vandango33 at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

I use them for cleaning kick-knacks and other items that have nooks and crannies that I can't easily clean.
GFC: smurfette
Follow twitter: @lulu_brown24
Tweet -
email: jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

gfc follower mandy83

I would use them to do my eye makeup.

i follow you on twitter @aes529 and I tweeted

thank you!

pokergrl8 at

Sasha said...

I follow you via GFC (Sasha).

I have the Precision Tips Q-tips for nail polish cleanup, as well as smudging eyeliner too.


Unknown said...

I follow by gfc as Thomas Murphy.
I would use to clean out my dashboard in my car.

I follow you on twitter @thomasmurphy40 and tweeted:

rounder9834 at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

GFC- soccermom1

I'd use them to tidy up my manicure

Twitter- rjs682

rjs682 at yahoo dot com