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I'm reviewing my Boots brand slanted tweezers.
They cost £1.80 .
Tweezers have been the bane of my life for years. I have around 5 pairs lurking in drawers around my home and generally only one pair will be actually worth using . Most of them just won't grab hairs at all and one pair (part of a set) has such finely pointed tips that they are simply too dangerous to use.
Then around last summer my niece let me borrow hers and I found them ideal for me. I presumed they were expensive ones but they were actually Boots own brand ones and she said they cost around £2 .Excellent ! I am a bit of a cheapskate and dislike handing over big money for small items ,especially ones that tend to get lost.
In boots these can be found among eyelash curlers, nail files etc on the rack where beauty aids are.
They cost £1.80 ,but on the day I bought mine they were on an offer of two pairs for £3 so I took advantage of that .
They come in a basic simple plastic bag which is not reusable .But it is strong enough that I use it for storing some of my dodgy old tweezers .
The finish on these is similar to brushed steel and the arms are ridged to assist grip.
***USING and MY OPINION.***
These are really easy to use for various reasons.
First they are a nice compact size that lends itself nicely to small hands like mine. I've used bigger tweezers and aside from any issues with how they actually tweeze I found that chunky tweezers are awkward for me to handle.
Then they are nicely ridged down each side and that gives you a good grip.
Next the working end, the slanted tips, are just pointed enough to aid gripping tiny hairs without being like surgeons scalpels taking out chunks of flesh .
The spring effect on these is really good, nice and easy. I've used tweezers that needed rather too much force needed to grip the hair and after using them for just a few minutes you can feel the ache in your fingers. These aren't like that. A gentle squeeze is all that's needed and no strain on the digits whatsoever.If you have mobility issues in your hands then you SHOULD find using these at least OK if not actually easy.
Of course it hardly matters, but they look nice. I do like brushed steel rather than shiny chrome effect in metal things and the look of these pleases that side of me.
Once you get the angle of holding these just right to suit you then the rest is plain sailing. They grip even fine hairs and retain their grip till the hair is pulled out .
I've also used these to remove splinters from fingers , but only for the finer ones. For bigger splinters I use one of my old pairs of tweezers rather than potentially damage the finer hair tweezing ability of my good Boots tweezers.
I've stashed a pair of these in my bedside drawer and the other pair in my make-up bag so that I'll always have access to one or other of them. Best to keep these out of sight of men who grab tweezers and mess them up using them for purposes other than what they are intended for (you know who you are) .
I suppose these might benefit from a little case to store them in and protect the points, but that would add to the price and isn't a 'must-have ' accessory really.
I'm really very pleased with these and feel rather smug to have found tweezers that actually work for me at a really decent price. Yes I know there are fabulous creme de la creme tweezers out there , but I would balk at paying £18 for such a small item that lives mostly in my make-up bag or drawer.
These Boots slanted tweezers fulfill all my tweezing needs and are easy to use and that's all I ask of them. So I have no hesitation in giving these the full 5 stars.
Thank you for reading and I hope this review was useful to someone~~~myloh
I hardly ever wear make up but one thing I do religiously is pluck my eyebrows. When I left home I sneakily stole my mums tweezers as they were the best ones I have ever used and they are the Boots slanted tweezers currently priced at £1.80 in boots stores or on www.boots.com.
These tweezers are made from metal and have ridges engraved into the sides to allow you to easily grip them without your fingers slipping which is not something you want to happen when using these near your eyes. The tips of the tweezers are slanted to allow more precision hair removal.
I have been using these tweezers for several years now and I am unsure of how long my mum had them for but they are still working perfectly and are still pretty sharp so they are definitely value for money.
I use these tweezers predominantly for plucking my eyebrows which I get threaded every couple of months but use the tweezers to keep them in shape between threading sessions. As these tweezers are slanted they allow you to remove either several hairs at a time more be more precise by using the tip to remove individually identified rouge hairs. As these tweezers are so sharp I find that hairs are plucked quickly, smoothly and almost pain free as they don't nip your skin as they are very slim at the ends.
Although as I stated I mainly use these for hair removal they are also handy around the home. I have used them for various tasks including threading a needle, pulling threads back through clothing and grabbing small times which are out of reach. I have also used them in the past for pulling a splinter out of my finger too....ouch!
Overall these tweezers are an essential item for me, I use them several times per week and would replace them in a flash if I lost mine.
I've never really had much need for tweezers, my eyebrows are naturally quite well behaved and when any 'strays' rear up I head to the local threading booth and have a professional (or at least someone who knows what they're doing!) take control of the situation. I keep a set of tweezers in the bathroom simply for removing splinters and to deal with other emergencies - I absolutely don't care where the tweezers come from, I'm currently using a Boots branded item because I happened to be in the store when my daughter mentioned she couldn't find our previous pair the last time she looked.
When I looked Boots were selling three varieties of slanted tweezers; the standard pair I purchased for £1.80, a pair of Boots Essentals tweezers (their version of Tesco Value) which cost £1 and a glamorous No. 7 pair that costs a whopping eight quid. I chose these standard tweezers because I didnt like the very basic look of the Essentials ones, and frankly I refused to pay the mark up on the No. 7 tweezers just because they looked nicer and had a smart plastic coating on the grippy part.
They're good tweezers, comfortable to hold and don't rub against the skin on my fingers even if I'm using them for quite a long time (as in when I was attempting to remove a splinter from my wriggling toddlers finger yesterday!). The area where you hold the tweezers is covered in shallow grooves which aids grip even if your hands are wet, the metal isn't particularly slippy but due to the nature of the product tweezers are slim enough that if you don't have the knack of handling them (which I don't in all honesty!) they can easily slip from your grasp - not ideal when dealing with splinters and the like as the ends obviously need re-sterilising each time they hit the floor. Sometimes I find the shaping of the handle section is for cosmetic reasons only, but the grooves on this pair actually do improve the level of grip I have to a noticeable degree.
The slanted ends aren't as good as on my previous tweezers thanks to the point being much less pronounced, I tidied up my own eyebrows last week (when a visit to get them threaded proved useless thanks to the lady being on holiday) and found it quite difficult at times to grab onto the smaller hairs at the inner corner of my eyebrows. At times I was sure I had hold of the hair but when I came to tug it out the ends of the tweezers came up empty and the hair was still in the same place attached to my skin, uber-irritating when I like to spend as little time as possible on hair removal when I'm doing it myself!
I'm able to get a good grip when using the tweezers and this was used to good effect when I removed the splinter from David's finger yesterday, and also when I used them to pull a piece of tissue out of Hollie's nose a few days previously (???). The ends fit neatly together so it's a simple job to grasp items that are larger than a hair and remove them, if I was plucking my own eyebrows I don't think I could cope with the fact that these are so hit and miss at times as it would make a short job (in my case) so much more time consuming.
In terms of longevity, well my tweezers get so little work thrown in their direction that I really am not expecting anything untoward to happen to them - I'm pretty sure they'll be lost before they break as the top section feels strong as I open and close the tweezers and overall they have a smooth operation to indicate quality.
For under two quid I'd recommend them if you're planning to use them for the same reasons as me (ie. more 'medical' than for making yourself beautiful) then they're a pretty good buy - however, for hair removal purposes they're a bit rubbish and my daughter tells me I should recommend (the ridiculously priced) Tweezerman tweezers if that's what you need them for.
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I have tried many tweezers in the past which I have not got on well with, mainly due to them being very poor quality. I normally say you pay for what you get, so I have been using Tweezerman tweezer which are quite pricey but well worth the money. When it comes to tweezer I like ones which fit comfortably in my hand and grip the hair well. In my life, 24 long years, I have probably lost over 50 tweezers. Since purchasing Tweezerman tweezers I have guarded them with my life.
A the beginning of the year I was going on holiday and I was looking for my tweezers, but I must have put them in such a safe place that I could not find them. After looking for what seemed like hours I decided to buy another pair of tweezers to take on holiday with me. I didn't want to fork out for another pair of Tweezerman tweezers, as I was sure we would meet again, so I decided to purchase Boots slanted tweezers. They cost me £1.80 which I thought was reasonable. The tweezers come in a clear, plastic bag. The tweezers themselves are nothing pretty, very basic looking, but as long as they did the job I didn't mind what they looked like. So I packed my new tweezers and off I went on my holiday...
The tweezer are a good size and shape (pretty standard). They fit in my hand nicely which makes them easy to maneuver. I have found tweezers in the past which have been quite stiff to pinch close, but these tweezer are very easy to squeeze and when they are closed over a hair they grip the hair tightly. These tweezer are probably one of the best budget pair of tweezers I have used before and for £1.80 they are a bargain. I do still prefer my Tweezerman tweezers but these are a good replacement.
Overall these tweezers did the job very well. Even on the tiny hairs which can be quite fiddly these tweezers managed to pluck them out with little effort. I would recommend these tweezers and they came in very handy. I use them mainly for plucking my eyebrows but they would also work well on other areas of the body e.g. bikini area, chin, under arms etc. The only problem I found with these tweezer was after a couple of month of regular use they did loose there sharpness but for £1.80 I can't really complain. I am going to give these tweezers 4 out of 5 Dooyoo stars.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review :O)
I can't do without my tweezers. I had owned the same pair of tweezers for many years until I realised that they were so blunt with over use that they just weren't removing my hairs properly. I bought these for £1.80 from Boots as I do rate Boots own products and have always found them to be very good quality.
They come in a clear plastic packet which I like as you can see exactly what you're getting. I had never had a pair of slanted tweezers before but now would never use any other. The tweezers themselves are silver in colour and have a line of ridges on the arms where you hold them so if you have any remains of cream or hair products on your hands you can still grip them easily.
The great thing for me is the slanted ends which I find are much better than the traditional straight edged ones. I do use these mainly for my eyebrows, although I do have my eyebrows threaded which I think is wonderful I don't go that regularly and do have quite a few stragglers. To remove these I use the tweezers vertically as I find that this is the best way to tackle them. At the angle I hold them the slant is pointing down towards my face so it does grip hold of the hair easily.
I am at that unfortunate age that I do get the occasional white hair which isn't there when I go to bed, but hey presto, it is there bright and shining in the morning. I usually notice these when I am in the car and look in the drivers mirror (obviously when I'm not driving!) as the angle of the mirror highlights these. To remove these I will turn the tweezers and use the pointed end of the slant as this gives you more precision. I could really do with a pair of these in the car so that I could remove these straight away as often when I get home and look in the bathroom mirror I sometimes find them hard to spot. At this price though I might do this so I am always 'covered'.
I do think that keeping your eyebrows neat and tidy is very important as they frame your face and can make you look fresher and more youthful. I also use them occasionally for stray or ingrowing hairs on my legs which they remove easily.
I would recommend these tweezers and definitely give them 5 out of 5.
I try and get my eyebrows threaded every few weeks but unfortunately I don't always have time to keep on top of them so I need to tweeze them at home in between appointments so that I am not running around with great big bushy eyebrows.
I actually have two pairs of the Boot's slanted tweezers as I always keep a pair in the bathroom and I also have a pair in my make-up bag.
They cost £1.80 from Boot's and I think they are good value for money as I have previously paid a small fortune for some tweezers which were supposed to be amazing and these are far better and easier to use.
They are comfortable to hold and I can easily move them about even into the most awkward of positions to get at all the hairs and I feel like I can accurately control using them even on those awkward hairs under my eyebrows.
The tweezers grip onto hairs and hold tight so that I am not pulling and nothing is coming away. 9 times out of 10 when I use these to pull a stray hair out they grip to the hair and don't just slide off it without pulling it from my skin.
I use these on my eyebrows but also on more delicate skin such as my armpits and bikini line. Now I don't actually use these to keep those areas free from hair but they are great at getting the stray hairs that always seem to be left over even after waxing.
For £1.80 I think that these tweezers can't be beaten and I use them all the time and find them to be comfortable to use and also really accurate. There is nothing more frustrating when tweezing to be spending ages trying to tweeze the one hair that just doesn't seem to want to come out and these tweezers make it easier by actually grabbing onto the hair and not letting go until it is loose from my skin.
I have always been really rubbish when it comes to plucking my eyebrows and so I tend to get them waxed in to shape and only really pluck at them inbetween when the odd stray hair appears. I lent my sister my last pair of tweezers that I had and they did a disappearing act somewhere in her make up bag and so I needed to buy some more. Around twelve months ago I was in Boots and purchased their own branded slanted tweezers and this is my review of them.
The tweezers come packed in a simple looking plastic packaging which is clear on the front so that you can clearly see the tweezers through them which is of course essential really with a product like this. The basic looking packaging is easily overlooked when you see that this slanted tweezers cost just £1.80 either in Boots stores or online which I think is a great price to be honest.
The actual tweezers are silver in colour and they feature a slanted end which is designed to make gripping and plucking unwanted hairs easier. The tweezers also have a handle which is ridged which is designed to make them easier to hold when you are using them. I find the tweezers are nice and easy to hold to be honest and they are comfortable in my hand so I never feel as though I need to take a break or anything whilst plucking away unwanted hairs on my eyebrows. The slanted edge to the tweezers mean it is is easier than with using non slanted ones to grab hold of the hair and pluck it out in my experience too. My one issue with these tweezers is that they aren't really brilliant for precision. Should you only pluck your eyebrows you are going to want a better tool with perhaps a smaller more pointed edge for getting those small, thin hairs when they are only just growing to keep your eyebrows looking sleek. I do tend to struggle to get hold of newly growing hairs with these tweezers myself and find I can be trying to pull away air half of the time! For my needs in terms of just plucking a few hairs in between having my eyebrows waxed these work well enough for the price I feel. It is no more painful using these tweezers at home than having stray hairs waxed as my beautician shapes my eyebrows in the salon either.
I think for this price these tweezers are good quality. They have lasted me twelve months or so so far and I have no reason to believe they will not last many more years unless my sister steals them again! They do a good job of plucking established hairs which are easy to get hold of but as I said if you pluck your eyebrows as opposed to any other method of shaping your brows you may well want to invest in something more professional.
Thank you for reading my review!
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The product I am reviewing are Slanted Tip Tweezers from Boots. The tweezers help you to maintain those immaculately curved eyebrows by eliminating all those rogue hairs which seem to appear in the most awkward places. The tweezers fine tops help locate and cling to even the thinnest hairs, making them essential to your grooming needs. The easy grip handle allows for easy manipulation and control of the tweezers. These are boots own brand tweezers and are price at £1.80 which I think is very reasonable. They come in a small bag which you can find hanging on a peg in boots store with the nail scissors and files, etc. You can purchase these in store or from the boots website. The tweezers are made from a strong metal material which is a dull grey colour. There are some lines half way down the tweezers on either side to ensure you get a good grip of them whilst using them. You can clearly see the slanted tips to the tweezers and the point of them looks slightly sharp.
Using the Tweezers
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I actually had to purchase some tweezers after loosing mine somewhere in my room and my eyebrows were starting to look rather bad. My previous tweezers were also from boots and I found them very good so I intended on getting some more tweezers from there. I didn't want to spend lots of money on a pair of tweezers so I decided already that I was going to purchase Boots own brand of tweezers. I was sure that these would be as good as other brands of tweezers. Ensuring the light was good and I could clearly see what I was doing I stood in front of the bathroom mirror ready to pluck. The grip handle means you can hold the tweezers comfortably without them slipping out from your hand. The slanted tip really helps you to get to the hairs you need to and a quick pulls ensures that the hair is removed from the root. I found that the tweezers gripped the hairs that I wanted to pluck really well and were removed straight away when pulling the tweezers away. As the tweezers are small they fit perfectly into my make up bag. I wouldn't personally leave these in the bathroom to get wet as I'm unsure whether they would become tarnished or slightly rusty. If the hairs I pluck out to get stuck to the tweezers I wipe them away using a damp towel and then dry the tweezers afterwards.
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In terms of value I think the tweezers are very reasonable and also some-what good value. The tweezers aren't as pretty as other brands such as Tweezerman and they may not be as comfortable to hold, how-ever I was more than pleased with them. The tweezers are made well as they are strong and have an easy grip handle to ensure they don't slip then using them. I have never had any issues when holding the tweezers, nor have they slipped out my hand. The tweezers grips hair very well to enable you to pull them out from the root. The slanted tip means the hairs are slightly easier to get to; how-ever it does also mean that these do have a slightly sharp point on them so you do need to be very careful when using them. I have had the tweezers for a few months now and they still work well and look as good as new. I would definitely recommend these tweezers if you don't want to spend a fortune on other branded tweezers. These tweezers do just as good job as any others. I now actually have 2 pairs of tweezers because I found the original one's I had lost . . . in my spare make-up bag!
(review also on ciao)
I don't live in the biggest house in the world but despite having at least four pairs of tweezers, I can never find a pair when I need one. Due to this I went out and bought three sets, I have one in my handbag, one in my bathroom cabinet and one pair in the kitchen cutlery drawer. I keep one set there because if the others go missing, I can always bet on the set in the kitchen hasn't moved. I just have to remember to put them back after use.
I bought these from Boots due to accumulating numerous points on my advantage card so therefore technically getting them free. I pluck my own eyebrows as I am a wimp and couldn't go to a salon and have them done. I have had my brows threaded once and the pain was so bad, my eyes were watering, it looked like I was crying, it was horrific and the worse pain I have ever had (and I have had a baby with no pain relief!!) Needless to say to keep the caterpillars at bay, I need to know where my tweezers are at all times.
The packaging is really nothing to write home about; they come in a greyish plastic wrapper, which undoes at the bottom. There is a little information on the back and the Boots logo on the front, apart from telling you they are slanted tweezers that is about it. The tweezer end is held together with a circle of plastic and no matter how hard I try I cannot keep this on the tweezers for any length of time! The fact these are slanted makes tweezing eyebrows easier as the angle is better. The grip is nice and because these are not short and stubby, you can get precise movements from it, you do feel like you have control over the ends. The ends also meet as well, I have bought cheap tweezers before and it wasn't till I went to use them that I noticed the ends didn't meet up so were totally useless. These were not the cheapest I have found, at £1.99 they are a good price and because they work so well, it's a price I am happy to pay. I will no doubt have to pay it again should I lose any of my new pairs of tweezers.
I purchased these basic tweezers from Boots a year or so ago to help me do tasks such as applying false lashes and plucking unwanted eyebrow hairs. I'd always had the opinion that tweezers are just tweezers and the different brands probably wouldn't make much difference, so that's why I opted for the more basic and cheaper option.
You can pick these tweezers up at most local Boots stores, although I can't guarantee they'll all have them stocked, for just £1. If you can't find a pair at your local Boots store then they're also available to buy online at boots.com.
DESIGN AND EASE OF USE
The tweezers are made from some sort of metal which makes them sturdy and they feel like good quality when you hold them. There are grooves down the arms of the tweezers which act as grips making it more comfortable and efficient when you use them.
As you can tell from the product title these tweezers have a slanted design which in my opinion makes it easier to grip the hair at a more precises angle, making it more likely to get the hair at the root when you pull the hair out. So overall the slanted design means that plucking eyebrows is a less painful task as well as a quicker one as I find myself spending less time trying to grip the targeted hairs!
Overall I find these tweezers to be extremely comfortable and easy to use, they do their job perfectly and I cannot fault this product at all. I'm very confident that I got more value for my money than I initially expected and if you decided to buy this product you will not be disappointed.
After reading the 12 reviews on this product here I decided to go and buy one. The last tweezer I bought was £8 it did the job and I had disbelief that at £1.80 from Boots it would just as good if not better.
Fairly easy to locate on the Boots 'eye care/nail care' aisle, a plain grey plastic pouch with the small Boots blue logo on the top left. Beneath it are the words in white and capitaled "slanted tweezers". As said, it was £1.80, plain & cheap looking. The pouch itself is made of recycled plastic but isn't currently recycled, am not sure how a product can be made of recycled materials but cannot be further recycled :/
A simple stainless steel slanted edged tweezers are visable from the clear front of the pouch, the information on the back informs you the tweezer was made in China, but doesn't state whereabouts, I think it would be terribly fascinating to see what products came from where and whether varied products are all made in the same place or from different places - however I digress.
The tweezer edge feels abrasive and rough, it has a tiny little clear plastic/rubber band to close the tweezer, I lost it as soon as I removed it and placed it on the seat next to me, I am not sure if the wind blew the flimsy little thing away or because it was clear it's difficult to observe its whereabouts even if it was right in front of me.
A marvellous thing of beauty. It's plain with grip ridges on both sides for better grip with your fingers, the edges on the slants grips coarse and fine hairs equally well, some finer hairs had to be attempted maybe twice or thrice but it doesn't detract the all purpose usefulness of the tweezers.
I will never snigger at cheap products again unless I have truly tried and tested it. There was a Bobbi Brown tweezer on the next aisle selling for £22, that's £20.20 saved already. I wholly recommend this little product, be advised it pays to retain the plastic pouch or keep the tweezer in a case etc, as it's very sharp and abrasive, it can damage scarf or lining in the bag.
A very cheap but functional tool to have.
I am someone who keeps my eyebrows perfectly groomed at all times, I don't waz of thread them as I would never trust my eyebrows in the hands of someone else but I imagine these would hurt! I'm a bit of an eyebrow obsessive so when I lost my tweezers one time I freaked out a bit. Having no money or transport for a week kept me from buying a new pair and I had to use a mini pair which came with my urban decay eyebrow box. They were better than having nothing but were hard to use as they were so small and quite blunt so I could never remove all those tiny hairs.
After my horrible tweezerless week was up, I got to Boots and they were the first thing I picked up at only £1.85. There is a choice of flat and slanted. I chose slanted as I find they are easier to pinpoint hairs to remove and being slightly pointed means you can dig out really short ones, I also find they help keep you moving in a nice smooth line under the eyebrow and help make sure you are pulling it the right way. As they were brand new they were especially sharp which is great as this means they can grip even the finest of hairs and help dig out any just growing through. The gripped parts on the outside make it easy to get a hold of too, keeping your hands steady. They are also lightweight but very strong, being made of some kind of metal but they do not rust and are very easy to clean.
I now keep a pair of tweezers on my bedside table and in my make up bag, they last for a very long time and I know most people only buy new pairs because they lose their current pair but I replace mine quite often so they are always nice and sharp as I seem to have an eyebrow ocd problem..
At £1.85 this is an amazing price for such a useful tool as they're not only needed for eyebrows, they can be used for delicate arts and crafts things and for removing ticks off animals (my mum has to do this on our cats a lot and it's so disgusting!) and many other things too.
I get a lot of compliments about my eyebrows and people are always surprised to find that I do them myself and with using a pair of tweezers. Especially just a pair of standard cheap ones and not any of the ridiculously priced ones that can sometimes be up to £20. They do often have very pretty patterns on which I'm always tempted by but Boots own are just as good (and probably better) as any of them.
I think there is actually some sort of tweezer black hole in my flat, I lose them all the time and they never seem to reappear! There is nothing worse than having a stray hair in need of plucking and being unable to find any tweezers. So I like to have several tweezers strategicly placed around the place in case of such an emergency
I'm not a massive believer in spending a lot of money on fancy pants tweezers which I will probably have lost within a few months, so at only £1 these boots tweezers are an absolute bargain. A tweezer is a tweezer in my opinion and the more expensive ones may look a bit nicer, have a cooler design but arn't any better than the cheaper ones.
These boots tweezers are just a plain silver colour and are made of metal, they have a slanted head and a ribbed grippy type bit so you can hold on to them securely. The tweezers are approximately 3 inches long and even though they are cheap they feel well made. I have had several of these tweezers and they have never broken, have only had to replace them when I inevitably lose them. I prefer slanted tweezers to straight or pointed ones when it comes to plucking hair. I find the slanted edge more versatile as you can turn it different ways and are able to pluck out even the most stubborn hairs. Boots also do pointed and straight edge tweezers if you prefer at the cost of £1.75 and £1.80 respectively, so another good thing about these tweezers, they are the cheapest in the range!
I mainly use the tweezers to pluck my eyebrows, although as I have gotten older I seem to to get other stray hairs on my face, such as my chin (chin hairs, the actual bain of my life!) so they are suitable for all sorts of hairs. I'm not sure how useful these would be in a first aid kit, I imagine the pointed tweezers would be better for digging out splinters and such but I have used these slanted tweezers for that in the past. Yes they did get the splinter out, but it did take a while, but I'm guessing they are not really designed for that.
Overall I would definitely recommend these tweezers, I often just pick up some when I'm in boots as you can never had too many tweezers, the more you have the better in my opinion! Costing only £1 you definitely can't go wrong.
Boots Slanted Tweezers are, for the money, a really good bargain. I bought them from Boots for just £1.80 which is an incredibly good price when you consider that most of the other tweezers on offer were 5 - 10 times more than this. More to the point they do, in my opinion, work just as well.
The tweezers come in non-fancy plain packaging and are simply a plastic polythene bag. You can see what you're buying - simply plain tweezers that are made of metal and are silver coloured without any gimmicks, pattern or design. There is certainly nothing designer about them - but who cares because, at the end of the day, tweezers are not something I particularly want to be showing round anyway!
Handling the tweezers they feel sturdy enough. Yes, if you wanted to break them you probably could, but treat them with a bit of respect and they feel good enough. The ends are slanted to afford a good grip of individual hairs and actually are fine enough to grasp even the really short fine hairs. They do have little grooves on the tweezers which are there to aid the grip, but I don't think they are needed particularly. I have had these for about a year and they still work perfectly well, with the tweezers remaining sharp and the tweezers rust free.
Overall, I really recommend these tweezers as they work just as well as more expensive ones I have bought (and lost!).
I paid just £1 for these tweezers from Boots, which was a bargain.
The tweezers are easy to use and easy to hold. They're not too big and not too small so they don't slip from my fingers when I hold them. They're slanted which means that they feel much more comfortable when held against the skin. You can use them on your own or you can get somebody to help you, although I prefer to use them myself as I can apply as much pressure as I want to that way. Usually having somebody "pluck" for me results in more discomfort. Using them by myself is better and I can't really feel much discomfort that way. Obviously you feel the "pluck" but apart from that it's a pretty painless process! They also manage to grab the hair straight away without me having to keep trying to grab the hair over and over - which can be quite time consuming. You can also grab more than one hair at a time. I sometimes manage to grab three hairs at once with these, which is great as it then takes me less than ten minutes to pluck both of my eyebrows.
The tweezers can be used on your eyebrows, your upper and lower lip and your chin. In fact you can use them pretty much anywhere you like! They're quite versatile and a hangbag essential.
Your skin can feel a little red and/ or sore after using these tweezers but that's perfectly normal as they pull the hair from the root, NOT from the surface. This means that you get a longer lasting result compared to shaving. You can also use the tweezers for removing splinters and for pulling out "lost" earplugs - mine have been very useful for this! They're also great for travel as they're small and compact and it doesn't really matter if you misplace a pair as they're only a pound.
For the price you can't go wrong!