Happy April fool’s day! I am not really much of a trickster, so I won’t be making you an April fool today. Instead I have a cool new product to share with you which could make your nails the talk of the Easter table. Aunt Betty will be insanely jealous.
Recently I was contacted by Q-tip to try out their new Q-Tip Precision Tips. These swabs are created differently so that they have more of a pointy tip, making them more useful in areas that require more, well, precision! Check out their shape!
I was excited to give them a try. Right away I knew exactly what I wanted to use them for.
Emmy is always wanting me to paint designs on her teensy tiny 5 year old fingernails. Needless to say, it has been a real challenge for me, so I was excited to try the new precision tops on her nails. Last week, she had one of her best buds from school over. It was the perfect chance to have a little manicure party. I started off by painting the girls nails pink. I used the Q-tips to paint all sorts of designs on their nails in lots of colors. We had a rainbow of colors on hand, so of course, the girls wanted to use every color! Here they are showing off their nails…. (Pardon our horribly ugly kitchen, but we do all paint, nail activities here, since we don’t care about these countertops!)
With the unique shape of this Q-Tip, I was able to paint polka dots, flowers, butterflies, and even cute little Easter bunnies! Now they aren’t perfect but bear in mind that these are the tiniest nails to work with! Check out the cute bunnies on Emmy’s hands! I did whiskers and the girls weren’t crazy about those, which is why one bunny has whiskers and one has a smiley face. I did have a pen to make the faces, but the bunny shape was done with the precision tip Q-tip. (The girls painted the base coat on their nails themselves very independently!)
How cute are those? While I was painting their nails and was able to do so many designs, the girls kept squealing, “This is the best playdate ever!” So I think the Q-tip painted nails were a hit. 🙂 😡 (Get it? That is my whisker face!)
Aside from nail-painting, Q-Tip has provided me with a fabulous list of all sorts of uses. Check it out!
Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are great for eye shadow application because they are disposable! Use a new one for each color to ensure eye shadow hues stay true.
To instantly take your look from daytime to date night, use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs and an eye shadow compact with shades of gray. Use one to layer and blend multiple hues for a softer, updated version of the “smokey eye.”
Smooth eye shadow creases on your eyelids with Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs.
Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to help apply fake lashes. Start by applying a dab of lash adhesive to the tip. Keep the tip as close to the lash line as possible and use it to guide the application of the faux lash strip on your lid.
Control unruly brows by applying a small amount of Vaseline® petroleum jelly using Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to your eyebrows.
Rather than applying powder on your entire face, use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to dab loose powder only where you need it – for example, the center of the forehead, the sides of the nose and the chin.
Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to apply concealer from a container if it doesn’t have a wand.
To help quickly heal blemishes, apply a small dollop of an acne spot treatment with salicylic acid to the end of a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab. They will help you treat blemishes without adding additional oils from your fingers.
To quickly hide a blemish, simply moisten one end of your Q-tips® Precision Tip™ cotton swab with an astringent that contains salicylic acid and lightly dab on to the blemish. Use the other end as a makeup applicator to apply an oil-free concealer to mask the blemish.
Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to apply your anti-wrinkle cream directly to lines and creases.
Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are the perfect size to get the last bit of foundation out of your makeup bottle and off of the rim. The cotton tip also allows for easy transfer of the foundation.
Keep lip color from bleeding by using Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to apply loose translucent powder along the outer edge of your lips.
Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to get every last bit of color from your favorite lipstick.
Give yourself an at-home manicure and pedicure with Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs by lightly moistening the end with nail polish remover to create your own “magic wand” that will instantly erase unwanted mistakes around your nails.
“Roll” a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab in your favorite eye shadow and store in a plastic wrap – re-apply after flight and dispose easily!
When you bring out the good silver for a special occasion, Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are ideal for applying polish to the small crevices.
Remove dust from picture frames, scroll-work and statues with Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs.
Keep your home office in good condition. Use a moist Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab to clean the edges of the computer screen and between the keys on your keyboard.
Use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to touch-up paint on cabinets or walls. Apply wood stain to cover scratches on furniture or floors.
Dirt and dust can accumulate quickly on the moldings and trim of your kitchen cabinets. Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are small enough to get into these cracks and crevices and remove unwanted buildup.
Help your cordless phone keep its charge. Clean the battery contacts of your cordless phone with a Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swab dipped in alcohol. This helps maintain a good connection between the battery and the cordless device.
Remove the grime from hard-to-reach places on model train gearboxes, drive axles and bearings with Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs.
Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are great for applying glue to models and arts and crafts projects. Use one tip to apply the glue and the other to remove any excess before it dries.
Carving designs into pottery is made simple with Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs. Use them to put the finishing touches on sculptures.
Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs are perfect for touching-up hard-to-reach areas on freshly painted model airplanes and cars – or even dollhouses.
For Halloween, use Q-tips® Precision Tips™ cotton swabs to carefully paint images – like daisies, rainbows, hearts and stars – on the face using different colors of liquid eyeliner and shadows.