A lot of beauty blogging revolves around the latest launches and new discoveries which is great and generally what people want to know about. However, they’re a lot amazing products that have been around for a while that I think deserve attention. With that in mind, I’ve started a new series I Heart… so I can put the spotlight on my beauty favourites that I wouldn’t be without…
I bought my first pair of Tweezerman Tweezers in the early 90’s and they’ve been a beauty staple of mine ever since. Initially, they were only available in the US and it was quite a few years before someone (Boots, I think) had the good sense to bring them over to the UK.
Before Tweezerman Tweezers, eyebrow plucking was a nightmare. You needed about 4 mm of regrowth before you could pluck out hairs with the old style thick-ended tweezers. To be able to remove hair of 1/2mm in length with the sharp, slanted ends of the Tweezerman Tweezers was (in beauty terms) revolutionary . Also, they came in lots of lovely colours and designs which added to the joy of owning a pair and it still does.
Tweezerman definitely started a trend for tweezers that actually worked but I still think they’re the best ones to have. I always have at least two pairs on the go so it’s easy to put my hands on them when I need them in hurry. Unfortunately, as I’ve got older it’s more likely that I have chin hair that I want to get rid of sharpish rather than stray eyebrow hairs and this makes them more essential than ever.
The other Tweezerman item, which I use on a daily basis, is the Tweezermate 10x Magnifying Mirror (£14). As well as for tweezing, I use it to apply my eye makeup and to check for any general makeup mishaps. It’s got suctions on the back so you can attach it to a wall but I prefer to hold it in my hand.
Tweezerman have got a special promotion on this week (31st August-6th September) where if you buy some tweezers or something from the Brush IQ Range you can get them personalised for free at Selfridges, London. You can have your name, initials or some symbols inscribed on to the side. This service will also be available again from 7th-13th December.
The Tweezerman Stainless Steel Slant Tweezer is £20.95.
*Update: Boots have a promotion on Tweezerman products – Buy 1 Get 1 half price!