The tip sheet I got with these suggested they could be used for manicure and pedicure cleanup. I tried that, dipping one in acetone to take care of stray polish on my skin, but I'm so used to my skinny flat brush that it felt awkward. I think I also got too much acetone on it, because the cotton tip is way more absorbent than my usual cleanup brush. I'm sure these would work fine for cleanup if I just experimented a little more, but since I have a method that works for me, I moved on to trying them for other things.
Two of those experiments worked out really well. I've been using the Precision Tips every day to put on my eyeliner (a powder cake one). I use one end to apply—the pointy tip makes a nice line—and use the the other end to cleanup any stray oopses under my eyes or in the corners. Because I am not good at cleaning my makeup brushes as often as I should, the fact these are disposable is great, especially since I'm using them around my eyes. The other thing the Precision Tips were perfect for was cleaning the liquid bleach dispenser in my washing machine. I am far from the perfect homemaker, but this dirt collecting corner of my washer bothers me. I don't use liquid bleach, so all this dispenser does is get caked up with dust and dirt that filters out of the wash water. There are raised letters on the bottom of this dispenser with lots of nooks and crannies to catch the dirt, and the Precision Tips got in there and picked it up in a way that a cloth or sponge couldn't.
I'm sure you can think of ways to use these, too. The company has offered to ship a package of them for one U.S. reader to try. To enter the giveaway, put your e-mail into the Rafflecopter form (yes, I'm trying them out; the fact the site went down about two minutes after I signed up did not make me feel warm and fuzzy, I must say). For an extra entry, leave a comment saying what you'd like to try the Precision Tips for.
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I was provided with Q-tips® Precision Tips® cotton swabs and information about the product by Rocket XL. All opinions are 100% my own.
UPDATE 24-Aug-2012: Congratulations to Maureen, who won her own box. She's already gotten back to me with her information, so hope she'll get them soon.