Dearest Anastasia Tweezers, we had a great run. You helped me out of many a tricky situation over the past three years, and I'm deeply sorry that you somehow got thrown out with the trash recently. We were the perfect team for all these years, and I depended on you like no other beauty tool in my arsenal. Your precision and ability to extract even the finest hair from my body will be deeply missed. I truly hope we meet again someday.
A fond farewell,
So yeah, I lost my freaking tweezers, Nouvettes. Is there any greater beauty-related panic we can experience than losing our favorite pair of tweezers? I think not! But luckily, right after I came to terms with the fact that my favorite tweezers were gone forever, I remembered that I was sent the Revlon Diamond Collection Tweezers for review. Is there any greater joy than remembering that you have a back-up pair of tweezers when you can't find your #1 pair? I think not!
Revlon Diamond Collection Slanted Tweezers
(retail: $9.99 at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Ulta, Drugstore.com and elsewhere)
These stainless steel tweezers are blinged out and downright adorable. I'm actually ashamed of myself for not reviewing these sooner, just for their looks alone.
My preferred tweezer has a slanted tip, so I immediately knew I was headed in the right direction when I saw that these are definitely slanted. Compared to my dearly departed Anasataisa Tweezers, the tip of the Revlon tweezers is not as wide from end to end, but it's still wide enough to be able to firmly grasp hairs.
I can't tell you how many times in my life I've been burned by drugstore tweezers. They may look like they'll get the job done, but some of them don't align properly and I've spent way too much time in my life repeatedly trying to grasp the same hair over and over again before finally giving up in frustration. In other words, I think I drugstore tweezers sometimes get a bad rap, which isn't entirely undeserving.
But I'm here to tell you that the Revlon Diamond Collection Tweezers definitely get the job done. I can grasp and remove even the very fine hairs in my eyebrow area and, for the most part, the process doesn't require more than one attempt. That's really the only thing I look for in my tweezers: will they grab a hair and pull it out on the first try? If so, I'm sold.
Granted, these tweezers don't have the exact same precision as my Anastasia Tweezers, which never required a second attempt. But for literally 1/3 the price, I'm seriously impressed. At the very most, I have to make a second or maybe third attempt at harder-to-grasp hairs, but I have certainly never thrown these tweezers on my bathroom counter in frustration. They get the job done and they grab and remove most of my hairs quickly and easily on the very first attempt.
Oh, and if you're curious about the little jewels, they don't hurt my fingers at all when I'm grasping these tweezers. I actually find them helpful because they really allow for a nice, firm grip. So they're not only cute, but they're functional as well.
FINAL VERDICT: If you're looking for a new set of work-horse tweezers or a second pair as a back up in case the unthinkable happens, I definitely suggest giving the Revlon Diamond Collection Tweezers a shot. For the price, I think you might be pleasantly surprised by these, and it's a bonus that the jewels are not only cute, but functional as well. If you can snag these on sale (example: Revlon cosmetics and beauty tools are 40% off at Rite Aid May 5th through the 11th), even better!
Have you ever lost your favorite tweezers? Did you have a back-up when that happened? Have you ever tried Revlon tweezers? I'd love to hear from you!
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