Cotton tips are annoying little things sometimes – they always seem to be rolling around in our bathroom drawers. In actuality, these little sticks are actually great for other purposes than cleaning your ears or dabbing makeup – 16 other uses in fact.
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Here’s our favourite ways to use them, that we had no idea about!
Face paint applicator for the grandkids
Emergency supply of perfume – spray on tips and seal in ziplock bag!
Pour a bit of nail polish remover into the cap of the bottle, dip the cotton swab in the lid, and use the end of the swab to remove any polish from around your nails
Fix a stuck zipper by rubbing shampoo on the area with a cotton swab
Fix a scuffed patent leather shoe by rubbing a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover on top of the scuff
Touch up your makeup – moisten the tip with one or two drops of water
Light a candle
Clean your keyboard
Clean your jewellery – dip the tip in a cleaning solution