There are a few things I do splurge on when I shop, most of them being beauty items. For instance, the only eyeliner I use is Estee Lauder's Double Wear Stay-In-Place Eye Pencil (in Forest) because it is the only eyeliner I've found that doesn't make my eyeballs itch! I stock up during Estee Lauder Bonus Days at department stores, but this last purchase, they changed the pencils on me! Not the actual color or texture, but the wood grain in the pencil itself. It reminds me of the school days using Number 2 pencils with real wood or cheap pencils with pressed wood. So now my eyeliner pencils are made with “cheap” wood although the price has not decreased at all! And it bugs the crap out me because I can't sharpen the darn thing to a perfect point now, and if I do, the tip breaks off immediately, so I'm back to square one (and this pencil is now costing me even more)!
I love the red color and the soft-touch rubberized finish (yes, you'll want to rub it, too). Plus it has a shavings catcher and built-in blade cleaning pick. Awesome. If it helps improve the life of my expensive eyeliners, it will be a welcome investment.
And here, I thought Slice Products only made Kitchen Utensils (which I love equally as well and warrants their own blog post review). But they also make Tweezers in various styles: Slanted Soft-Touch Tweezers, Slanted Tweezers Stainless, Combo-Tip Soft-Touch Tweezers, Combo-Tip Stainless Tweezers, Pointed Soft-Touch Tweezers and/or Pointed Stainless Tweezers (available from Amazon). And tweezers are another one of my splurges as I refuse to grow a uni-brow! I get my eyebrows waxed professionally, but between visits, I need a good pair of tweezers to pluck strays (and the cheap ones do not grasp and work at all).
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Both items are designed by architect Michael Graves. And the best part is that a portion of the purchase price of these items is donated to fund Autism research. Bonus points in my mind!
Notice my long hair in the pic above? I am going to get it cut off later today to donate to Locks of Love!