Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Super stocking fillers from Manicare

There is one thing that I can absolutely guarantee that I will forget to pack when we go on holidays is tweezers and nail scissors. I could go weeks without using tweezers when I am at home but suddenly, under the harsh hotel fluorescent lights, my brows always seem more unruly. I used to carry nail scissors in my handbag but took them out the day they worked their way through the pocket and stabbed me in the side. It was actually only a very minor scratch but I got worried about the damage I could do to my kids with them, so out they went. We almost always go away to the beach and the sand always ends up splitting my nails leaving me thinking, dammit, I wish I remembered my scissors.

Manicare have the perfect solution to my dilemma this Christmas with their Perfect Nails Wallet. This brilliant little wallet contains all the things that I forget when I go on holidays plus more. The wallet includes a file, clipper, cuticle trimmer, tweezers, buffer and handy zip wallet. 

The wallet is valued at over $60 but retails for $16.95 - so it is cheap enough to buy a couple - one for use at home and another to keep in your car glove box or luggage to guarantee you never are without your nail tools.

The size of the wallet is great - not much bigger than my hand, so it won't take up a lot of space in your luggage but your tools are safely protected from being damaged (or from stabbing you!).

So far, I have tried the scissors, nail clippers and tweezers and found them all to be high quality. The tweezers are sharp and precise making it easy to pluck only the hairs you want plucked. Both the clippers and scissors cut through the nail easily and neatly and did not cause it to split or leave and jagged shape edges behind. I am not actually sure how I am meant to use the cuticle trimmer...I'm a bit scared of that one!

The Perfect Nails Wallet is not the only gift that Manicare have available this Christmas - there is also the French Manicure Collection which retails for $19.95. Packed in a stylish red leather zip pouch, the French Manicure Collection comes with the manicure essentials. The collection includes French White, French Pink and French Finish polishes, a Miracle Shiner buffer and shiner, 10 Tip Tapes and a Cuticle Pusher.

These Manicare gifts can be purchased at Priceline, Myer, Target, K-Mart, Big W and leading pharmacies.

What item do you always forget to pack when you go on holidays?

All opinions are my own and I received no remuneration for this post. The Perfect Nails Wallet was provided for consideration.