Q-Tips has been a mainstay brand in my home since childhood.  These versatile and clever little tools are perfect for everything from make-up application to the outer ear and so much more, which we’ll talk about in a bit!

But first, I want to tell you about NEW Precision Tips Q-Tips!  These almost “pointed” Q-Tips are perfect for those little spaces that drive you nuts!  Like under my nails!  I can not stand those sharp files that scrape under my nails.  So these tapered ends are perfect!  I just put a little water on them, sweep them under and they clean any dirt that might be under them!

What I really like about them, though, is how easy it is to apply make up with the new Precision Tips!  Especially for the new eye shadow styles of the heavier liner that shapes the smokey eye!  Instead of using a brush that sweeps the darker color everywhere, these tips place the make-up exactly where you want it!  I love them!  Plus they are sanitary and disposable!

As for the kids, the new Precision Tips are great for getting into those tiny ear folds – remember not to clean inside the ear canal!  I also used to use them when they were infants to clean in delicate neck folds and tend to their umbilical cords!

I like the Precision Tips and know that any tween that is getting make up for the holidays would like a little travel sized container in their stocking!

As for the tried and true regular, 100% cotton tiped Q-Tips, their uses are endless!  Also available in a convenient travel pack, they are perfect for blending makeup, applying glosses and even removing makeup!  Combined with the Precision Tips the pair make the perfect make up tools!

But there are more uses for Q-Tips too!

– Paintbrushes for small hands;

– Perfect applicator for children’s projects that need glue;

– Easy to use and gentle umbilical cord cleaning tool;

– Soft and easy medication applicator for minor scrapes;

– Fix make up creases with precision;

– Wet the tip and dab off extra make up particles under your eyes;

– Use to dust in tiny places on photo frames;

– Use to keep your computer screen and in between the keys clean (make sure your computer is off first!);

– Use to keep your pets face – especially around the eyes – clean;

I could literally go on for pages!  When I say we use them for everything, we really do!  For more tips and uses, head over to Qtips.com!  While there, check out their fun Holiday Crafts!

Look at your favorite retailer for the regular packs and travel packs of Precision Tips and regular Q-Tips!

And now through December 15, 2011, you can enter to WIN a $100 gift card or the Grand Prize of $1,000 and a years supply of Q-Tips in the Tip-a-Thon Giveaway! Just head over to the Q-Tips Facebook page, Like them and then tell them what you use Q-Tips for!  You still have a few weeks to win the $100 and the Grand Prize will be drawn on the 15th!

***No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Q-tips “Q-tips Cotton Swabs Tip-a-Thon” Sweepstakes is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older. Begins 12:01 a.m. ET on Monday, October 24, 2011 & ends 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 15, 2011. For official rules, visit www.facebook.com/Qtips.

 I was provided with Q-Tips cotton swabs® and information about the product by RocketXL. My writings and opinions are my own. Please see mydisclaimers page for more information.**