Beauty Fun: meet Mr Cotton Bud’s cute cousins

Hey VivaBellas! Have you met the extended family of Mr Cotton Bud yet? No? Oh you mean you don’t know the helpful Mr Cotton Bud? Okay, how about Mr Q-tips? You know, he’s that guy that looks like a small wad of white cotton wrapped around one end of a short plastic rod? Yeah, how would you not know him right? Well, I thought I’ll take a break from the usual posts and introduce you to his distant cousins from the land of the rising sun. Say konnichiwa to the cute little fellas – Mr Black Face-san, Mr Sticky Head-san, and Mr Wet Head-san!

Oh I took notice of these skinny fellas in Diaso only because they’re quite strange looking. I mean, I’m so used to the clean and all white Mr Cotton Bud and I never knew his extended family can look and feel so different. I like Mr Cotton Bud but his distant cousins are really a bit cold, wet, sticky, and Mr Black Face looks a wee bit dirty to my untrained eyes. Okay, let’s not be judgemental here. I think they’re all nice little fellas even though they look strangely different from Mr Cotton Bud. Perhaps Mr Black Face is not dirty but I was told he’ll make whatever gunk look more obviously filthy! Wow, what a noble little fella! No wonder he’s always smiling. (#k8SjZc9Dxk_#k8SjZc9Dxk)

And next in line, Mr Sticky Head is well, uh…sticky. You know, once the little fella makes a friend of you, he’ll never ever want to part ways with you. I think he looks kind of cheeky so seriously girls, I don’t think you want him to go near your face because who knows what pasty business he’ll do there. You might want to keep him around your work desk though because I was told he’ll make a particular good friend of dust on your keyboards. (~_#k8SjZc9Dxk)

I think Mr Wet Head is quite safe and helpful. He might be able to help you with your makeup blunders too. But I don’t know, despite his helpful demeanor, I think he’s quite insecure because he’s always thinking that he’s quite redundant and not quite as outstanding as his other two brothers. But still, even if he’s not so useful, he’s sort of kawaii in his odd ways. (n_n)

So much for the introduction. Do remember to say hello to them when you head to Diaso. Oh, it’ll take you awhile to figure out the original Mr Black Face-san, Mr Sticky Head-san, and Mr Wet Head-san because there are a couple of clones around. But they’ll all quite mild and meek so it’s quite safe to bring them home to play if you wish.

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  1. JackieA says:

    So useful Sesame! I particularly like Mr. Sticky and am hoping to bring him home soon…….I hate when my laptop gets dusty and I am anal about cleaning it every so often. I can imagine the hours of fun I am going to have with Sticky when I use him to remove every little speck of dust!!!

  2. xin says:

    i saw that mr black face before! LOL it looks really cuteeeee! plus brown/white gunk on black is pretty cool

  3. Ekta says:

    These are so cute!

  4. sesame says:

    They are!

  5. sesame says:

    It looks cool huh…too cool to be used I feel. I still prefer to use the normal ones. ?

  6. sesame says:

    Yeah, I think Mr Sticky is useful. Otherwise, I have no idea how to get rid of the dust and all on my keyboard.

  7. hazel says:

    Thank you for making this a fun bedtime read for me (“,)

  8. sesame says:

    Glad you enjoyed it. ?

  9. Swati says:

    this is so cute ? I have never seen the variants of cotton buds.

  10. MarcieMom says:

    Where do you get this from? JapanHome? Haven’t seen before ?

  11. sesame says:

    Haha…first time for me too.

  12. sesame says:

    From Diaso! ?

  13. Audris says:

    Lol I’ve been tempted to buy the black ones because they’re ridged and might contribute to better cleaning of the ear canal.

  14. Mandy says:

    AHHH! Such a cute entry I have to comment! This is my first time commenting though not my first time visiting your site. I have to say I stumbled upon your site when I was googling beauty tips to prepare for my wedding.
    I did a lot of research on the internet and one thing led to another, I am now an organic product user! I’ve also visited (and bought quite a lot of stuff) BUD and that shop is amazing.
    This may sound real extreme to you but I’ve also substituted my makeup to an entire range of organic ones now. I don’t think i will be falling for any of those major marketing companies’ tricks anymore, though i still like to look at the new pretty products on sale. ?
    Okay, I just realized I’ve rambled quite a bit. In short, I wanna say I love your website! ?

  15. sesame says:

    Yes, probably better cos of the shape.

  16. sesame says:

    Oh, please ramble more. ? I love to read comments as it helps me to understand what works for others. Many a time, readers contribute to my content through their comments too.

    Glad you’ve turned organic in your beauty choices. What brand of makeup are you using? That, I’m still in a grey area mixing using different brands cos I haven’t found one brand that works nicely for me.

  17. Mandy says:

    Well, I’m with you on finding it hard to find an organic cosmetic brand that works nicely for me too. Right now I’m using 100% Pure’s tinted moisturizer and compact powder (usually together as the tinted moisturizer offers very little coverage, especially on days I have breakouts), Origins’ concealer and Zuii’s blusher and mascara.
    But I’m adopting the mentality of not relying on cosmetics so much, and allowing my skin to breathe more as the saying goes, ‘less is more’. And when I do have extra money to spend I would rather invest it on skincare because when you have good skin you’ll naturally need lesser makeup! Win-win situation for me! :p
    I have to say though, I’m really tempted to try out Zuii’s liquid foundation but the lack of SPF makes me hesitant. I’m kinda reluctant in applying additional sunscreen in the mornings cause I feel bad for making my husband wait!
    What organic cosmetics are you currently using? ?

  18. Sparklewolfie says:

    Oh I saw these at Daiso, too!
    I think I may want to try them next time ?

  19. sesame says:

    Have fun with them. ?

  20. sesame says:

    I use Juice Beauty foundation sometimes and a mineral foundation. Some days I go back to using Bourgeois organic detox foundation and Une concealer. But I alternate with non-organic cosmetics too.

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