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Posted on: 4/16/10 6:02 PM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people   Very Helpful by 24 people   
Sally Beauty sells disposable mascara wands, for cosmeticians to use a fresh wand on each customer. You can buy 12 of them for less than $5, and they'll last a very long time. They're like a little bristly pipe cleaner on a stick, and they really grab the lint and crud. It is nice to have several, as while you're working ultimately they get clogged and you need to work to clean them out. Usually you're in a hurry to sew. At leasure, clean out the remaining crud on the brushes and you're ready for next time.

While you're at Sally's, they have all kinds of little squeeze bottles with long pointy nozzles. They are great as free, nontoxic "canned air" for a final dusting after you've gotten all the visible lint out.

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kws said... (4/17/10 10:32 PM) Reply
good idea
Elaine Dougan said... (4/17/10 9:49 AM) Reply
Great tips! Thank you.
Longarm said... (4/17/10 9:20 AM) Reply
Along these same lines, I have been using a big soft blusher brush for a long time to dust out the insides of my serger and under the bobbin case (side loaded) of my straight-stitch sewing machine. I LOVE the idea of your "compressed air" bottle!! Thanks for sharing. :)
elsew said... (4/17/10 7:40 AM) Reply
One just never knows where the next helpful tool will be. I will be visiting my local Sally's for these cool tools! Thanks so much for the review.
ryansmumAria said... (4/17/10 0:30 AM) Reply
oooooh! I love it. Thank you.
Nancy Mac said... (4/16/10 9:15 PM) Reply
Great tip, I especially like the squeeze bottle application. Green is good!
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