Sometimes the Muse hauls before she thinks. Ever have that happen? It’s called buyers remorse and I’m so guilty.
I recent snagged some Cettua Silky and Clear Nose Strips with Witch Hazel and Cettua Silky & Clear Charcoal Nose Strips for a bargain. They set me back 2 for $3 bucks, yay cheap!
However, steals and deals almost always turn out to be terribly wrong with me. I swear I can’t get a bargain that’s actually worth more than it’s price. If I pay a buck for it, normally that’s exactly what it’s worth or in this case a buck fifty.
I got these from a local Asian market and honestly I should know better than buy nose strips and groceries in the same store, that’s probably the foreboding that these were going to be terribly wrong.
I’ve never actually heard of Cettua but turns out it’s actually a Korean brand. Cool beans, obviously has to be Asian if it’s in an Asian market right?
I got two different kinds of the strips both of which suffers the same main problem. After applying the strip it never really dries down on your nose so it feels as if you’re sitting around with wet plaster but plaster that’s not drying. I waited near 20 minutes before peeling and it left behind a sticky, gross residue which resembled paper mache. The worst part is peeling off the charcoal one which leaves behind a ton of black, sticky charcoal which can only be removed using toner or astringent of some kind. To add insult to injury I felt like the strips were too round for my nose and didn’t fit correctly.
Sometimes you truly get what you pay for. If you run across Cettua Nose Strips I’d suggest avoiding them.
Do not want!
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