Well, we all have our own personal pore-cleansing nose-strip disasters, don’t we? Lily recommends that anyone thinking of buying the Ponds version because it is a buck cheaper than category-leading Biore, think twice.
At home recently, she read the directions on the Ponds strips, and, as instructed, held the strip to her nose with one hand and moistened it by dipping a finger from her other hand into water, and passing it over the strip. Chicklets, her finger stuck to her nose! Being nothing if not crafty, she managed to salvage both the situation and her finger and sat down to wait the appointed 5 minutes for the strip to dry.
Twenty-five minutes later, it was, she reports, still sopping wet. “I don’t have all day,” she said, so she got out the hair dryer and began to blow dry her nose.
“And all I was thinking,” she says, “is about Pompeii and about how if something catastrophic should happen, I’ll die blow-drying my nose strip.” Indeed, Chicklets, there must have been people immortalized in ash doing the first-century-A.D. equivalent of removing blackheads with off-brand nose strips, mustn’t there? If death arrived instantaneously, what would you be doing?
“The lesson,” Lily says, “is spend the extra dollar.”