I am happy with my current cotton buds. First, it's paper stem. The cotton is securely spun around the tip so it won't slip off. Don't you just hate it when the cotton easily detaches from the tip? Some cotton buds have thin cotton tips making you use twice as much cotton buds.
Happy Cotton Buds paper stem PhP18.10
I use it to clean my belly button and ears. I also use it for removing my eye make up together with Ponds Cold Cream Deep Cleanser. This product is available in Unimart, Greenhills Shopping Center.
Lastly, it's proudly made in the Philippines!