Friday, July 22, 2016

Liquid Pump Dispensers

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I'm not sure of their official name, other than to call them liquid pump dispensers.   They are often used for nail polish remover these days.

But if your old enough you may remember the bottles being brown with a white cap and the white letters forming alcohol vertically along the side of the bottle.   Found on the table in your local medical clinic.  This was long before individual alcohol wipes that nurses use these days.   Back then there would be a clear covered glass jar of cotton balls next the brown bottle.   If you were like me, and got sick on a regular basis you knew exactly what it was for.  Just like modern day, to clean the skin before an injection.

I have seen them in walmart a few times.  I saw them and thought that it was cleaver that they brought them back to use, but didn't buy one.  But when I wanted one I could no longer find them.  So I ordered one on ebay, from a US seller.  You can get them cheaper if your willing to wait for an overseas delivery.  Then a few weeks later I found one in Walmart in the clearance area!  I picked it up.   Then later I found them in Dollar Tree for just a dollar each.   I bought several in each color!   The photo above are two photo's that I found online and put them together in one photo.

The one I had bought on ebay had the words acetone written on the side.  If you want to use the bottle for another liquid other than nail polish remover just use nail polish remover (I used acetone) to remove the words without harming or distorting the look of the plastic.

What I wanted them for apart from nail polish remover, and I can't stress this enough to label each bottle with their contents.   Print a fancy one out and tape it on, or tape a piece of paper to the bottle with the contents hand written on the paper.   If you choose to write on the bottle itself with a sharpie I highly suggest that you cover your writing with 2" packing tape.   Otherwise the words get rubbed off or dissolved off.   This is critical that you label the bottle.

I love to use them for various products such as micellar water and various scented witch hazel that I use.   I also use them to put facial toner into as it makes it so much easier to use these types of products.  Pick up a cotton round and pump it on the top a certain number of times that you determine is perfect for you and your ready to use it.   Flip the cap over and vola' your good to go.

But I'm also going to put the solution in one that I often use on my dogs ears when they need it.  Perhaps distilled water in another to wipe two of my dogs eyes that tend to get crusties below their eyes.

So they are quite useful for a number of uses..... you decide how you would use them.

Because I can't predict the future and where this blog will go.  But I do know the law in this area so I'm just going to begin so there is no question.  Should someone wonder.   This blog is not sponsored and all products were bought by me with my own money.  

Equate Night Time Soothing Makeup Wipes Remover ~ Dupe To Neutrogena Night Calming

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I haven't been using facial makeup remover wipes for very long.   And honestly I had gone through several packages of another type before I began to question them.   I didn't like that tacky feel it left on your face.  But since I was new to them I just thought that was "normal".

After watching a few video's on YouTube, and reading a few written reviews on blogs I found out it was expected on various brands/types but not others.  I continued to use certain ones I had bought for some time.

I had been watching various other YouTube video's that were reviews to specific products.  So I looked to YouTube for video's specific to face wipes.   Some were awesome, some were less than stellar in my opinion.  However I do think the video reviewer was reviewing brands and types that were relevant to them rather than using a broad spectrum found at the drugstore that would be relevant to various people watching the video.

There are a number of videos to watch if you do a search for reviews just as I did.  

The Neutrogena brand that was in the purple packaging that is labeled as the Night Calming was high on the list as one of the better ones.  So I wrote that one down on my shopping list. 

At the store I decided to pickup the equate brand that is the dupe and is also in purple packaging but is labeled as "Night-Time Soothing".   My biggest reason wasn't cost actually, but rather the packaging closure.   I really hate, and I mean hate when they use the sticky label as closure.  The equate brand has the plastic bag type packaging, but it has a small hard plastic opening and closing mechanism is much nicer to use and makes it feel like a better quality product as far as packaging goes.  I don't know why the more expensive brands/types don'e use the same hard closures other than cost.  But cheaper brands use them, which is odd.   

Since I have used packaging with the sticky label and the label looses it's stickiness, the wipes dry out,   I'm currently trying to find an alternative to put the packet into to keep them moist since the packaging is pretty much worthless.  Most options are either to large or to small.   So in the end I may end up just buying only brands that have the closure that I prefer.  

The wipes smell quite lovely, and the cloth of the wipes are very soft to the skin.  Not all brands are soft I guess, which takes me back to my days of using baby wipes just under a decade ago.   I tried cheaper baby wipes and the fabric wasn't very soft to the skin so why would I want to use that on my babies bottom and often face and hands?   But even more so, the reason for buying them was the cheaper baby wipes were thinner and I often used two instead of one.  That isn't a savings overall when you are doing that.  

But I do find the texture of the generic facial wipes similar to the name brand.  In another review I will go over that I did buy both the generic as well as the name brand just to compare the two together, one on one. 

I haven't used the name brand Neutrogena wipes, of any type, but I highly recommend the Equate brand dupe of the Night Calming in the purple packaging.  

Because I can't predict the future and where this blog will go.  But I do know the law in this area so I'm just going to begin so there is no question.  Should someone wonder.   This blog is not sponsored and all products were bought by me with my own money.