Who remembers when Bossy was all, “This Eucerin Calming Creme is the best skin moisturizer eh-ver.“
Well, Bossy hit two snags, in order of occurrence.
- What is Creme anyway, and how come Bossy didn’t notice it wasn’t Cream?
- How can Bossy get the last bits out of the air-filled tube so she doesn’t waste a drop?
The first snag Bossy can’t solve unless she joins Eucerin’s Product Development and Marketing Department. But the second snag she attacked in this manner:
She tried rolling up the tube like toothpaste, but the plastic was too thick and Bossy’s carpal tunnel syndrome too severe. So out came the scissors.
She cut straight down the stiff tube to the bulging tip where she was finally able to release the cream, and sorry but are we still talking about Eucerin?
Bossy will be able to get at least two more days out of this butchered carcass. But so much for Calming Creme.
Gigi saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 9:32 am
Whew! I need a cigarette, and I don’t even smoke.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 10:06 am
Good gawd woman, this poverty thing has gone too far when you’re calming creme must be surgically removed from its host.
~annie saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 10:06 am
Gadzooks! A fellow Tube Surgeon!
MariaV saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 10:13 am
That sounded rather dirty 😉
janet saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 10:17 am
We experienced poverty partiers cut our tube across – perpendicular to your cut, down close to the end. Then set it upside down on its cap like a little tiny tub until it’s all gone. It won’t dry out, because it won’t last long.
Lizzy saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 10:43 am
I think one pays more for “Creme” than “Cream”. I know this because there is an obnoxious shop here in Indianapolis that calls itself a “Beaute Centre” instead of a “Beauty Center”. The former is an expensive, overrated nightmare, and the latter sounds like a hair salon in Costco.
I like the Costco one better.
Martha in Kansas saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 10:49 am
And how calm (calme?) is Bossy after that?
I did the same once with a tube of kitty laxative. They licked it clean. It wasn’t too calme for a while after that!
Joie saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 11:08 am
I do this all the time for my facial moisturizers, masks, etc. If it’s something I don’t use every day then put it in a ziploc bag and into the fridge.
SherylW saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 11:43 am
So Not Mom-a-licious saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 11:48 am
yeah, my 65 dollar glass jar of miricle face moisturizer (that I absolutely swear I can’t live without, yet the fine lines and wrinkles are still there) will be next to licked clean! I will get out every single speck in whatever manner I can! Then once I run out, I get pissed about how I didn’t allot it better throughout it’s life. And how I should have used the fancy little spatula that comes with it for proper measuring. Ugh…Oil of Olay here I come!
David saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm
You is crazy, gurl.
Grandma J saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 12:09 pm
maybe if you heat it up it will liquify and pour out….maybe
jen saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 12:12 pm
Oh, yes. You must do this with all the creams, cremes, serums and any facial product costing over $2.50. Ziplock baggie. Then, when the only remaining .001 oz left is down in the tip/nozzle end…grab a Q-tip and gouge it out…
Reeb saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 1:19 pm
I’m still back on kitty laxative. Easily diverted today.
kristin saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 1:27 pm
I am currently waging a similar battle with my Jergen’s bottle. WHY do the manufacturers make it so hard to get the last little bit out? It is so not user-friendly. And why do I feel compelled to poundpoundpound the bottle and try to shove my fingers in there to GET the last little bit out?
It’s always a relief when I can throw away the old one in good conscience and start a new bottle. It’s the little things in life.
Bean saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 2:23 pm
What a coinkeedink. I just bought that today for my son’s itchy eczema skin. I’m glad to know it’s cut-the-tube worthy!
Jen saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm
I’m a fellow tube butcher too. My new fav. moisturizer is a jar of shea butter from the hfs. I bought some to make deodorant (yup, I said it) and used the leftover for hand and face cream. It’s divine, I tell ya.
The Cheap Chick saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm
This is why all products need to be packaged in TUBS. With a tub, you can scrape out every last bit of goop, without resorting to tubular surgery. Which sounds like something an 80’s Valley Girl would need…
Me Thinks saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 5:25 pm
2 words: Tube Squeezer. Oh yes, there is such a thing. Painters use them, hooks on the end of the tube and then you roll it up until its more done than done.
Emily saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 8:48 pm
Oy – I have the same problem too! I may have to try that, but it won’t help (nor would a tube squeezer) help on those big bottles of lotion that can not cut.
Little Miss Sunshine State saysFebruary 11, 2009 at 9:37 pm
Are you near a Walgreen’s? Mine had the big gigantic Calming Creme on sale this week for $9.99. It was shrink-wrapped with a smaller travel sized of the same for FREE.
And in their EasySaver Catalog that you get at the entrance, there was a $2 coupon!
Looked like a Poverty Party deal to me.
islaygirl saysFebruary 12, 2009 at 3:46 pm
i do that, too. across the top of the tube.
Shelley saysFebruary 12, 2009 at 6:28 pm
I have to admit that I did this, just the other day with a tube of…well, never mind what it was a tube of. I just really needed the rest of it, so I cut it open with scissors.
Sparx saysFebruary 12, 2009 at 7:37 pm
Oh I do that. Cut the end off straight, use yer fingie to get the creme out and then fold the cut end and use a stylish yet inexpensive sealant such as, say, a laundry peg, or perhaps a bulldog clip to stop the remaining smears from drying out. Oh ho yes.
Sparx saysFebruary 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm
ps, I’m sure those plastic tubes are designed to make us go and buy more before we’re _really_ out… don’t ya think?
xx Nicky saysFebruary 12, 2009 at 9:00 pm
Maybe you should talk to these people
janny226 saysMarch 5, 2009 at 11:28 am
Bossy might say, Gahhh why is this woman posting a comment so late, but here goes: Right after you posted this, I was inspired to pry the top off my own fave moisturizer, the jumbo pump-top of Vaseline Intensive Care, and guess what, there was so much in the bottom that the pump wouldn’t pump out that I’m STILL using it.