Sunday, June 9, 2013

I Reserve the Right . . .

. . . . to occasionally talk about things other than sewing, knitting and dogs.  And this is one of those times.

I bought some face cream at the weekend - I always get sucked in by the blurb - you know the stuff:

  • Reduce Wrinkles
  • Brighten Skin
  • Even out Tones
  • Blah, blah, blah
  • etc, etc, etc
And I know that they don't really make any difference - well, not to me anyway, and that is OK - the way I look at it, my skin would look much worse if I didn't use these super dooper creams!.  What really ticks me off with this product is the packaging - and this was rather shocking.  Let me show you what was in the box:

Looks good, right?  It happens to be my usual size - 50ml (any bigger and I get fed up with the smell, consistency etc.)

But look at it alongside the box:

Hmm, perspective is a little off, but the jar is HALF THE SIZE of the box.  Seriously - is this 'settling', just like with Corn Flakes that 'settle in transit'?  Or maybe the jar has evaporated a little?  I was really disappointed in this - not because of the size of the jar, as I mentioned above, I usually by my face cream in this size, but the fact Garnier appear to think that I need to be duped into buying a large, half-empty box in order to use their product. 

Shame on you Garnier - just use properly sized boxes so that this customer does not feel conned.  

Oh, and the face cream?  It is actually rather good . . . .


  1. What I hate is creams or hair products in tubes. When the tube won't release any more product, you cut them open and there's a lot left inside. Boo!

    1. I couldn't agree more - and in some cases there is no warning that you are reaching the end of your lotion. You press the dispensor one morning, and that is it. Grr!

  2. I get your point and I totally agree! Also waste of precious resources!
    I agree with Gwen too about tubes but I only buy tubes because I've been brainwashed into believing that creams remain more effective in tubes. What are you gonna do??

  3. Funny! I started reading this and thought "surely Twotoast hasn't started writing those annoying blog posts promoting products" and then I saw it was quite the opposite. Very refreshing!!


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