The Tale of the Two Blue Bottles
This bottle contains astringent, which for the uninitiated is, according to dictionary.com, “a cosmetic that cleans the skin and constricts the pores” and “harshly biting; caustic“:
Guess who accidentally left bottle #2 on the countertop? And guess who came this close to putting astringent in her eyes, where “this close” = raising an astringent-soaked cotton ball to within a few millimeters of her eyelid, before realizing it was not eye makeup remover after all?
1Because they are both blue2 and really, that’s enough of a similarity for me to mix them up, despite the bottles looking completely different.
2Being blue, they both actually match my bathroom tiles3, which I didn’t really notice until I took this picture.
3Also while taking this picture, I noticed that the majority of the products in my bathroom come in blue packages – my hairspray, my antiperspirant, my contact lens solution, my toothpaste, my deep cleansing cream – all blue! Did some marketing person decide that all toiletry packages should be blue? Or do I just gravitate towards, and thus purchase, things packaged in blue?