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Thursday, January 29

About jars and containers

These babies deserve a separate post...


I implore you - when looking for containers to store your piggies - visit your local medical supplies and lab equipment wholesaler and check out their merchandise: one of these babies cost me approximately 20 cents (8 USD for 40 jars which is an amazing deal).

I put one of my Conservatorie samples in the jar, looks like this:
(the sample filled up approx 1/6 of the jar)

I got these containers for my soon to arrive TKB samples which are 1 tablespoon (1 tbsp) in size (not 1 teaspoon (1 tsp) like the Conservatorie's samples). I expect those samples to fill these jars up to 1/2 or even 2/3.


This is an airtight lid: it has a special thingy in the center of the lid that keeps the powder from getting into the "screws" (sorry, dunno the right word). As you screw the lid on you can tell that you are squeezing the jar into the lid.
Note how the powder is visible only in the center of the lid - I gave the jar quite a shake, mind you. The usual problem with the jars is that even if you have sifters, some of the powder gets between the lid and the jar and you might have a messy accident when opening the container.

And here's a comparison photo of all the different sized jars I have come across.

There are some downsides too: no sifters and the lid looks pretty ugly up close. I can forgive the ugliness - the lids are made so that they are easy to handle, not slippery in any way. It's also slightly vexing that the lids are not see-through - must storage the jars on their sides to see whats in them. They do not look pretty in my makeup box and are a bit difficult to stash, because the lid is, well, like a mushroom top - slightly wider then the jar itself.


Laborilingos on sellise purgi nimeks katsuti.

(Peaks vist kõik 5ml asjad ka neisse ümber tõstma - 5ml tavatopsid on ikka uskumatud pudisejad - pigmendid lähevad kogu aeg kaante keerdude vahele.)

2 comments:

Mademoiselle C. said...

That's a nice idea, and if we can avoid to pay some shipping fees...
I think we also can take a look at drugstores, flea market and so on for jars and containers.

Siilike said...

And silly me wanted to buy containers along with all the piggies from TKB... what a lousy idea that was - it's very good they scared me off with the 40 USD shipping cost. I could get 3 jars for the price of one TKB jar.
I tried various drugstores too but the only ones they offered were urine sample jars - and trust me, those would not look pretty on our vanity tables. :D Then again our drugstores look nothing like the drugstores abroad.