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How Come Aftershave Nor Shampoo Bottles Have Tamper-Resistant Seals?

by Anura Guruge



It had never really registered with I. I would guess the same is true with YOU. Have you ever noticed (or cared) that most of our beauty product bottles have no tamper-proof seals. Go check if you don’t believe I.

It suddenly struck me yesterday. Done another major shop at Walmart as we are wont to do. I happened to buy a bottle of hot sauce and another bottle of (cheap) aftershave because I like to have a few different bottles at the ready. Later that day ….

Trying to open the hot sauce bottle was a struggle. Two SEALS. Kind of overkill, but I won’t complain.

Aftershave bottle. NOTHING. Nada. Just twist and open.

Then I got thinking. In the crazy world we live in today. I could, unbeknownst, be splashing ANYTHING on my face. YIKES. Not funny. Kind of scary.

Of course I understand that adding tamper-resistance will increase the cost and thus the price. But, but, but …

I thought after the Tylenol tampering case in 1982 there were LAWS. Obviously NOT.

We need to think about this. SERIOUSLY.

Yes, I worried about writing this post. Hhmmmm!

But, I can’t be the first that noticed. Maybe the FIRST that CARED and was willing to write about it.

This is not gun control. This should be easy. I am going to start asking folks about this. I might send this post to my two (dear and trusted) U.S. Senators.


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Are Moroccans Noted For Their Luxuriant Hair? Just Wondering. ‘Sauve’ Makes This Moroccan Product Line.

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A Moroccan crowd. They are always wearing ‘hats’!


I bought one of these Suave Moroccan products at Walmart yesterday — based purely on price.

Then this morning when I was using it I got thinking about Moroccans and their hair. I have never been Morocco, but I have to Tunisia, which is pretty adjacent and I have seen enough pictures of Moroccans. I do not recall thinking ‘Wow! They have nice hair’. Most of the time they got their heads covered — both sexes.

Now, I am confused. I feel duped. Do they really have better hair than I?


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The New ‘Defender’ Razor — Impressive, Easy On The Skin … BUT, I Am Still Evaluating.

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After having ads for it appear on my Facebook timeline, multiple times a day, I finally gave in and ordered one given that the blades for it were much cheaper than they are for the Gillette SkinGuard razor I have been using for the last few months with GREAT SUCCESS.

The ‘Defender‘ to be fair, is good. Impressive. Ultralight. Like a feature. Very flexible. And yes, it sure gets under your nose — in the nicest possible way.

Yes, given my ultra-sensitive (face) skin I did order the ‘Extra Sensitive’ blades.

No irritation. Feels good. Seems pretty close too. But, I have only used it about 4-times.

My problem is that given the TREMENDOUS success I had with the Gillette SkinGuard I am reluctant to abandon it in haste in case I end up regretting it.

So, I will continue using the ‘Defender’ for another couple of weeks until I can convince myself that it will work as well as the Gillette.

Promise, I will keep you posted. But, for the price it is CHEAP enough to try out YOURSELF. Give it a go. You will not regret it. You will be amazed how light it is.


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Shaving has been the absolute bane of my adult life. I suffer so when I shave. It is torture. I dread it.

Over the decades I have gone to extreme lengths to make it bearable. Cost never a consideration. I have tried them all: razors, blades, electric. And I have suffered mightily.


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Garmin Fenix 5 & Vivoactive 3: Expect Some VERY Good Deals In The Next Couple Of Weeks.

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The Garmin Fenix 5 & Garmin Vivoactive 3 will be ON MAJOR SALE over the next couple of weeks. Pretty close to a firesale!

Somebody, as you can see from the image, so the Vivoactive 3 being sold at Walmart for $99. Soon, like this coming week, other will join in. You might actually find that some ‘smaller’ retailers have ALREADY sold out of Vivoactive 3s. (SMILE). Read between the lines.

The $350 price for the Garmin Fenix 5, today, should be just the beginning. The Fenix 5 and 5 Plus has already been obsoleted by the new Garmin Forerunner 945. So, this is not a huge surprise. Garmin’s do typically go on sale this time of year. Well I have given you a BIG Heads-Up. SMILE. Enjoy. Happy shopping.

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I Have Become Totally & Hopelessly Hooked On “Ketchup Sriracha” Style.

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Target has it for under $3.00.


I happened to be passing the Walmart clearance shelves (in their food department) when my eyes caught this. I like Sriracha. I used to always order the Sriracha Burger at Friendly’s. Walmart had it marked down to $1.50 or maybe it was 92 cents. I just took it for the heck of it.

I tried a bit when I got home. It lit up my world. It is good. Really good.

Yes, of course, I like spicy food. Spicy food bothers me none. So, I am a natural for this.

I have been eating it on all sorts since.

Delighted to see that I can buy more, at a reasonable price, from Target.

You really should try it. It will spice up your world.


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Gillette SkinGuard Works — And Works Brilliantly! Thank YOU, Gillette.

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Clean Shaven, With NO Discomfort, with Gillette SkinGurad.

Yes, Yes, Yes. I am SO HAPPY.

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Shaving has been the absolute bane of my adult life. I suffer so when I shave. It is torture. I dread it.

Over the decades I have gone to extreme lengths to make it bearable. Cost never a consideration. I have tried them all: razors, blades, electric. And I have suffered mightily.

In December 2018 I bought one of these because it was supposed to be gentle on sensitive skin. To be fair, it was better than MOST. But, after just 4-months I could tell the blades were getting dull! That is the bloody irony. The skin on my face is ultra sensitive and soft. Much softer than that of a baby’s bottom and as a father of 4 who changed MORE diapers than any, I would know. Part of it is that I do pamper my face and have done since I was a teenager. I put more oil and cream on my face than any female! The rest of the skin on my body, especially on the palms of my hands, makes rhinoceros hide feel soft. And then there is my stubble. Like metal shards! Hence why the blades of electric shavers have little chance — and life.

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The Gillette SkinGuard commercials on TV spoke to I. They described my exact dilema.

This was I. I had to try it. I owed to myself.

Last Thursday, while at Walmart I got one and now realize that bloody Walmart overcharged me. C’est la vie.

This morning I tried it with much trepidation. I wasn’t going to take any chances. I used both ‘Shave Secret’ and ‘Cremo Shaving Cream’ as a base.

Then I shaved. Hallelujah. It was good. I am sold.

Wow. I hope this solves my shaving woes. I sure hope so.

Thank YOU, Gillette. I will never bad-mouth you again (I hope).


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‘Metamucil’ — The HUGE Difference Between “Real Sugar” & “Sugar Free”.

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When buying ‘Metamucil‘ or a store-brand equivalent (e.g., Walmart’s ‘Equate’) be very careful as to the sugar content you are getting. Basically there are two flavors: ‘real sugar’ & ‘sugar free’. The ‘real sugar’ version indeed contains a fair amount of sugar at the expense of dietary fiber. I am not really sure why somebody would want this — more sugar, less fiber. Maybe there are some applications for diabetics. Taste alone should not be a factor.

But, of course, it is up to you. Just be aware as to what you are getting. Read the label.

If you are cool with all that sugar go for it.

To I that is dangerous carbs and calories. Like jugging sugar-loaded soda. I prefer the ‘Sugar Free’. Just wanted to share this with you.


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