Going Native vs The Luxury Factor
Problem is, these 2 don't often mix.
Take honey for instance.
Sexy, No? Uhm... No.
Pictured, a typical container of organic, cold-slung honey as one finds it in any local Copenhagen supermarket. Because of the (inferior) way it is designed, it takes less than a nanosecond after opening to turn the lid and entire edge of the container into a sticky mess.
I use honey straight up as a facial cleanser many mornings, so the face cleansing routine will invariably start in the kitchen – dipping a spoon into this container, trying to dose the correct amount without getting it all over, running to the bathroom to apply, back to the kitchen with the spoon (and to close the container left open on the counter). All in all, it's a bit messy, annoying, and there's far too much running around.
I love how honey cleanses (and tastes) but there's absolutely no luxury factor involved in running to the kitchen to dip into this sticky jar.
I know what you're thinking: "Well, bring the jar into the bathroom, silly!"
Sorry, no. That doesn't cut it for a beast of luxury such as myself. I need oomph, sexiness, and more wow factor.
This situation had to be dealt with.
So I dealt with it.
I pulled out a brand new tottle (combination tube/bottle such as the one you see here) and filled it with honey. This was definitely an improvement. This container provided an ideal way to dispense the correct amount with no spoons, no mess and no clean-up.
But after a few days of use, this plain-looking tottle just wasn't doing it for me. I'm sure you agree: there's not a lot of wow factor here.
There was nothing for it but to get to work on designing, making, and applying a label.
Ha! Fooled Myself!
Even though I designed this label myself and pasted it onto the container I had filled myself – and even though I am still fully aware that it's exactly the same honey as before – it now looks and feels fancy enough to satisfy the luxury beast in me.
I know it's silly, but there it is. Luxury factor for honey face cleanser status: acceptable.
PS: Here's how to use honey to cleanse your face.
Are you as silly about details such as packaging as I am?