My tube of hand-cream ran out today. I have a skin problem and I use a lot of hand-cream but today I couldn't squeeze anything from the tube.
So out came the scissors and I cut the tube to shreds to get at the last bit of hand cream.
Using my fingers (so that they got creamed whilst I did the job) I scooped out all this cream from the "empty" tube.
And put it in this tub which was originally filled with a very expensive face cream sent to me for testing. It looked like a very useful pot (as Winnie the Pooh would say) so I removed the label and kept it, because I don't like displaying labels and I do like my plain white toiletry dispensers.
And designer labels? Well you won't find many labels of any kind in my house. When I was a child showing labels on anything especially clothes, was not acceptable. Mother refused to pay for a carrier bag displaying an advert for Tesco, Asda or wherever. She did have some favourite brands (I always had Clark's shoes!) but the idea of her handbag or blouse showing the maker's name would have been anathema to her.
My plain white dispensers for shampoo, conditioner and shower gel feel more stylish to me than any brand label, no matter how trendy. It would never have occurred to Mother that she was teaching me frugality but she did.
So I've got at least a week's worth of hand-cream, just because I take an alternative view of stylish. Whoopee!