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F is for Flip-Top: How to Get the Last Drop from Your Pump-Bottle Lotion

Please tell me I'm not the only one who hadn't thought of this solution to that lazy lotion at the bottom of the bottle.
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Pump bottle_Kiehl's Crème de Corps

I have a thing for pump dispensers. Fresh out of the shower, maybe running late (who, me?), who's got time to fiddle with a body-lotion squeeze tube that may or may not slip out of your hands when you grab it for more? Not me. So yes, pump dispensers deserve an ode.

But as much as pumps win, there's a downside: the stuff that lazes around at the bottom of the bottle, out of reach.

I happened to babble about this some at a recent Kiehl's info session with Angela Luchkovich, the brand's Group Marketing Manager. "Oh, I just switch the cap to a flip one -- then I can give the bottle a couple of shakes and squeeze out the rest," she said.

Flip-top lids_Kiehls

Well duh. Can't believe that hadn't occurred to me. And it so happens that Kiehl's has a stash of flip-top caps that fit their pump bottles. You can get one when you pick up your Crème de Corps. And when you're down to that last bit, switch the lid and store the bottle end-up in a glass.

Busted Image

Done and done.

Have you tried this every-last-drop approach? If not, what did you do instead?

Photos via Fujifilm FinePix F300EXR digital camera.