Sunday, April 28, 2013

Metal Tube Wringer - My New Fave Invention

Look at this! I'm not sure why finding this made me as ecstatic as I am, but alas... I'm easily amused when it comes to something that combines beauty and organization. And it's kind of cute, like an old fashioned wind up toy. I find it neat that Gill Mechanical Company started manufacturing these in the 1970s, and they're still going strong!

This metal tube wringer was $23 on Amazon, and I'm VERY excited about it. Basically, it's meant for painters to use on metal tubes of paint. However, it works just as well on tubes of toothpaste, lotion, eye cream, etc. 

You open it up, put the edge of the tube in the "teeth" of the wheels, close the clamp and wring away!

I mean, isn't that just gorgeous!? I used to ogle over all the beautifully wrung samples of Weleda, Acure and Suki at Whole Body, and now I can do it on my own!

The only disappointing thing was when it wouldn't work on some of my plastic tubes; observe my failed attempt on the Whish Shave Cream from my Birchbox.

This was my favorite tube to wring! And I do love this Caudalie Foot Beauty Cream. It's not super thick and as creamy as most, but it feels very moisturizing. It also contains no parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, triclosan or GMOs. Right up my alley!

What are your favorite organizational accessories and/or tools?


  1. This is too neat! For plastic tubes you can just cut them open :)

    1. Yes - I have done that and put them in baggies. :) Also, I've bought the tube squeezer things before. They work well on plastic. But they're not as pretty! :)

  2. Oh my god.. this is amazing!!! I NEED ONE!!!!! xxx
    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. Yes you do! Did you ever get one?!?