GUEST POST FROM CHERYL RIGDON OF ABC’S SHARK TANK
Hello all! First, I want to say, I am excited to be a guest blogger on We Hate To Waste. My name is Cheryl Rigdon. You all may know me from ABC’s Shark Tank. I was on season 4 with my invention, the Spatty and Spatty Daddy.
I have since updated the name to Extend Your Beauty: Cosmetic Tool for cosmetics and Spatty Daddy for food products. I created these products because I was so tired of wasting my foundation, lotion, eye creams, peanut butter, mayonnaise, ketchup (before I became allergic to it), etc. I hated seeing my foundation in bottles and not being able to get it out and having to just throw all that product and money in the trash.
Figuring Out How to Get That Last Drop
This very incident one night caused me to create the Spatty. I was getting ready to go out to eat with my husband. I was putting my foundation on and I could not for the life of me get any more out. I had shaken it, hit it on the floor, etc. nothing was coming out. I tried a Q-tip and it just soaked up the makeup and left cotton on my face. I could not find anything around the house to use, so I Google searched for something I could buy, but I found nothing.
So I decided to make something myself. I knew there was a lot of product left over in my foundation bottle but I had no idea how much. Consumer Reports did a study that shows up to 25% of lotion like consistencies are left over in the containers when the product is no longer easy to get out. 25%!
Don’t Waste Another Cent
Say you spend $30.00 on a bottle of foundation, that is $7.50 you threw in the trash along with 25% of your foundation, and this is just one product. Can you imagine the amount of money and product that is wasted a year just because the product will not come out of the container?
I have so many people send me e-mails or come up and talk to me about how glad they are to have the Spatty Daddy and Extend Your Beauty: Cosmetic Tools because they can now get every last drop of their products.
Many people have been able to get an extra week’s worth of makeup or several more uses of their mayonnaise with the Extend Your Beauty: Cosmetic Tool and the Spatty Daddy.
It still amazes me how much product is actually left in the containers when it is no longer easy to get out.Who knows how much money and product I have thrown away in my life. I don’t even want to think about it! I am glad to know there are so many like-minded people who are tired of wasting too!
How about you?
How do you get every last crumb, morsel and drop? Scroll down to our Comments box and let us know.