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August 6, 2013

One woman’s quest to get what she paid for has created a new business.

The adage goes, you get what you pay for. But when it comes to products housed in jars, tubes and bottles, that’s not always the case. Sure, the container says 6 fl.oz., but when it comes down to it, there’s often something left inside, whether its mustard or moisturizer.  It’s one’s of life’s little annoyances—and it really, really got to Cheryl Rigdon.
 
So, this Easley, SC woman set out to fix that situation, creating the Spatty and Spatty Daddy,  spatula-like tools that fit in small openings of food containers and scrape out the last bit of product.  It also proved useful outside the pantry; so Rigdon crafted a smaller version that could be used for her makeup. 
 
Idea (and prototypes) in hand, Rigdon went on “Shark Tank,” a hit reality TV show from the producer “Survivor,” in which private investors bid for a stake in new inventions and businesses. Rigdon had a lively exchange with the “sharks,” but none invested money into her start-up operation.
 
However, the weekend after the episode aired, she had 100,000 visitors to her website and nearly 1,000 orders. (The only problem was, she didn’t have actual product yet!)
 
“Because of my episode airing on ‘Shark Tank’ I was able to get enough money from orders to pay for my mold, products, and packaging,” Rigdon told HAPPI. “’Shark Tank’ gave me the ability to get my business of the ground by advertising the product on national TV, so people all over the country now know about the Spatty and Spatty Daddy.”
 
Now, Rigdon’s taking on the beauty category with the Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tool.
 
“I updated my mold to make a thinner tip product that is better for cosmetics, where the original Spatty designed tip is better for food products,” she said.
 
Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tools have been designed to get all of the makeup, shampoo, lotion and any other beauty product out of the bottle.  FDA approved and dishwasher safe, Rigdon Creative Solutions offers 6” and 12” tools for $4.99 and $5.99, respectively. A set costs $10.99.
 
For Rigdon, the product’s appeal lies in the fact that it can pay for itself and surely helps consumers on a budget.  Back in 2009, Consumer Reports found that when it comes to skin lotion, as much as 25% can be left behind in the bottle, and that’s money on left on the table.
 
The Extend Your Beauty Cosmetic Tools are currently sold online only, but Rigdon told HAPPI her goal is to have the beauty devices in stores nationally and internationally by next year.
 
 
 
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