Weekly Wonders #45-That last bit

The last little bit of cosmetic product

That Last Bit

My husband makes fun of me when I do this to my creams and lotions! But, in my defense, I hate to waste any product….especially if I like it.

So I purchased the above spatula (here) many years ago after seeing it on Shark Tank. I thought it would be the holy grail for the last little bit of my cosmetics. I have to admit, it’s okay but even it doesn’t fit in everything and has it’s limitations. But it works wonderfully in conjunction with cutting the containers in half.

Of course, you can only cut the plastic containers in half to scoop out the extra goods. As an experienced thrifter, let me give one tip in this matter. When you’re cutting the package, you really want to leave enough of the packaging at both ends so you are able to tuck them into each other. This makes it so the product doesn’t dry out between uses. I’ve accidentally cut the package too close to the end, and it won’t stay together and I lost the last bits—-so take my advice—the middle is usually a great place for the scissors.

Here’s a close up of my lip gloss in case you couldn’t see it well in the above photo:

The last little bit of cosmetic product

Are you crazy like me? How do you get the last little bit? Linking up with Senior Salon

Here’s to a good week!!  We’ll be styling fur (faux that is) on the blog this week! 

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Jodie, Absolutely post both.

  • Lorena Lorena

    WOW, I am like that too, use it til the last bit is out. However I learned something new today! THAT I have to cut the tube in half – so it doesn’t dry. Happy NY _ hugs.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I also had a couple readers say they put it in ziploc bags after cutting it, to help it even more from drying out!!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    This is great. I always end up with more under my finger nails than on my face trying to get the last bits. You should definitely post this tomorrow at the Senior Salon.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I will!! Is it okay to post 2—this one & the fur one?

  • Ha ha! This made me laugh. I do try to get out the last bit but I don’t cut into tubes. Maybe I need this thing.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      When I do these crazy things, I always think of my grandma—she used to pour water into the ketchup bottle to get the last bit out!!

  • Nifty little tool – I wonder if we can get them in the UK. I love quirky tools! Must Google it.

  • Once again Jodie….we do the same thing!
    This post made me smile, as I cut and push the ends together and get every last dreg out of a product, just like you.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s been nice to hear there are others like me out there! And yet all of the news articles say how wasteful people are nowadays….they must be wrong!!

  • oh my goodness, I’ve always been curious about that product! haha. Nice to know a review on it.
    I cut my packages in the middle, too! I spent my money on it and I want ALL of it! haha


    • Jodie Filogomo

      If you already cut the package in half, I’d say don’t bother with the spatula. Although there are times the bottle is glass or uncuttable—then it’s helpful!

  • Yes, I also cut open my creams and foundations to get the last little bit. Then I put the cut container into a ziploc to keep it from drying out.
    I’m super excited to see this week’s faux fur posts!! It’s one of my favorite things to wear!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s smart to put them into a baggie….may have to adopt that!

  • donnanance

    It’s a challenge to use the last little bit. Hubs uses OES lip balm and there is almost half of it left after it’s worn down from applying it. He cringes whe he thinks how much has been thrown away in the past. Containers are cut, water is added to shampoo and conditioner bottles, and everything is used to the last drop.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s a good feeling, don’t you think? You bought it, so might as well get all that you paid for!!