Health & Beauty
My Week as an Infomercial Addict
WEN, Instyler, BladeBuddy -- should anyone actually own these? One writer sees if her beauty routine can survive on infomercial products alone -- and, in the process, discovers which ones are truly worth owning
I can't help it, those cheery announcers with their simple solutions to problems I never knew I had, suck me right in and before I know it, I'm convinced that I need a Lint Lizard or InstaHang to feel complete.
Fortunately, the heady feeling of finally solving all of life's tribulations for only three easy payments of $19.95 typically wears off once I change the channel (or more accurately, my husband discovers my dazed state and open wallet and grabs the remote out of my hand). So I don't succumb to the "as seen on TV" allure all that often -- OveGlove and Slanket not withstanding.
Click here to see my week of infomercial mania.
But what if these miracle products really are miracles, and my looks (and life) would vastly improve by owning each and every one of them? There's only one way to find out, so ...
This week, I've embarked on a quest to try as many beauty-related infomercial wonders as I can to see whether, life is rosier when you're using "as seen on TV" goodies -- or if these products are better left in the world of endlessly chipper hosts and flashing neon graphics.
SEE NEXT PAGE: Gathering my supplies