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
Gathering my suppliesHaving an excuse to watch infomercials and actually buy stuff all in the name of research? Too good to be true! I start out by perusing a few of my favorites and checking out the As Seen on TV website in case I've missed anything good.
Of course, the best part about these products is you can buy them from the comfort of your home and not have to subject yourself to the judgmental stares of store clerks. But, since I need to get my research done in a week, and can't wait for everything to be shipped, I head out to Bed, Bath & Beyond to pick up a few things. And, yeah, it's kind of embarrassing to buy Pajama Jeans, a facial hair trimmer, and a Slim Away belt in person. The checkout guy was perfectly pleasant (and in true "this is my life" form, ridiculously cute) but I still found myself lying and casually mentioning that the items were for a friend. Don't think he bought it though.
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