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
Spa day!Well, OK, it's an at-home spa day. There are a few gadgets that I don't have time for during the workweek, but still want to try. First up, that super-fun facial hair trimmer I had to buy in person. The Micro Touch Magic claims to be extra gentle (the commercial always shows them using it on a balloon, works wonders on those pesky hirsute balloons) so I'm not too nervous. My skin is a little red afterwards but that's it. The bummer? It's so gentle that there's still a fair amount of hair left when I've finished. Kind of a letdown.
Next, the ubiquitous PedEgg. In reality, the abrasive surface isn't that different from other foot tools (like the Microplane) but the easy-to-hold shape does make it a breeze to use. My feet are callus-free in no time.
Last up has to be one of the weirdest things in my new arsenal. It's the Blade Buddy, a tool that sharpens your disposable razors so you can use them much longer than you normally can. I love this idea since razors are freakin' expensive, so I'm really hoping it works. It seems simple enough, you coat it with shaving cream and run the razor along the surface a few times. I don't notice anything different the first time I use it, but by the end of the week I realized my razor was still sharp-ish, or at least sharper than it would have been otherwise. Pretty cool.
I finish my spa day by curling up on the couch with my Slanket (which I love and have no shame using) and watching -- what else? -- more infomercials.
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