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
So the jeans are big, but not un-wearable, thanks to the drawstring waist (that's a hard pill to swallow), and a pair of high heels. There is some puckering in the back though, if only I had a product to fix that … Oh wait, I do! It's called the Hip-T, a "layering accessory for your hips." Think tiny tube top-esque piece of fabric that covers muffin top, too-short shirts, and, hey, look, obvious drawstrings in your "jeans." And it comes in snazzy leopard print or "hearts of Hardy," a nod to the ticky-tacky Ed Hardy designs so popular with those Jersey Shore kids. (They also come in plain black and white too.)
I show up to work expecting everyone to immediately notice the pajama jeans, but no one does. I guess these can "pass" as regular pants. Finally, desperate for some kind of feedback, I tell a few co-workers what I'm wearing, and there's a stampede to my desk to inspect them. The consensus: "shockingly wearable." And I have to say, pretty comfy too -- at least until I get a knot in the drawstring and have to struggle in the bathroom stall, but I'll take the blame for that one.
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