Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Detox footpads and other things I'd secretly like to try

I've never been much for infomercials. Or channels like QVC that hock things I'm sure I will never in a million years need or want. I'm helped along by my trusty DVR which has allowed me to gloss over approximately 90% of all commercials in the past 3 years. But every once in a while I come across a product that intrigues me. If I was a little more motivated and had a little more cash lying around, I might indulge myself. It's probably why I like to stop by the store in the mall, As Seen On TV.

First up, the detox footpads that draw toxins out of your body at night. The images are what convinces me. People wake up and there is gunk on white pads. Something must be happening! Assuming it worked (big assumption) then I would have the satisfaction of purging myself of something. I'll assume from the black color that it's harmful. And I get to do it without exercise! Or spending hundreds at a spa! Looks like a deal to me. $11.95 for an 8 pack is a steal.

What about Evert-Fresh Bags? Guaranteed to double the life of your vegetables and fruits! There are many times I've had to throw out moldy veggies because we just didn't go through them fast enough. I blame the supermarkets who assume meal planning is for a family of four. Besides avoiding organic waste, these bags are also reusable. It's like we are saving the environment. Totally worth the $5.45price tag for 10 bags. Not that I've tried it yet...

I'm kind of on the fence for the Aqua Globes. DH thinks they look interesting but they are kind of ugly. Could be good for a week long trip though. You fill the "beautiful" container with water and insert into the the plant. Over time it dispenses water. They claim, "No more spills!" "No more dead plants!" But I would think that the soil needs to be a particular denseness in order to distribute the water evenly. In other words, I doubt it works. But a set of 4 is only $14.99...

What about the rest of you? Any cool products you've seen on the market that you'd like to try?

4 comments:

Helen said...

I'm totally intrigued by the Foot pads too. I was over at a family friend's house last weekend and they use those green bags and swear by them. And, I just recommended those aqua globes to your sister when she claimed she can never remember to water her plants! Remember at Cambridge Side Galleria they had a whole store dedicated to TV products!

Natalie said...

i have not heard of the footpads of which you speak! but i have to say that i bought 200 hangers from the home shopping club and it's changed my life. i'm seriously on the verge of buying either cindy crawford or heidi klum's skincare line. IF i'm one of the first 500 callers i get a free gift.......

Theresa said...

Nothing beats the Snugglie (or Slanket), the wearable blanket. It looks like cult-wear, but oh so warm.

http://www.theslanket.com/

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