Reader’s Digest staff members recently did a hands-on test of 10 As Seen on TV products, and delivered their honest critiques. For “As Seen on TV: What Not to Buy,” writer Perri O. Blumberg enlisted colleagues at the magazine to help “separate the scams from the saviors” of 10 “products we all secretly want.”
The magazine recommends buying six of the 10 products, with the NutriBullet receiving a score of 4 out of 4 (“Order overnight!!”). The lowest-ranking products were Lint Lizard, with a zero out of 4 (“Need we say more?”), and the Twist n Clip, with a 0.5 out of 4 (“Practically a gag gift”).
Here are all 10 products Reader’s Digest reviewed, with their score, recommendation and retail price in quotes.
Kymaro Bust Up Cups are a new and improved version of what used to be known as falsies, pads inserted in a brassiere to create the appearance of larger breasts. I guess times have changed, because the first page of Google results for “falsies” mainly consists of links for Maybelline’s The Falsies mascara. There’s also a band of the same name.
Whatever you call them, Kymaro Bust Up Cups promise to instantly lift and add one or two cup sizes to your bustline, plus they’re breathable, lightweight, waterproof for swimming, and reusable. And ladies, just remember that stuffing a Bust Up Cup inside your bra is a lot cheaper than paying a plastic surgeon to stuff a saline bag inside your boob. Plus, much easier to remove or replace. No scalpel required.
Spring will soon be busting out all over, and you can too with a little help from Kymaro.
When you’re shopping for comfortable bras, are more always better? First, the Ahh Bra hit the infomercial airwaves promising breakthrough comfort and support due to its stretchy body form technology and strapless, wireless and hookless design. The Ahh Bra is offered in sets of three for one low price. Women found this pitch convincing, and hundreds of thousands of Ahh Bras have been sold.
Whenever an As Seen on TV product is successful, copycats are likely to follow. Next came the Genie Bra, very similar in design to the Ahh Bra, but offering more bras for the same price. Buy three and get three more free– six Genie Bras for the prices of three Ahh Bras.
Your Savvy Shopper is not an expert in women’s undergarments. Wait, maybe that came out wrong. I’ll start again. Like many men, I don’t know nearly as much about brassieres as I do about sports, cars or craft beer. So you may well be skeptical when I tell you the Genie Bra is so named because it’s modeled after the custom bra in which Barbara Eden enjoyed comfort, lift, separation, and freedom from back fat during long hours filming episodes of the classic TV series I Dream of Jeannie.
SlimTs Men’s Body Shaping Tank Top claims you’ll instantly look pounds thinner and inches smaller without dieting or exercise. Even if you could tighten your waistline and trim down your love handles with this miraculous man girdle, would it be morally right? I mean, what is The American Man coming too? Would Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the wild frontier have worn a SlimT under his buckskin shirt? Would Commander Neil Armstrong have worn a SlimT under his space suit when he took his first step on the lunar surface? Sure, they say that the Spandex-blend SlimT is not constricting, won’t raise body temperature and fits under all your regular clothing, but isn’t it cheating to forego diets, exercise and that yearly gym membership? I suppose you could just say that the twelve firming panels are a support for your back, or maybe a posture helper, but… well, I’m just sayin’.