Thursday, June 25, 2009

As Seen on TV Review

As requested by many of you- Here is my review of "As seen on TV" products....

The Ped Egg
BBB $9.99

This item was my first guilty pleasure that I picked up at Bed Bath and Beyond. I was really excited about getting this but creeped out by the "foot shavings" that the device held as you used it. On the commercial the lady is emptying the egg out and TONS of skin falls into the trash can. Well this scenario is Not REAL- unless you give the entire state of Vermont a Pedicure.

I think is it an ok product that would work if you had a lot of dead skin on your feet. Once you get the layer of dead skin off this tool is helpful in maintaining your smooth feet.

I tortured M the other night by holding him down and using the Ped Egg on him. With a look of fear in his eyes he asked "Um Britt- why are you running a cheese grater up and down my foot?"
Needless to say- He wasn't impressed.

As a side note they do have a Ped Egg for Men out now. It is the same idea but I guess it's "Heavy Duty" and comes in Black.

Bump It!
Sally's $9.99

This was one I was most excited for. I am quite lucky to have hair that will poof in the back but I thought that this might give me the extra umph that I wanted. It is quite tricky to fool with. It will take you a few tries, a good rat tail comb and hair spray to make you happy with this product. I like it best used when you are wearing your hair up in a pony tail. It would be great for a Halloween Costume if you were going as a Disco Girl or a Hippie.

Smooth Away
BBB $9.99

Now I must say I was NOT going to buy this product. Every time the commercial came on M would say "Hmmm, I wonder if that really works. Britt you should really try that." Implying that my legs are not smooth because I constantly FREEZE and then... well you know the rest of the story. So I was in BBB (surprise) and I said- What the Heck? I'll try it. So I got to the car, opened the box and immediately started smoothing away all my stubble. My legs felt great but I had already shaved that day. Just like the Ped Egg I think this product is good to maintain or touch up throughout the day. I think one of the worst things in the world is to get out of the shower, step on a cold floor and immediately feel your leg hair growing back!! This will help!
( Side note: sorry to all the guys reading this right now- probably a little too much information.)

So of course M wanted to play with the new toy too and tried to rub the hair off of his hand (silly boy) but luckily it didn't work. Which makes their statement of "NEVER having to shave again" WRONG. But I do like it and will carry it in my purse or bag at the lake just to touch up.

Mighty MendIt!
BBB $9.99

Oh wow the Mighty Mendit. Now I have only used this one time so far but I love it. I actually hemmed a pair of jeans with this product. I am 5'3 and can rarely find jeans that aren't too long. Well have no fear my petite friends, Mighty Mendit is here to help. I really think this is worth the $9.99. I am hoping something will break so I can use it again. Also you get a free bottle of Might Gem-it and Gems with your purchase. So if your little one likes to sparkle she can have fun too.
Lint Wizard
"As Seen on TV" store - $14.99

This is the BEST thing I have ever bought in my Life!! I am obsessed with being Lint-Free. I took a $14.99 gamble on this little baby and it was worth. The one I purchased came with a free travel size and I keep in my desk at the office. With a German Shepard running around and my obsession with wearing black I have used this to death.

So there you go... Have you all tried any As Seen on TV products that you love?? Please share!


  1. I bought the Ped Egg and wasn't too excited about it. I have not tried the other products. Thanks for the review.

  2. I really do like my Ped Egg and Bump It is next on my list!

  3. I came across your blog and have LOVED reading it!

  4. Eeek I was totally freaked out by the disturbing amount of "shavings" in that commercial too. How weird?! I'm glad to hear that it actually doesn't peel your feet back to next to nothing.

  5. I'm going to invest in the Ped Egg and Smooth Away! Maybe even the lint roller...I go through lint rollers all too quickly. My mom has the bump it so I'll barrow hers ;)
    You were like free advertising for these companies, ha!
    THANK YOU for sharing!

  6. I love my PedEgg! I just saw the Bump It at Walgreens yesterday, so I'm thinking I might haev to try it!

  7. I bought a Ped Egg and was highly disappointed...

  8. LOL! I can't wait to try smooth away ... I've wanted to try that forever. Also, I agree about the pedegg, a total waste of money!

  9. I too love the Mighty Mend-It (used to glue a plastic beaded button on a cardigan back onto its metal backing - worked like a charm). I have been trying to find the Bump It (my BBB does not have it), so I'm going to keep looking. And now, I definitely want the lint-roller, too! Thanks!

  10. I was disappointed in the Ped Egg, yet I hear people love it. I just bought the Strap Perfect and it works great for me. (I needed some lift..I'm old)...

    I need to check out Mend It and some of your other ones. Thanks! :)

  11. I have been wanting to try that smooth away thing! We have that silly little steam mop (I think its by Shark?) and I thought I was going to hate it - I cannot live without it.

  12. Yeah I got bumpits, I'm still attempting to make it look right. When on your head- can you occasionally see the teeth of it through your hair? (damnit thin hair... uuugh.)

    Also- I totally know what you mean about getting out of the shower and having your leg hair grow back. Cold air = bitch.