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What’s in YOUR Infomercial?
Published on Thursday, June 11, 2009 by

rotisserie chicken infomercialA few years ago a coworker of mine became addicted to an infomercial.  It was the rotisserie infomercial – you know the one.  Roasted chickens, meats… yum.  He said he watched the infomercial like television.  He would stay up late at night gazing at the juicy meats turning and turning, dripping and dripping.  It even became an issue between him and his wife.  “You need to go to bed!”  “It’s almost done honey – the chicken will be on next…” 

My friend finally purchased the rotisserie.  He said every day he came home from work he would enter his house to the smell of savory, tasty meat.  But the addiction didn’t end at that.  His wife told me weeks later, “I caught my husband watching that infomercial again…” 

instyler pictureRecently, I have become addicted to an infomercial myself.  The InStyler.  I think about it at work.  I think about it at home.  I want that InStyler.  I have curly, kinky hair and according to the infomercial, my hair can be straightened faster than I EVER dreamed possible.  And on top of that, my hair will be polished, shiny and silky!  It’s a miracle! 

It is also more than $100!  Sigh.  Goodbye InStyler.  Goodbye silky, shiny hair.  It just wasn’t meant to be.  But yet I am plagued by it day in and day out.  

I can hear my mother now.  “You wanted the Epilady and swore you would use it.  You got it, and it still sits in your closet, unused!”  Yes, she was right about that.  The Epilady was worse than natural childbirth.  And I’ve been through natural childbirth.  It sits untouched in my hall closet, deadly hair-pulling wires fully intact and functional.  But what my mother doesn’t know is I plan to one day become rich off of that Epilady.  It will be worth millions soon, and Ebay is calling my name.  Mint condition! 

You know… I have another blog that I write reviews in.  Perhaps… do you think…. ?  Perhaps if I contact the InStyler company I can offer a review if they send me the InStyler, free of charge?  You think?  My mind is racing!  Shiny hair!  POLISHED HAIR… I MUST HAVE THAT INSTYLER! 

So I ask you.  What is YOUR infomercial dream?

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  • Sally

    LOL funny – I HAD an epilady. Never got past the first part of ONE leg – it hurt! That hair styler looks pretty good.

  • Liz

    I was looking for a review of the instyler and found this. I want one too – didn’t realize how much they were. The infomercial says “trial for 14.99” – that is a far cry from over $100! It’s those “with additional payments,” huh?

  • Kel

    I have actually watched a good half hour of the floor steamer infomercial. They say it kills germs, cleans etc. I watch that thing like a TV show!

  • My favorite commercials are anything with the Oxyclean guy. He just seems like a wise guy gone softy. I noticed he doesn’t wear the pinky ring anymore which was just so gangsta.

    My daughter loves the instyler commercial and I mean she recites all of the words. I took her little friends out last week and they all knew this darn commercial word for word including the little boy in the group.

    It is rather catchy.

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  • The Instyler , well get this, My mom in law sent home something with my Hubby for me to look at because she wants to give to our daughter for her birthday, and wasnt sure if she would like it or not.. She I guess had gotten it for herself and dint like it.. So I take it in the bedroom and open the box, and I swear I hear angels!!! It was the INSTYLER!!! I gasped , and gasped again, double take.. OMG THats it!!! OH NO , its for our Daughter?? arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.. No it cant be… Well she isnt home, I have to try it out to see if it works, right?? Ill pick any hair out of it so know one will know.. And it does work,!!!!! similar to a straightener, but much easier.. The only bad thing when we use a straightener you know how you reach up and grab the end and sort of sqeeze it as you slide it down, well if you do that with the Instyler, you will get a nasty burn.. The highest setting saID IT GETS OVER 400 DEGREES!!!! Anyway, all the rest of the day, I swear, I had 5 people say, wow your hair looks good today, what did you do.. I just smiled, I couldn’t tell… So what would you do????? Write me and let me know. I think I will blog about it too.

  • Oh BTW, the 14.00 thing, that is what you can pay to try it for 30 days. Sort of like a 15 dollar rental fee.
    PS my Hubby was reading your original Blog and said mid-way, wait is this your Blog??? No, I tell Him. He finishes and says again, you sure thats not YOUR blog??? hahahaha

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  • Taradon

    I love to watch the Magic Bullet infomercial. I don't know why, but I just enjoy watching them make all those dishes so effortlessly. I picture myself making smoothies and alfredo sauce and all those other things. So fast! So easy! So little mess! One of these days I'm going to have to actually buy one. But until then, I'll keep watching the commercial!

    • I have both the magic bullet and the Ninja Master Prep. My favorite is the Ninja. As long as you don't expect it to chop spices, its amazing. Smoothies, guacamole… I use it for those all the time. The magic bullet is great for spices and nuts… I like it too – but for smoothies I go with Ninja!

  • Jimreece

    I would die before i gave up my instyler rolling iron. I was forced to go without while in Chile, I thought I would have to cover my hair with a scarf the entire trip becase the manufacturer doesn’t make one in 220v, until I found an Epilady brand. now i am covered in any country and any voltage. Beg, bower or steal to get an Instyler rolling iron. LNR, Las Vegas. Jan 2010

    • That is the way I feel about mine! It astonishes me that something on an infomercial actually works, and works just as well as they portray it. I love my Instyler – and even better, the people who market it are really nice – a bonus. I didn’t know there was an epilady brand. I have a real “vintage” epilady from WAY back when… funny to hear the name again!

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