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Friday, August 08, 2008

As seen on TV

I've never actually bought something from a commercial on TV before. I've never felt any desire or need to "call this number right now!" and get a special offer on whatever item of the day some schmuck was peddling.

Well I'm slightly embarrassed to say that my curiosity has gotten the best of me and I've bought not only one but TWO products that you see quite often on infomercial hellivision. The fact that I didn't order them by calling a number, but actually purchased them in a store makes me feel only marginally less like a sucker. The fact that the stuff I bought really worksm well that makes me feel a lot better.

You're dying to know what I bought aren't you. Ok I'll tell you, but only because I'm pretty flippin surprised that the stuff works as well as it does.

Item one:

Debbie claims that her bags will keep fruits and vegetables fresh for days or even weeks longer than traditional refrigerator storage. Apparently she has red, yellow and blue bags as well for meats, breads and cheeses as well.

I'll admit I'm a skeptic. I'll also admit I was really freaking tired of wasting food because I didn't eat it before it started getting mushy and gray. I'm the worlds worst about buying stuff to make salad and not getting around to it for a week or more, then when I really really really want a salad I open the vegetable drawer and my cucumber looks like it has leprosy, the lettuce is a big pile of brown leafy slime and the tomatoes are liquefied inside.

People, these things WORK. I bought salad stuff weekend before last. I have half of a cucumber in one of these bags and half of a head of lettuce in another. The cucumber is still fresh, even the end that had been cut is dry and crunchy. The lettuce is green and crisp, no browning or slimeage. I can't tell you how happy it made me to pull salad stuff out of the fridge and actually be able to make salad rather than having to throw it away.

So Debbie Meyer - I give you a big thumbs up!

The second thing I bought, I'm still not 100% sure about but I'll share anyway. I'm going to advise caution here if you have a weak stomach or are eating. It's kind of gross.

Item Number Two:

What exactly is this thing and what's it supposed to do?

*From the Verseo website

*Basically, the Verseo Detox Foot Patch provides a “One-Two punch”. First, it contains Tourmaline which is a mineral found in Brazil. Tourmaline possesses a unique property of emitting far infrared rays, which generate negative ions. Negative ions are known for having a soothing therapeutic effect on your body- that’s why people feel so relaxed after a rain storm or being next to a waterfall. When worn on your foot, the negative ions stimulate acupressure meridian points for various vital organs which promote improved circulation and detoxification activity. A side benefit many people report is that the Verseo Detox Foot Patch helps them get a deep, relaxing sleep.

Second, The Verseo Detox Foot Patch contains a wood vinegar essence. Chinese villagers have known for thousands of years that the sap from Oak, Beech and Sakura trees make a potent topical salve for treating infections and irritations. Scientists have discovered that a highly processed formulation of these ingredients has an amazing ability to absorb toxins right through your skin.

I've only used it once. I keep forgetting to put them on my feet before I go to bed, but here's a picture of what mine looked like the next morning.

I know, gross huh. The things smell like green tea when you first open them. They're wrapped separately in little plastic pouches. You open the foot pad thing, then you open the thing you see behind it which is basically like a big sticky ace bandage and put the foot pad on it, then you stick it to the bottom of your foot. The directions say to wear socks over them so I did.

There is a bunch of herbs and stuff in the pack that slide around and I had a hard time getting them spread out evenly so when I had to get up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night it felt like I was walking with a crayon stuck to the bottom of my foot. It tingles, a lot. Not a bad tingle or a tickly tingle even. If you've ever used an at home mud mask, the fresh tingle you feel from the mud clearing the gunk out of your pores, it's kind of like that.

The next morning when I went to take them off, they were hard and sticky. I had this coat of sticky goo all over the bottom of my feet. It was pretty funky. They also no longer smelled like green tea. I've only used them once so far so I can't claim any health benefits or say that I slept better or felt more refreshed when I woke up, but I'm going to try and remember to use them every night for one whole week and see what happens. I'll let you know!

Until then I'm withholding any thumbs for the Verseo Detox Foot Patch.

3 People who coughed on a furball:

Matt said...

Be careful...

next comes the onslaught of junk mail and curious charges to your credit card...

Mike said...

I want to hear what you thought about the foot patch. I have soooo many people ask me about them.

Mollie said...

Mike - I've got the foot patches out on my night stand right now so I'll remember to use them! Every night for a week and I'll let you guys know the outcome!