Monday, April 27, 2009

As Seen on TV

Last Friday Lynne decided that I needed to be her guinea pig. She had wandered into the "As Seen on TV" section of Bed Bath and Beyond and returned to work with none other than ~ Smooth Away.
I must admit there is plenty of infomercial crap that I am highly tempted to spend just $19.99 on, but wait, there's more... Smooth Away was not one of them though. I had seen it, but wasn't moved by it at all. Lynne, on the other hand, was. She must have been concerned about the safety of the product though, because she wanted me to try it first. Of course, I did.

I had my doubts. It's like super, super fine sand paper. I did one of my arms. I have really fine, soft arm hair anyway, but it was there so I did it. Three circles clockwise, then counter and VWALLA! No HAIR! There was a smell though. A lot like the one after your hair gets caught in the blow dryer. But the skin never got hot or hurt. AMAZING!

Okay, so this thing can take off my super-fine, blonde arm hair - WOOPIDEEDOO! We needed a better test, so we turned to the MEN. It successfully took off a hairy patch on Mark and Clark's arms and CJ's (Lynne's son - hairy dude) leg. Wow. Who would have thunk?

Needless to say, Lynne didn't get to take her hair removal kit home - I kept it. I did by her another one over the weekend though.

When I got home, I did my other arm, my 'stache and between my eyebrows. It does make you ashy though, so have lotion on hand for afterword. No surprise here, but it exfoliates very nicely too. Don't get all OCD though 'cause you will rub your skin raw. It doesn't seem to work very well on stubble just full grown hair, and small areas are hard to get like near your elbows even when using the small one. Redness did occur for me on my lip and a bit between my brow for a good 12 or more hours, so I don't recommend it as a 'stache removal option just before your hot date.

All in all I think it's worth the $9.99 you will spend at Bed Bath and Beyond or Walgreens. Don't pay any more for it than that though. I am not sure about replacement pads though as far as price and availability goes. It comes with 5 big and 5 small ones. We completely wore out one large pad with my arms and those three small patches on the men.

Here are my latest infomercial temptations.

What are yours? What have you tried?


Anonymous said...

I can't believe you put a picture of my legs without asking...RUDE

Jes said...

I purchased this:

It did not work as advertised. But it was just $19.99.

I've been tempted by so many more things.

Finding Joy in the Journey said...

How in the world did I miss this post?! I always wondered how this worked, and then I saw the bare patch on Mark's arm. Amazing! You'll have to post if the hair grows back faster than normal shaving.

P.S. Nice legs, Mark!

Cerra Hawkins said...

Hahahaha, Jes said NADS! That infomercial always made me laugh like I was a 7th grade boy...

Mindy, my hair grows REALLY fast and it's been a week and a half now and it's probably only 2-3 mm on my arms. It's never even gotten prickly though, which is amazing to me. I really think it would have with shaving. It claims to grow back slower and finer every time you do it. I'll probably do it again this week.

sasha said...

i was totally tempted by that shaving sandpaper thing or whatever it is. but, i resisted, figuring it would probably suck. but, now you've peeked my interest again. i may have to give it a whirl. why not, for 10 bucks?

my usual temptations are the various fitness routines. i'm toying with ordering hip hop abs at the moment. hilarious and ridiculous i know, but anything that can fool me into thinking i'm having fun instead of exercising is a good thing.