Two things you might not know about me, which are inconsequential, except for the fact that they add to this particular post.
1. I have occasionally bought items from late night infomercials. Usually, exercise programs or DVDs that promise to sculpt me into Cindy Crawford in 6 weeks or less! or I get my money back! Other times, its been juicers or most lately, the Ped-Egg. (which actually works and was a good buy) Thanks to my friend Amanda I know I am not alone in this issue.
2. I am obsessed with “detoxing”. I bet over 50% of my food-related books have the word “Detox” in them and I am always trying any strange concoction of things that promises to rid my body of free radicals.
So I have done well restraining myself every time I had seen KINOKI: Cleansing Detox Foot Pads which promise to draw out and rid my body (via my feet) of heavy metals, waste and impurities! overnight! just by sticking these little pads to my feet!
Well I had resisted until Shawn and I went to Walgreens last night to get Cohen some baby Motrin. Did you know they have a “As Seen on TV” whole section there?!??! Me either! And they had the foot pads…the cleansing detoxifying foot pads…what was a girl to do?
I asked Shawn if we could try them. (I mean after all, it was date night *grin*) The eternal pessimist, he shrugged and snickered at me, but then agreed. So after we got home last night from the movie (which is a whole other story) we carefully read the very confusing instructions and put the pads on our feet.
My feet felt warm. “Babe, I think its working!” I exclaimed! “Can’t you feel it working???” “Its all in your head, ” he was laughing at me. My only retort was to remind him we’d see who was right in the morning.
I marched into the bedroom to wake Shawn and claim the victory and then he burst my bubble. “Kate, you do realize that they could’ve just added a chemical that changes color with body heat, right?”
Oh yeah…didn’t think of that.
OK…what infomercials have you tried that either worked or were a scam?