Incredible Infomercials – Insta Slim Shirts

Well, just last week I let you in on my secret addiction to Informercials. Now that it’s all out on the table, I can finally share all of my favourites with you and attempt to explain why I am so addicted!

This week I am happy to introduce the Insta Slim shirt/tank top. Their tagline is, “Would you like to get rid of your lumps, bumps and bulges without surgery, exercise and pills?!” When your selling point is that you can “feel and look younger and more confident” without dieting or exercising, there is something flawed with your product.

They go on to explain that you can “firm and tone your chest” with their shirts. I hate to disagree with their market research and medical trials but, No You Can Not! You are not firming or toning anything, you are just hiding chub under a suit of armour. Which is in fact quite awesome, but not a medical miracle.

The testimonials are what push this informercial from good to great for me. One happy customer says, “the instant benefit is that I’ve lost 3 inches off my waist!” Again, Nope. You’ve simply found a place to hide the cinnamon buns for a short period of time. Once the shirt comes off, the 3 inches (and probably more) will come bouncing back!

Finally, the woman who says, “I threw away all my husbands shirts and replaced them with these” as she rubs his chest provocatively. Yeah, until you get home and he takes the shirt off! Then you are faced with the even worse reality of having beer goggles, without the beer!

For entertainment value and laughability, I give the Insta Slim Infomercial a very tight 7 out of 10! The other great thing about this product is that it spawned a number of amazing blog reviews on YouTube. Seriously, they are worth a watch as some of them are hilarious! Enjoy, the magic that is the Insta Slim Shirt!


My Addiction To Infomercials Revealed!

I think I’ve been blogging long enough that it’s time I start letting you in on some of the little things that keep my mind occupied. One of my very special secrets is that I have an abnormal love for infomercials.

It’s hard for me to pinpoint the reason for my obsession with these 20 minute masterpieces, but my best guess is that it’s due to a man named, Don Lapre. He was one of the first infomercial pitch men that really hooked me in. In fact, he was also my first experience in actually buying into an MLM scheme and also my first experience in being ripped off.

Here’s the video that hooked me for the very first time. As you can see, he is very persuasive!

Awesome, right?! Yeah, so that guy killed himself while he was in the middle of a giant federal court case against him for fraudulent activity… Glad I didn’t pursue that dream.

Anyway, my crazy obsession with infomercials took on a whole new life a few years after that initial video. It got to a point where I would stay up very late at night and literally watch hours of infomercials, with absolutely no intention of ever purchasing anything again.

From Magic Bullet’s and P90X to Flavor Wave and Get Rich Quick Schemes, I love them all. I especially love when the drug company warnings take up 80% of the actual ad. I can’t explain it, I’m not ashamed of it and I am certainly not about to stop loving these marketing miracles!

For this post, I want to leave you with one of my new favourite infomercials, for a product called the Schticky. You may think it’s because it stars that wacky ShamWoW guy, Vince Offer, but the real reason is for the insane sexual innuendo they somehow managed to slip in to the middle of it. Don’t worry, you’ll know it when you see it!

Now that I’ve opened Pandora’s box, you’ll be seeing a lot more of my favourite informercials on here. Then again, that could be a whole new blog site in itself….