3 Things I Bought from Social Media . . . and How They Actually Worked Out
If I see a thousand or so positive reviews about something, that is pretty much the first jumping off point that piques my interest level. I may not even know what the product is, but if a ton of people are into it I swiftly want to explore it for myself.
Oddly, even after hearing that some sketchy brands will PAY people to leave positive reviews (I heard this on a podcast recently. . . I believe it was Reply All?!), I’m still influenced by the swarm of interest in a new or viral product.
And sometimes, I take the plunge.
I’ve gotten sucked in to a few products/items recently thanks to very frequent facebook ads, and I thought I’d share my experience with them here!
I’ve been looking for comfortable sheets for a long time and found some wonderful ones at Belk. They are the Biltmore collection and I still love them. I wanted to try Brooklinen, though, just to see what all the hype was about. I bought the luxe sheet set and they are truly wonderful. I’m so happy with my purchase. In fact, I was so happy I bought a lightweight duvet and a duvet cover and it may be the best bedding purchase I’ve ever made. My husband and I tend to get hot when we sleep and this light duvet is perfect for us. Naturally my dang cats (looking at you, Grits) have already ripped holes in it so I need to purchase a back up when this current duvet gets too shredded for my liking.
I saw a few ads about this haircare line on Facebook, then met someone who works at Virtue at a Madewell event a few months back. She really sold me on the product line after explaining the new keratin molecule they discovered and infused into their haircare products. I bought the volume line and the recovery line and I really like both! I get a bit of extra static electricity in my hair after using the volume conditioner, but I did find it to be a nice, light option for those looking for extra lift!
I am looking to explore more of their line once I run out of my sample sizes of shampoo and conditioner!
I had seen a few ads about this razor on facebook, and then I saw it displayed in beautiful packaging at an end cap at Target. I quickly snatched it off the shelf and couldn’t wait to shave my legs with it.
Ultimately, it left much to be desired. I was looking for a smooth, buttery soft finish but I found I had to really drag it against my legs a few times to get a clean shave. I had previously used a Venus Comfortglide that has the built in shaving cream around it. I used shaving cream with the Flamingo razor but it just didn’t blow me away.
I’ll stick with my 12-pack from Costco of the Venus refills for now!
I’m curious, have you bought anything from a facebook or IG ad that lived up the hype?!