Over on YouTube, I’ve begun a new video series called Skeptic Shopper. These videos are going to take a closer look at some of the products we see advertised in our Facebook feeds and Instagram accounts. You know the ones: they claim to make you look ten years younger, or lose ten pounds in a week. There are some that claim to be able to curl or straighten your hair in mere minutes no matter how thick your hair is. There are subscription boxes for every man, woman, child, true crime addict and their dogs, too! Meal kit delivery services; mattresses that claim to be better than any other; art kits that have you “paint with diamonds”. We’re going to give them all a try and sort out which are worth buying, which we ought to just ignore and which are just plain trying to rip you off.
I hope you enjoyed this and got something out of it, so my $300 wasn’t completely wasted! Let me know of any products you’ve seen around the web making hefty claims. I’ll take a look and see if I can review them.