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As Seen On TV Beauty: What Really Works

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    We've all fallen prey to the infomercial; it's formulaic. Lying in bed, flipping through channels, you just happen to stumble upon an extended ad for something you couldn't possibly need. But even the late night shows are done for the evening, so it couldn't hurt just to watch. Famous last words.

    It's almost impossible not to be sucked in, because look at those results. Amazing. Incredible. Astonishing. And you can't get it in stores, so you'd really have a leg up on your neighbors and friends if you called right now. But, unlike the Ginsu Steak Knives, Magic Bullets, ShamWows, Shake Weights, Pajama Jeans, or Snuggies, all of which you wouldn't be caught dead using, beauty goodies are different. We all have some cosmetic conundrum we're self-conscious about, and look, here it is: the magic cure! But wait, there’s more…

    Yes, there's a sucker born every minute, but to keep you from being counted among those ranks, we've sussed out the best infomercial beauty buys for your buck. And if you act now….well, you know the rest, don't you?

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