Confessions Of A Compulsive Shopper {Part 4}: More Reviews Of Random Products Bought From Facebook Ads


Confessions Of A Compulsive Shopper {Part 4}: More Reviews Of Random Products Bought From Facebook Ads

It’s been a while since I’ve written one of my Confessions Of A Compulsive Shopper posts, but that doesn’t mean that Facebook and Instagram ads have not been targeting me for the past year!

Facebook knows that I very easily fall for gimmicks and am manipulated by ads selling whatever my latest insecurity or obsessions are, so I have plenty to talk about! Check out my reviews below to see what I think of the products I’ve tried:

1. Maelys Cosmetics ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Maelys Cosmetics is a body care brand that focuses on tightening skin and reducing the look of cellulite and stretchmarks. As a 40-year-old mother who has carried three babies, I was the perfect target for their ads. Desperate to get even a little bit of my younger body back, I placed an order.

I give this line of products 4 out of 5 stars because I have been using it for three weeks and while I do feel like my skin is slowly becoming firmer, it’s not enough to warrant 5 stars, but it definitely has potential. I hoped to have seen more results by now. The customer service representatives will tell you it usually takes six to eight weeks to see results, yet the majority of their advertising makes it sound like you’ll have a new body in three weeks. I will continue using it and see what happens!

2. CryoLift ⭐️

Facebook loves showing me advertisements for any kind of fast fat removal like Sono Bello and Cryolift. This particular Cryolift ad offered at a local medical office caught me on a day in which I was feeling particularly vulnerable. The introductory deal it offered was the icing on the cake, so I decided to try it out. I ended up going back for a few treatments and saw ZERO results, though I was told results would vary. I was also told that I would see results after four treatments. My recommendation isn’t necessarily against someone trying a treatment like this (I think there are several success stories), but I suggest making sure to do your research and going to a place with a money back guarantee. If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

3. Beachwaver ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Photo Credit: Kevin Kibble Photographie

The Beachwaver is a game-changer. I have never been good at curling my hair. If I needed to look nice for something, I would either straighten it or pay for it to be curled at a salon. I first heard of the Beachwaver through a friend who raved about how great it is. Then, the Facebook ads started. There happened to be a good Mother’s Day sale on it, so I decided to try it. It is so easy to use and really gives you salon quality curls within minutes! I used the Beachwaver when I had my recent head shots done. Everyone needs one!

4. Popvil Swimwear ⭐️

I have a bit of a swimsuit addiction, especially when they are inexpensive or I get them on a good sale. Recently, an ad popped up for Popvil Swimwear. The girl was in a pretty, orange high-waisted two piece and I thought it may look good on me as well, so I ordered. I was not pleased. It fit weird all around. The latch in back didn’t actually latch (what a nightmare it would be if a wave knocked me the wrong way at the beach!). When I contacted customer service to return it, they were hard to get a hold of and only would email me back every few days. Also, they did not want the bathing suit back and haggled me on an appropriate refund price, minus the shipping. Overall, not a great experience or quality of product.

5. Vital Proteins Collagen ⭐️

Jennifer Aniston is the spokesperson for Vital Proteins Collagen and has skin a billion times better than I do even though she is 14 years older than me, so it has to be a great product, right? Wrong! I wasn’t a fan. Vital Protein suggests mixing the powder into your morning coffee as you won’t really taste it. Well, the powder ruined the one thing I look forward to in the morning. More so than taste, the texture ruined my coffee — it was very hard to choke it down. Regardless, I kept up this unpleasant morning routine for the recommended two months and didn’t notice any results in how I looked or felt.

Are there any products that you have tried recently from Facebook or Instagram ads? Tell us below!

Want to read more confessions of this compulsive shopper? Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.