I love watching YouTube videos of buying what’s advertised to you on social media. It’s interesting and very entertaining. I love the idea of it but definitely don’t have the money to do it myself.
I decided to see what was advertised to me and if I’d actually want to spend my limited funds on them.
My content on Instagram is mostly books but I follow a lot of random things. Capsule wardrobes, tiny houses, publishers, artists, participants of The Bachelor franchise, and various feminist accounts. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a third Insta account just for personal stuff but I don’t know if I want to be bothered to find the stuff to post.
It results in a hodgepodge of my interests so the advertisements should be interesting.
Ad #1 Sudara
In the ad was the Leela full lounge pants. They were $54 originally but the ad was about the big site wide 50% off sale. 100% cotton with an elastic and drawstring waist, $27 before shipping isn’t bad.
The company touts being ethically made in India so liberals with money to burn can feel good about their pretty trousers. Assuming their not fat because the brand isn’t size inclusive. These are also most likely a poplin type of cotton with no stretch. It would likely be a bust all around.
Ad #2 Icon Undies
This ad was hyping 30% off the Pumpkin Spice 3-pack of period panties. I like 2 out of 3 cuts and they’re somewhat size inclusive. The fabric is synthetic so likely wicking which works for me. If I needed these, this would be a solid contender. Good job Instagram.
Ad #3 Fit Fab Fun box
I follow a few alums of The Bachelor franchise. This is one of their favorite shills. I’ve done a few various boxes like these but one was for eco friendly and ethically made products, Cause box. I have a strict personal ban on cruelty free beauty products and I’m sure some of their contributors aren’t cruelty free.
I’m also sure I’d get at least one product that would be meant for someone with a smaller [head, body, whatever] and something I’m allergic to [perfumes, wool].
The ad gives you $20 off a one time $50 box or $200 annual subscription. That’s a good chunk of change for something I wouldn’t be satisfied with. Nice idea but I’d go back to Cause box first.
Ad #4 Me Undies
I’m familiar with this brand and am interested in trying them at some point. I’m at the upper edge of their sizing so calling them ‘size inclusive’ would be a stretch. I like their selection and fun patterns but there’s no discount.
Seeing the discrepancy between the member price and regular price is discouraging. If I’m going to get ripped of on price for trying it once when it probably won’t fit, why bother?
Ad #5 American Eagle
I’ve looked at Aerie a couple of times because I’ve owned a couple of items from them that I’ve liked. I’m on the upper end of their sizes so I haven’t bought anything in years.
I think the sweatshirt in the ad is the Cozy City Sweatshirt in the golden mustard color. It’s aerie, not American Eagle but they’re showing up on the same list. I kind of hate yellow and would never buy this color. I do like the idea of a sweatshirt with a pocket but it wouldn’t be as oversized as I’d like.
The price also feels like something they marked up to $50 just to mark it down to $30 and claim what a bargain you’re getting. They would have had better luck directing me to the ‘naughty’ sweatshirt I’ve seen in other ads.
Out of 5 products, I’d only buy 1 item. I might click on some of these but only one had a shot at getting my money.