June 20, 2014 by kittynh
Since becoming a bit of an invalid, I’ve had time to explore the internet. One of the most delightful finds has been “Bunny”. Bunny has a you-tube site, covering makeup and clothing. She’s not a super model type, like so many others that have similar you-tube channels. Instead, Bunny makes you laugh; she has a common sense outlook to life I enjoy. She has posted without makeup and in full makeup (she really is quite beautiful, just not the super model “I’ve had plastic surgery so I look like everyone else” look).
She has amazingly beautiful blue eyes, a crooked tooth she is fond of, and hair beyond description. She also has an incredible sense of humor. I joke that she has a “Thousand dollar face and a $1.75 wardrobe”. Which is because she spends a lot of money on makeup (and through watching her videos I’ve learned what I do and don’t want to buy). and she loves to thrift shop for clothing.
My favorite blogs, though, are her “DOES THIS THING REALLY WORK?” Weekly, Bunny will try out the “as seen on TV” products we have all been tempted to order. Instead of wasting $19.95 (shipping and handling extra) on that new product, you can watch Bunny waste her money.
Bunny is like a lot of us, in that she’s not that good with instructions. However, the instructions that come with these products are often confusing and badly written. The point is, Bunny is “Everyman”. If she can make something work, we all can. If she can’t, most of us probably can’t either.
Watching the videos, you learn a lot of things do not work well at all. Other things sort of work, just not as well as claimed. A few products work very well, and Bunny is as shocked as the rest of us when this happens. When she has a product that works well, it’s worth buying.
If you want to dye part of your hair, this product actually works:
After Bunny reviewed these covers for your wet nails, I bought this product. No more doing your nails and then waiting for them to dry!
One thing that seems not to work at all, or well, is the Air Curler. It’s heavily advertised, but after watching this video, I know not to buy it. I have longer hair and it just doesn’t work as well as it claims.
Also, many a parent has learned that the Gyro cup does not really work with small children. Bunny attempts to imitate a child, and we learn, most children could figure out how to spill despite the technology of the Gyro cup.
Some products don’t exactly work as promised, but Bunny figures out it kind of works. Her cat enjoys this toy, but only without the tarp.
Also one thing I have thought about buying, the Soda Stream, is now not going to be purchased! It works, but Bunny shows us the reality of what work is involved. I agree with Bunny: it works, but isn’t it just easier to purchase a few bottles of soda? When I realize our family drinks perhaps one or two sodas in a day, it seems just too much work. I imagine if you drink a lot of soda, you should just stock up when the soda you enjoy is on sale.
A middle school teacher friend of mine found out his students enjoy Bunny and her videos. This year he had his students do their own “Does this thing really work?” skeptic testing. A discount store in the area, Ocean State Job Lot,? carries “As seen on TV” products at a very low price. After a few months of endless TV commercials, the extras seem to end up at this discount store at anywhere from $5 to $2 each. So the cost for the “Does this thing really work” is affordable for the school. The point for the students? Beware of what you hear on TV commercials. Some work, some don’t, and many don’t do everything they claim and are poorly made. It’s a fun way to learn “Don’t believe everything you hear on TV” and “Use critical thinking skills before purchasing an item.”
While Bunny may be a bit hyperactive, the students love her, and are allowed to be as over the top as she is when they present their own “Does this thing really work?” to the class.
So, skepticism comes in many forms, including the form of a young woman from the Houston area named “Bunny”.