Life by Cynthia: Lesson Learned - What it "Taut" me

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lesson Learned - What it "Taut" me

I'm sure that I cannot be the only woman that has eagerly tried many different products during pregnancy.  I have spent a few bucks on things that I thought might help with my pregnancy and post pregnancy.  Items that claim to help.  From creams, lotions, and oils for stretch marks (I escaped without one single stretch mark) body pillows for comfort and bras to hoist up the ever expanding boobies- you name it. I tried it. Some items I loved.  Some I felt indifferent about. Some - (just a few) I found to be a total waste of money.  I always give my honest view on any product that I take time to mention on my blog. If you know me and have read me for any length of time you know that I will sing praises on things I love and be open about things I dislike.  All in all, in the end it is just my personal experience & opinion so take from it what you will.

The one item that I am most disappointed with is the Tauts Post Pregnancy Wrap by Brooke Burke.  I saw her product featured on an episode of The Doctors and it seemed like a good idea. Plus - have you seen Brooke's bod?  Yeah.  Her endorsement sold me. Once in a while we are all suckers for something too good to be true.
I ordered and used the product as directed. It had the proper fit but it was very uncomfortable. The Velcro didn't grasp well, so every movement caused it to come loose.  It would bunch and bind and quickly lost it's form.  A total waste of money in my very honest opinion. 

The damage:

Item Sku Qty Subtotal
Baboosh Body Unisex Exercise Wrap 
Size Small
BBODY1 1 $42.95
Tauts Nude Pure 
Size Medium
TAUTNP3 1 $56.00
Subtotal $98.95
Discount (MOM) -$32.95
Shipping & Handling $10.71
Tax $9.65
Grand Total $86.36

The damage could have been worse. $32.95 worse if I didn't use the coupon code.  They were running a promo at the time I made my purchase so I also bought the Exercise Wrap.  I have not tried that product yet but will post a review and let you know how that will fare. You never know, I may end up loving that part of my purchase.

Any other self admitted suckers that have purchased useless items?  Please warn us all now. Thank you.

Lesson: Ask someone you know and trust before wasting your hard earned cash. I could have used this towards my favorite yoga studio instead! Lesson learned. Lesson learned.

*The opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. I did not receive compensation and do not represent this company in any way.
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