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The world of social media and online shopping go hand in hand. It is pretty much impossible to open TikTok or Instagram and not be greeted by some brand trying to sell their product, whether it be clothes, beauty products, or even hair extensions. A lot of us have fallen prey to social media advertising and decided to bite the bullet and place an order or get a service, only to receive something that looks nothing like what we wanted. For the funniest examples that might make you rethink your future online purchases, read on!
These New Jeans Come With Your Very Own Built-In Flippers
Everyone loves getting free stuff, but just because something is free does not mean it is good. After looking at some skinny jeans with slightly flared bottoms, this woman thought she had found the perfect pair. The jeans did fit her, but there was something kind of funky about the ends of the pants. They appeared to have been made for giants who also have flippers instead of human feet.
We have never seen a jean design like this before and we hope to never see it again. Luckily, the flipper portion of the pants can be hemmed off.
Online Shopping Strikes Back With A Truly Poorly Made Gown
You would think that everyone would have realized by now that cheaper does not mean better when it comes to online shopping. Gowns are expensive, but there are a ton of great rental options that give you access to designer pieces for less than the cost of buying a bad one online. This woman decided to throw caution to the wind once more and buy what she hoped would be 'the' dress.
From the cheap fabric to the poorly constructed bodice, this dress is giving the exact opposite of 'Wow' and a whole lot of 'Can I get my money back?'
The Tighter The Better Going Off Of This Store's Sizing
Wearing tight clothes is a choice, and not all of us choose to make it. Some clothing that contains a lot of spandex is designed to stretch to double its size, which is pretty impressive. However, just because something can be stretched that much doesn't necessarily mean it should be worn or that it is supposed to be worn at that size. After searching high and low for the perfect alluring outfit, this woman thought she had found it and for cheap.
What arrived was a tad on the small side, and the last time we checked, toddlers should not be wearing something like this ever. Now, this is a case of extremely wrong sizing.
Not All Friends Make For Great Insta-Photographers So Always Bring A Tripod
Did you really go on vacation if there are no Insta-worthy shots of you gazing out into the ocean? For a lot of people, the answer would probably be no. Gone are the days of simply remembering a vacation fondly, with everyone needing to film and snap every moment for the world to see. This woman wanted that quintessential vacation shot, but her friends decided to get a bit creative with it.
The photo itself isn't bad, but we would not say that it is the most flattering one in the world. Her friends definitely decided to have some fun with her, rather than taking it seriously.
One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes To Satin
The problem with buying cheap clothing from fast fashion outlets online is that the sizing tends to be all over the place. Maybe you want a nice slinky dress, like the black one shown here, and order your regular size only to find out that the size is completely wrong. A lot of these stores do not follow western sizing, which means you really need to check the measurements listed for each piece.
This dress is not exactly top of the line, and not only does this dress not fit, but the fabric looks like it is made from trash bag material.
There Is Happy Elmo And Then There Is Elmo Who Has Fallen On Hard Times
Elmo is one of the 'Sesame Street' characters who appear to be perpetually happy. If you tickle him, he giggles, and on the show, he is always making kids laugh. It would seem that Elmo eventually grows up judging by these two cakes, and adult Elmo does not appear to be aging well. In fact, he looks like he may have developed a few adult hobbies that he would be better off without.
Whoever made this cake clearly tried their best, but something went wrong, and droopy sad Elmo should not be at a kid's birthday party.
A Little Faux Fur Never Hurt Anybody And That's The Point
Fur is one of those controversial materials used for clothing that many designers have begun to shy away from. Yet, there is still a market for it, and for this woman, she decided that she was ready to own her first fur coat. However, she failed to read the fine print on the website, and while the image showed what looked like real fur, it was actually faux fur used for this coat.
The coat may not have been made of what she wanted it to be, but in this case, that is just fine. The coat she did receive isn't that bad anyways right?
The Not So Incredible Hulk Nobody Wanted But Somebody Got
Bruce Banner has a pretty wicked temper that manifests itself in the Incredible Hulk also known as, the angry green giant on the Avengers team. While a lot of kids like Captain America or Iron Man, this three-year-old decided that the Hulk was his absolute favorite. After seeing a really cool Hulk cake advertised, his mom decided to order one for him to make his birthday even more special.
Clearly, the bakery shop said yes to order and didn't have a lot of experience with making specialty cakes, because the result is a pretty blobby-looking Hulk.
If You Can't Do A Fade Just Admit It
Good haircuts are hard to come by, and this barber apparently did not know the limits of his barber skills. As most guys do, this one rolled up to his local barbershop and showed his barber a photo of what he wanted. It was a long-ish hairdo on top, with a fade on the bottom. It seemed like a pretty standard cut and his barber immediately said he could do it.
Instead of doing a regular fade, with some shaved lines, this poor guy got a cut that looks like it was done by a blindfolded two-year-old.
You Get What You Pay For Which Is Why Knock-Offs Aren't Worth It
Paying full price for designer duds is not something everyone can do. That's why there is a booming knock-off business online, where it appears you can get almost any product for a fraction of the price. There are some good dupes, but most of the time, nothing compares to the real deal. This woman really wanted this vibrant red dress and decided to just go for it and see what she got.
As expected, the knock-off version was way worse than the original. It is so bad, that it looks like something that would be used as uniform rather than as formal wear.
A Little More Decoration Than Was Shown On The Site
Body jewelry is one of those things that is very personal and shows off a person's unique style. After perusing some social media ads, this woman saw the coolest double nose piercing she had seen in a long time. It strung a chain across the bridge of the nose and gave a very punk rock look that some places of business would definitely not want their employees to be wearing.
After trying on the nose jewelry, and seeing what it looked like compared to the online shop, it became clear that this woman had been duped. Now it looks like something a bull would wear to be led around by its owner.
Always Read The Fine Print When Ordering Dresses Online
A lot of online retailers that ship fast fashion clothes that have been mass-produced in factories do include some fine print under the 'details' section on an item's page. The section will say there may be some slight deviations from the picture, which in a way, protects them when they send out products that look like this dress. Not only is the dress massive, but it doesn't have any of the feathers shown in the original picture.
If this woman was planning to wear this dress out for a night on the town, she might want to rethink her dress choice. This needs to be used as a nightie, if at all.
Sometimes Saying Yes To The Dress Is A Major Mistake
The world runs on online shopping. If there is something you want, all you need to do is search for it, and you will be able to click 'Order.' For this woman, she needed a dress for a black-tie event, and thought she had found the perfect one. The dress was glittery and glamorous, which is everything you want in a dress. After receiving the dress though, something appeared to be a bit off.
Not only did the material and color look nothing like the photo online, but the whole dress fit kind of oddly. The lesson here is to always do your research about online retailers, and the quality of their products.
Tattoos Are Forever So Make Sure You See A Good Artist
Getting a tattoo is a real commitment. You know that it is going to be on your body for life, so it needs to be something that really means something to you. After a lot of thinking, this woman decided to get a little bee tattoo. The next decision was what tattoo artist to get it done by. As anyone with tattoos knows, not all artists are the same, and some are far more talented and experienced than others.
The artist who did this tattoo is neither of those things and managed to do a tattoo that looks more like a wasp drawn by a child than something any professional would do.
Beanies For Dogs Exist But The Sizing Can Be A Bit Off
As soon as you hit the streets in Seattle or Portland, you will see hipsters wearing beanies in a variety of earth-tone shades. Is a hipster a hipster if they aren't wearing a beanie? Online stores always follow trends, which means that hipsters with dogs, must want dog-sized beanies for their little pups. The logic here is pretty undeniable. One dog mom decided to get her chihuahua a beanie so that they good match.
The online store must not have done its dog sizing research though, because this dog beanie will only fit a puppy chihuahua.
Adulting Is Knowing When To Say You Can't Do Something
Adulting isn't exactly fun, but it is something everyone needs to do eventually. We grow up, we buy houses, we pay bills, and we do all of the other little mundane tasks that are necessary to live each day. This person wanted to celebrate the fact that she was finally living her best life and adulting, and a cake seemed like a good way to do that, especially one with a cute floral theme.
Cake decorating isn't that hard, but the baker who made this cake must have never watched a decorating tutorial a day in their life.
One Anime Cake Is Not Like The Other Anime Cakes
Everyone likes to challenge themselves, and being paid for it is even better. The thing about being paid for it though is that you are still expected to deliver a product that is up to a certain standard. Looking at this Anime cake based on the reference photo, we would say that this person underdelivered on the cake. If this was a marathon, they would get a medal for participation, not for placing.
There isn't really a way to improve this cake other than just slicing into it and enjoying the icing, and we hope is a good cake on the inside.
Don't Judge The Color Judge The Hair Colorist's Lack Of Skills
Switching up your hair with a vibrant color is a great way to give yourself a makeover. Selecting the exact color can be hard, but that is where an experienced colorist enters the picture. They know how to color match a photo, and the processes needed to get your hair to that shade. It usually involved a lot of bleach, toner, and hours of processing. The trick is to make sure you choose a good colorist.
If you don't, you will end up like this person who has major roots, and bright purple-y hair. When in doubt, always check the client reviews online before booking an appointment.
The Creation Of Adam Reimagined By A Toddler In A Tattoo Artist's Body
The Creation of Adam which Michelangelo painted on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most recognizable frescoes in the world, especially the portion where the two fingers almost touch. It has become a very popular tattoo to get, and a lot of tattoo artists who do fine line work don't have a problem tattooing it for their clients. Hands are hard to draw though, let alone tattoo.
The artist responsible for this tattoo looks like they have never sketched a pair of hands, let alone tattooed them before. This right here, is why tattoo coverups have to exist.
The Art Of Dying Hair Is In The Hands Of The Colorist
Deciding to change up your hair takes a lot of courage, especially if it is going from brunette or blonde to dark blue. You need a lot of confidence to rock a shade like that, and you definitely want to make sure that it looks good after spending hours and hundreds of dollars on achieving that perfect shade. This woman sat down in her colorist's chair and prepared herself for her new color.
Unfortunately, something must have gone wrong in the process and she ended up with fried hair in a turquoise shade. Whoever is responsible for this, should give the woman her money back.
Barney Appears To Have Rapidly Aged Since He Was Last On TV
Barney the dinosaur from 'Barney & Friends' was one of the most loved television dinosaurs of all time. Every kid wanted a Barney impersonator on their birthday or a stuffed animal in the shape of him. It makes sense that a child would want a Barney birthday cake as well. One mom decided to get a Barney cake made from a local baker, and showed a beautifully decorated one for reference.
The cake did not live up to expectations, and instead, this Barney looks like some kind of dinosaur-shaped alien. Even the cake itself doesn't match the outline of this so-called Barney.
Jean Skirts Are Pretty Hard To Get Wrong, Right?
Jeans, jean shorts AKA jorts, and jean skirts have been popular for decades and you would think, after all of this time, that it would be almost impossible to design bad ones. Naturally, the internet is here to prove this assumption wrong. Just take a look at this perfectly normal jean skirt that an online store was selling. It looks just like something out of the early 2000s that is back in fashion now.
Of course, some unsuspecting soul decided to buy it only to unbox what could best be described as a granny skirt two sizes too big.
Just A Little Bit Of Fine Line Floral For An Ear Tattoo
One of the things tattoo artists absolutely hate is having their work stolen. This can be done when another artist copies a piece, or when a less experienced artist straight up steals a social media image of a tattoo and pretends that it is their own work. While we would like to think most artists would let their work speak for themselves, this one did not. The artists said they could do a fine line floral tattoo, no problem.
They even had a portfolio of similar work, which is why they were selected. Unfortunately, someone did not know the difference between tattoo needles and did a not so fine line piece.
Watching A Hair Cutting Tutorial Does Not Make You A Hairstylist
Haircuts are expensive. We have all gone to the salon hoping to get a trim for $15 and ended up spending $50 or more dollars on a full-on haircut. Like any profession, hairstylists go to school for their craft and learn how to cut hair for different face shapes, textures, and thicknesses. That is not something you can pick up from a YouTube tutorial at midnight when the urge to cut your hair strikes.
That being said, this woman decided to just go for it and attempted to give herself a bob one night. The result is this mess which looks like garden shears were used.
Book Lovers Deserve Book Themed Tattoos That Share That Love
Reading a book is like stepping into another world. You can transport yourself to space 2000 years in the future, or go back in time and learn about dinosaurs and cavemen. The written word holds a lot of power, as does the tattoo needle of a tattoo artist. Both can create beautiful masterpieces worthy of being shared, and alternatively, both can create some real duds like this stack of books tattoo.
If you know that your linework is bad, just say that this isn't your tattoo style and recommend another artist.
Piñata Stitch May Need To Go Back To It's Planet
No birthday is complete without a piñata stuffed full of goodies and tons of candy. Kids always want a piñata in the shape of their favorite cartoon character whether it is Princess Elsa from 'Frozen' or Stitch from 'Lilo and Stitch.' Parents always have to search high and low for a piñata that meets their child's exacting standards, but really it is about what is inside that counts because the outside will be destroyed.
While this piñata Stitch may not look exactly like the alien, it is not terrible. It just looks like Stitch maybe had a few too many adult beverages before showing up at the party.
Have You Seen The Episode Of SpongeBob In The Mixer?
SpongeBob SquarePants who lives in a pineapple under the sea is one of the most beloved cartoon characters to ever grace our television screens. His upbeat attitude and stalwart sidekick Patrick Star are always getting up to no good, which is laugh-out-loud funny. Due to the success of the show, a ton of promotional products have been created around the globe, but quality control is not the same everywhere.
Poor SpongeBob must have fallen on hard times to end up looking like this popsicle version of himself. He probably still tastes great though.
The Charlie Brown Fake Christmas Tree Does Exist In Real Life
Real Christmas trees are expensive, and when December rolls around everyone who celebrates the holiday likes to get into the festive spirit and start decorating. Fake Christmas trees are a good choice economically because you only have to buy one once and it will last for years to come, in theory. A lot of online retailers have great fake options for a lot less than regular stores, like the one pictured on the left.
After ordering this tree, and unwrapping it, the new owner realized they had received the fake version of the Charlie Brown tree. Maybe a bit of extra garland will spruce it up.
A Bad Dress Is Universally The Same In All Languages
The world of online shopping is pitted with bad choices. There are dupes for more expensive versions of dresses everywhere, and while we would all like to imagine we can get something way cheaper, it simply is not the case for evening dresses. Elaborate beading, lace, and sequin work takes time and costs money to produce. This red dress is stunning, and you can tell that a lot of work has gone into it.
After ordering the 'red' dress, the shiny cheap-looking pink dress arrived. It's not terrible if you want to use it for a Halloween costume, but for a black-tie event this will be frowned on.
Party Platters Always Come With Specific Quantities Which Can Be A Lot Or A Little
False advertising is a very real thing, which is what we think happened here. Chocolate-covered strawberries are expensive, but usually, you get more than a handful when you order an entire platter. The originally advertised platter looks delectable with chocolate-covered apples and bananas, but the reality is something very different. Whoever received this platter should have asked for their money back, because this platter will feed one or two people maximum.
It is possible that the delivery person decided to snack on the platter and hoped that nobody would notice, but the whole world did.
It Takes A True Artist To Do Good Nail Art
People often don't think about the kind of skills that are necessary to be a good nail artist. Yes, you need to know how to do manicures and pedicures, but to really excel in the field, you also need to be able to do elaborate nail art. This isn't simply stamping on a pattern, but using very thin paint brushes to design nail-sized masterpieces that are worthy of being photographed.
This woman wanted fiery blue nails, with blue flames licking up one of the nails. Instead, she got something that looks more like blue nail fungus!
Embrace Your Inner Animal With Big Paw Sock Soles
As far as weird things to buy go, this has to be close to the top of the list. Some people really like to embrace their inner animal, which is where these special socks come in. Do you want to feel like a dog or cat with footpads? Then, these are the socks for you. Whoever decided to purchase these is already a tad odd, but finding out out that these aren't lifesize paw prints would be pretty disappointing.
The disappointment would have been very real when they tried these on and tried to walk around on them, only to have to tippy toe around.
Not All Animal Prints Are Made The Same And It Shows
Have you ever seen a cool travel mug online, and decided that you have to have it? Okay, maybe not a travel mug but some other similar product that you feel uniquely reflects your sense of style. For this shopper, it was a leopard print travel mug with their name on it. After putting in their order, Ashley waited with anticipation for her travel mug and thought about all of the delicious hot beverages she was going to drink out of it.
The mug she received didn't exactly match thee photo, but it was clearly handmade which is nice, even if it does look like it was done by a toddler.
Wedding Hair Takes Major Planning And A Touch Of Fake Hair
The moment a bride walks down the aisle and sees their groom, they know that they are about to start the next chapter of their lives together. This is a big day, possibly the biggest of a couple's life together, and both parties want to look their best. For brides, that means they need the perfect dress, hair, and makeup. Some brides need a little bit of extra help hair-wise.
Fake hair can be used as extensions or woven into braided hairstyles to add a bit of length and thickness for that extra 'Wow' factor. This bride's hairstylist seems to have not realized that.
A Tale Of Two Tattoos And The One That Wasn't Fire
There are a lot of different tattoo styles, but the traditional style continues to be one of the most popular. The old-timey look of these tattoos makes them look like they could belong to a sailor who has spent their life sailing the seven seas. After a lot of debate, this guy decided to get a campfire tattoo and he figured his chosen artist would be able to do it with no problems.
Instead of a campfire tat, this looks more like a firey inferno with a bad color gradient. Someone needs to keep working on their shading skills.