‘Shark Tank’ preview: LOLIWARE, O’Dang Hummus, Splikity, Mikki Bey Eyelash Extensions, Red Dress Boutique

Shark Tank -Shark Tank” is coming back with another new episode on Thursday, and one that apparently wanted to rum the gamut from food products to eyelash extensions. Also, it runs the gamut from products we’d consider buying to ones that are just not for us in any way. This preview article, as is the case every week, is your introduction to all you are going to see.

For those wondering, the panel of Sharks is relatively back to normal this time around, with Kevin O’Leary, Robert Herjavec, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, and Lori Greiner aboard. No guests here! Let’s start by giving you the synopsis:

“A recent college graduate from Orlando, FLA takes the Sharks’ taste buds on a “joy ride to flavor town” with his twist on the traditional hummus; a passionate aesthetician from Los Angeles wants to convince the sharks they are just one wink away from investing in her eyelash extensions business; two friends from New York believe their edible cups are a delicious alternative to the disposable version while helping the environment; and two brothers from Paradise Valley, AZ donned tuxedos to show the Sharks how formally serious they are when it comes to pitching their solution to the dreaded, forgotten computer password.”

Also, this episode is going to contain an update on Red Dress Boutique, which has remained super-successful since the show and was recently featured on “Beyond the Tank.” In other words, it’s kind of a big deal in this universe.

Without further ado, let’s get to our pre-show take on the products.

LOLIWARE – Apparently, they are edible cups. Certainly keeps you from having to find a trash can at a party. It’s a fun idea! We suppose that the taste of these said cups will determine in part its success, along with the marketability of them. We’d go for a young, festive crowd similar to that of another show product in Beatbox Beverages. Hey, get Mark Cuban aboard here! On the surface, he seems like the perfect partner.

Splikity – There is really not a whole lot of information out there about this brand, which seems to be a resource for password-related problems. Tech innovations do have a decent history of performing well both on the show and after it airs, but we are at the moment in a position where it’s too early to judge in this instance. We have to see the presentation.

O’Dang Hummus – Love the name. Right now they’re selling hummus sauce in different flavors. In all honesty, we’re not a big hummus person; no offense to the stuff, but we just don’t find it particularly appealing. Still, everything seems right here on the surface for it to turn into a success, other than the warning sign that comes with every grocery product on this show. How do you convince a grocery chain to give you shelf space, and if you do, how do you stand out? It’s a challenge, and it can require a ton of inventory and a ton of cash. We’re not sure the Sharks will take that jump.

Mikki Bey Eyelash Extensions – We now nothing about eyelash extensions. Nothing. We have no idea what they cost, how they look, or if there’s a good investment to be made here. What we can say is that Mikki has created a brand here and has an effective sales platform online. If we were investing, though, we are still not sure we want to be in the business of beauty brands, given just how competitive it is since there are very few things that qualify as proprietary.

If you missed it, you can check out our most-recent “Shark Tank” episode review over at the link here! Meanwhile, sign up now for some further TV updates on everything we cover, sent right to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: ABC.)

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