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April Fool's Pranks From Brands We Wish Were Real

Is there a petition we can sign?

April isn't as exciting without starting off with a couple of pranks. And as always, our favourite brands went full on for April Fool's this year, setting us up with cheer-worthy and even wish-fulfilling faux releases. But while some of them are without a doubt questionable, others actually had us wishing their hoax-y products and services would happen in real life. Care to see which of these made it into our wishlist and why? Keep on scrolling to find out. 

Halo Top edible face masks

What's your ideal night in? We're thinking face masks, a K-drama marathon on Netflix, and ice cream — lots of it.  Great, right? This is why ice cream brand Halo Top's idea of edible face masks piqued our interest immediately. Sure, the idea of horking down something after you've used it on your face is icky, but there are definitely other ways to work around it. Say, divide the tub of product with one for eating and one for pampering and voilà! If this product exists IRL, it's already got your weekend relaxation covered without needing two trips to the beauty counter and the grocery store. Plus, you don't ever have to worry about tasting bitter serums on your mouth during a masking session. Now, you see the appeal?

HyperX's Nissin Cup Noodles headphones

One word: WANT! As tacky as it may seem, we're all living for novelty products and this one takes home the crown for sure. And yes, instant noodles' sodium levels may not exactly be friendly, but they're sure high up in the ranks with the best comfort foods ever. Still, if you're a fitness buff through and through but would still want a taste — pun intended — of compact ramen goodness minus the health risk, these HyperX headphones make up for the next best thing. The product was suspiciously released on 1 April and is currently listed as sold-out on Nissin's online Fan Store so we can't say for sure if this is 100 per cent a hoax. But if it's not, then is there a waitlist we need to sign up to to get this ASAP?

Hypebae's Invisible Makeup line

Are you a massive fan of the no-makeup makeup look? Then it seems like you're the target of Hypebae's new faux release — the Invisible Makeup line. Described as 'the most natural and seamless beauty product yet,' we understand how silly the concept is (because duh, there's nothing there). But my oh my, you can't deny that the packaging really speaks to everyone's inner minimalist. We're all for a good in-your-face prank, but seriously, where can we get those containers that will look so good as vanity organisers?

Duolingo Push 

Learning at least another language or two apart from the ones you already speak is something that's almost on everyone's bucketlist. And because of the power of the internet and the accessibility of the smartphone, achieving that goal is so much easier — at least if you're not always procrastinating or caught up in a tight sched. This is why Duolingo, one of the top apps when it comes to self-taught language learning, decided to prank their fans and users with a supposed new premium feature called 'Duolingo Push'.

This comes in the form of the app's renowned green owl mascot named Duo who would show up anytime, anywhere to make sure you're getting to your lessons sans the excuses. Now, it sounds passive-aggressive yet super funny, but come to think of it, having a 'subtle reminder' to get on with our goals doesn't sound too bad — especially when a cute green owl is involved, don't you think?

Starbucks launches Pupbucks

Coffee and puppies — doesn't that sound like a great way to start your morning? Or maybe even your afternoon and evening, too (we're not judging). So imagine everyone's glee when Starbucks played everyone with a concept of extending your café experience to your beloved dogs. And no, it's not exactly like the dog or cat cafés rising in popularity nowadays; it's all dogs, no hoomans (sorry!). Still, that doesn't mean we're not all for it. Our pups deserve their café hang moments, too!

Now, while we can't really have our fun with the puppers given this 'exclusive' setup, maybe they can do one IRL where it's live-streamed 24/7 so that we can just watch these babies play around all-day hyped with coffee and bagels. Starbucks, make it happen!

(Cover photo from: @halotopcreamery; @originalcupnoodles)

While waiting for these wishes to come true, let's celebrate with these Game Of Thrones collabs that are already available to us for the taking.