You ARE the fairest! The ‘Skinny Mirror’ will make you look TEN POUNDS lighter (but is it a welcome confidence boost… or a nasty trick?)
By BIANCA LONDON
PUBLISHED: 04:35 EST, 26 July 2013
UPDATED: 06:12 EST, 26 July 2013
- Entrepreneur Belinda Jasmine says it’s an alternative to cosmetic surgery
- Claims self-esteem boost from mirror can actually lead to healthy weight loss
- Says looking in £116 mirror is same as being told ‘you look nice today’
- Curved glass tricks users into looking, and so feeling, thinner
- But critics fear shops could appropriate Skinny Mirror to fool women
Entrepreneur Belinda Jasmine has come up with a cunning alternative to cosmetic surgery – a mirror that makes people look almost a stone slimmer than they actually are.
And on reflection, this invention could be a girl’s new best friend.
The Skinny Mirror uses curved glass to trick users into appearing up to 10lbs lighter, delivering a welcome boost of self confidence.[border ]
The company describe themselves as ‘a new company on a mission to increase people’s confidence and self-image with an every day traditional furniture piece that gives you a “not-so-traditional” perspective.’
After carrying out studies, the company found that our self-image is directly tied to our energy levels, feelings of competence and ‘perceived’ attractiveness.
‘Nothing is more gorgeous than the self-assurance that comes from feeling good in your own skin.
‘The Skinny Mirror compliments you every time you look in it, boosting confidence and improving self-image before you walk out the door,’ they say.
‘It’s the same feeling you get when someone tells you, “You look nice today”.
‘Some customers claim with daily use of The Skinny Mirror, they have become less obsessed with losing weight and more focused on eating healthy and exercising, resulting in healthier and happier weight loss.’
As an avid surfer and health enthusiast, Belinda’s was fed up with not feeling like she looked good in any of her outfits and believed she had a ‘fat mirror’.
Although she knew it was the mirror that made her look bigger, she still found herself believing that she was bigger then she actually was.
She puts this down to body dysmorphia – a common condition where a person does not see what they actually look like when they look in the mirror.
She explains: ‘I used The Skinny Mirror prototype for weeks before I committed to do start The Skinny Mirror company.
‘Over time, I felt how it affected my self-image. I stood up taller, felt sexier, and wanted to dress cuter. It was important for me to make this available to individuals so that they too might have an improved body-image