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7 Ways to Look Thinner Without Hitting the Gym

You often wish for a magic wand to take away your flabs whenever you get ready in front of the mirror. Yeah, we get it. Though you can’t expect to look like a super model overnight, with handful of tricks, it’s really okay to expect a decent ‘slimming down’ make-over within a few hours.

Some of them are DIY (do-it-yourself) methods and for the rest a quick parlor visit is necessary. Want to know what are they?

1. Go for tactical contouring


Do you have a chubby face? Then tactical contouring can tone down the ‘pudginess’ of your face by a few notches. Invest on a contouring shade two shades darker than your normal skin tone. Run broad strokes from your cheekbone to ear-top. Dusting off the whole area delicately rounds up the contouring correctly.


2. Wear perked-Up corset

Weight training and clean eating may wait for later. But your social gathering this evening can be married, if your flab comes between you and your fabulous new dress.

For instant ‘slimming’ effect, wear an over-bust leather waist training corset or a padded push-up bra with G-string thong. After that, even if you don a potato sack, you will look like a toned up diva. It offers a lot of good waist trainers to choose from.


3. Get an effective hair-cut and highlight

We always undermine the effects of a wise haircut with right highlight. In case you have fatty cheeks, don’t go for short bob. Rather, opt for puffed-up curls that will transform your face appear smaller. Also vertical hair streaks make your facial features look leaner.


4. Tie a thin belt around waist


Not all of us are blessed with an perfect waist, not all. Tying up a thin bet around your A-line dress will give your mid-riff a definite shape. Always select a dark hue for the belt. Even if you are wearing a blazer, fastening your belt over the coat shall definitely spruce up your appearance.


5. Fake (tan) it till you make it

Are you dying to flaunt that teeny-tiny bikini on that beach party? Then spray tanning is your savior for an impromptu ‘thinning’ make-over. Contour your décolletage, waist, thighs and upper arms with bronze body spray. A top-notch tanning parlor can perfectly do the job on your behalf. But the colour of the body spray has to be few shades darker than your original complexion.


6. Strategic design is your friend

Side cuts, thigh-high slits, side panels, colour blocks are some of the strategic designs that work like black magic to cover up your love handles. But don’t try out all of them at once. First, understand your body type thoroughly, and then select the one deliberate pattern that compliments it wholly.


7. Flaunt high-waist trousers

High waist trousers have multiple benefits going for it- it cinches your waist, shrouds the jelly belly and give your stems slender look. If you are short on height and have curves on all the wrong places, then combining a pair of high-waist pants with striped shirts will definitely make you the ‘belle of the county’.

Experiment with the above recommendations to look your slender best.

Glasses and Contacts as Fashion Accessories

The Los Angeles Times reports that as of December 2015, more than 63 percent of all Americans wore some kind of prescription eyewear of some kind, including contact lenses. An aging population means that this percentage is likely to increase rather than decrease in the future.


However, these days “girls who wear glasses” are just as likely to be viewed as “hot.” Meanwhile, many people who were unable to wear contact lenses because of conditions like astigmatism are now able to do so.  In the 21stcentury, both glasses and contacts have become popular fashion accessories – whether the people wearing them need vision correction or not.


The Evolution of Contact Lenses

In the past, fashion forward individuals who insisted on being seen without frames, thank you very much, boiled their contact lenses every night. When soft lenses hit the scene, it was considered a revolution. However, if you had astigmatism, or needed bifocals, you were out of luck when it came to contacts.


In recent decades, contacts have evolved to the point that they not only don’t need to be boiled at night, some contacts can even be worn overnight. Colored contacts have also become fashion accessories. It can be fun to have blue eyes one day, green eyes the next day. Exotic colors and styles are especially popular around Halloween.


Glasses as Fashion Accessories

According to the Times, almost 20 percent of Americans who don’t wear prescription glasses have worn them at least once anyway, just to be fashionable.  A few decades ago, the thought of wearing glasses for fashion would have been unimaginable. Back in the day, if you needed glasses, you had a choice, black or tortoiseshell.  And if you had the bad luck to have really bad eyesight, you were stuck with thick pop bottle lenses that someone named Poindexter would wear. Those days are long gone. These days, thanks to technology, so-called “Coke bottle” lenses for glasses are a relic of the distant past.

These days, glasses frames run the gamut from thick black plastic framed “brainy specs” to multicolored avant garde artistically inspired frames. Many prominent fashion designers like Prada, Brooks Brothers and Giorgio Armani have lent their names to eyeglass frames. While some designer frames also boast designer price tags, in many cases, fashion forward frames are an affordable way to stand out from the crowd.


Designer Frames and Celebrities

Celebrities wearing glasses has also increased their chic value.  A-listers such as Meryl Streep have been seen wearing chic glasses on the red carpet. Former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin generated significant buzz – and a lot of imitators – with her distinctive Kawasaki 707 frames.


In some cases, celebrities who don’t need glasses wear them anyway, like basketball superstars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade The trend is especially popular among professional athletes in the National Football League and the National Basketball Association.. They sport specs with nonprescription lenses to promote a serious or refined vibe. The trend also sends a subtle message to kids who look up to the athletes that it’s OK to be studious, American Public Media Marketplace reports.

Ordinary folks have also picked up on the trend of wearing non prescription glasses. In fact, approximately four million Americans wear glasses with “plain-o,” or nonprescription lenses, according to American Public Media Marketplace. Many people have more than one pair of glasses, each with different frames. They mix and match the specs to suit their moods or to match their outfits.

Cornish Fashion for the Beach and No Mention of Bikinis

When on the beach it is essential to avoid looking pebble dashed as though you have become a human sandpaper roller and even more important is to avoid looking like a lobster.


To effectively make yourself beautiful and beach worthy there are a few things to consider.

  • Pick up some clothing from Land’s End Clothing which has that chic, rustic coastal feel.  The nautical stripes, soft fine knits and hard wearing accessories will make you feel as though you are ready to sail away towards the Isle of Scilly and beyond.LandsEndLogo


  • If only the finest Cornish clothing will do, have a browse at Seasalt clothing and pick a few contemporary outfits that are fit for the beach.  The spotted handbags are a similar take on the famed Cath Kidston spot print and they are beautifully made with many having a beach-side theme.  Their range of kit bags combines heavy duty natural fabrics with nautical rope and toggles.  Simple and beautiful.


  • Grab a chilled bottle of Camel Valley wine from the countryside around St Austell and fill a wicker hamper with all manner of goodies such as a cream tea and a traditional pasty to enjoy on a blanket on the sand or on a bench on a stretch of the South West Coast Path.  Camel Valley bubbles have won acclaimed awards and more than hold their own when up against fierce competition from across the globe.  This vineyard is a wonderful place to visit if you happen to wander from the beach for a day.


  • Take a large tote shopper and fill to the brim with wet wipes and a big bottle of fresh water, add in hand sanitizer so you can head to the beach content in the knowledge that sand is no longer a problem.   It is also a stylish yet sensible idea to wear a hat.  This is a simple solution for small children, fair haired beauties and fair skinned lovelies.  As well as sunscreen a sun hat adds protection but also adds that certain “je ne sais quoi” that will set you out as a stylish beach goer.


  • Don’t wear nail varnish.  *GASP!* Really.  If you remove your nail varnish you will give your feet a natural exfoliation and polish and by the end of fun and frolics on the sand your heels will be soft and your nails buffed.  Be sure to indulge them with a hydrating moisturizer just before bed and in the morning they will be ten years younger!