I don’t know if you’re like me but sometimes I read about a product and think to myself, “There’s no way that will work, it’s too good to be true!” and I have to be honest, that was how I felt when I first heard about Shrinking Violet’s Inch Loss Kit. But, happy to be a guinea pig and give you an honest review, I took up the opportunity to give it a whirl.
Before I went to Morocco a few years ago I had a weight loss wrap which had a similar premise to this, but saw me being slathered with oil and wrapped tightly in bandages (so tight all I could do was lay down on the treatment bench until someone came in to release me!) and that worked. I saw a loss of around 2 inches off my stomach and an inch on my arms and legs from that. But, can an ‘at home’ treatment ever live up to the professional ones you receive at a salon?
Can wearing a suit around the house really help you shed inches?
When you order your Shrinky Suit, it comes in a box with the lotion you have to apply, a measuring cup, a tape measure and some booklets for you to note down your measurements before and after, to see what loss you’ve had.
First of all, I whipped out the tape measure and got the stats for key parts of my body – waist, hips, arms, thighs etc – and noted them all down on the paper provided. After this, I hopped into the bath and applied the oil (a blend of ‘cellulite busting essential oils’) on to all the areas I wanted to target. My advice to you would be to definitely get into the bath or shower to apply this oil as it’s quite runny and you will 100% make a mess when applying!
After oiling yourself up and, if you’re anything like me, nearly slipping out of the bath and breaking your arm, you need to get on your Shrinky Suit.
The basic science behind this suit is that with it’s elasticated cuffs it allows the body to heat up, raising your temperature by a couple of degrees and getting you sweating. If you wear it while exercising it’s said to be pretty effective, but I wore mine whilst doing some housework and making dinner – multi-tasking goddess that I am.
I kept it on for around 40-minutes and honestly didn’t feel like anything had happened. I was warm, but I’d been standing next to the oven whilst cooking so I put it down to that, however, after whipping it off and leaving it about an hour I gave myself a measure up and was surprised to see I’d lost an inch off my arms and thighs and 1.5 inches off of my stomach. ONE AND A HALF INCHES!
I couldn’t believe it – what I thought was possibly a gimmick designed for a modern age where we’re all so intensely body conscious turned out to be nothing of the sort. It genuinely works!
Although I still believe the best way to keep your weight at a healthy level is to eat good food and exercise, I do think I will continue to use the Shrinky Suit in the future as it seems like a really good way to encourage your body to release some of the toxins it’s holding on to. Plus, y’know, it’ll come in handy when I need to shoehorn myself into a slinky dress for a special occasion!
If you want to give the Shrinking Violet at home kit a whirl it’ll cost you £129.99 (price correct at time of publishing) which may seem a little pricey, but you’ll be set back around £60 minimum if you have the same treatment done in a salon, so it’s worth making the investment if you think it’s something you’re going to use more than once.
Also, you’ve seen how incredibly alluring the Shrinky Suit is, so it’s got to be worth paying the price for that alone, right?
Have you ever tried weight loss wraps before?