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      I Dropped A Dress Size In An Hour

      I Dropped A Dress Size In An Hour

      Drop a dress size without breaking a sweat! Yes please! Losing inches and saving pounds I’m in, so when I saw Shrinking Violet Home Kit with an 20% off discount, I didn’t hesitate. These professional body wraps in beauty salons are around £80-99 each, the Shrinking Violet Home Kit was 10 full body wraps for £99. Absolute bargain!

      Dress size from a 16 to a 14!!!

      My Shrinking Violet Home Kit arrived and I could not wait to try it! I was advised by the customer care team at Tibby Olivier that:

      "The best way to achieve optimum results with Shrinking Violet Home Kit is by heat transfer, so we recommend always shaking the oil well before use, pour a capful in a warm bath and once dry but still warm from the bath then reapply 15-20ml to the whole body, massaging in very well and then put on the Shrinky suit.” The measuring cup is supplied in the kit.

      I preferred to lie in bed and watch tv under a duvet for an hour, after the hour I took off the shrinky suit and massaged any residue into the skin. I preferred to do this ‪around 7pm as I stay in bed and watch tv afterwards. Keeping warm. Showering lightly the morning after. I start by applying Shrinking Violet Slimming Solution from my double chin down to my ankles and massaging in well everywhere - it works better as a full body system. 

      I was advised not to have over indulged on food or alcohol before you give yourself the treatment, so your liver is not already over processing, no heavy meals or alcohol the night before and eat a light macrobiotic diet on the day, limit caffeine and no alcohol.

      I had eaten Shrinking Oats as a banana smoothie for breakfast and Shrinking Oats as porridge with fruit for lunch, I also sipped Shrinking Tea all day for a fat burning boost! Then had a healthy chicken salad for dinner.

      I measured myself before and after, with the tape measure provided in the kit, marking my body with a sharpie pen so I could remeasure afterwards exactly where I had measured before. I recorded my measurements on the client record cards provided. 

      The results from the first Shrinking Violet Home Kit session were an amazing 28 inches lost! I was blown away and I felt so slim the morning after, I performed the obligatory jeans test and yes my favourite jeans now fit perfectly, I previously was struggling to get them up my legs never mind fasten them!

      The Shrinking Violet Home Kit works best as a course of treatments, and combined with a healthy eating plan, I particularly enjoyed the Shrinking Oats and the ebook I received with lots of recipes in, which I am shocked at, as the oats made me feel really full all day, this is something I will continue daily, I loved the Shrinking Tea AM blend and will also start to combine this in my daily routine from now on, back to the Shrinking Violet Home Kit, which contains 10 full body treatments which are recommended for maximum impact. However if you’re short of time and for a last minute fix I’d totally recommend this and as you can see from my results, even a solitary session can make a significant difference. I’ve had all 10 now, have loved them all and have felt an immediate difference. After my most recent one I had to buy new smaller size jeans, my waist disappearing so rapidly. Combined with healthy eating I am now nearly a size 12, when I started I was a bulging size 16, thrilled is an understatement. 

      So whether you want a quick fix for a particular night out or a long term goal, Shrinking Violet Home Kit really gave me the boost I needed to start and stay on a healthy eating plan. I would highly recommend, in fact I would give Shrinking Violet Home Kit a 5* review. 

      Shrinking Violet Body Wrap! Review

      Shrinking Violet Body Wrap! Review

      The lovely team at Shrinking Violet were kind enough to let me try out and review for myself their new product, which I think is on its way to revolutionising the weight loss world! Before I get into what the body wrap does lets talk about the packaging! I must  say I am a sucker for pretty packaging which looks clean and crisp and not too OTT. When I got this out of the box it came in I was so delighted with the look and feel of it ♥ Purple is such a pretty colour and the box cover felt so smooth and looked so neat, it did have a ribbon with tape measure detail on it but I was so excited I opened it before the photos 🙂
      What is it?
      The shrinking violet wrap is basically what it says! It is a wrap, well in this case a suit that you put on with the solution included which helps you to loose weight and get rid of bad toxins!  It is that easy right!? Yes indeed it is, you simply rub on the solution given to any areas that you think are a problem to you, pop on the suit and wait! You leave it on for up to an hour and can sit still, exercise and go about your daily business…..just remember to put the suit on AFTER the postman comes otherwise you may get some strange looks haha
      The suit helps to increase your body temperature which in turn helps you to sweat out the toxins and in effect lose weight a little at a time. The box includes a tape measure and measurement cards, so before you start do measure yourself and keep note to record how much you have lost! After my first time I saw immediate results and lost 3cm in some areas and 1cm in others! You also leave the solution on for 72 hours after rubbing it in your skin to see even further results!
      All the information is included in the booklet, with questions and answers. The solution smells so wonderful, a strong lavender smell which reminds me of relaxing!
      Does it work?

      The thing with all weight loss products that you must remember everyone is different so what works for one person may not work for another. Also it isnt' a thing where you can sit in the shrinky suit and eat burgers and fries and expect to lose weight. With anything it takes mental dedication in wanting to improve yourself but I think what is great about this is it helps to cleanse your body in a healthy way with you doing as little or as much as you want. Keeping hydrated is always important and using this product is a great way to keep on top of this as you are losing sweat and need to keep hydrated.

      For me it did work with immediate results, even it was only a little decrease in weight! For the best results it is recommended you take the 90 day challenge which I am looking to do and see what results I get then!
      I have read it can take up to 6 inches off your body!
      If you are really serious about weight loss and the health of your body I would really recommend this. Even if you are on a shake diet or reducing your meals I think this could be the next step.
      Much love

      Shrinking Violet Body Wrap Kit: First Impressions

      Shrinking Violet Body Wrap Kit: First Impressions

      Body wraps have been around for a while, offering a “quick fix” to losing inches on problem areas, making you skinnier in seconds. I’ve never been a true believer in them. They may shave the inches temporarily, but, in my opinion, the only real way to effectively lose weight permanently is maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise.

      But, my theories were tested when Shrinking Violet sent me their home edition body wrap kitto review.

      The kit contains an oil to apply to ‘problem areas’, a measuring cup, tape measure, a sheet to record your measurements and the extremely trendy shrinky suit.

      Basically, you apply one cup of the oil to wherever you want to target, be it your legs stomach, arms etc, then you slip in to the shrinky suit and let it work it’s magic for one hour. You can either carry on with your day (I probably wouldn’t pop to the shops in it), or you can do a workout while wearing it.

      The shrinky suit helps raise the body temperature, which apparently helps the solution get to work breaking down fat cells and increasing sweat excretion (attractive).

      I have to say I was pretty warm wearing the shrinky suit and I just decided I’d wear it while watching celebrity big brother! Either the suit really does generate more body heat or Stevi Ritchie’s hip thrusting was really getting me hot under the collar. Let’s go with the shrinky suit works…

      Honestly, I didn’t feel like it was doing anything except making me a bit warm, so when I removed the suit after an hour, I was surprised to find a 1 inch loss around my stomach.

      The instructions say the oil will have soaked into your skin and will continue to work on breaking down fat cells over the next 24 hours so I was intrigued to see if I lost any more. But I didn’t. I have remained at 1 inch smaller though, which is a positive!

      You can use this kit every 7 days and I have a month’s supply, so I’m going to follow up this post with a final review after I’ve used the whole kit to see whether it really made a difference, but so far, so good!

      The Shrinking Violet Home Edition Body Wrap Kit is £129.

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      Product Review: Shrinking Violet Home Edition

      Product Review: Shrinking Violet Home Edition

      As you all know by now, I am still in the pursuit of getting back my pre-baby stomach, which means I am always on the lookout for ‘safe’ products to try out. So you can imagine my excitement when the guys at Shrinking Violet, also known as The Loss Leaders, got in touch. I was sent this Shrinking Violet Home Edition by Tibby Olivier, a worldwide leading beauty manufacturer, to try out some weeks ago and I finally got around to trying it.

      I must confess, I was not expecting a miracle, not after going under the ice, and not achieving much from the treatment. I had no expectations, but was happy to try the kit out, since I won’t have to leave the comfort of my home.

      The guys at Shrinking Violet Home Edition Kit say:

      Shrinking Violet is an inch-loss system that has a clinical trial.
      It can help reduce up to 14 inches based on our consumer tests. That inch-loss goes on for 72 hours following the treatment and in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle those inches stay off.

      How it works:

      The Shrinking Violet Home Edition includes a Shrinking Violet Oil 200ml worth £75, a measuring cup worth £1.99, a tape measure worth £5.99, record cards and a Shrinky Suit. The total value of the home edition is £129.99.

      To start the treatment, I measure the area to be treated using the tape measure, in this case my stomach, and take note of the measurements, I apply 25ml of oil and rub in properly, then popped the Shrinky Suit on, and set the timer on for an hour.

      Here are my thoughts on the product:


      1. I lost 2 inches! I took off the body suit once the hour was up. I massaged the oil left on the stomach and measured again, and realised I had lost 2 inches already. I was so shocked, I didn’t expect it to work to be honest. It was the easiest 2 inches I had ever lost in my life!
      2. I found the instructions clear and straight forward. Everything was written in black and white, like a little Dummies’ Guide.
      3. I love the fragrance of the body oil. It reminds me of a Spa, and how I am badly in need of a Spa Day.
      4. I like the fact that I could go about my business as normal wearing the Shrinky Suit. I didn’t have to sit still or anything. I was comfortable enough to carry on like I would have wearing my PJs.
      5. My sweat glands came alive in this Shrinky Suit. The Suit encourages perspiration and helps cleanse the body of toxins, which is great.
      6. It is a comfortable, painless and convenient way of removing inches in problem areas. The fact that this treatment can be carried out in the comfort of a home is a massive plus for me.


      1. Some may find this product expensive as it is £129.99 for a monthly pack, and it is recommended you use if for at least 3 months to achieve maximum results. However, as it is a tried and tested product that actually works, it is worth every penny in my books.
      2. It could get really messy as you will be applying a lot of oil (25ml), so I advise you do this in a bathroom or something.


      1. I can’t shower, swim or exercise for the first 12 hours after the treatment, in order for the Shrinking Violet Oil to be absorbed completely.
      2. I need to drink a litre of water a day for the first 4 days after treatment, in order to flush out as many toxins as possible.

      I think this Shrinking Violet Home Edition is a smart invention. I am so sold on this product, I love everything about it and I see myself using this for the next couple of weeks, and I will be bringing you updates on Twitter so make sure you are following me on there, I am @Olojay.

      I recommend this product to anyone struggling to get rid of problem inches in certain areas. Try the Shrinking Violet Home Edition.

      What are your thoughts? Have you tried this product before? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

      Thanks for reading and have a great week.

      Stella xx

      Review: The Shrinking Violet Home Kit

      Review: The Shrinking Violet Home Kit

      There are some review requests you just can’t turn down and a chance to trial the Shrinking Violet Home Kit is one of them.

      Tibby Olivier launched Shrinking Violet, their revolutionary in salon, inch loss product in 2012. This kit is the home version that uses a ‘sweat’ suit instead of body wrap.


      Shrinking Violet is a painless, effortless process that can successfully remove fat from in problem areas such as thighs, buttocks and abdomen.
      Unlike traditional inch loss body wraps, Shrinking Violet doesn’t work by dehydration but by Lipolysis, a revolutionary method to remove unwanted fat from problem areas. Lipolysis is achieved by chemical reaction and heat which permanently break down fat within fat cells.


      • A Shrinky Suit
      • 200ml Bottle of Shrinking Violet Solution (enough for 6/8 applications)
      • Measuring Cup
      • Tape Measure
      • 4 x Progress Charts

      THE SUIT

      The two piece, silver vinyl ‘space’ suit is a generous size. The material is robust – you can’t poke a finger through it and it won’t stretch or ‘thin’ out.

      The long-sleeved top has elasticated arms, neck and waist. The bottoms have elasticated leg cuffs and waist, and these are even big and roomy enough for men to wear.


      I was expecting it to be gel like and cold. In fact, it’s oily, but not greasy, and has a pleasant, natural lavender scent.

      HOW TO USE

      1. Measure areas to be treated beforehand and note them down in one of the 4 record booklets.
      2. For each one hour treatment, massage in 25ml of the Shrinking Violet solution (use the little measuring cup in the kit) over your target areas.
      3. Slide into the suit, which will cling to you.
      4. The idea now is to raise your body temperature by 2 degrees and work up a sweat to rid the body of toxins. The suit will do most of this part anyway – you will feel warm in it very quickly, but help it along by running on the spot or up and down the stairs.

      WHAT I DID

      I cleaned the bathroom and hovered the top floor of the house (women = multitaskers). I did feel a few trickles of sweat running down my back as I worked, but I felt very pleased with myself after the hour was up.

      I also drank loads of water immediately afterwards, because I was thirsty and yes, I wanted to make sure it wasn’t water loss through sweat, that contributed to any inch loss.

      The result, and I didn’t measure for 24 hours, although apparently the formula keeps on working for up to 72 hours afterwards, was a loss in just three areas – but what important areas they were.


      Very nearly a whole inch from each thigh AND – this is the big one, 1 and ¾ inches from my waist! This particular loss absolutely made my day.

      Maybe it seems like nothing because I really did work at raising up a sweat, but it’s a great feeling when you try on a skirt that previously felt a ‘bit tight’ and suddenly it feels very comfortable. Plus, this was only my first treatment, with 3 more to go!

      The fat in the cells is broken down and easily excreted by the body – One side effect is that there may be a slight increase in urination for 1 to 2 days after treatment.


      I think this treatment is best performed in the evening, mainly because you’re advised not to shower, swim or exercise for 12 hours to let the solution absorb. I didn’t find it a problem to sleep with the oil on my skin, it felt much the same as slathering myself in a rich body moisturiser overnight.

      It’s also recommended that you drink at least a litre of water for 3 – 4 days after treatment. Again, not a problem for me as I drink that much anyway.

      The more water you drink, the more toxins you are flushing through your lymphatic system.


      Shrinking Violet claim that the results will last when combined with healthy eating and moderate exercise. What spurs you on to do this is seeing a real result. I’m not saying that once Christmas swings into action, all bets are off, (although erm… obviously they are), but at least you’ll be able to enjoy the holiday season feeling that bit nicer in your clothes.


      Perhaps I should’ve started this in January?




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