Category: My Reviews

A Better Shape

There are so many different ways in which to get in shape, but for me, I have found that waist trainers offer me the type of flexibility and overall look that really motivates me to continue striving for my best body yet. Since I was looking for something to fine-tune my body slowly and over time, I asked a few of my female friends and they suggested that I look into wearing corsets and waist trainers in order to get my body in peak shape before my wedding day. I want to look absolutely perfect before I exchange vows with my fiancé and I have been advised that this is probably one of the best ways out there to gradually re-configure your body and keep the weight off and maintain an hourglass figure.


Why did I consider waist trainers over other means? Well, not only are they gorgeous and make you feel wonderful, but they also keep your body aligned throughout the day and improve your posture and help you breathe that much better. The following are some of the best available on the market that I know will satisfy most women’s tastes.


Kinnaird Ireland Shaper Corset

woman wearing Kinnaird Ireland shaper corset

First of all, one of the best things about this corset is that it is comprised of premium cotton for a truly comfortable fit. This premium corset utilizes steel bones that hug the body and leave you with an hourglass figure that will stop traffic. The fabric feels absolutely amazing, and the stunning satin inside leaves wearers with that smooth finish women all love, and you don’t have to worry about the corset being visible should you decide to wear it under certain dresses. I will say that it may take you a few days to get used to wearing something so form-fitting, but once your body get used to it, you will be glad you do. This corset is handmade for an even better fit, and the details have not been overlooked, so don’t worry about any loose seams.


The fit is stellar, fitting like a glove. If you need to find your true size, simply deduct about 5 inches from your normal fit. The goring technique is present here as well, so you can cinch and not have to worry about any discomfort. Where does the exercise come into play, you may ask? Well, wearing it up to 10 hours a day will gradually get your body acclimated and some women proclaim that they can reduce their waist up to 7 inches over a few weeks to months. The price is on the more expensive side at $200, but it is one of the best available on the market and you are guaranteed to get those curves you crave. But for the ultimate in style and results, accept no substitutes and invest in this waist cincher.


Squeem Waist Trainer

Squeem Women's Perfect Waist curver

For the perfect all-day trainer, the Squeem waist trainer is definitely for those women that stay busy and need a waist cincher that lasts as long as they do. The fabric feels amazing, available in two neutral colors (black and beige), with a rubber exterior that won’t be seen underneath dresses. There is also lining of triple cotton inside so you also don’t have to worry about irritation throughout the day. There is more breathability attached with wearing this trainer and I found that I could wear it for about half a day without any problems. The ‘Intelligent Fabric’ that comes with Squeem means that it molds to your natural curves for the best fit yet. What I particularly like about the Squeem is that your midsection is fully supported – the flexible boning will definitely improve your posture over time and I saw results fairly quickly, allowing you to adjust hooks that increase pressure, and flexible bones for a fit you will absolutely adore.


It’s also quite lightweight, giving you the flexibility to stay active throughout the day and not worry about impacting how tight the waist trainer is. If you are the type that moves around all day and are searching for a waist trainer that works like magic and leaves no discomfort, the Squeem is the perfect recommendation and I am sure you will love it as much as I do.



My Morning Routine

Ever since juicing became such an important part of my improved lifestyle choices, I cannot imagine living without one. Now that my current one has stopped functioning, I have had to go out and do quite a bit of research on the latest juicer machines on the market and make a list of the top contenders that meet all of my needs. Each day of the week, I have a special drink to go along with my fitness routine, so the thought of me getting up every morning and not being able to make them is definitely not in the cards, so my mission is to replace my juicer as soon as possible.


The juice that you attain directly from fruit provides all of the important vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, and enzymes that often get destroyed when processed or cooked. For me, juicing is one of the best ways to increase your daily intake of vegetables and fruits and give your day to day drinking a bit of infusion. Fresh juice that is cold-pressed is the essential part of plant foods and most health nuts will extol the virtues of adding juicing to a health regimen. Of course, fiber is another reason that you want great foods that help to manage weight.


Before you get started with juicing, you should know that there are a slew of blenders and juicers out there that all promise to be efficient and reliable. Above all else, you don’t want a juicer that ends up not performing to your expectations and ends up collecting dust in the corner of your kitchen. What are some of the qualities that you want in a juicer? What functions should it possess? What are the best juicers available now for your money?


In order to extract the high fiber content available in leafy greens, only the most powerful juicers are capable of getting the job done. At least 400 watts minimum is necessary to extract the juice inside vegetables. You also want a juicer that has a warranty that totally covers any unfortunate accidents that could occur to your machine. If there is no warranty, the juicer is probably a cheaper model or a brand that cannot be trusted. Try to avoid these issues at all costs as you want to invest in a quality product at the end of the day.


I believe that if you are using your juicer regularly, you should spend a bit more on a model that lasts a lifetime or at least comes with a lifetime warranty. If you’ve just recently entered the juicing lifestyle, then I would recommend buying a cheaper model that has a limited warranty. There are a few cheaper models that perform adequately and provide warranties for their parts. The following juicers make my short life for the best on the market that are available at a great price.


Omega J8006 Juicer

Omega J8006 Nutrition Center Juice Extractor

The Omega J8006 slowly (at 80 rpm) extracts juice from fruits and vegetables without generating foam and heat, yielding a high juice quotient of premium quality that has a shelf life of 72 hours. This masticating juicer works quietly and comes with a warranty of 15 years for added security. Other features are that it functions as a pasta making and nut butter machine. As a top-quality juicer, some may find the price limiting, but it is so efficient that you will save money on produce over the life of the machine. For those searching for a juicer that is of top quality, this is arguably the best on the market in terms of masticating juicers.


Breville 800JEXL

 breville 800jexl juice fountain elite

As one of their top brands, the Breville 800JEXL is an extremely capable juicer that comes equipped with two-speed controls to yield you tougher greens and softer fruits. Generating only 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, this juicer is teeming with antioxidants and enzymes. With an enlarged feed tube that is patented, it accommodates whole vegetables and fruits that means you don’t have to spend as much energy prepping produce. Not only is it a great juicer, I rate it among the most capable centrifugal juicers available on the market today.


Breville 700-Watt Juicer

Breville BJE200XL Compact Juice Fountain 700-Watt

Not every juicer has to look flashy and come with numerous bells and whistles. The Breville 700-watt juicer is small and hardworking and available for a great price that makes it hard to ignore when making a decision on a great product. Not only does it conveniently juice fast and is user-friendly, but it can be stored away between uses to grant you more countertop space in your kitchen. It is all extremely easy to clean so you save time. Legions of fans cannot be wrong because it has been one of the top juicers on the market for the last few years with no end in sight. For consistency, accept no substitutes.