What in the world is Hypoxi, you ask? Well it's a bum-smoothing, thigh reducing machine. Yes, that exists. Towards the end of last year I wasn't feeling my best, and when I was offered to trial the 12-week Hypoxi exercise program — I nearly ran there. Nearly. But instead I took a cab and herein lies my problem, I'm lazy. As it turns out, the program was practically invented for me. You see, you perform 30 minutes of cycling — ideally three times a week for a month — while lying down inside a vacuum-like egg. Before each session, I was fitted with a compression skirt and slotted (almost like a jigsaw piece) into the machine where I then pedalled like a mad woman inside my maximum fat burning zone. The results were kind of amazing, so to find out how many centimetres I lost from my most stubborn areas, keep reading.
I'll be honest with you, anything remotely related to getting rid of cellulite and I'm onto it. I'll use the creams, I'll do the leg massages, and I'll even get wrapped in tin foil to resemble a chicken, primed for roasting. Which, as it happens, was exactly what I did at Venustus day spa in Paddington, Sydney, last week. Their Slim & Tone Detox Body Wrap ($154) is an intensive anti-cellulite treatment using ingredients known for their ability to dramatically increase blood flow, strengthen, firm and reduce fluid retention. Ah, yes please. It included a body salt exfolation using their very amazing Cellulite Eliminator Body Polish ($19) — I now use this nightly at home — and an application of Cellutrim Gel and the Cellulite Elliminator Serum ($49). They then place a "space blanket" over your entire body (roast chicken stage) to help infuse the ingredients. The whole process is by no means relaxing because it feels so hot, but it is effective. After my treatment, I spoke to Venustus owner Jeannie to quiz her on all things cellulite reduction — keep reading.
'Member how we were BESIDE ourselves with excitement when we told you that Bliss products were finally launching in Australia this month? Well we have something even more exciting than that happening this week: FIVE freakin' awesome giveaways from the cult brand! Woot woot!
I know, muchos exciting, right? Up today from the super-cult brand that Britney, Victoria Beckham and I all swear by is Bliss FatGirl Slim (valued at $50). The "lean, mean skin-firming cream" helps to visibly reduce dimples thanks to QuSome®—encapsulated caffeine. In a clinical study conducted over 28 days, 87 percent of women saw a firming effect, 85 percent felt a slimming effect and 73 percent noticed a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Kinda 'splains why Britney reportedly cleared out an entire Sephora of this product, wouldn't you say?
To be in with the chance of winning the Bliss FatGirl Slim, all you have to do is tell us in the comments section which bikini from Fab's Christmas gift guide you have your eyes on? I'm totes crushing on the Zimmermann Thistle Bandeau Bikini . . .
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