Posts Written On August 18, 2016

Waist Training with Hourglass Angel

I have been curious about this whole waist training craze so I checked out Hourglass Angel and they were so nice to send me my very own to try out!  The first one I got was a size M and I couldn’t even do it up!  Then I tried the L and even that was a struggle! But once you get it on you can enjoy this awesome corset look. I plan on wearing this to an upcoming event with a bodycon dress!

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Simply jaw-dropping. Now available on, Ann Chery’s bestselling Deportiva latex waist trainer is now brighter and bolder than ever. Designed with a metallic exterior, this high-compression latex waist trainer reflects light for a sleek, shimmering appearance.


The Metallic Edition Waist Trainer literally shines at the gym, where you’ll love showing off your new curves and flaunting your hot new waist trainer. While you exercise, the latex core stimulates thermal activity in your midsection, so you sweat more with minimal effort. Flexi-boning helps correct your posture, giving you a taller, more confident stance. The waist trainer visibly slims inches from your waistline while you wear it, while also making your bust and buttocks look more prominent. Three rows of hook-and-eye closures give you greater control over fit, while also allowing you to size down as your body changes.

Don’t want to work out? You don’t have to. A smooth, flat-seam construction lets you hide this waist trainer under almost any other clothes to enhance your silhouette. An inner cotton lining ensures the garment always feels soft and comfortable against your skin.


  • Slimmed midsection
  • Stimulates perspiration to maximize your workouts
  • Visibly reduced waistline: Look 1, 2, even 3 sizes thinner
  • Flattened tummy
  • Smooth hips
  • Improved, more confident posture
  • Increased thermal activity


  • Sleek metallic exterior
  • High compression latex core smooths and sculpts your figure
  • Cotton lining for added comfort
  • Flexi-boning
  • Flat seams remain hidden under clothes

Materials: Latex, cotton lining

Price: $60 from

Colors: Blue, Pink or Purple

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I have never worn anything like this before and it took 2 people to put it on and make sure it was secure. It definitely gave me a great posture and the hourglass look. A lot of people wear this for working out too! I do recommend that you read all the information carefully before trying this out. You definitely can hurt yourself if it is not used properly. Here is some top notch advice from Ruben Soto, CEO of


Usage: Wear a workout waist trainer only 3-4 times a week for 60 minutes of exercise or less each time

  1. About Waist Training

The basic idea behind this exercise trend is to wear a corset or a waist cincher during your workouts. When you do this regularly, you can effectively focus your training on the core muscles in between your ribcage and hips, including the front and lower abdominals and obliques.

  1. Benefits of Waist Training

There are several benefits to using a waist trainer during your workouts. First, it helps you maintain good form so that you’re stabilizing and strengthening those target muscles in your core. At the same time, it prevents you from putting strain on your back, which is why many people who waist train report a reduction in back pain. Finally, the main objective for many women who choose to waist train is that it helps you mold your midsection into that covetable hourglass shape. It will increase your body temperature and perspiration while you exercise. Paired with high-intensity training that targets your core, you will be able to combat common problem areas like love handles and your belly.

The Classic Cincher Waist Trainer By Amia A102 is an alternative to the traditional corset-style trainer and provides additional support through the back and shoulders.

  1. Combining Waist Training with the Right Exercise and Diet

Using a waist trainer during workouts isn’t the only method you should be using to slim your waistline. The technique works best, of course, when used in conjunction with fat-burning, muscle-building exercises and a clean, nutrient-dense diet. If you’re not already working out regularly and you want to start waist training, get accustomed to doing some high-intensity cardio exercises first. These will help you burn fat and increase your metabolism. You may also need to alter your diet for the best results; otherwise you’ll be strengthening your core without burning the fat. Choose unprocessed foods and avoid sugar as much as possible. And don’t forget; stay hydrated!

For you ladies looking for a more traditional waist trainer, one of our customers all-time favorite the Black Cashmere Underbust Corset.

  1. Waist Training Workout Tips

Exercising with a waist trainer is great way to intensify your workout. The garment is specially designed to increase thermal activity in your core, so you work up a harder sweat. But the big question is: which exercises are best?

While we don’t recommend doing “crunching” abdominal exercises with the restrictiveness of a waist trainer, there are a variety of sweat-inducing, muscle-strengthening techniques you can use that will give you an extremely effective workout. Here are eight of our favorites.

  1. Cardio

Get on that bike, treadmill, stair stepper or elliptical—or get out and go for a run. That waist trainer will get you sweating even more.

  1. Squat

You should do this butt- and thigh-strengthening exercise with good form by keeping a flat black, and the waist trainer will help with that. Hold dumbbells for an extra burn. Lower your butt as close to the ground as you can while standing flat on your feet, shoulder-width apart.

  1. Deadlift

The key to making this glute-sculpting lift an effective exercise is good form: and again that means having a flat back. There are several types of deadlifts like those with knees bent or knees straight. You can do any variety you like best. Lift your weight with both hands from the ground slowly until it is at thigh level; then slowly return to the ground while squeezing your butt.

  1. Plank

Don’t let your abs off easy; be sure to include different types of planks in your exercise routine. Do them from your elbows or with straight arms. Also try side planks. 

  1. Reverse lunges

From a standing position step back with one leg and bend your knee until it almost reaches the ground. Return to starting position and repeat with the other side. You probably remember this one from gym glass.

  1. Upright row

You can use a barbell or dumbbells for this shoulder exercise. Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, holding the weight in front of you. Bend your elbows and lift the weight up to armpit level. Slowly lower and repeat.

  1. Front raise

Standing with your feet shoulder width apart, grab two relatively light dumbbells and hold them in front of your thighs. Keeping your elbows straight, lift in front your body until your arms are parallel with the floor. Lower slowly and repeat. You can do both arms at once or one at a time.

  1. Reverse fly

Stand with your feet shoulder width apart and bend your knees, holding two dumbbells. Lean forward and keep your back flat so that it is almost parallel to the ground. Keeping your elbows straight, lift your arms out so that you make a “T” shape. Return to starting position.

Note: Most of these exercises require repetitions; choose how many you do based on the amount of weight you are using. Generally, go for at least eight reps in up to three sets. Your muscles should feel fatigued when you’re done.



How to Keep Oily Skin from Causing Breakouts

Oils produced by the body help keep skin healthy, but there can be too much of a good thing. Excess oil can lead to blemishes and acne flare-ups. Dr. Jennifer Linder, Chief Scientific Officer for PCA SKIN provided some interesting insight for those of us that struggle with oily skin, along with why excess oils lead to breakouts and what we can do to keep it in check!
“Oily skin tends to be a “sluggish” skin condition, meaning it does not effectively shed dead surface cells as easily as normal skin due to the increased oil production acting almost as the glue holding the dead cells together. It is important to add in an exfoliating treatment on a weekly basis that also assists in purifying the pores. PCA SKIN’s Purifying Mask is a clay-based mask with micro-fine pumice that draws out impurities, helps to minimize oil production while also providing gentle exfoliation. Nighttime products containing pure retinol are also a fantastic way to regulate cellular turnover and oil production. I highly recommend PCA SKIN’s Intensive Clarity Treatment at night to increase cellular turnover while regulating oil production.”

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An at-home clay-based treatment mask that exfoliates, detoxifies and removes impurities, leaving skin smooth, clear and bright.

  • A well-balanced botanical blend to promote a clear complexion
  • Clay-based mask that eliminates built-up impurities in pores
  • Micro-fine pumice to gently exfoliate built-up surface debris

Key Ingredients:

Algae – detoxifies and hydrates the skin.

Clay – detoxifies, and absorbs oil and impurities.

Pumice – gently exfoliates built-up surface debris and impurities from the skin.

Tea tree leaf oil – promotes a clear complexion.

unnamedPCA SKIN Intensive Clarity Treatment ($106;

Vital for acne skin, this salicylic acid formula includes retinol, niacinamide and hexylresorcinol to dramatically reduce and prevent breakouts, while ethyl linoleate, retinopeptide and lilac stem cell extract reduce sebum production and inflammation. With patented OmniSome delivery technology, the ingredients are delivered deeper into the skin for improved results.

  • Salicylic acid (2%) – is for the treatment of acne. Helps keep skin clear of new acne pimples, blackheads.
  • 0.5% Retinol (Vitamin A) – is converted to retinoic acid in the skin. Vitamin A helps to promote a clear complexion and an even skin tone.
  • Niacinamide (4%) –is a potent and calming antioxidant that delivers multiple important benefits to the skin. It helps to reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and improve barrier function. This is critical for clear,even skin. Additionally, niacinamide helps to reduce redness and improve the overall appearance of an uneven skin tone.
  • Hexylresorcinol –helps to promote an even skin tone and reduce inflammation in the breakout-prone skin.
  • Ethyl Linoleate – has been shown to reduce inflammation, keratinization and other common causes of breakouts.
  • Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3 –this retinopeptide mimics retinoid activity to support breakout-fighting and collagen-building.
  • Bakuchiol – is an effective complement to retinoids for fighting breakouts.
  • Syringa Vulgaris (Lilac) Leaf Cell Culture Extract – helps regulate sebum and reduce inflammation in the breakout-prone skin and/or whiteheads.

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