There are two reasons you would purchase a product, one being that you understand that it is of use to you and that it will benefit you in some way, the second reason being you’re buying into the lifestyles that the product is associated with. I wanted to ponder on the subject to see which one people tend to go for.
Advertising has so many more platforms today then before social networking was introduced to us. If you have a product, it’s pretty easy for you to advertise it on your account. Many celebrities use this platform to sell or promote items from their own brand or could even be endorsed to do so.
Now here’s the question, do we just buy the items because your favorite celebs are “using” it or is it because the product is genuinely good?
So now, you’ve had your derrière blown up to its ideal size, what would this be followed up with? Two words, waist trainer. Basically like a corset, though we are in 2016. They have become widely popular throughout the western culture for women to achieve an un-naturally small waist. It’s the 11th Jan 2016, 04:20pm and the current number of tags for “waist trainer” is sat at 321,606. Which went up in the time of me taking a screen shot. I think Instagram itself is a very superficial outlet, as it has now come to showing off what you have physically and materially.
Waist training does have its downsides like expected, but how many people are aware of them? Michael A. Gleiber wrote on the Huffington Post about the problems you may face as well as the effects of waist training. He states “As the corset is holding your waistline in, it’s also putting pressure on your internal organs. Among the potential health hazards of waist training are acid reflux, rib damage, and bruising. Corsets can also restrict blood flow back to the heart, which could affect your blood pressure and cause dizziness or fainting.” That is enough in itself to put me off this craze.
A friend of mine is already mid purchase with a waist trainer, so I wll post up a video or link before and after she used it to see what she thought about it, followed by a short statement of her overall views.
“I saw a lot of people starting to use a waist trainer on social media, they showed it being really easy to use with a quick outcome.
So after using it for the 30 days I can say I did see somewhat of a difference, it does help with posture and when wearing it, it shows you the shape you’d achieve if continuing to wear it. I did realise when wearing it that it is very uncomfertable and I wouldn’t want to wear it for longer then the 8 hours a day that I did. I think most people buy into it without really understanding it or how to use it effectively. It is also something that you have to use in the long run to see drastic effects, but with the discomfort I would just recommend ladies to go about shrinking their waists through gym and dieting correctly, because I could use this for a few months but my body would go back to its normal shape unless I wore it majority of the time, which isn’t healthy I would think. I also think that people aren’t to aware of the damage it does to your insides, because it does manipulate your torso and everything within that area, which was quite scary to think about. Definitely do your research before hand