From the Inventor, Belinda Jasmine
Thanks for checking us out. With all the controversy stirring out there, I wanted to share my personal story with you.
The Skinny Mirror® came about because I had been tortured by an old mirror that I found in the attic which made me look 5-10 lbs heavier and 2-3 inches shorter. I used this mirror for three years. I had no idea it was distorting my image and negatively affecting how I felt about my body. Feeling unsure about my weight, even though I am a slim and athletic size 2, I started to ask my friends, “Do I look fat? Because I feel fat”. The strange thing was my clothes fit the same and I weighed the same. Even though my friends would tell me I was “skinny”, I was not accepting that truth for myself. I just couldn’t see it. Trying real hard to come to grips and accept my distorted reflection, I had never been this concerned and disappointed with my body.
One day, a friend came over and looked at her reflection in my mirror. Gasping, she said, “THAT IS A BAD MIRROR! That mirror totally adds weight to your reflection!”. At that moment it clicked. “It’s the MIRROR! How could a mirror affect how I feel about my body?”. I examined the mirror closely and saw how the old warped frame distorted the glass. I immediately wanted a mirror that made me look “skinnier”. For days I looked for a slimming mirror all over the internet and in stores with no success. Disappointment then turned into an idea – a passionate idea that I believed would help a lot of people feel better about their bodies and their selves – just like it did for me. And so The Skinny Mirror journey began.
When I first saw my reflection in The Skinny Mirror prototype, I felt a surge of energy. The slimming effect was subtle, but most importantly, it was believable. I stood up taller, felt more attractive, and all the areas of concern with my body that I had before didn’t exist anymore. For the first time in a long time, I actually liked what I saw in the mirror.
I used the prototype for months and could see and feel the difference in my body and my attitude towards my body. I started to really appreciate and love my body. My mirror taught me it is the image we hold of ourselves that affects everything in our lives – our work, goals, relationships. Even though I haven’t physically changed at all, I could change how I saw myself. I had a choice to either love and appreciate my body or be unhappy with it. And you can too.
Embrace yourself. You are beautiful.
Thank you for reading.
Founder, The Skinny Mirror