This Is a Mirror Designed to Make You Look Thinner

This is the Skinny Mirror. It is exactly as it sounds: a mirror that makes you look thinner. On purpose.

A gal named Eva from a website called actually brought it to my attention. At first I thought it was a joke. I mean, I know we all love when we accidentally stumble on to a skinny mirror, but buying one that you know full well is designed to make you look thinner and taller seems like it defeats the purpose. I mean, the beauty of a skinny mirror—lowercase s, lowercase m—is that you don’t realize, for months or maybe even ever, that it makes you look a little slimmer here, a little smaller there. Lying to yourself might not make the scale tick back any notches, but it certainly makes you feel good.

But buying a mirror because it makes you appear smaller? That just seems stupid. You’d know it wasn’t true, so what’s the point?

According to the Skinny Mirror—capital S, capital M—website: “Living in such an image conscious culture, we are always struggling to live up to ideals, whether it be conscious or subconscious. The Skinny Mirror gives you extra confidence to take on the world.”

Ooookay, then. What do you think? Silly ploy or genius product? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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