Friday, October 1, 2010

ShaToBu Shapers {Review & Giveaway} The Workout You Wear

{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Heather!}

You know what phrase I hate?

"There's no magic solution to weight loss."

Why not? Why isn't there a magic solution? Technology has come up with a whole lot of other incredible things, why isn't there one pill that I can take or one cream that I can slather on that will instantly make the extra pounds come off? Hmph.

Instead, here I am, stuck with my post-baby pooch and love handles that are threatening to turn into a complete spare tire if I don't watch out. My lack of time, motivation and pure laziness mean that I don't work out... who wants to do that? It seems that until I change something in my life, I am destined to be stuck with my muffin top. Double hmph.

And then I saw this:
I'm sorry... what did you just say? A workout that I can wear? That's definitely something that I can handle.

Having tried shapewear before, the addition of calorie-burning properties to the collection of ShaToBu shapers definitely caught my eye. Yes, I'm lazy, but if I'm going to get dressed every day anyway, why not have my clothes do a little of the exercising for me?

Designed for optimal comfort and to be worn all day every day, ShaToBu is the only shaper that is scientifically proven to burn calories and tone muscles just by wearing it. How does it work? By having seamless resistance bands built right into the fabric, ShaToBu is able to incorporate the principle of resistance training into your garment and provide toning and burn calories as you move.

Sound too good to be true? ShaToBu has quite a bit on their website demonstrating how their shapewear is proven technology. It isn't the instant magical solution of my dreams, but if I can wear something that is not only going to make me look better but burn up to 12% more calories while I go about my daily life, then it sure sounds like a winner to me.

Of ShaToBu's products, the one calling my name was the High Waist to Knee Shaper. With the extra smoothing in the stomach area and just right to hold those love handles in, I was ready to check see if I resembled the before and after pictures on ShaToBu's website.

Right away I noticed that this garment was different than other shapewear I have tried because of it's super-stretchiness and mix of fabrics. Varying between thin, almost pantyhose-like material along the front of the legs and thicker panels (including those resistance bands) along the back and middle, I already liked the soft yet strong feel of the ShaToBu.

After shimmying myself in, I immediately noticed how much I liked the non-binding leg bands. I've worn other shapers where the leg band either rolls or is so unnaturally tight that it makes a weird dent in my leg that shows through my pants. The ShaToBu stays in place easily and the overall length is just right so that the legs stay down and the waist stays up.

After having worn the High Waist to Knee Shaper for a while, I'm pretty happy with the results. I feel as though everything in my problem areas are being held in well enough to smooth out my figure but yet the moisture-wicking cotton doesn't make me feel like I'm suffocating or too hot. All in all, I'm comfortable and my clothes fit better - exactly what shapewear is supposed to do.

Of course I have no way of measuring if I've burnt more calories while wearing this around, but the fact that it boosts my confidence and makes me feel better about myself is nice in itself. And, according to ShaToBu, if I wear my shaper all day every day I can potentially burn up to 30,000 extra calories in one year - so why the heck wouldn't I wear it?

For an effortless way to add a little exercise into your life, ShaToBu has shapers in five styles (including tights to help you look good in any length skirts or dresses), four different colors and range from $34 to $58. Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will get to experience a boost to their self-esteem while burning some calories, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of shaper from ShaToBu!

To enter to win: Visit ShaToBu and tell me which of their innovative products you would choose if you win.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry if you follow ShaToBu on Twitter, sign up for their newsletter (found in the lower right of their homepage) and/or Like them on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

The workout you wear! #WIN your choice of @ShaToBu shapewear item to get fit & look good! @thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/a7OOhZ #giveaway

2 Extra Entries (per follow method) if you follow me publicly with Google Friend Connect, subscribe to my RSS feed, subscribe to Thanks, Mail Carrier by email or become a fan on Facebook.
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3 Extra Entries if you blog about this giveaway linking back to Thanks, Mail Carrier and ShaToBu. Please leave an address where it can be found.

Giveaway will end on October 22nd at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, as I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

A big thank you to ShaToBu for providing a High Waist to Knee Shaper for me to review as well as the choice of shapewear item for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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Katie said...

I love their high-waisted tights! WOW!

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Sims Family said...

I'd like the high waist to knee shaper! Wow!

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Heather said...

INteresting idea. I would like to try it. Especially the wait to knee shaper.

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I would love to own the ShāToBu™ High Waist to Knee Shaper.

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Joy said...

I need the high waisted to the knee shapper

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mkjmc said...

I would love to try their HIgh Waist to Knee Shaper

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wigget said...

i would choose the ShāToBu™ High Waist to Knee Shaper

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agordon10 said...

I like the High Waist Shaping Tight.

4stemmes said...

I would definitely pick the high waist to knee shaper! I am desperately needing a new pair of Spanx but if I won this, that would be fantastic!

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~dab said...

If I win I would pick the ShāToBu™ High Waist to Knee Shaper

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I would chose the High Waist to Knee Shaper if I won.

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elaine said...

I would choose the Waist To Knee Shaper.

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Donna said...

I would love to get the ShāToBu™ High Waist Shaping Tight

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Jenbutterfly said...

I would pick the High Waist Shaping Tight.

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I like the High Waist To Knee Shaper!
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Nugglemama said...

I would pick the ShāToBu™ High Waist Shaping Tight or the High Waist to Knee Shaper

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I love to High Waist to Knee Shaper.

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Anonymous said...

I would choose the ShāToBu™ High Waist to Knee Shaper.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would choose the waist to knee shaper.

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Kelly said...

I'd choose the high waist to knee shaper... I really need it to cover my tummy and thighs, but don't need anything below that! :) And I'd probably choose it in the buff color, just so it would go under almost everything.

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Mbubbles76 said...

I follow on FB. I'd love to try the high waist to knee shaper, I really need to cover my tummy and thighs..it's finally getting a little cooler in her Florida so the waist to knee w/out sweating like a pig year around or at least till I get my figure back!!

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julis55 said...

The ShāToBu™ Shaping Tight

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Jen H said...

I really would LOVE to win this considering in December I have my 4th and last baby. This would be awesome to try out after that :) I really like the ShāToBu™ High Waist to Knee Shaper because my calves really don't need much work, the rest of me does lol

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MyBitsandBleeps said...

I would definately love to win the ShāToBu™ High Waist to Knee Shaper!

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mary said...

I'm gonna have to side with your choice as well. I like the high waist to knee in buff.
Interesting product, something I could definitely use.
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