Watch Me Sparkle…And Grow Facial Hair??

Lucky Hubby. He hopped a flight to Vegas earlier this week and spent three days wandering the strip to visit various hotspots (no pun intended) of the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show.  I, on the other hand, received updates via iPhone as I suffered through the deep freeze that afflicted the Northeast for the better part of the week.

Yes, Hubby uncovered a plethora of electronic treasures during his stay – routers, Audis, Corvettes, Lamborghinis, Iron Man and robotic spiders, not to mention the iFit girls (not electronic but impressive nonetheless).

Sigh. Maybe I’ll get my turn next year.

But while Hubby spent a lot of time on “manly” technology, he completely missed what I call reflective intelligence. LOL.

Introducing…the Panasonic interactive mirror.

Image Credit: Dean Takahashi

Image Credit: Dean Takahashi

Did you ever wonder how to apply your makeup so it looks best in specific types of lighting – warm, dim, cool, natural sunlight? Darned lightbulbs can change your look from dewy to pasty in seconds flat. Or maybe you’d like to find out if that expensive facial cream you bought is really improving your skin’s hydration levels like the pushy salesgirl swore it would? And…most importantly, wouldn’t it be cool to see how you’d look if someone tossed a can of pixie dust at you? No…seriously.

With this clever innovation, your questions may soon be answered. I say “soon” because there is no available information on pricing or availability. But it’s freaking genius!!!!

Panasonic’s interactive mirror shows what you would look like with sparkles (video) – Venture Beat

How It Works

The glass is both a mirror and a display. You view transparent overlays on top of your own reflection and the mirror can make suggestions for beauty tips, based on your facial features.

Who’s The Fairest Of Them All?

Some days I just hate my hair and I’d love to see myself with a different style and color.

Other times, I want to reboot my eye makeup look but I’m not always sure how to apply it for the best effect.

Or maybe I want to slightly contour my face to change the appearance of its shape.

MIRROR, MIRROR!!!!

Ready To Max Out With Shaun T???

Successful fitness gurus are true innovators. They need to maintain their bodies while coming up with brand-new workouts, meal plans and supplements to build and sustain a captive audience.

I love Shaun T. He is by far my very fave Beachbody trainer. In case you don’t recognize the name, he’s the creator of the Insanity workout series. Insanity is…INSANE. It’s also 45 minutes long (a lot would say that’s 44 minutes too long…hee hee).

Courtesy of www.theexaminer.com

Courtesy of www.theexaminer.com

That’s a huge time commitment, considering you have to fit in a workout 6 days a week.

He’s filling a need. People want to be fit (until they begin the program…and then they think maybe they didn’t look so bad after all :0)). So they try and buy. They may keel over during the workout but if they survive, Shaun T. will lead them to the Promised Land of six-packs and hard bodies.

But…he’s only going to attract the die-hard gym rats with Insanity, for two reasons.

1. Most of us can’t dedicate 45 minutes to a daily workout.

2. Most of us don’t have the stamina to last through a grueling (read: excruciatingly impossibly brutal) 45-minute routine.

Courtesy of www.beachbody.com

Courtesy of www.beachbody.com

So what did he do? Shortly after releasing Insanity, he came up with T-25. 25 minutes, 5 days a week, three different programs (Alpha, Beta and Gamma) to reduce boredom and to gradually progress to a higher level of fitness. Yep, that’s when I became a fan (I was not part of his target for Insanity). Except after I completed the T-25 program (I did it three times over a year), my body stopped responding to the exercises. And the workouts were HARD. Not INSANE but definitely a challenge.

I was back at square one. I tried Brazil Butt Lift (and felt like a complete traitor) but wasn’t impressed. The workouts were longer and there was a lot of Latin dancing involved. Just an aside, I don’t do salsa or merengue. Rhythm is a dancer. I most certainly am not.

Enter Insanity-Max 30.

Shaun T., ever the innovator, created this new routine for those of us who are crazy enough to WANT to do Insanity but are really pressed for time. So in 30 minutes a day for 5 days, we can work our butts off, hang out with Shaun T. and get the benefits in 60 days or our money back.

The thing with fitness is, trainers have to be at the ready with a fresh set of routines, workouts that are both effective AND fast. Those are the hooks for any fitness audience.

  • Create the product/service
  • Convince people why they absolutely have to buy it
  • Continually improve and enhance.

You’ll convert prospects to lifetime customers if you create the demand and innovate new ways of satisfying the needs.

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