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Test Drive: Fatgirlslim

A very slender and brazen friend of mine once told me that just about any woman—no matter how skinny she is—is likely to have what she called "cottage-cheese butt." Meaning, of course, is that even very skinny people get cellulite, since it's more of a cosmetic problem than a weight issue. That's why I'm intrigued by all of the new skin-firming lotions hitting the market lately, promising to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite through solely topical treatments.

For my first venture into skin-firming territory, I decided to test drive Bliss Spa's Poetic Cosmetics Fatgirlslim. I like Bliss products, and I liked the clever name, plus the lotion had several positive reviews on sites like Makeup Alley. The not-so-secret ingredient in this cream is caffeine—or, more specifically, "QuSome encapsulated caffeine molecules." I suppose the idea is to make your skin so jittery that it tightens up on contact, but I found the effect to be more disturbing than anything. I could actually feel my skin going taut when I applied the lotion, and the side effects lasted for hours—namely, it hurt to sit down. Plus, I didn't see any noticeable difference in the area where I'd applied the Fatgirlslim, but perhaps that's because the tingly feeling was so weird that I couldn't stand to use it for more than two weeks. But I'd be interested to hear what other people think, so pick up a jar for yourself here for $25 and let me know how it works for you.

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Toronado Toronado 10 years
Hmmm...what's worse...a little bit of golf ball ass, or not being able to feel one's ass at ALL?
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Jafra makes a nice elasticy hydro recovery gel to. and no its not queen helen but i keep beng reminded of queen in the name.
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
Queen helen? Ugh this is killing my mind!
t0xxic t0xxic 10 years
I had some firming lotion that has worked well on me gosh I dont know the name of it crapola! Its rather expensive my fil got it for me free bche worked for a packaging company crap! Ill think of it an get back to u its in an orange bottle and it smells like an orange cream popsicle
kristinb kristinb 10 years
interesting- but your friend is right. i'm very skinny but i still have "problem" areas...
Iwillmarryunick Iwillmarryunick 10 years
I tired it last year and it's not worth the $25.00. Weird tingly sensation too...and not in a good way.
peepshow peepshow 10 years
Instead of cottage cheese butt, you get tingly butt? Hmmm... I'll just put pants on. ;)
lindaloo lindaloo 10 years
I have used it but I don't think it did very most creams like this!
sanD13 sanD13 10 years
LOL, I love your logic Padraigin
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
If I can't sit down, then I can't spend as much time at popsugar, so I'll pass.
jennifer76 jennifer76 10 years
Ick. I'll keep my little cellulite thankyouverymuch. lol But, MUA is a keeper. That place is great for reading up on products.
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