Product Review – Can a Swimsuit Make You Look Slimmer?

It’s certainly an alluring tag for swimwear: “Look 10lbs lighter in 10 seconds!” – but can a swimsuit really make you look slimmer?

The US concept, which launched in the UK in 2004, also claims that a swimsuit will make you feel 10 times younger and 10 times more confident. However, it is easy to claim these things but is it as easy to show that they are true?

I don’t know how they’ve worked these figures out… (We never got to work on equations like that back in maths class…I wish we had!) But the fact remains that the Miraclesuit is here to stay. With the imminent launch of its fourth season, those people who thought this ‘miracle’ was merely a fad have been proved wrong.

The suit is made from a material called Miratex, a fabric containing three times as much Lycra as most fabrics, and boasting three times the hold of ordinary swimwear.

The Miraclesuit, with the help of Miratex, has the power to “contour, shape, slim and firm”. Or so their company claims. And many women seem to agree with them, judging by the popularity of the swimwear.

Mike Eve, director of Patricia Eve, the company that represents Mircalesuit in the UK, thinks there’s a growing demand for quality products and a “backlash against cheap goods.”

Does Miraclesuit swimwear work? Eve puts it, “Its success shows that the Miraclesuit is a product that actually does the job it says it will, and is not just an idle boast.”

Dieting is the sure way to look slimmer but we are all looking for the easy option of an instant miracle fix. We tested the suit and found that it does indeed make a person appear slimmer by ‘readjusting’ the wobbly bits making them look firmer and less obvious and enhancing the parts of a ladies body that look better when they have a bit more shape. Whether this gives a person more confidence is more difficult to measure but it seems an obvious follow on from an improved appearance.

Vanadium – A Metal Preparing For Launch

Vanadium, a transitional metal found on the periodic table, is becoming much more than just a metal talked about in high school chemistry class. The silvery gray metal has historically been a by-product of mining and oil-drilling production businesses, but due to technological breakthroughs over the last decade, demand for the metal is growing, and the search for Vanadium is on.

The three hottest areas for vanadium use today are production of steel alloys, vanadium redox-batteries, and a new technology called smart glass.

According to Wikipedia.com, 85% of all vanadium produced is used as a steel additive. When mixed into steel, the steel becomes dramatically stronger and more resistant to heat. These attributes are vital in construction. Lets use an example of a steel bridge-by adding a small percentage of vanadium to the steel, the bridge can sustain weights over 1000 tons, rather than falling apart at 250 tons. Secondly, by having a higher resistant to heat, the bridge can remain standing during an explosion. The next time you drive over a strong new bridge, thank vanadium.

Smart glass, also known as smart windows, is an exciting new technology requiring significant amounts of vanadium. Smart glass is a sheet glass which contains electrically-reactive layers in it’s center. By running a charge through the glass, tinting flips on or off. The darkness of the tint resembles tinted vehicle windows. By installing large sheets of smart glass, new commercial buildings eliminate the need for blinds & shades. Additionally, this vanadium coating has been shown to reflect U.V. rays away from the building, while insulating and preserving heat more efficiently than traditional glass. Temperature control savings for commercial buildings are said to be in the 40% annual range.

The third and most promising use of vanadium, is what’s called the vanadium-redox battery. This battery is different from traditional rechargeable batteries: A charged vanadium liquid stores the energy(vanadium metal can be converted to a liquid). The liquid is then stored in two separate tanks(one for positive liquid, one for negative). When the two liquids meet, a chemical reaction occurs, producing electricity. These tanks can be made in any size, to meet any application-a vehicle, a hospital, or even a small town! A widespread adaptation and use of vanadium redox batteries paints a demand picture for vanadium resembling Mt. Everest.

While the demand picture for vanadium is growing, the supply-side is ridden with bottlenecks. According to CPM group, “China, South Africa, and Russia account for roughly 90% of global supplies.” During an interview with this author, James Corrigan of Stina Resources indicates South Africa represents roughly 60% of world production. South Africa, hmm…remember what happened in 2008 during the South African mine blackouts? The electrical grid failed and platinum mining temporarily came to a halt. Platinum prices exploded as industry and investors scrambled to secure their own supplies. It would be naive to think this cant happen again, to any mineral supply coming from South Africa. It is a country many years away from offering(if ever) a developed mining infrastructure.

Now the final question remains: “If vanadium is a hot metal for the future, with such great supply & demand prospects, how can I get my hands on some?”

Well, it’s easier said than done. There are only a handful of quality vanadium deposits in the world, and even fewer investment choices to access these deposits safely. The largest risk today in mining is political. Appropriation and taxes remain the largest threat to wealth buried underground. For this reason, we recommend staying in mining-friendly jurisdictions of the Americas, more specifically, Canada and the U.S.

Vanadium is far more than just a dusty-old metal talked about by chemistry teachers. Today’s growing technological applications are demanding metals of higher endurance, and vanadium is meeting that demand. Steel alloys, smart glass windows, and redox-batteries represent a slice of a rapidly growing pie. Vanadium is preparing for launch.

Tips for Selling Any Product

Selling your own product can be one of the most lucrative ways to grow your online business and most importantly make a ton of money. In this article I am going to go through a few ways to sell your own product and make a ton of money. All the big names in internet marketing sell their own products and are able to earn millions by doing so. If you follow their path you will have great success with your online business.

The first way to sell your product is to put it up on ClickBank. If you know anything about affiliate marketing I am sure you’ve heard of ClickBank. They are the biggest affiliate network on the internet. If you have an information product this is the place to find people to sell it for you. Put your product up on ClickBank and people will start selling it for you. This is pretty straight forward. Make sure you have a good quality product. Another great thing to do is send emails to owners of large email lists and ask them if they will promote your product for you. Offer them a high commission for every sale they make and you should make some good money.

The second way to sell your product is the conventional way. Put up a sales page somewhere on the internet. Hire someone to write the sales copy for you. Now you have to drive traffic to this bad boy. There are a bunch of ways to drive traffic. If you want the easy way out pay for advertising with Google AdWords or Facebook advertising both these techniques work very well. If you want to generate free traffic you should use article marketing or make some YouTube videos that direct traffic back to your sales page. Also post on forums and add your sales page link to your forum signature. If your very active on the forum and give good advice this is a great way to get free traffic.