to get some great responses so we can give you a good laugh on a Friday night.
http://www.purelyamy.co.uk Fitness blog
I bought an Ab roller (you know, the ball thing with handles on either side) in 2006 and didn’t know how to use it. Who does?! So, It slid forward right out of my control and I instantly went belly and face first on the floor where I hit my nose and CRACK and it bled for 10 minutes! Needless to say I found it a loving, not-so loving home.(I gave it to my sister)
http://www.motherdistracted.co.uk Parent Blog
The worst thing I bought was a pair of control pants which were the size of boxer shorts and had a control panel across the tummy. I bought them to wear underneath a full length cocktail frock for a corporate dinner with my bosses. After one course of a three course meal I felt so constricted and sick, I had to go to the Ladies and take them off, stuffing them in my clutch bag. The relief was amazing. I vowed to stick to my collection of exercise DVDs from then on.
http://www.livinglikeaparisienne.com Beauty Blog
A few years ago I desperately wanted to be in shape for my holiday to Singapore. I spent an obscene amount of money on a pair of just released Reebok Tone Trainers and a fancy corset bra. I tried both on once and instead of being motivated I decided my feet looked like bricks and I did not have the abs to pull off such a bra. Needless to say both have been banished to the back of the wardrobe and I invested in much cheaper, but nicer, pink Nike trainers and sensible bras! You don’t need to spend big bucks to get fit!
I recently bought some strange foam inserts that are supposed to give your hair extra volume. I thought they’d help at a ’60’s disco I was going to – to give me the ‘bouffant’ look. I think they cost about £8 for the set of 3 (one goes centre, the 2 other on either side of your head). I can’t get on with them; whatever I do you can clearly see them poking through my hair, I can’t get the 2 side ones on symmetrically and the main one makes my head look square. Hairdressing FAIL!