Monday, March 15, 2010

HOW TO NEVER LOOK FAT AGAIN BLOG TOUR: REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
HOW TO NEVER
LOOK FAT AGAIN

BY CHARLA KRUPP

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The new groundbreaking style-guide from bestseller author Charla Krupp on how to look 10 pounds lighter, 10 years younger and 10 times sexier every day, all year--in summer, winter, at the gym, even in a swimsuit!

You'll never get dressed the same way again once you discover:

*smart, easy ways to hide arm flap, a big bust, a muffin top, back fat, Buddha belly, a big booty, wide hips, thunder thighs, and heavy calves-and that's only half the book.

*which fabrics, colors, and styles make women look fat

*absolutely the best shades, shapes, and brilliant buys to make the pounds invisible

*clever solutions for special fashion situations--workout gear, evening wear, and even swimsuits!

*which products, fashions, and services you shouldn't waste your money on

*the top ten tips that will make you look thinner by tonight!

So, if you've ever put on a piece of clothing and asked "Does this make me look fat?" Finally, here is the book that will answer your question.

READ AN EXCERPT HERE!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Charla Krupp has done more than 100 style segments on The Today Show and she has appeared on Good Morning America, Oprah, The View, Dateline NBC, and has been a regular on The E! Channel and Home Shopping Network. She was beauty director of Glamour, editor of In Style, beauty editor for People's Style Watch and executive editor of Shop Etc. Magazine. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, InStyle, Glamour, Shop Etc., People, Cosmopolitan, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, and Time. Currently, Charla writes a monthly fashion column for More Magazine called Fashion For Grownups.

WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE BOOK HERE!

MY REVIEW:


Charla Krupp’s new book, HOW TO NEVER LOOK FAT AGAIN: Over a Thousand Ways To Look Thinner Without Dieting, is a practical book filled with ideas that really make sense. It is easy to follow and you don’t have to be a wealthy celebrity to follow her suggestions. She uses good old plain common sense and allows you to suddenly look at your body in a completely different way. She covers everything for every person of every shape and size. My first reaction was “yeah, sure!” when I saw the title as I constantly battle with weight but honestly so many of the things she discusses do work and can be applied easily. She even discusses how the wrong purse can make you look bigger! Yikes! I love my handbags so I knew I had to read on!

Charla discusses all body types and problem areas. The book is well organized into chapters about problem areas. Each chapter has a title about a body issue and then goes on to say “You know you have it when…” which then describes what your body must be like to fit in that category. So if you look at say Chapter 10 about Heavy Calves and you analyze if “you have it” then she goes on to explain how to minimize that problem just by wearing the proper clothing. Chapters cover areas of concern like Big Bust, Buddha Belly, Arm Flaps, Big Booty, Wide Hips and Thighs, and well just about any other issue you can think of. She also has a chapter dedicated to telling you how to not look fat in winter, summer, workout clothes, and even for evening wear. So when you realize all this and get rid of the “bad clothes choices” from your closet, Charla even writes about what you can do with these things in the “Swap-Outs” chapter.

Also included is information for instant success with “Thinner by Tonight!” (I dubbed it the miracle myth) as well as a list of “Ten Things That Make You Look Fat”! She includes tips on the right things to buy in “Brilliant Buys”, special help for you tiny, petite people (I know it is hard for you all to find clothes, too) as well as the rest of us who are size 14 and ABOVE. Her sound advice comes through in “Going To Extremes” where she addresses cosmetic surgery and other physical treatments to look better. Lastly and probably most important is the part that even your best bud won’t tell you about and it is called “Don’t You Dare”.

The book has an even balance of all subjects and for all people. Pictures of celebrities as well as “real people” are good visual examples. The fact that Charla has written about every problem and can zone in on it and then offer workable solutions make this book a must-have and good investment if you care about how you look. I am sure this book will be flying off the shelves. ..speaking of shelves, I’m off to clear mine and my closet of all the things I own that I shouldn’t be wearing…hope there is SOMETHING left when I am finished!


GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO ANNA AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I
HAVE THREE COPIES OF THIS
AMAZING BOOK TO GIVEAWAY!



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HOW TO ENTER:

+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON SOMETHING YOU FIND INTERESTING WHEN YOU VISIT AUTHOR CHARLA KRUPP'S WEBSITE HERE
+1 MORE ENTRY:
COMMENT ON SOMETHING ABOUT THE BOOK, REVIEW, EXCERPT, VIDEO, OR BIO ABOVE THAT YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT THIS BOOK AND/OR AUTHOR

+1 MORE ENTRY: FOLLOW CHARLA KRUPP ON TWITTER HERE
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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46 comments:

Linda Kish said...

She is currently a contributing editor to People's StyleWatch.

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Linda Kish said...

I need the part about hiding the muffin top and saggy arms.

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traveler said...

She has appeared on mor than 40 national television shows. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

traveler said...

Smart and easy ways to hide back fat and best shades and shapes and buys to help hide flaws. saubleb(at)gmail (dot)com

Diane said...

I LOVED this author's first book: How Not to Look Old. I'd so like to win this one.

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thanks

Misusedinnocence said...

I love the idea of hiding a muffin top with a vest on her site.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I like that she covers a variety of sizes so this could help my friends too.

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Lee P said...

I love this book! I found out that Charla wrote a column for MORE magazine called Fashion For Grownups. She dresses very well and I would love to get tips from her. Thank you for this awesome book giveaway and please count me in.

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Lee P said...

I follow Charla on Twitter as chinook92

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Lee P said...

I just read an excerpt from this book and I can totally relate to her. Charla and I are both around the same age and we are both 5 feet. I'm sure many women feel fat even though they don't look it to others. I have had this feeling many, many times. I, personally, need tips on what to wear. I sometimes buy clothes and then hate the way they look on me, even though I've tried them on before buying them. Oh, if my husband really knew how much money I have wasted buying clothes that I will never wear...well he would not be happy with me. I think this is a very useful book and I would love to have the opportunity to read it. Thanks for this giveaway.

chinook92 at gmail dot com

Lee P said...

I am a Facebook Fan of Charla's -Lee Pearson
I love that she has quick tips on her FB page!

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Colleen Turner said...

I read that she has appeared on many national television shows (actually saw her on The Today Show!).
Colleen
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Colleen Turner said...

I found out from her website that you should wear a vest if you want to disguise a muffin top waist...didn't know that!
Colleen
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Colleen Turner said...

I became a fan of hers on Facebook.
Colleen
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Pamela Keener said...

On Charlas site I discovered if you have a muffin top add a vest.
I love vests it does cover a multitude of sins.
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I am a new follower of Charlas on Twitter.
@pam4290
Love & Hugs,
Pam
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Pamela Keener said...

I am a new fan of Charlas on Facebook Pam Keener
Love & Hugs,
Pam
pk4290@comcast.net

holdenj said...

I didn't realize Charla also worked in the magazine world. Both Glamour and In Style, so she's got a strong fashion background.
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holdenj said...

I like that the book is separated into sections of problem areas. I'd want to zero in on certain areas first and then maybe check out at the rest!
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Mary said...

When I visited the author's website I learned that she has done over 100 style segments on the Today Show.

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Mary said...

I learned in your review that the author includes special tips for size 14 and above (love that) as well as petites.

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Mary said...

I'm now following Charla Krupp on twitter : )

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Mary said...

I blogged in my sidebar giveaways:
http://bookfan-mary.blogspot.com


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409cope said...

I learned that Charla used to be Glamour Magazines Beauty Director. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow Charla on twitter as 409cope. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I like that Charla covers all problem areas in this book. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

cheryl c said...

She also wrote the book HOW NOT TO LOOK OLD, which is another book that I need to read! ;-) It is interesting that she has appeared in so many magazines and TV shows.

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cheryl c said...

I like that the book is divided into chapters according to problem areas. I worry that I will need advice for each area! I also wonder if I will have any clothes left after I follow her advice about what not to wear. ;-)

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Jolee said...

That she's been on over 40 tv programs.

Jolee said...

from review, learned she was the style director for Glamor. joleehamlin@comcast.net

QLady48 said...

Well, I just learned that Charla has a blog!! I guess it's another place I'll have to check!! I also learned about a Buddha belly and found out I need to read her new book!! Thanks, Sue


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QLady48 said...

I found out from her info on the new book that she addresses a lot of body types. I'm sure she'll have info on all my problem areas!! Thanks, Sue


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QLady48 said...

I'm following Charla on Twitter as QLady48





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QLady48 said...

I don't do FB and I don't have a blog so I tweeted about the contest.

http://twitter.com/QLady48/status/10937173549



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MarionG said...

Hi. I had no idea Charla had been on Tyra. I need some of her advice. Cheers.
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MarionG said...

I had never heard of How Not to Look Old. Definitely I need this; it sounds so good.
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amweeks said...

I see she's gotten lots of press lately, including the NBC Today Show in March and in the April issue of Redbook!

amweeks said...

After reading the author's bio, I feel like I must be really out of touch for not having heard of her before! I see she was even a beauty director of Glamour!

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amweeks said...

I'm a HOW TO NEVER LOOK FAT AGAIN - CHARLA KRUPP facebook fan! (Annmarie Dipasqua Weeks)

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amweeks said...

I follow charlakrupp on twitter! (amweeks)

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catss99 said...

I read in the blog about spanx swimsuits--sounds good to me:-)
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catss99 said...

I didn't know that the author had appeared on shows like Good Morning America, Oprah, The View, Dateline NBC. I also liked that the review mentions she includes a lot of pictures, this seems helpful!
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suzie said...

I learned that this is the #1 fashion book of the year

suzie said...

I learned that she has a comment for every problem area

suzie said...

following Charla on twitter
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