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5. Nose Stretcher
Just clip this on your nose for a couple minutes per week and it will start stretching the cartilage to a desired size. It's available now from Rakuten
for just $6.94 USD.
"A flat little nose is a common feature among Japanese women. But that all changed with this nose lengthening device."
4. Bandai Cat Paws
It's like having an extra hand on your keychain. The "Neko Nyanbou" by Bandai are artifical cat paws operated with a small handle. You can use it to scratch your back, shake someones hand, or even as a good luck charm? V
"Why on earth would you use these? To scratch your back, to scare a colleague or just as an extension of your arm... "
3. Neck Stretcher
Simply place around the neck and than use the handpump to send air rushing through the tube. You're supposed to feel a nice "refreshing sensation" as the pressure slowly stretches the back of your neck.
2. Slim Mouth Piece
This weird Japanese gadget is supposed to tone your face by expanding and contracting flaccid facial muscles. According to the manufacturer
, it takes only 2-3 minutes of exercises per day to "sharpen your features". It comes in medium/hard spring tensions and is priced at $9.50 USD.
"Well, the theory is that if you widen your mouth, you will have the appearance of a small face, so prized by the Japanese. "
1. Face Slimmer
This crazy product not only makes you look like something from a horror movie, but slims your face using contact pressure and doubles as a sauna to sweat the fat away.