I’m naturally lazy. If my house had a stannah lift, I’d use it. So I love anything that makes my life easier and faster. Luckily in the last few years there have been a wide variety of inventions that have made life that little bit smoother for women. The day GHD bought out their first pair of, now legendary, hair straighteners, was the day I went from frizzy faux pas to smooth and sleek.
A couple of years before that, mobile phones really hit the mainstream, with Nokia 3210’s leading the market. Everybody had one, with competitions even kicking off for the highest score for Snake! The upside to mobiles is that it became far easier to contact family and friends, send a quick communication in the form of a text message, and the birth of ‘smileys’. The downside to mobiles is that you can be contacted wherever you are…and their invention led to the by-product of text language, developed to deal with the character limit on early phones. Students have even been known to use text language in exams. Sad but true.
For those gym dodgers (yup, me too) the gaming gods gave us the Wii. I’m happy to convince myself that jogging on the spot, pulling some salsa moves, and punching an invisible opponent counts as the same amount of exercise as sweating it out on a treadmill surrounded by 40 other sweaty people. Frankly, it’s just more fun!
Nothing makes a girl feel more glam on a night out then pulling on a pair of sexy high heels and strutting her stuff on the dance floor. Unfortunately, at 2am after several hours of dancing, my feet hate me. World of pain. So the kind people at Redfoot Revolution have come up with the idea of fold up shoes, shoes that do exactly what they say on the tin. Small enough to fit in your clutch, they’re the perfect antidote for that long walk home with a kebab.
You know someone has invented something amazing when you cant imagine how you coped before they arrived in your life. Remember a time before the SatNav? When you had to follow a map, your other halves directions or worst of all, a map your Dad scribbled down for you? Bad times. Thankfully I now have a little screen that politely asks me to “Turn right” “Turn left”. If I make a wrong turn it calmly asks me to take a U-Turn.
Which beats the mother of all arguments with your boyfriend/friend/parent when you end up in Bognor rather than Bournemouth….
YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, ASOS, PerezHilton, Flikr, Blogger, Ebay, Etsy. Without the Internet, none of these things would be around to get people through their work day, earn them money, make new friends, network, share their art or stock up their wardrobe with celeb fashion. That makes it easily my favorite invention of the last few years.
Other highlights include once a day suncream, razor heads with inclusive soap layer, DVD’s, and microwave rice 🙂