Hate how you look in selfies? Wouldn't it be great if you could just shave off those pernickety phantom pounds at the click of a button? Now you can. Except like all things that sound too good to be true, SkinneePix is no exception.
According to an article in the Guardian, although the new app gives you the option to magically ditch 5, 10 or even 15 lbs, that's not to say your selfies will be drastically improved.
"You've always heard about the camera adding 15 pounds, we just wanted to level the playing field," said Skinnee creator, Susan Green.
In the age of air-brushing, celebrities look perfect on Instagram, so why can't you, goes the logic. The software isn't complicated, but the proof as they say is in the pout.
And if the Guardian writers are anything to go by, I think I'll keep my money in my pocket, thanks.
"The closest I've ever come to looking like this before was after a severe bout of tonsillitis," quipped one of the writers giving the app a test run. Skinnee managed to make even a healthy 24 year old look gaunt. And besides, the app doesn't work for group shots, so basically you're screwed if you happen to find yourself at the Oscars, say, or sandwiched between a bunch of world leaders...
Instead of all these tricks with smoke and mirrors, why don't we do something radical and spend on our cold cash on healthy food and exercise?
Sorry, Skineepix, your "little secret" is out. Want my free selfie tip? To instantly look younger, tilt your head back a bit and smile.