Saturday, March 8, 2014

Have you tried that crazy wrap thing?

Hey Honey Bunnies! 

I've been hearing about these It Works wraps for a while now. My Instagram feed is literally chock-full of women's bare bellies showing their bloated before pictures and the svelte and slimmer "after just 45 minutes" picture. It's  definitely enticing...

And seems a little too good to be true. I mean just apply what essentially is a vitamin wrap on your skin (belly, arms, thighs, back, wherever) and wait 45 minutes to get a more tightened toned appearance? I think not. Seriously, how can this even work? It just seems like a scam. 

And that is what I've been telling myself for the past couple of months. I've been fighting this internal battle, where on one hand the obsessive compulsive shopping addict in me just wants to give in and buy the damn things  (they very well may be the best things ever and completely change my life) - and the practical part of me is saying "Get a grip woman, they're wraps- not a miracle working plastic surgeon". 

And that is a little insight into the dialogue I conduct in my head, but all of this is just to say that the shopping addict won. I gave in. I bought them.

I am still very skeptical but I am willing to give them a shot.

I have also convinced my mother that the wraps are practically miracle workers ( I haven't told her that I myself am doubtful) and so I can comfortably use her as my guinea pig and ease my guilt ever so slightly for giving in to all the hype. 

Anyway, I just put in the order today and I can expect the It Works Wraps to come in in the next couple of weeks. 

The ordering process was a bit annoying quite honestly. I bought the Ultimate Body Applicator which retails for 115$. I mean really? That's insane. It comes with only 4 wraps that you can use every 72 hours. 

BUT...Here's the catch- if you sign up for the Loyal Customer Program you can buy the Ultimate Body Applicator for 59$! Which seems quite nice, but you have to agree to auto shipments, which means that every month you receive a shipment and will be billed 59$ (plus shipping and taxes). There are some other perks too, but I was disappointed at this in all honesty. 

I decided to try it anyway of course, mainly because I'd love to review it for my readers, but also because it seems cool. Also my sisters wedding is in a couple of if it works-even just a little bit, I'll come out #winning.

Just to be clear, I know that to be healthy you need to exercise and eat well, which I do. And I know that slowly but surely, by eating well and working out  (check out our 30 Day Squat & Crunch Challenge) I can get my body to where I want to be. But I am not opposed to trying alternative ways to give me an extra boost...

I will of course let you all know my thoughts on them once they've been tried and tested.

If any of you ladies have tried them let me know what your results have been in the comments below. 

If anyone would like to check them out, click here .

Until next time friends,

Much love,