Thursday, September 5, 2013

It Works! Wraps with Amanda Thayer Review & Giveaway

*I received a complimentary Ultimate Body Applicator in exchange for my honest thoughts and opinions*
Photo Credit: It Works!

First we'd like to start off by saying that this review is going to be unique because both myself (Alex) and Daedra had the opportunity to review the It Works! Wraps and we both wanted to give you our insight and experiences with them. For your convenience anything that is in the normal gray writing has been written by Daedra and anything written in blue is from Alex! 

Alex ~ Lets start off with a confession. I had been approached many times to try the It Works! Wraps but I was always skeptical and a little nervous. "Those things never work" I said to myself and I kindly declined the offer to review them. When Daedra told me that her sister started using them and had seen real results I was intrigued but still brushed it off. Until I saw the photos. I was amazed at the results that her sister was receiving after just a few wraps! When I had the opportunity to review the It Works! Wraps through consultant Amanda Thayer, I decided to take the plunge and try them out. I was even more excited when she offered them to Daedra too! Nothing better than team work, right? 

Daedra~ I have to say that when I was asked to do a review for It Works I was very skeptical.  I mean they say if it's too good to be true it probably is right?  WRONG!!!  So I thought what's it going to hurt to give it a try the worst thing that can happen is it doesn't work.  So I said yes to the opportunity to review this amazing product and I am so glad I did.  This is one product that actually does what it says it will do.

The Ultimate Body Applicator is made of all natural ingredients.  It is a  non-woven cloth wrap that has been infused with a powerful, botanically-based formula to deliver maximum tightening, toning, and firming results where applied to the skin.  You apply it to the area you want to see results (such as the abdomen, back, sides, legs, arms, or buttocks) and wrap saran wrap around it to hold it in place.  Leave it on for at least 45 minutes.  It absorbs in to your skin and continues to work over the next 72 hours. Our It Works! Consultant Amanda Thayer is a stay at home mom to three kids and married to the love of her life who is currently serving our country with the United States Marie Corp. Prior to becoming an It Works! Consultant, Amanda worked at a grocery store which she left soon after beginning her journey with It Works! We were both very excited to have the opportunity to work with Amanda and to have her teach us everything there is to know about the wraps!

Alex~ So a few days after we received the wraps Daedra came over so that we could try them out. After carefully reading the instructions we applied the wrap in the area that we wanted it (in my case the mid section), then Daedra saran wrapped me so that the wrap would stay in place. I have to say, being saran wrapped was a comical experience and Daedra and I laughed our booties off the entire time. It felt very strange at first but after a few minutes of being wrapped the weirdness wore off.

As the wrap worked its magic, my whole midsection was tingly (in a good way). The feeling reminded me of when you rubbed Vix Vapor Rub on yourself to help alleviate congestion - except in this case the tingle was breaking down fat cells in my skin!

Daedra ~ After my first wrap I saw results right away, but it wasn't enough for me.  I thought if I could see the difference after one what would it be like after a few more.  I decided to order a set for myself, and asked them if I could hold off on finishing the review until after I did the set of wraps that I ordered.
Alex ~ When I took off my first wrap I will admit that there was a hint of disappointment upon looking in the mirror. I didn't look any skinnier but I was amazed when I measured myself [immediately] and couldn't believe that I had already lost a half an inch. How on earth was that possible?!?! Because the wraps really do work my friends!

According to the instructions over the course of the next 72 hours you are suppose to drink as much water as you can possibly intake (I was drinking 4+ 600ml water bottles per day) and not drink any coffee or alcohol for maximum results. I was practically in shock when after the 72 hours I re-measured and was a whole 1 1/2 trimmer around the waist than I had been prior to the wrap.
Like Daedra I couldn't just stop at one so I purchased a second wrap to test the results again. This time I have to say that I was not as diligent as I should have been about drinking water and not drinking coffee, so my results were not as good as the first however I did loose a half inch around my mid section. My before and after pictures are not as impressive as Daedra's but I will say that I can tell a difference when I look at myself in the mirror. I even had a couple of friends at the pool ask me if I had been exercising more or dieting and I was proud to say nope, I just did a couple Wraps!

Daedra ~After wrap #2 I saw even more results.  I have to say I was truly excited about the difference I was seeing.  I couldn't wait to do the next ones after that.

About 2 weeks ago I decided to take the kids swimming.  It had been a few weeks since we had been to the pool.  I went to put on my bikini, and ran into a little problem. My bikini bottoms were way to BIG!  I couldn't believe it!  There was no way they would have stayed up in the water.  I was so excited that I was able to see such a huge difference.

Here is a picture of me before doing any wraps and a picture after 5 wraps.   I did not change my eating habits at all, nor was I exercising while doing this review.  So I knew the results that I was seeing could only be from the wraps.
I also started using Greens which is a supplement they sell that helps detoxify, alkalize, and promote pH balance within the body.  I can tell that I have more energy since I started using them.  Another thing I have noticed is that my menstrual cramps and discomfort has decreased by probably 80%, which is a huge bonus to me, because I normally can't make it through the first couple days of my period without taking something for my discomfort.  Since starting the greens I haven't had to take anything (Midol, Ibuprofen, Tylenol) at all!  The Greens have also helped with my husbands knee pain that he has been dealing with for over a year.

We highly recommend giving this product a try, as skeptical as you may be, they truly do work! A picture is worth a thousand words and you can really see the difference the wraps can make if you just give them a try!

To Purchase: If you're interested in trying out the It Works! Wraps for yourself, we would love for you to purchase through our amazing consultant, Amanda Thayer! Visit Amanda's Website to grab some wraps for yourself! Interested in becoming an It Works! Consultant? Join Amanda's Team! She'd be delighted to work with you!

To Win: Amanda Thayer It Works! Consultant & Mommys Craft Obsession want to give one lucky winner one Ultimate Body Applicator.

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The Giveaway will close late on the evening of September 19th. The winner will be chosen at random through Giveaway Tools. The winner will be announced both on Giveaway Tools form as well as notified by email and announced on MCO’s Facebook. The winner will have their prize sent to them by It Works!, Mommys Craft Obsession is not responsible for prize shipment. Must be 18 years and older. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google are in no way affiliated with this giveaway. No Purchase Necessary. US Only.

*This review is 100% original and in my own words. Everything written is from my own personal view point and opinions, what works for me, may not work for you. All photos have been taken by me unless stated otherwise. I have been provided with product to review by It Works! however I have not been compensated monetarily for this review.



  1. My tummy, for sure. I've got the mommy belly right over the c-section scar.

  2. My mid-section! I am 10weeks post C-Section (my second CSection) and I am not liking the pouch!

  3. Nine months after baby...definitely need a wrap or two. I have been super skeptical as well. I would love to try for myself!

  4. None months after tummy really needs a wrap or two. I have been super skeptical as well and would love to try one for myself!

  5. My husband or I would use it on our stomachs or possibly my thighs.

  6. I would like to wrap my thighs and waist

  7. I've always wanted to try these. I'm skeptical as to how well they would work for me, but it would be worth a shot. My stomach has always been my main problem area and I would be curious to see if these would help.


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