Tuesday, September 16, 2014

It Works! product review -- Skinny Wrap & Greens

Have you heard about It Works?  Until about 2 years ago, neither had I!  It is a wellness company that sells all sorts of fun products.  Before I tell you about what I did this weekend, let me tell you a little bit about the company.

In 1995, a couple, Mark & Cindy Pentecost (a teacher and a stay at home mom), had a desire to start a company to give people the opportunity to work from home, set their own hours, and really live well, not just scrape by.  It Works was born.  With a desire to help people make healthful choices for living, the ultimate body applicator (skinny wrap!), a line of supplements and other products were developed and became their life blood.  Quickly, the company blossomed from one couple to thousands of distributors nationwide.

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine became involved with the It Works company.  She recruited a few other friends to sell the products and take charge of their family's finances as well.  Traci and her husband have built quite a business and have been able to pay off debts, build their savings and live comfortably since their introduction the company.  This is the video they created to explain their involvement with It Works and how it has changed their lives.

As you can see if you watched even just a couple minutes of that video, Traci & her husband are very excited about the company and what it's done for their family.  About a year ago, Traci and I began trying to work out a time to get together so she could show me the skinny wrap (their biggest selling product.)  The idea was that she would give me 1 wrap for free if I would do a review of it here on the blog and share it with my friends.  Of course, being a GOG (that is, a Girl of Girth) I was not exactly thrilled about baring my belly to my thin, fit friend to let her stick a big lotion-infused cloth to my tummy.  But I was very curious based on seeing pictures online like these!  After all, every GOG wants a magic tummy shrinker!

On Traci's website she shares this video about how to apply a wrap.  (That's Traci on the right.)

After a full year of trying to track down a time when we could get together, Traci mailed me a wrap & one other product (more about that in a minute!) to try.  I was most excited about trying the wrap first, so that's what I did first!  Actually, I think you could say I grabbed it & RAN to the privacy of my bathroom to put it on.

Here is what it looks like when you get it.

And these are the instructions on the package:

As suggested in the video above, I put on the wrap, then wrapped Saran Wrap over it to keep it in place.  After all, a GOG may have more trouble keeping the wrap in place as she moves & twists than her thinner, more flat-tummied counterpart. Let's just say there are ripples and rolls and bumps that come into play and keeping the wrap flat would be impossible without a bit of help.  ha ha!

As much as I love my loyal blog readers, I will NOT be posting my pre & post wrap pictures or measurements, but I can tell you this much.  I took measurements up high (just under my bra line), about mid-way down my tummy & right about the belly button line before I did the wrap.  After I took off the wrap, there were differences in those measurements!  I'm not looking at them right now, but I believe there was a total of about 2" difference between the three measurements.  And to make sure I measured in exactly the same place each time I drew a line on my stomach with a sharpie marker where I placed the tape!  So I'm 100% certain the results I saw were from the wrap. 

Full disclosure, though, folks:  Most people continue to see results from the wrap, meaning the numbers continue to drop, over the next 72 hours.  I did not have that result.  By the 48 hour mark, my numbers were returning to the pre-wrap measurement.  I was bummed about that, but I know that for most people it does continue to work for 72 hours.  However, I only used 1 wrap.  A full treatment is actually 4 wraps, each done a couple days apart.  So I am confident that the wrap does what it says it does!  If you have a wedding to attend or a dress to fit into for your class reunion or just want to lose a few inches in a short time, this is the way to do it!  It's like magic!

The other product Traci sent me a sample of was the Greens product.  I got the on the go berry flavor packet variety.  (There is also a tub of Greens you can use at home.)  The little packet looks like this.

Let's be honest.  None of us eat enough green things.  I try to get in a lot, but these little envelopes of powder pack a mighty punch!  Each packet of Greens has 8+ servings of fruits & vegetables and a blend of 38 herbs and vitamins.  Score!

The packet says to mix it with 8 ounces of water or juice, so I started with water.  I thought that might be the easiest.  As much as I wanted that to work, it looked like this.

It's a little difficult to see in this picture, but it was bright neon green and had little flecks of well...green things....floating in it.  I tried it, but it wasn't exactly my favorite.

Fortunately I bought a bottle of juice last week (which is rare -- we never keep juice in the house!) so I tried it mixing into that instead.

And bam!  Just like that...we have a winner!!!  It was tasty & simple to chug back my 8+ servings of broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, arugula, and whatever other veggies I want to imagine were in it!

I must admit, seeing this gritty-looking stuff on the side of the cup was a little icky...


....but it tasted great!  {No matter how much I mixed & stirred, I could not get all of those little flakes mixed in.  It sort of looked like a protein shake mixer bottle that always seems to have a bit of the powdered mix stuck to the sides.}

If you haven't checked out It Works yet, I encourage you to do so!  Talk to my girlfriend, Traci, if you'd like to hear more about getting involved in the company, or if you'd like to hear about more of their product line.  There are tons of other things to choose from, each one derived from natural ingredients and backed by a debt-free, faith-based company who endeavor to give their representatives and customers a fuller, more amazing life!

Check out Traci's website here: http://livemoregivemore.com or contact her via email at traci@livemoregivemore.com.


Gucci Wise said...

Is there any effects ? because i read some effects here : Skinny Wraps And Its Possible Side Effects

Liz said...

Gucci Wise,
I have not had any issues whatsoever.