Recently, a friend of mine has begun selling body wraps. These wraps claim to help tighten, firm and tone different parts of your body. You can purchase one wrap for $25 or for best results, buy a box of four for around $65. I decided to just get one, to see how it worked and if I liked it.
Immediately after submitting my payment, Michelle, my distributor, shipped my wrap to me. It took about two days to arrive. It was safely packaged inside a large envelope.
Okay, so I’ve been dying to try these things for ages now. I’m not really overweight, technically, but there’s parts of my body that could do with some tightening up, ya know. I was super stoked to get to try one out, as I’ve been reading conflicting information on them for a while. Some people scream the benefits from the rooftops, from trimming excess inches to detoxifying the body to reducing stretch marks and more. Others scoff at them and claim it’s a bunch of bogus bullshit and you’re doing nothing more than rubbing lotion on your skin and letting it sit. Either way, the concept was super intriguing and I was really excited when it arrived.
Well, I went up to Walgreens in order to purchase Saran Wrap, but all the employees kept saying things to me and asking if I could find everything alright, and instead of getting the one thing I went to Walgreens for, I got a pack of razor blades and some Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream bars for my boyfriend. Ugh. This is why I need to write things down. Well, Michelle assured me that I could just wear a tight-fitting shirt over the wrap, and as long as I stayed still, it would be fine. Like I was going to move. I’m not taking any chances of doing this wrong!
So this morning I get up and take some before photos. As you can see, I’m not huge, but there’s problem areas. Also, I didn’t realize that my skin is the same color as my walls, so I’m sorry that there’s difficulty in these. The after photos I did turned out better.
After this, I got out my wrap, my tight shirt, and a gallon of ice water. Since the wrap is detoxifying you, you need to drink loads of water in order to help it along. You’re supposed to drink half of your body weight in ounces. Well, that’s a lot of fucking water. I was going to have to do my best.
I carefully cut along the dotted lines (I’m such a good girl) and removed the wrap from the packaging. It smelled amaaaaazzinnngg. Very minty, with some lavender maybe? It was fantastic. Yum. The directions state to put it on your desired area for 45 minutes. Michelle said that since I don’t have sensitive skin, to feel free to leave it on for up to an hour. So an hour it was to be. Using hot water, I washed off the area I was going to place it, then dried off. This helps to open up your pores so you get maximum benefit. I placed the wrap carefully across my stomach and over to my love handles. Gross. I pulled down my super tight shirt and laid carefully in bed, e-cigarette in hand, nail polish ready to go.
I ended up drinking the full gallon of water. I thought I was going to die from the amount of liquids sloshing around in my belly. I painted my nails, did my makeup and played some Diablo III while I waited for it to be done. Hooray! Productive while not moving!
So at the end of the hour, I removed the wrap and discarded it, rubbed in the lotion that was remaining on my skin and looked at the results…
Alright, so the first one definitely wasn’t a miracle. There was some obvious tightening over the area that I placed it, which was nice. My pooch (ugh) wasn’t quite so noticeable. But what I was most pleased about was that it lightened up my stretch marks! I’m so excited! It has been about 24 hours since using the wrap now, and I can still see the results! I had a baby for my aunt nearly six years ago, and I got ridiculous stretch marks in a belt all the way around my stomach. So to see how much of a difference there was made me nearly cry. The photographs don’t do it justice. You’ll have to forgive me, I’m using a Samsung Galaxy SII to take pictures with, and I’m no pro.
My verdict: If I could afford to throw down $65 a month on a four-pack of these, and do it for several months, I absolutely would. If you’re looking for a quick tone for the beach, or if you have stretch marks like me and want to have them be less obvious, I would recommend getting them once in a while. I’m not sure exactly how long the results last, but it’s been over a day and I’m still very pleased. It was a relaxing hour to myself, I liked how my stomach looked after using, and my whole house smelled super yum after using it.
All in all, I think this is a great product, and you should absolutely try it at least once. If you’d like to go through the same distributor I use, go to her website.