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Monday, September 21, 2015

Savvy Naturalista's Mani Mochis

***Press Sample***


Is this you today?  This is how it feels to me - every day.  Pregnancy is starting to be unkind with symptoms as I approach the 3rd trimester.  Lord help me.

Wonderful pamper-y things like Savvy Naturalista's Mani Mochis help out a LOT on these hard days, let me tell ya!


These Mani Mochis are "exfoliating scrubs made of a thick sugar paste with lots of salt, butters, and gentle cleansers.  It is an alternative to body scrubs that come in jars," as described by the maker herself.


I have had a hard time in the past with scrubs that have very large granules to them as those tend to really hurt my skin, especially if I am pampering my hands after a long day of swatching polish.  The salt and sugar granules in these mani mochis are the perfect size to help exfoliate without feeling like I'm scrubbing off a few layers of skin.  You can definitely feel the butters in it, too, as you continue to work the paste around the skin.

These mochis are for more than just hands - they work well as a body scrub too!  Along with these Mani Mochis are the Mega Mochis, created for use as a full body scrub!  I used one in the shower on my legs (no, you won't get pics of that, you saucy minx!) and they felt really smooth afterwards.  I tend to have dry skin on my knees and that was half gone after using the scrub!

To use these mani mochis is very easy - the directions according to the maker are as follows:

"Cut your mani scrub into 2-3 equally sized pieces and decide which one to use on your hands first.  After you have gotten your hands wet under the running water, gently rub the mochi all over your hands and watch it smear into a wonderful smooth paste.  Once you have exfoliated your hands, rinse well, dry and add a light hand cream."

Here's a "Before" shot of the state of my fingers pre-mochi:


You can see I had a few areas of dry skin on my fingers, as well as around my cuticles. As per the directions, I cut up one of the mochis - the "Cake Batter Face" one - into 4 small pieces (even though 2-3 is recommended, I found four pieces will still yield enough for a good scrub amount).


The next step was to place my hands in water to get them damp.  I also dipped the mochi piece in the water to moisten it.  I then spread the paste on my hand and concentrated on rubbing it over the worst areas.  I did this for about 5 minutes.

  
After I rinsed off the paste and dried my hands, the difference was quite noticeable!


As you can see, most of the dead skin on my finger on the top left of the above photo was completely gone, and ALL of the dead skin on my finger on the top right was gone!  My cuticles are also noticeably more hydrated.  My hands felt suuuuuuuuuper smooth, too ^_^   I didn't even feel the need to add a hand cream.  I'm really thrilled it took such a small amount of the mochi to get the job done, so now I have more for later!! :D

Overall I'd have to give this product two very big polished thumbs up!!  These products will be launching on October 9th, 2015 at 12:00 AM EST.  However, there will be a pre-order on the 25th of this month at 11:00 AM EST!  I suggest taking advantage of that, as some of the mochi scents are limited edition.

You will be able to purchase the Mani Mochis priced between $1.55 and $1.75, and the Mega Mochis between $5.25 and $5.50 on the Savvy Naturalista website.  You can also follow the brand's Facebook PageFacebook Group, Instagram, and Twitter for updates on this product and future products!

What do you think??  Are you always on the hunt for a good scrub?  Does this sound like something up your alley?

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Products were sent to me for review purposes.  ALL experiences and opinions are my own and remain 100% honest. 




25 comments:

  1. I think I need something like this in my life!

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  2. I have been so anxious to get mine in the mail to try. I love using products like this after long swatching sessions. These are a polish girls best friend!

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    1. You aren't kidding!! And you are gonna *love* these, I'm so, so glad I have leftovers!!

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  3. Great review! I tried mine today, they are heavenly!

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    1. Thanks!!! I look forward to reading your review!! :D

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  4. LMAO at Saucy Minx. I love that you loved these.

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  5. These look fantastic. I love a good (but gentle) scrub.

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    1. Me too, my cuticles are so much happier :P

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  6. These are so cute! I've been into hand care big time lately! Mani bombs, lotions, scrubs. I'm bringing my nails back to health if it kills me! Lol with all the crazy meds I'm on, my nails hate me. These look awesome!

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    1. It's funny, it's not really something you think about until you notice your nails or cuticles deteriorating. Then when you try a product like this, you think, "Oh my gosh, I coulda been doing this from the start!!" :D

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  7. Ohhh, these sound awesome!! I'm currently using a whipped sugar scrub and I'm kind of iffy about it, so I'll keep these in mind for when I run out!

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  8. This sounds awesome, never tried anything like this before x

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  9. these are lovely! I want them to smell like cookies...and now I want cookies. I think preggo brain is contagious.

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  10. I love a good scrub. These are so much fun! My post is going to be up next week. She did such a good job with these. Great post! <3

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  11. Definitely will be having to try some of these out! I remember the third trimester. I was just miserable an wayyyyyyyy to hot since by daughter born in July!

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  12. Ouch, I am so guilty of never scrubbing my hands! I should definitely do I know.

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  13. I need this scrub.. my skin is very dry, i often end up damaging my cuticles and skin while using cuticle remover. This scrub will save me from that pain. Thank you for sharing the review.

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  14. Okay, the word Mochi is the most adorable term for such a product, EVER! And the results are really nice, I love a good greasy sugar scrub :).

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  15. Yup, I need this! Thanks for the review :D

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  16. I just tried these and these are AMAZING!

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  17. Thank youuuuu for the "how to use" information! Haha I'm always missing that step between the cool skin care product and the final results. I like the "in action" photos so much!

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