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