Friday, September 19, 2008

Askmewhats Reviews: Nana May's Magic Hands (Contest Closed!)

Edit: (Note from Tiny Tapir)
The product should be used on completely dry skin - not damp or wet after washing with soap and water. The oils do clean as well.

Also, the only difference between face and hand s(other than the price! face is more expensive) is that the face salts are much finer - almost like flakes whereas the hand salts are coarser like normal salt granules.


As promised, I will also be reviewing the Nana May's Magic Hands, I have used this for 2 weeks because I've been concentrating on using the Facial Scrub and the Facial Scrub doubles as a scrub for my hands as well! So why waste a product right?

Anyways, the Nana May's Magic Hands look exactly like the Nana May's Magic Face which gets to be confusing at times especially if they're side by side!

Here's the product, same size, same ingredients, same look! I guess they are just packaged separately for hygienic purposes

Nana May's Magic Hands says ---
Hand and body scrub which exfoliates and moisturises the skin leaving it clean, smooth and moisturised.

Ingredients (There are no added chemicals and the products are not tested on animals)

Salts - Dead Sea Salts & Celtic Salts
Essential Oils - Spearmint, Peppermint, Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Rosemary & Chamomile
Carrier Oils - Jojoba, Vitamin E, Apricot Seed, Avocado and Hazelnut

Askmewhats says ---

  • it really leaves my hands softer and smoother
  • doesn't feel oily after washing
  • has a minty sensation, great for summer
  • again, a bit messy for someone who's not used to it


Just by looking at the ingredients, you won't be complaining as everything is just natural and you don't have to go through the process of creating your home made beauty product. It's all in one jar. I usually use this for my hands, feet, elbows and knees. But on weekends, I would use this to scrub my back as well.

  • wash your hands with regular soap and water
  • gently scrub the product on your hands then the heels, gently massaging it until the oil gets absorbed
  • wash with warm water
  • clean with a dry towel
Will I repurchase?

I may just repurchase a Nana May's Face Scrub, since the ingredients are the same, I will use one product for everything!

WAIT....There's MORE!!!!
(hahaha sounds like home tv shopping!)

The wonderful friends from Tiny Tapir sent me another set of the Nana May's Face Scrub and Magic Hands for Askmewhat's readers. I have been contemplating a lot if I'll be opening this up for my international readers or not. I am concern on the shipment of glass and I don't want this to be wasted during shipping.

Anyways, after giving a lot of thought, I've finally decided to package this the best I can to whoever who wins. So YES, this is OPEN to ALL READERS from across the globe...even aliens :P As long as they have postal offices!

So what are you waiting for? Just leave me a comment with your name and email address stating why you want to try this product.
Contest ends September 25, 2008 11:59PM Manila Time
and I will be announcing the winner via electronic raffle on September 26, 2008!

Unsure about winning and you want to try the products?
You can check out their ordering information



  1. wow! hope i could use this! looking for some organic product to exfoliate my skin. maybe this could help in some blackheads i have on the nose.


  2. I always tend to have dry and flaky skin which had been aggrevated since i'm working everyday in an airconditioned office that tend to be uber cold. I usually do my own scrub by mixing olive oil and sea salt. This maybe a better alternative since it has those different essential oils and carrier oils included in the list of ingredients.


  3. Hi nikki!

    I'm your faithful lurker here, and i really would wanna win this, because my skin cannot tolerate commercial products and you cannot believe how dry they could get. these would be perfect! =)


  4. Hope I could try this out soon coz I love scrubs (face, body).

  5. I would love to give this to my mom...she's a nurse and her hands are always dry and rough from all her hard work...she deserves a little pampering!

  6. Pick me please :D cos I'd like to try them as well!

  7. Have never tried an all natural product for my face before. Let alone my hands! Would love to try it though. If only to see why you like it as much as you do.

    P.S. My real name is Nikki!! Haha...
    It's always nice to meet another person with the same name.

    Byez. Thanks for considering us readers!

  8. Love it Nikki! Sounds promising to me who has really dry hands especially during this time of the year. Love the nail too!

  9. Great review, Nikki, and thanks for the contest! =) My e-mail is tracyroa at gmail dot com. I think my mom would really like this product. She asks me for advice on good skin care products, and she is always up for trying new things.

  10. being a hands-on mom to a very smart and active toddler can be fulfilling and lots of fun but it can also be tiring at times. i could use some of these for the very few and really short "me" times that i have. ;)

  11. I would love to try this product, because for the past month i had several rashes and insect bites. I already went to my derma for a check-up and he gave me a medicine to cure the rash. now im left with dry skin and marks all over my body.. i hope this product can help me at least do something good for my skin...thanx and have a nice day

  12. I think the contest is for the face scrub, right? lol cuz I'm confused whether it's for the face or hand scrub, so I'll put a lil "why" for both :)

    face scrub: come on, it's all natural ingrdients! I've never tried anything that's all natural on my face before, except for homemade scrubs :) lol

    hand scrub: my hands are so rought!


  13. hope to try this product too ms nikki, fan kc ko ng scrubs,been thinking to use the magic hands on my knees and elbows as well for smoother feel, will love the soft feeling it will leave on my skin.

  14. I want to try this... hehe~ :) The reason why I want to try this is because I got major dry skin and anything that helps will be great. My e-mail addy is

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  16. hi! i would love to try the skin needs a make over. hahaha!


  17. Hmm when was the last time I bought a new beauty product? I really can't remember. 'Nuff said. :D

  18. eeeks ! i want i want. i want it so that i will have smooth beautitiful hands to match the smoothness of my butt !! lol


  19. Hi! I'd love to try this because I'm trying to improve my health and keep the environment safe for the future generation by not using products that have chemicals/preservatives. I've tried all-natural products before and I foind that they work best for me. Who knows? Maybe this one can be my HG just yet!


  20.'s ok Nikki - just popped by to say I tried this out at Tiny Tapir's open day..LOVED it! :) the smell alone sold me...heehee..!!

  21. Hi Nikki! Sounds like a great product! Hope i will be able to try it =D


  22. i love to try this! i'm using another brand of facial and body scrub but i'm not satisfied with the result. wish we had this here in the Phils.


  23. this seems to be a nice scrub. i want to try this one!


  24. hope i could win and try this for my bday..hehehe


  25. i would love to have the scrub for myself to get rid of the blackheads and the magic hands for my mom as she takes care of us and often neglect herself =) most of all, me loves new products!


  26. i hope i'll win this coz i'm searching for a scrub that suits my skin.


  27. I would like to try the face scrub cos u mentioned that the granules are very flakes and I think that this fine granules would not aggravate my face any further. I also love minty things!

    Lastly..the most important reason is cos my face now is filled with little bumps especially on the chin, forehead and nose sides! I wanna get rid of it..Hellpp!!..

    n would be kewl 2 get something from the Phil. ^_^

    btw, I live in Malaysia.


  28. i find other facial scrubs granules too rough that it hurts my skin, since this one is more fine then maybe this is the scrub i've been looking for.


  29. Hi.

    I'm just new to your page and was hoping to take my shot at this.

    I'd like to try it since I have tried couple of scrubs but I just end up having insect bites. I don't know if its the sweet scent left on my skin that caused it but I really love to try this one. I must admit that I don't have the softest hands my husband had touched but I hope this will make him think again once I get to try this.

    Thank you and more power to your blog.

  30. Thanks for this cool contest. I just tried to do my nails like yours and it came out so cute! I would like to try this because I love beauty products :)

  31. I really love your blog and what you write here. It's a plus for me that all your pictures show when your blog is loading at my side, and your tutorials are soo easy to learn and follow.

    Please let me win the contest because I really like the cute packaging of Nana's products.It would be great to try the as we don't have it here in Malaysia. :(


  32. I have been looking for the perfect skin exfoliator for ages! Your post about Nana May's Magic Hands piqued my interest and I hope to win a free sample so that I could try it! More power to your blog! :)

  33. Honestly, this brand is new to me. Thanks to the blogs like this, I'm beginning to discover products that are really good even if not commercially advertised. I would really love to try this product.

    My email -

  34. hi ms. nikki =)
    your site is getting a lot cooler.

    i'd love to give nana may's products a try because me and my friends are lemming for scrubs lately, stress from school stuff and pollution here in manila make my skin unhealthy, i guess something all natural like nana may's products is perfect.=) i hope to give it a try and recommend it to my friends. wouldn't it be nicer if they see the effectiveness through me.haha thanks,thanks!

    God Bless!


  35. This product looks very promising. Being a homemaker, it would be nice to pamper myself once in a while. :)


  36. After having used commercially available scrubs for years, I would like to try niche, all-natural brands to see whether they do indeed deliver what they promise. The hand scrub may turn out to be a lifesaver for my dry, chapped hands due to frequent hand-washing in a healthcare setting (doctor-in-the-making here).
    Thank you! :)

    Yiing Zhi

  37. I just knew you have a giveaway today. :) Count me in!


  38. Email at my blogger profile.

    Why? Hmm... Could it be beacuse I am 45 and desperatly trying everything on earth to make my skin look 20? LOL... I will let you know if I find anything. But something has to be helping, since I don't have any wrinkles yet.

  39. Hi this product look amazing and I believe it can help me big time.
    To be a teen and to grow up with acne is not easy. To face the crowd, to know that you don't look good just b/c you have acne on your's hard. I been through many products and this seem to facinate me. I would gladly purchase this product!