Sunday, August 10, 2014

3 Empties: Seche Clear Base Coat, Zoya Remove + and Qtica Tangerine Zest Scrub

Greetings and Nailutations!

I have 3 product used up and ready to share my thoughts on them!  Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of them and what you think.

First is Seche Clear Base Coat, which is the partner of Seche Vite (the super fast magical top coat that dries in seconds).  The base coat does it's job, but is not my favorite by a long shot.  This base coat was purchased at my local Sally Beauty Salon.  (photo courtesy for
Smell Test:  strong polish sent, not 5-free or even 3-free
Feel Test:  slow dry time
Buy Again:  I would not buy this product again.  I like the top coat, but the base coat wasn't a fit for me.

Next is Zoya Remove +, the 3 in 1 formula of a polish remover, nail cleaner and nail prep.  Zoya Remove + is my all time favorite nail polish remover.  It doesn't leave a film on your nails, it doesn't make your skin or nails dry, and it smells good.  I use it after applying nail polish to clean around my cuticles and it's gentle enough that I can take photos without moisturizing my skin.  I travel with the 2 oz travel size and took advantage a few months ago of the buy 2 get 2 free of the 32oz jugs so I will NEVER run out.  This amazing polish remover can be purchased at  (photo courtesy of
Smell Test:  Soft perfume scent, does not smell like acetone or polish remover
Feel Test:  Leaves skin and cuticles soft and nourished.  No film left on skin.
Buy Again:  YES YES YES!  I am making sure I will never run out.

The last product is QTICA Tangerine Zest Sugar Scrub.  I received this scrub as an extra freebie with a Zoya order.  QTICA products can be purchased at  First, the smell is AMAZING!    The scrub can be used on feet and hands.  I primarily used it on my hands, but did manage to give myself a bath tub pedi a few times.  The only thing I didn't care for is the size of the sugar - it was very coarse.  I do not recommend using this daily on your hands due to the sugar size.  After using the scrub, your hands are not left oily, but clean and smooth.  (photo courtesy of - could not find Tangerine Zest)
Smell Test:  Fruity, refreshing and lovely!
Feel Test:  I used the scrub once a week on my hands and had soft skin for the week.
Buy Again:  Since this was was nice to try it out.  I wouldn't have purchased it myself (I prefer indie made scrubs).  If given the opportunity, I would not buy it...but if it was given to me free in an order...I'd use it only on my feet.

Have you tried any of these products?  Did you have similar experiences?  Let me know!
Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @BeginNails

1 comment:

  1. Oooh I might try the Zoya Remove + :) you've made it sound awesome :)


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