Sunday, January 25, 2015

3 Empties: O.P.I. Avojuice, Younique Illuminate Clear and Dainty Digits Creamy Base Coat

Greetings and Nailutations,

It's another installment of 3 empties, where I review 3 products I have used up and express my opinion on how well they worked, how well they smelled, their packaging and if I'd make a repeat purchase.

The first product I finished up is Dainty Digits Creamy Base Coat.  The Creamy Base Coat is slightly tinted pink and goes on smoothly.  It is the fastest drying base coat I have ever tried.  The only thing that deters me from using this base coat is when I have a sheer or light color polish on, the base coat is tinted pink and can adjust the color of the polish, so I only used it under dark colors.
Smell Test:  smells like polish!
Feel Test:  fastest drying base coat I have ever tried!  LOVE that.
Packaging Test:  I had received mine awhile ago, so it was in a recycled bottle.
Buy Again:  super fast drying base coat?  YES!  When you are in a rush, this is a must have!

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The next product I finished recently is O.P.I. Avojuice in the scent of Hibiscus Blossom.  I bought this lotion from Ulta and had heard great things about it.  Once I started using it, I couldn't stop.  I primarily used it morning and night on my legs.  My arms are more sensitive and have different needs for moisturizing.  I like that the product isn't greasy or oily and quickly absorbs.
Smell Test: fruit, floral, sweet (almost sounds like wine!)
Feel or Look Test: enjoyed the non-greasy formula and fast absorption
Packaging: easy to use pump that allowed me to get most of the product out of the bottle, I also like when the sticker doesn't cover up how much product is left in the bottle.
Buy Again: YES!  I have a few others in different scents, which I can't wait to bust out.

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The last product is Illuminate Clear Facial Cleanser from Younique.  If you remember from a few posts ago I was raving about Awake, their older facial cleaner....but then they decided to reformulate.    This new formula feels different, doesn't lather and made my face break out.  The scent isn't the same either.  The only thing that is the same is the grey color.  Now I am on the look out for a new facial cleanser.  I used this product 5 times and my face revolted, so it is being thrown in the trash.

Smell Test: soft, earthy
Feel or Look Test: almost an acrylic paint type texture, not soft and didn't lather
Packaging: the lid is too small for the size of the tube, so it doesn't stay upright easily and kept falling over
Buy Again: No.

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Have you tried any of these products?  Did you have similar or different experiences than I did?

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @BeginNails


  1. I love some Avojuice! It must have glycerin in it. So soothing and yummy scents!

  2. Thanks, Kristi, I truly appreciate your review. Oh wow, that WAS quite a while back, huh? Rest assured, no more recycled bottles ;). Thanks again for all that you do!


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