Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wickless Wednesday: Zoya 3-In-1 Remover +

A lot of people who like wax are also into beauty products.
Me, not so much.
Sure, I'll paint my nails about once a month or so, get an occasional pedicure, and always wear perfume, but don't expect me to make a sock bun while applying multiple layers of eye shadow and discussing the benefits between powdered vs. liquid foundation anytime soon.
This bad boy is the 3-in-1 nail polish remover from Zoya (although when I bought it, it was a few bucks cheaper). I heard about this products from Organized Like Jen, AKA My Housewife Life, AKA The Busy Bee Buzz (you can also follow her on Twitter and her, that was a mouthful). She uses this to take off her polish and has for a long time, I guess. I'm skeptical about other people's beauty product reviews just because everyone is different: some people have sensitivities to smells, or creams, or make-ups, so what's right for you might not be right for Suzie So-And-So.

Let me tell you, ladies and gents (if there are any gents...), this stuff is MAGICAL. It doesn't smell like your typical nail polish's got an amazing lavender fragrance! How this works is: you twist the cap at the top into the unlock position, push down once or twice with your paper towel or cotton ball(whatever you use to remove your polish), then click back into "lock," and scrub over over your nails. With four or five swipes only, your polish is GONE. FINITO. ADIOS. OUT OF HERE. No traces that it ever existed!

I am so impressed by this stuff. It is a bit expensive, $10 per bottle, but it is worth every single penny to not smell that awful nail polish remover smell for hours lingering in the air. Even though I bought it through, you can buy it on Zoya's website (I'm not sure where you can get it in real life, though, since I avoid beauty stores like the plague). I give Zoya's 3-in-1 Remover + a solid 9/10, it is simply amazing!!

*Remember, I was not paid to discuss and review this product. All opinions and words are my own, and I paid for the product with my own money.


  1. I'm not a girlie-girl makeup user either, but I love watching some of the beauty channels on YouTube. Sometimes I get inspired and feel 'I can do this!' or feel guilty for not fulfilling my womanly duty of indulging in cosmetics ... so sometimes I'll play around with nail polish or whatever. In the end though, because I'm an old lady firmly set in my ways, I just feel weird with painted nails or a bit of lip color and it's removed before anyone but me sees it.


    I still love watching beauty channels though!


  2. The only real beauty things I do are nail related, though that has been curbed since August because my new job (claims to) forbid nail polish and even if I did wear it, after one shift the polish would be chipped and peeled, not to mention my nails are horrible looking. I'm looking into getting a gel nail system just so it offers my nails some strength and I can grow them out again.
    Besides that I occasionally wear perfume and I have been known to sometimes break out my nice clothes for absolutely no reason.
    I never used Zoya's remove because I can get the same results for a lot cheaper. Acetone + glycerine + whatever essential oils you want. Oh, and some coloring, though I wouldn't recommend food coloring as that would stain your hands.
    I know an awful lot about makeup, but I've never really worn it, partially because I've never felt comfortable with it, partially because my skin has never gotten used to makeup and is super sensitive. That doesn't mean I won't read those makeup blogs and watch those YouTubers!

    1. WOW, I had no idea you could make it yourself! That would really save a boatload of money! Thanks for the tips! :D

      I, too, tend to read makeup blogs and watch YouTube videos, but do not really enjoy makeup. It definitely is a comfort thing!

  3. Haha I'm one of those people that is into all kinds of beauty products, I have been for as long as I remember. Zoya Remove + is probably one of the best nail polish removers out there. I too make my own dupe of it and it's so much cheaper. I buy pure acetone from Sally's, add pure glycerin and mix in water to emulsify the glycerin! It's exact to the Zoya Remove +. Well except for the great scent, of course =) But you can add your own oils, as Liz said.

  4. Ooh thanks for this recommendation! I'll have to get my hands on it somehow, because the acetone stuff smells terrible and makes any cuts on my fingers sting!


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