Saturday, January 12, 2013

AMW Reviews: Yuka 2-in-1 Nail Polish Remover Solution and Cotton

Happy Saturday!!!  January seems to pass by pretty quickly and seriously speaking, my tummy isn't getting any smaller!  I'm really having mixed feelings right now, I want to see Baby AMW ASAP but I love my baby bump and the way Baby kicks me at wee hours of the night!  

Before I go dramatic over my pregnancy, I will be sharing a review on a cute product which I recently tried from my November BDJ Box.

Yuka says ---
Acetone-free.  No cotton needed.  Non-drying ingredients.  Trendy & fashionable.  No Mess.  No Spills.  Handy and Easy to Use. 

Available in: Orange, Grape and Strawberry
Ingredients: Dimethyl Carbonate, Glycerin, VE, K-15, Pronopol, Perfume.

AMW says ---
  • Super cute packaging!
  • The product is indeed mess free.  
  • Easy to tote along during travel!
  • Acetone-free.
  • 1 wipe can remove regular nail polish on 1 hand!
  • Inexpensive.
  • Scent is wonderful!  Doesn't have the strong acetone scent that could get irritating.
  • If each sheet was maximized, the 1 x Yuka Nail Polish Remover Wipes can remove nail polish up to 17 times!
  • Though the product is said to be acetone-free, it dries out my cuticle and leaves a dry feel.
  • Not widely available.  Have to order online for now. (But according to commenter Jing, this is available at Watsons, let me know if you find them at Watsons too! Thanks)
I find this product gives the easiest way to remove polish anytime anywhere!  Can easily remove almost all types of nail polishes plus acrylic paint but leaves a white film on top of your nails with a bit of dryness.

  • Keep in mind to close the container tight to keep the cotton from drying.
  • Though it is easy to just grab as many sheets as we can for removal, 1 sheet can be maximized up to 5 fingernails!  I've used maximum of 2 sheets for 10 fingernails. 
  • Store in cool, dry place.  Never in directly sunlight.  
  • If you wear glitter polish or any hard-to-remove polish, leave the cotton on top of your nails for a couple of seconds before wiping it off.
  • Proceed by applying cuticle oil or hand lotion immediately after nail polish removal to prevent cuticles and fingers from drying.
Will I repurchase?

To whom do I recommend this to?
Nail polish enthusiasts who dislikes nail polish removal due to its messy nature!

Where to purchase and how much?
Available online on Facebook for Php68.00 (approx $1.70).  


Yuka Nail Polish Remover Wipes comes in 35 soaked sheets.

Each sheet is very thin thus you may grab at least 2 sheets in one go!

Remember my most recent nail art tutorial called Welcoming 2013 Nails?  As seen on the tutorial, I've used several polish shades plus the combination of acrylic paints and glitter polish!  Let's not forget the top coat!  

With 1 sheet of Yuka Nail Polish Remover Wipe, I was able to remove nail polish from my left hand!  The sheet did turned dry and almost ready to throw out on my 3rd nail, but because of this review, I tried to maximize the use of each sheet and so far, 5 is the maximum!

A closer look on all the colors that came off!  The only con that I mentioned is the appearance of white powdery substance on top of my nail and the dryness along the cuticles.

Would you go for conventional nail polish remover or a Nail Polish Remover Wipes like I did?
So far, this is a first for me to try pre-soaked nail polish remover wipes and the experience is quite good.  I am hoping to find more that has the same nice scent, same no-acetone ingredients without the dryness!  Any recommendations?

Please LIKE AskMeWhats on Facebook 
Follow AskMeWhats on Twitter  
Get "photo-updated" on Instagram (search "AskMeWhats")

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!



  1. wow, i thought this was the type of remover where you will just dip your finger in the jar and voila! clean nails! I ad want to share with you how to remove glitter polish. you take a small price orit cotton, soak in polish remover peace it on top of your mail, then tear A small square of alaluminum foil and wrap your finger wl the foil, wait fort fwe minutes remove it by pulling the foil along wth it is the cotton.

    1. Yeah, I know about the aluminum foil trick pero tinatamad ako! hahahaha Kaya i'd rather steer clear from hard to remove glitters than doing all those trick! Pero you're right, that works :D

  2. I always keep a box of these kind of wipes in my bag, they come really handy in the sign of a chip!

  3. This seems like a great product and I would love to try it since I looove nailpolish :D

    1. :) Thanks for your comment, I know! I got intrigued too and easier ways to remove polish will always be welcomed!

  4. wow this is great if your travelling!

    1. Yes, this is perfect for traveling or people always on a go!

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks dear :) Have you tried polish remover wipes like this in Korea? :D

  6. Hi Nikki, it's already available at Watson's. I also thought they weren't until I saw them on their shelves a few days ago.

    1. Thanks for the info, I have added it to my post information and thanks for helping out ! I would love to see them available at Watsons! Which branch pala yung nakitaan mo?

    2. You're most welcome Nikki, I saw this on Watsons SM North Edsa annex bldg.

    3. Good good! SM North Edsa usually has a lot of stuff that other SM malls do not have! Kaya lucky to those people living nearby :D Thanks and great day to you!

  7. What I like most about this kind of nail polish remover is its oil content: It's very moisturizing and doesn't leave the skin around my nails dry and taut!

    1. Nice that it didn't dry out your cuticles like it did on mind. Swertihan and hiyangan lang :D

  8. I got one like this (not the same brand) before at Divisoria :) It's really nice and handy considering it was only 15-20 pesos :) really a must have for nail polish junkie. And at shopwise araneta too, like 3x the price.. forgot how much exactly :) thanks for the review :)

    1. wow 15-20 pesos that's a great deal! But I'm quite scared on using those actone-based polishes for now. By the way, is the version you got acetone-free too?

    2. yun nga lang it did not indicate the ingredients :z hehe Maybe it is acetone based but it's boasting its 'plant flavor' daw on the packaging. I didnt find it drying plus it smells really good. Pero parang mas ok nga ang Yuka when it comes to ease of removing polish. :)

    3. Yun nga eh, if ingredients are not listed, I'm really unsure to use any of those stuff! Glad it worked for you!

  9. Hi Nikki, L.A. Colors is the brand of the Shopwise version, and it's 3 packs in a box :) Different scents too, I got the melon variant. I seldom use them though so I'm not sure about the drying experience, maybe it happens when you use it often?

    1. L.A. Colors have a version like this to? Nice! I can't wait to give it a try myself!

      P.S. Re: drying, I seldom use them too, I mean most of my nail art designs last at least 1 week so I remove them around once a week so I guess that's not as often as compared to other nail junkies :D

  10. Enjoy your bump :) I sure do miss that feeling :) esp. when my baby is moving or kicking

    Beauty Colada

    1. I know what you mean Jaja, I am now enjoying my bump and the feeling of having baby move inside! thanks dear

  11. I've been searching high and low for acetone-free remover and tried these just recently. My problems with the product were the same as yours. I experienced drying out. Another complaint was the lingering strong fruity smell. It made me kind of sick. They worked well enough though so I suppose they are good. I wish the pads were a bit thicker too. Thanks for the review. I bought mine at Watsons in SM Cebu.Take care!

    1. Ah so far the thin pads are ok for me but if its a bit thicker it would be great too! :) With re: to the scent, I agree with you it is quite strong that's why I make sure to remove polish in an "open air" or with a roving fan :D


I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to comment your questions, suggestions and just anything you may want to say! Keep smiling and stay happy!