OPI Avojuice in Violet Orchid




This is my fourth day dealing with this miserable summer flu and I think maybe I’m finally starting to improve. My cough is still going full force and this runny nose is even worse, but at least I don’t have a fever and horrible body aches anymore. I’ve missed almost 3 full days of work this week so I’m sure they’re not happy with me, but I just couldn’t continue to go in to work feeling like I was going to pass out. Oh well.

One of the things I constantly get asked about is what I use to keep my hands and nails healthy–especially my cuticles. I will tell you that I am most likely just lucky because I don’t really do too much to maintain my cuticles smooth and moisturized. In fact, I tend to treat my hands pretty roughly and they can definitely get dry, rough and cracked if I don’t at least moisturize.  Believe it or not, I was a nail and cuticle biter up until my early 20’s which pretty much had my nails and cuticles in the most disgustingly haggard condition. Once I kicked the habit, I found that moisturizing was my best friend. I try to use cuticle oil every day–especially when I am swatching. I also use thick hand cremes at night, and I am always on the lookout for lotions to use during the day. My big dilemma is finding something that is moisturizing, absorbs quickly and is not super greasy. Well, my friends, I was really happy that I got the chance to try out a new scent in OPI’s Avojuice lotion line: OPI Avojuice in Violet Orchid

OPI Avojuice Violet Orchid

I have seen the these OPI Avojuice lotions many times but had never taken the plunge to actually try them out. I am so glad that I did because this lotion is amazing. It is super moisturizing but lightweight so that you don’t feel that residual greasiness from thicker formulas. It literally disappears into your skin leaving it super soft. I do have a problem with it, though: the scent. I am notoriously difficult to please when it comes to scents so this should come as no surprise. It is just too darn sweet smelling for me and the scent lingers forever! I can’t stand super sweet smelling products (or anything that smells like coconut or gardenia, for that matter) because they eventually give me a headache. While I didn’t get a headache from the Violet Orchid scent, it definitely is not for me. I love the performance of the lotion but not the scent so I will be looking for something in this line with a cleaner, fresher scent because I really do love how it makes my hands feel.

Have you tried any OPI Avojuice lotions? Do you have any scents from this line to recommend that are not so sweet? I tend to like “cucumber” or “citrus” type scents so if you know of any, let me know! I’m always looking for great lotions to keep my hands in good shape so I can keep swatching.

OPI Avojuice Skin Quenchers Hand & Body Lotion in Peony & Poppy and Violet Orchid will be available beginning July 2013 at professional salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com.  Suggested retail price is $7.95 ($9.95 CAN) for each 6.6 fl. oz bottle.

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will catch up with you soon!

14 thoughts on “OPI Avojuice in Violet Orchid

    1. Ugh…you too? It’s horrible when strong scents get to me. I think the worst scent ever for me has been those air fresheners in “white linen” Holy crap those things kill me. I remember I had one in the hallway since I thought it was far enough from my bedroom for it just to freshen up the air. Hell no. I couldn’t sleep because of the smell and the headaches it gave me.
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    1. I don’t think I have seen this product before, but I will definitely check with some of my beauty supply peeps to see if they carry this. It looks a little pricey, but if it’s good, it’s definitely worth it. Thanks for the recommendation!
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  1. Loving the new site. I have not tried this stuff but it sounds amazing. I treat my cuticles about once a week and use cuticle oil only when they get dry but the water and soap here at work is so harsh maybe I will try this stuff!
    Hope you feel better soon :/ on the bright side, its looking up right at least, I mean getting better at least 🙂
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  2. I hope you are starting to feel better! I had a full sized bottle of OPI Avojuice (I think it was papaya) that I was given for free at a nail salon back in the day when I would go on my birthday. I didn’t use it until last year when I actually knew how good OPI Avojuice was. Since I used it up I had purchased a set of variety of minis from Ulta during the holidays. My favorite one was the vanilla scent, I usually don’t like vanilla scents too much because they are always super sweet and strong. This one smelt like warm milk…that may sound weird, but thats what it reminded me of. Its a holiday one, but if you see it around anywhere give it a sniff. It would be nice if there was a non scented avojuice…I like non scented lotions too since I don’t have to worry about the scent being too much if I am already wearing perfume.
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  3. I can totally relate on being picky over scents. I really only like scents that smell like soap or clean laundry. I can’t do the warm type scents like vanilla or any of those weird holiday sugar cookie type things, I can’t do overly flowery (gardenia is my nightmare) and I really usually can’t even do citrus because it seems that they all smell so sweet. On the other end of the spectrum tho, I don’t like unscented either. I’m clearly too picky. Sometimes I love something though that’s not my norm. I have a Christmas hand lotion from ulta that is cranberry scented and although I thought I’d hate it, turns out I love it. Even tho it’s pretty overpowering, for some reason I just really do like it. I’ll have to give this brand a try- I always like new lotion!!;)

  4. I hadn’t tried this until very recently when Fross included a mini in my b-day package. I have to say it is worth the hype. It is exactly as you said…super moisturizing, non-greasy, and your hands just feel really good afterward. The one I have is Ginger Lily which actually reminds me of a fruit smoothie, for some reason. Anyway, after I go through all those treatments I bought with you (which will be a while), I’ll check this out again. I’d probably get a sampler to see which scent is my favorite before committing.

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