Monday, September 13, 2010
The Body Shop Nail Buffer - Review
How to use: After filing, buff the nails using flat sweeping strokes across the surface. Use the dark grey and mid-grey surfaces gently once every two weeks. Use the pale grey surface as often as required to add shine.
A Nail buffer is a cosmetic beauty tool that can be used to give the fingernails or toenails a high gloss shine. By rubbing the surface of clean and dry nails with successively finer grit buffers, the nails can appear as if they have had clear gloss applied. Buffing also rids the nail surface of jagged edges and unsightly ridges. Many people even say that buffing stimulates blood circulation and thus the growth of healthier nails. However buffing too often can take off too many layers and make the nails weak.
Price: Rs. 125/-
1. All 3 sides, including the black emery board are very gentle on the nail. I have used quite a few buffers, I find this to be the most gentle, even if you inadvertently apply too much pressure
2. Buffs nails to a beautiful, manicure shine, almost like you have applied clear nail paint.
3. Highly portable and sturdy.
1. Slightly difficult to clean. The black emery board tends to trap the nail powder that has been buffed. Cleaning this with soap / water tends to spoil it. Best is to use some surgical spirit, dilute it half & half with water and use a tissue to wipe clean the tool. Wet the tissue slightly and then gently dab it on the surface.
Also, don't use cotton, the threads tend to fray and get stuck in the board. Once cleaned it is as good as new.
Will I re-purchase: Yes.
I quite like the quality of this tool. Compared to buffers from Vega that I have used in the past, this is highly superior and yet, gentle on the nails. I use this once in two weeks, and nails appear healthy and shiny.
Do you buff your nails? What is your favourite buffer?