Monday, September 13, 2010

The Body Shop Nail Buffer - Review

What it claims: A buffer to smooth the top surface of the nails and give them a natural-looking sheen. It has three different surface finishes each with varying levels of coarseness.

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/-

Pros:
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.

Cons:
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?

7 comments:

  1. Hey I do have to try it....It'll be good for me.
    The price is so reasonable and I think it'll be good to keep nails shiny and smooth.

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  2. quiet reasonable Tanz..would like to buy it..as it is i am all for nails nowadays:)

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  3. ooo i LOVE buffing my nails. I too have the vega buffers but i agree that there are better ones. my fave is a set of 2 buffers that i got at a beauty exhibition/sale. i have unfortunately never been able to find it anywhere else *sob*. so i use is rarely. will try these next

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  4. I don't use buffers normally :( Think I should start using it and see the difference.

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  5. hey i have the nail shining thingy from body shop with me. it is square in shape and it makes the nail so shiny. i love it. maybe i will check out the one u have reviewed next time i visit body shop

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  6. @Rakshanda: Yea, I quite like TBS for their tools – like the face buffer, body gloves & now this. They are of very high quality and very reasonable.

    @Anamika: I know! I have been checking out yr wonderful nail art posts 

    @Poohkie: I love it too.. I carry the buffer on me and do my nails whenever I am free – like when I am travelling & all.. I used the vega ones for a long time.. I know what you mean, I hate that too, when you pick up nameless gems at sales and are never able to find them again.

    @Aarthi: I generally don’t have the time or patience to get a manicure done at parlours. So these are perfect for me

    @IMW: I know, I have seen those too.. This was an impulse buy. I was waiting to pay my bill, saw these at the counter and just picked them up. Glad I bought them

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  7. i got this free with my purchase of wild cherry body butter last week... havent tried though..

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