This thing is brilliant. I picked my first one up at Walgreens a couple of months ago, and I just can't get enough of it. I'm on my third now. I hate wearing nail polish, so it's not an issue of "is it shinier than a topcoat?" for me. I'm just really thrilled that I can get away with having shiny pretty nails without applying anything artificial and toxic to my hands or feet. I use this on both my fingers and my toes (which is initially what I bought it for - sandal season) and it works great on both, although it can be difficult to maneuver around tiny toenails. My only real complaint with this buffer is its longevity. With heavy use - full buff/shine on both fingers and toes at least once a week, touchups every three to four days - this thing quickly becomes less effective. A few weeks to maybe a month is probably the longest you can keep using it, at least on the white, shining side. Any more than that and the whole process becomes far too slow and fussy, especially for a beauty tomboy like me. Anyway, it's a small complaint considering how much I love this thing. I see no reason to ever discontinue use.
It works wonderfully - it doesnt make your nails crazy shiny though (i.e. like you have a clear coat on), but it's shiny enough.
It is however, awkward to use. I find myself basically only using the edges of the thing because it's hard to buff your nails on the flat center, so once the edges wear out, I'll have to buy a new one, even tho the center of it would be pretty much untouched. I really wish it would have a bulged shape, or something, but oh well.
You don't get too many uses out of it before it starts being less effective.
AWESOME! This was so easy to use, and yes the shine really does last 3 days! I was looking for a way to "green" my beauty routine, and getting rid of toxic nail polish will be a good start. I'll always repurchase this product!!
I love this thing and use it weekly. I've had the same one for about 2 months and its still intact and working great, and have 2 more waiting in the wings. I'm really hard on my hands, keep my nails relative short, and rarely put polish on them 'cuz it always chips and looks tacky within 1-2 days no matter what polish I use. I've always had them buffed to a shine. Some salons do this great and the shine lasts for up to 10 days, and some don't do it well at all and the shine is gone after the first hand washing. These little gems make my nails look like glass and they stay shiney for 5-7 days depending on what I have my hands in this week. It only takes about 10 minutes to make all 10 fingers shine. Such a great find.
I bought this product based on all the good reviews. Unfortunately, I hate it. I don't know how it received so many good reviews. It doesn't work well at all. It is awkward to use and doesn't make my nails noticeably shinier at all. Waste of money. The nail buffers I buy at the dollar store are much better.
I just got one of these out of my People magazine as a free sample and I seriously would not have bought this had I not tried it first. It totally works!! I was really surprised. I did it really quick and I have a great shine. I just want to see now if it really lasts a few days like it says before I buy one. Pretty cool!!
I love how it doesnt have 4 steps because i'm such a rusher. i love the raindrop shape. it left my ridges smooth and non-visible and it took a fraction of the time my other buffers did. I love the crazy shine part it gave me unbelievable shine it was AMAZINGG!!! love this product.
All time besttt nail buffer on the market. I have went through sooo many with 4 steps to 3 steps which worked nicely but tooook too much time & wore down fast. This is only 2 sides & takes no time at all to do my whole hand! I lovee the shape of it since the tip get in the sides near the cuticles so you can smooth better & shine your nail better. It's fairly cheap & always goes on sale! :) it's a must have for everyone
I LOVE this product!!!! I agree with everyone else when they say it is super, squeaky shiny!!!! I love the egg shape as it allows me to get closer to my cuticle area than a regular block style that I had before. I like that there is only 2 steps rather than 4 and it really does the trick in half the time. LOVE IT!!!!! Super cheap and I bought one for each of my girls (ages 9 and 13) and they love it too :) I will continue to buy again and again!!!
I just bought one of these at CVS and will have to buy another since my husband took it and made it his own. Easy to use, fast, and creates mega shine. Makes my nails look great when I take a break from nail polish. Can't beat the price.