Buff up with a four-way

Monday, 28 May 2012

Essence Profi-nail file 4-in-1Give your nails a buff, shape and shine and you’ll be able to put your best hand forward. It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4 with a four-way nail buffer.

Most nail buffers either have a three-way or a four-step routine, which are clearly numbered on the buffing file. And they usually go something like this:

Step 1: Prep your nail for what’s to come and file them into the desired shape, be it round or oval, square or short.

Step 2: Buff and smooth away any unwanted ridges or rough edges. Be careful not to over buff the nail bed as it can damage your nails.

Step 3: You’re on your way to smoother nails. Use this side to smooth down the nail surface and prepare it for the final step.

Step 4: The last step, which is my favourite – shine! I always love the look of my nails when I reach step four – they feel so smooth and look so shiny. This step will help create a glossy surface and prep them for the polish [http://www.beautysouthafrica.com/news/763-Nail-the-catwalk-colours].

Try Essence Profi-nail file 4-in-1, R19,95

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or BeautySouthAfrica.com, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin! Zoe on Google+

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  1. ProMakeupMe

    Lovely little buffer – and so very affordable!

    4 years ago •

  1. diamond

    I have discovered this little gem a while ago, its great

    4 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    I prefer buffed nail looks than the shiny nails

    5 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Great way to look after nails, but I need to mention that doing it to often is not recomended, since your nail will become too thin very quickly.

    5 years ago •

  1. Bousfield

    I am nail Technician and its a must have and remember ladies once u have buffed put cuticle oil on the cuticles doesnt matter how many times a day u put on ur cuticles will be nice and soft :-)

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Great product. A must buy for me….

    5 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Cure for Problems of the Hands / Cuticles
    Mix rose extract and glycerin and massage the hands and legs for 15 minutes. Then apply cold milk cream and leave it for ten minutes. After, wipe it with a damp cloth. Massaging the hands with fresh buttermilk or cream is also beneficial.

    5 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    It’s been a long time since I had one – I think it’s time to buy another one.
    The Essence nail polishes are amazing!

    5 years ago •

  1. Sam

    I’ve always had problem nails and I’m very bad at taking care of them. Will definitely try this.

    5 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    I always have my buffer in my handbag. Love the shine it gives.

    5 years ago •

  1. Williamson

    I have always wanted to know exactly how to use it

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Quick natural way of obtaining natural yet glamorous nails without having to sit down for an actual pedicure at a salon!

    5 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    I’v always preferred buffing to applying nail polish and it my nails looks so healthy

    5 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Buffing is good for the nail as it improves circulation but just be careful not to do it too often as it thins the nail

    5 years ago •

  1. diamond

    I have to get me one of these nifty tools

    5 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    You must never!!!!!I’ll buy it 1st thing tomorrow,my nails look like I’m a gardner

    5 years ago •

  1. Bella

    Im not going anywhere without mine. A must have product

    5 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I saw this Essence range at Clicks and think it’s well worth buying it, wasn’t disappointed.

    5 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Think I must get one to smooth my nails. Winter is hard on my hands and nails

    5 years ago •

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