Getting married has changed me.
You might be wondering what that has to do with a post entitled 'Emjoi MICRO Nail Electric Nail Polisher Review' but it has a lot to do with it. For many of my adult years, I used to go through phrases of going to the salon every two to three weeks to get my nails done however now that we're married, I've really started to focus on saving for the future, getting myself into a routine and really enjoying the products that I already have at home. That includes nail polish.
It was only until I filled four nail polish racks and saw that I needed a fifth when I realised just how many colourful little bottles I had just sitting there, giving me the odd wave from the sidelines. After getting married, I decided to forgo my regular salon visits in favour of caring for my nails at home and painting them with the many beautiful polishes that I have in my collection. This not only saves me a lot of money but it also means that I'm really enjoying and appreciating the things that I've worked hard to have.
The only thing I've found is that it can be quite time consuming, sitting there doing my nails although no more so than sitting in a salon, as I always find that I'm looking around at other things I could be doing in our house. I am always on the look out for something that is going to save me time in my beauty routine and I have found just that.
The Emjoi MICRO Nail Electric Nail Polisher.
|Emjoi MICRO Nail Electric Nail Polisher*|
This is a revolutionary new nail care product that buffs, smooths and polishes the finger and toe nails and it has just launched globally. I can see it proving to be a best seller as it is THAT good.
I'm sure you've all seen those four way nail buffers that you can buy or the ones that look like a nail file on one side with a buffer and a polisher on the other side. They're very affordable but they don't last two minutes and they're so time consuming. The MICRO Nail Electric Nail Polisher is basically a supercharged battery powered one of them that will buff and polish your nails in seconds, saving you lots of time and giving you a finish that you can't achieve with manual buffing.
Inside the box you get the MICRO Nail system and a couple of batteries to pop inside it. Then you get four rollers- two buffing ones and two polishing ones, and a little bag to pop them in when you're not using them.
I found that using the MICRO Nail was really easy. All you need to do is to make sure that your nails are free from polish and that they are clean and dry. If you need to cut or file your nails then I'd recommend doing that first before using the MICRO Nail.
When your nails are clean and dry, simply pop the 'MICRO Smooth' roller onto the MICRO Nail, flip the switch up and gentle roll the MICRO Nail across your nail.
The instructions say to buff each nail for no longer than 2 seconds. Personally, the first time I used this I needed to buff my nail for around 4 seconds but I'd imagine that once you get into a routine with this then you would literally only need to apply it to each nail for a couple of seconds. It is really important to not leave the buffer on your nail in the same position for very long because the friction could cause a burning sensation, you might have experienced this if you've ever had acrylic nails on at a salon and the beauty therapist has mistakenly continued buffing your nails in the same position for too long. I haven't experienced that with the MICRO Nail before but it is something to keep in mind as any tool will feel like that, electric or otherwise, if you don't move it onto a different area.
This would be perfect for other who have really brittle nails, nails with ridges or peeling. I have a little peeling on some of the tips of my nails as I've tried to capture an example of in this photograph below:
Using the MICRO Smooth roller in particular really helped to smooth out the surface of my nails so that they didn't peel further and my nail polish could be applied smoother and remain chip free for longer. The rollers actually rotate at 360 degrees and up to 1800 times per minute so it is no the wonder that I'm able to achieve a much more perfected nail look than I could achieve through manually buffing and shining alone and in far less time.
After buffing your nails, you're left with really smooth nails that have a little white power on their surface. This is just what has been buffed away from the surface of your nail. Simply sweep it away.
You'll then need to removed the 'MICRO Smooth' roller and pop on the 'MICRO Shine' roller and using the same motion, roll it across your nail for a few seconds.
The result is unbelievable. Incredibly smooth, ridiculously shiny nails. They look healthy, perfected and as though I've applied a super shiny clear nail varnish. I think that this would be perfect for those who don't like to wear nail polish or can't because of their job, perhaps if they work in some medical professions or in the catering industry, because they can have beautifully manicured finger nails without achieving that through nail varnish.
The MICRO Nail Electric Nail Polisher is so easy to use, an absolute breeze. It doesn't hurt whatsoever and it is so effective within seconds. I love that I can get a salon professional finish within minutes on both of my hands. I am yet to try this out on my toes but when I do I'll report back as I'm really interested to see the results because my toe nails aren't the most even surface they could be and I do think that this effects my nail polish application on them.
I've even tried out the MICRO Nail on my dads finger nails, which you can see in the photo above. He has psoriasis pretty badly and it has affected his nails. His nails are very thick and have ridges on them. You can see in the photo how much the MICRO Nail helped his right hand, compared to the left that hadn't been buffed or shined at all.
The effect is said to last for up to two weeks which is absolutely brilliant for those who don't wear polish as their nails could look lovely and shiny for ages, as well as feeling and looking smooth for a long time. It is also great for polish wearers as I think it will help to decrease chipping of the nail polish to extend the wear but it will also help the nail polish to glide on more easily. Think of it as a primer for your nails.
Since using the MICRO Nail, I have seen an incredible difference in the way that my nail polish applies. I have found that when using cheaper nail polishes that haven't got as good quality brush, etc, they apply far more smoothly from the first application and older polishes where the formula is perhaps more gloopy applies far more even which in turn, means that my polish dries much more quickly as the layers are smooth and even. If the surface of the nail is uneven then sometimes polish can settle unevenly into it which can really throw off the colour of the polish whereas applying it on an even nail surface will help to ensure an even coating with fewer streaks.
I also found that when I had applied my nail polish after using the MICRO Nail, my nails appeared to be much shinier, even without a top coat, than they were when I had used the same polish without buffing and polishing my nails first. My nails had an almost gel like finish but with a really smooth, thin layer that looks so professional and perfected.
What I was the most surprised about is how shiny my nails still were AFTER taking my nail polish off. I thought that applying the polish and then removing it would take away the shiny effect by dehydrating my nails but it didn't at all. I'm really impressed! I'm going to be doing a review of a Kiko nail polish next week so you'll be able to see how incredibly smoothly my nail polish applies then.
Needless to say, I would absolutely recommend MICRO Nail and urge you all to give it a try!
The Emjoi (you don't know how many times I've had to correct my fingers from typing Emoji) MICRO Nail Electric Nail Polisher is available from Boots online and in store and from the MICRO Nail website where you can also purchase the replacement rollers.
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