So, as I used it yesterday for the first time, I thought I'd quickly tell you about the Emjoi Micronail!
The Micronail is available from two places online, Boots.com and Micronail.co.uk. It's priced £39.99 so to be honest I would go through Quidco to get cashback and use Boots.com as you can also spend or earn advantage points! The refills are currently only available through the Micronail website though.
Now, I do have weak, damaged and peeling nails, which you will see in the pictures. Emjoi do NOT advocate using their Micronail on damaged nails! I just learn to live with my nails and spend my life trying to make them healthier but the sad fact is, mine are so thin and peeling due to medication so there's not a huge deal I can do about it!
Anyway, I do have lots of ridges on my nails and so I do like to buff my nails anyway. By the way, the trick to buffing, is - much like they suggest on the Micronail - something you shouldn't do often and something you need to be careful about. When you have re growth and wish to buff the new growth, remember to ONLY buff the new growth, you've already buffed the rest of the nail and you WILL weaken them if you buff over them! The Micronail product states you must only use the smoothing wheel once every 2 weeks - just remember to only do the new ridged/non-smooth growth!
As far as the product is concerned, it has clear instructions, it requires 2 AA batteries which are included, and there is a grey smoothing wheel and a white shining wheel - this also comes with 2 of each so that's plenty to last for a while! Its simple to use, again, please read the simple instructions and note you must only use the grey smoothing wheel for 2 seconds per nail - this prevents you buffing the nail down too much but enough to smooth the surface. You then follow by doing the whole nail with the shining wheel, which you can do every day if you wish, its essentially the same as polishing your nails with a polishing cloth, so the choice is yours!
So here is a picture guide to the stages of my nails:
Pic 2 is after I've smoothed and shined my nails - you'll notice you can see my dry cuticles and nails quite a lot here.
Pic 3 is dropping some cuticle oil in and massaging all over the cuticle and nail bed.
Pic 4 is when the oil has soaked in and I've removed it from the nail bed.
I think that in pic 4 my nails look really healthy and hydrated as well as smooth. The bonus to using the Micronail is that when you buff manually and then use the same steps with cuticle oil afterwards, when you then remove the oil from the nail plate they are no longer shiny and you have to reshine the nail! With the Micronail it stays shiny after your hydrating treatment! And my picture doesn't show it very well unfortunately, but the shine is out of this world, its like glass!
So all in all I really like this product. I put my nail base coat, polish, top coat etc on afterwards and the application was so smooth and I look like I've done a gel manicure, its so smooth and shiny! I'll show you a pic of the end result, but again as I did this in the evening I just couldn't get the right light to show how shiny my nails are, so you'll have to take my word for that!
I will be using this product again and again, especially when I'm having my "naked nails" day, because I do hate dull nails, I just love them to shine! Now I can leave them properly bare as I usually go bare but sneak a high gloss top coat on because I just need to have sparkly fingers!
With that, you all take care my Lovelies!
Loz 😘 X x X