Some say that they’d rather be seen walking around in their PJs than to be seen without a proper manicure. Others say getting their nails done make them feel pampered and groomed. Ever since the start of my undergrad, I have cut my manicure habit way back. Long story short, I have had too many nitrile gloves glued to my nails after spending some quality time with all kinds of fun in beakers and flasks. Besides, I cannot believe that the coat of paint is any good when I stick my hands in a tank of sea stars and anemones.
Instead of resorting to coating my nails, I would buff them instead. Buffing does keep my nails healthier than the endless cycle of film forming polymer and drying solvents from polish applications. One draw back for buffing is the amount of time it takes to buff with progressively finer grit. It usually takes about four rounds of buffing to get a nice shine. It is truly a special occasion kind of thing. Not to mention good buffers are not cheap! They are usually $3 – 6 a pop, and would only last about three to four treatments before they are dead. (NOTE: I have nails that are capable of wearing through keyboard keys within two years of usage, so… perhaps I require replacement of buffers more frequently than average?)
Introducing Phinistec Glass Nail File! A file armoured with nano particle coating that does everything from trimming, filing to buffing your nails to a bright mirror shine. I was skeptical if a single glass file can do all that.
Enough mumble jumble… how did it go?
Here’s my nails au naturel… They are your typical nails.
And after one round of buffing (it takes about 3 minutes)…
Based on the amount of time it takes and the shine I attain, I think the Phinistec nail file is truly worth its price! Considering that it is only $12 and did not lose any of its buffing power even after buffing both finger and toe nails. I can see how this has the potential to last many times longer than traditional buffers. Moreover, I think my properly smoothed nails will save me from poking holes in my tights and other thin fabrics… that’s a lot of heartbreak and money saved!
I will update with a long term usage review in a few months time!