A while back I noticed that my nails had become drier and more damaged than before. At one point I had worn yellow nail polish (with a base coat underneath, mind you), and after that they had become more yellow too. So when I read about the Velvet Smooth Nail Care System I knew I had to try it out and see if I could quickly improve my nails.
I think the nail polish remover that I have been using (without aceton) has made my nails drier too, because I can't think of any other reasons. Anywho, see the picture below to see the horrible state they were in. Near the cuticles my nails are still healthy and fine, but in the middle and especially towards the tips they have become quite dry and damaged. When I received the Nail Care System by Scholl it came with 1 electronic nail care device with a cap, 1 AA battery, 3 nail care heads and 1 oil. You just add the battery to the device and it starts vibrating. Seems kind of intimating, but it is very gentle to the nails.
Then there are three nail care heads to nurture your nails. You can buy the nail care heads separately too for €12,99 to substitute the old ones when you can no longer use those. The three nail care heads represent the three steps you have to take: head/step one is a regular file, head/step two is a buffer, and head/step three adds the shine. I normally did not apply step two and three to my nail care regimen, but since my nails have become so damaged these two steps have become important. The buffer properly polishes and smoothens your nails so that it can help with bringing back the natural shine of your nails. Then the third step further actually gives you that shine you were looking for. Each nail care head has a different color and on the back the numbers are mentioned so there is no way you will get confused about this part. It is super user-friendly!
The proof is in the pudding. Check the picture below to see the shine my nail got after I completed the third step. The damage was not gone yet (but I didn't expect that to happen with just one try), but my nails looked much better and it had some shine again and less dryness. The use of the electronic nail device was very easy too. You just take of the cap and place the nail care head on the device. With the battery already in it, all you have to do is slide the button so the device starts vibrating. Then you apply some pressure to your nail (either the side of your nail tip for filing or on top of your nail for buffing and adding shine) and that's that. As easy as pie! The filing especially is very easy. You just move the tip and it does all the work for you. I love how easily I can shape my nails now with minimum effort (I'm such a lazy bum).
Like I said, with just one try my damaged nails did not fully recover. Luckily, there was also the oil for your nails. I was very pleased with the oil, because my nails were so dry. The oil is enriched with a nourishing 7 oil complex (sweet almond oil, sunflower oil, linseed oil, peach kernel oil, avocado oil, argan oil and chia seed oil) that will further increase the shine of your nails. This was the final step to my now renewed nail care regimen. A couple of weeks later, after not putting any nail polish on and just letting my nails breathe, I decided to file, buffer and add shine to my nails again with the electric device, followed by nail oil.
This is the final result. After having only used the Velvet Smooth Nail Care System and Oil twice my nails have gone from being very dry and damaged in the middle and at the tips to regaining their shine and being nourished. While I am writing this I look at my nails and they are still shining beautifully, and I have not touched the device in over a month now. I love how it has transformed my nails back to the way they were, to the way I like them to be. Having done so much for my nails, I would definitely recommend them. The Electronic Nail Care System (with 3 nail care heads and 1 AA battery) costs € 41,99 (but you can find good discounts if you look carefully) and the Nail Care Oil costs €9,99. I have had the product for five months now and I have only needed to use the second and third step three times so far (I would not recommend using it more often than once a month - you don't want weak nails, after all), so a little bit goes a long way. Basically... I am trying to say that it might be a bit more expensive, but you can use it for a longer time (than a regular buffer/file) and you get great results. Also, this way taking care of your nails requires little effort, because the device does it for you. This is a great thing for those who don't have a lot of time on their hands... or if you're lazy *cough* so not me *cough*. Hey, I should try these on my toes too! I haven't done that, actually. Time to let those toe nails shine too. What do you think? Worth the investment? Or do you have a different way to take care of damaged nails? Let's hear it!
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