Healthy nails are happy nails, and there’s no better way of ensuring either than with a little bit of buffing. Our nails can become dry, brittle and prone to breakage if we don’t look after them, but a touch of hand cream, a dash of cuticle oil and the right tools can mean the difference between a talon emergency and a dainty hand to be proud of. Although Revlon may be well established in the makeup category, having been providing women across the globe with a helping hand for decades, they’ve also got a professional beauty arm that’s about to make waves in the UK. One of the most exciting innovations in the category is this Shine Addict Nail Buffer, which delivers a fast and effective solution for beautiful and natural nails. Its unique micro-grain roller surface helps to buff away imperfections, leaving nails super smooth and shiny without damaging the lower layers; it can be used as a quick way to prep nails for a long-lasting nail colour application (varnish is less likely to peel or chip off smooth nails,) or simply as a quick route to the model-esque talons you’ve always dreamed of. Plus, because it’s compact and battery operated, you can keep it in your bag or take it away with you for on-the-go use if you’re so inclined! Because au naturel nails are all the rage for 2016…
I’ve used electronic nail buffers for quite a few years, but many of them are over complicated and have too many bits and pieces that inevitably get lost. Revlon’s incarnation keeps this simple, yet effective. Each nail buffer comes with two buffing and two polishing heads, with each lasting up to three months with continual use (you just need to buy replacements when they run out!) You can just pull them out and swap them over in milliseconds, buffing up and polishing your nails until they’re super shiny in under a minute. So shiny and smooth will your nails be, that it even looks like you’re wearing a base polish when you’re not. I find that when I buff my nails regularly they tend to grow much healthier, stronger and smoother; flaking, splitting and chipping is heavily reduced, while my polish applies like a dream and lasts a lot longer too. Although you can get a similar effect with a four-way hand-held buffer, they stop being effective very quickly and require a lot more elbow grease than an electronic version; if you’re planning on sticking with a regular nail care routine, this is definitely a wise investment.
ENTER OUR COMPETITION! There’s no better time to start a new beauty regime than at the start of a new season, especially when the cold winter winds are chapping at our hands – they need all the help they can get right now! I’m a firm believer in buffing and treating nails to a little care and attention, and the Revlon Shine Addict Nail Buffer is the perfect way to do just that… So I’m giving away TEN to ten of you lucky lot! Yep, that’s right, Revlon are kindly giving away ten nail buffers so you can benefit from a little polishing yourself this winter. Whether you want to keep your nails looking natural, healthy and polished, or just want to create the perfect base for your sparkly polish over the festive period, this is definitely the tool for you. Just enter the competition via the widget below!
SHARE YOUR NUDE NAIL SELFIE! Do you fancy winning a pamper party at home for you and three girlfriends? Not only are the lovely folks at Revlon giving away ten electronic buffers, but they’re going to arrange for a nail technician to visit one lucky person in the comfort of their own home for a super special manicure experience – including a luxurious hand and arm massage. It’s the perfect way to prep ahead of the party season and get yourselves ready for a night on the town, sipping a glass of something bubbly as you do. (Like we need an excuse to get the girls round!) All you have to do is share your nude nail selfie on Twitter or Instagram using #ShineAddict and tagging Revlon and I in (Twitter: @LBQblog @RevlonUK // Instagram: @lndnbeautyqueen @Revlon_UK) It can be a naked nail, understated polish or mid-mani – the choice is yours. Good luck!
What’s your biggest nail concern? Are your nails prone to splitting, flaking or breaking?
Find out more about the Revlon Shine Addict Nail Buffer online here. It’s available right now from Amazon and Superdrug, priced £29.99. (Currently £10.00 off in Superdrug for a limited time!) Replacement heads available separately.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Revlon. All opinions are my own.
T&Cs: Nail selfie winner will be chosen at random. Closing date 14th December 2015. Entries must be uploaded within the last 30 days and use the hashtag specified, as well as tagging in Revlon/London Beauty Queen.
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