Availability: Drugstores, Target
Revolutionary nail buffer creates 400% more shine than bare nails. Buff nails to a topcoat shine in a matter of seconds…results that last for 3 days.
This is a review of Revlon’s new Crazy Shine Nail Buffer, which you can find at your local drugstore or Target.
This product doesn’t have packaging like a normal makeup item, so I will concentrate on the buffer’s design.
The buffer comes in a teardrop shape. The point of the teardrop is good for getting around the curves of your nails and down to the cuticles. Otherwise, though, it’s a little awkward to get the sides of the buffer to align with all the areas of your nail.
The buffer is also made of foam, so it is lightweight and easy to take in your purse or luggage.
The green side buffs your nail, meaning it lightly scrapes off the surface layer (think of it like exfoliation for your nails). Then, the white side smooths out the nail and gives it a shine.
The shine you get isn’t dramatic, and I certainly don’t think your nails look 400% shiner, as Revlon claims. I’d say you get maybe twice the shine after using this product. The shine also doesn’t last 3 days. If you’re really careful about limiting the wear and tear on your nails and don’t wash your hands a lot, then it may last 2-2.5 days. Otherwise, the effect last around 1.5 days.
The shine is also uneven (mostly in the center of the nail) because it’s difficult to get the buffer onto the edges and the areas of your nail closest to the cuticle.
This buffer has a limited lifespan. As you use the green buffing side, the surface wears off, so you eventually have to move on to different areas of the buffer that still have the buffing surface in tact.
Ease of Use: 8/10
As I’ve said, it’s hard to get the buffer to buff evenly over the whole surface of the nail. Your nails are curved and the buffer is flat, so it’s a bit awkward to get the whole nail buffed equally. The product also doesn’t give you “crazy” shine, though it gives some shininess to the nails. You can get more shine by doing multiple layers of buffing.
$2-4 isn’t a lot of money to spend, so even thought this buffer doesn’t live up to all it’s claims, it does give you a bit of a shine without taking a lot from your wallet.
Try if: you’re traveling and don’t want to check nail polishes
Buy if: you want a low-maintenance way to give your nails a bit of shine