REVIEW: Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System

REVIEW: Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System

Rating

4 out of 5
Packaging
4 out of 5
Effectiveness
3.5 out of 5
Value for Money

Total

3.8
3.8 out of 5

Overview

  • Pros:

    Excellent tool for those a bit heavy handed with an emery board.
    Quick and accurate filing and nice buffing to smooth ridges without going mad and thinning the nail plate.

  • Cons:

    Considered purchase when you can get a three sided hand held tool for a few pounds.
    Nearly broke a nail getting into the packaging.

  • Conclusion:

    If you are uncertain about filing this is a great tool. You can go as slowly as you like and be very accurate in your shape and length. Buffing is a minefield if left in the hands of the over enthusiastic leading to thin nail plate and the chance of breakages and infections. But as this buffing motion is very gentle you cannot go wrong. We all like shiny nails and this is the favourite part of the tool for me.

Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System

Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System

Price: £39.99 (RRP)
Stockists: Boots, scholl.co.uk & more…

They say

File, buff and shine your way to gorgeous, groomed, natuural looking and shiny nailes with the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System. This is THE hottest new beauty accessory on the nail care scene to complete your at-home manicure and pedicure routine.

The brilliant beauty innovation developed by experts at Scholl is a battery-operated 3-in-1 electronic nail file. Designed for easy handling, it features an oscillating head with two speed settings to effortlessly spruce up the nails on your hands and feet. The gadget will also stop when too much pressure is being applied. The lit comes with three different heads that you can quickly switch between by gently pulling them away from the device.

We say

Scholl have always had a toe hold in the market and are now making sure they are in with both feet – topical humour there! Scholl is the most recognisable name in foot care in the beauty world as they have been around for decades and have not rested on their laurels but tried to introduce new ways of caring for your feet. Economics have led to new foot problems. We should not wear the same pair of shoes two days in a row to let the sweat dry out but a lot of people do not have an option which can leading to fungal infections and other nasties. Also, and lets not dwell, but those who are very overweight are risking diabetes and this leads to dreadful problems involving the feet. So as you can see foot health is super important.

This tool has three functions and can be used on both the finger and toe nails. The handle has three attachments that are easily swopped about. 1. is for filing the nail. If you are OCD then you can fine tune the filing so all your nails are identical. You can get into the corners of the toe nails like you can’t with a regular file and this could help prevent in grown toe nails. 2. Buff your nails nice and smooth without taking it too far. Your polish will look better if you have gently buffed out ridges. 3. Shine up the nail plate to a nice glossy finish. Great if you are a professional that cannot wear nail varnish but still want to look fab. I suggest applying a nail oil after you do this stage.

I was not keen on the packaging as it literally took minutes to break in! And then it popped apart with a crack that nearly lost me a nail. The tool is in a nice bright pink and feels great in the hand. The three ‘heads’ are easy to click on and are labelled. However I though that the filing head was a bit too gentle so it took ages. There was no information about where to get replacement heads on the packaging but on the Boots site you can order some for £9.99 which I thought was a bit steep.

 

I sprayed the heads with an anti bacterial spray but again there is a lack of information about how to care for the tool. If you paying that much then you want it to last and be hygienic. A nice gift if you include a set of replacement heads.

Packaging

Yes it protected the tool beautifully but was hard to crack open.

Effectiveness

It seemed to gentle for filing but great for the other two functions.

Value for money

Quite pricey for a luxury tool and the replacement heads cost was surprising.

Buy or Bye

Buy

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Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System

Velvet Smooth Nail Care System. £39.99 SCHOLL at boots.com

Categories: Beauty, Beauty Features

About Author

Rowena Kitchen

I am a qualified beautician active in the industry for over 20 years. To me health and beauty go hand in hand. What you put in your body is as important as what you put on it. My USP is my love of finding ideas to make money go a long way by making informed choices about what to invest in. I love everything about the beauty business and bring my joy and caution in equal measure to my writing and exploration.

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