Friday, January 6, 2012

Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer

A while back, there was a miniature version of Revlon's Crazy Shine Nail Buffer attached to an ad in a magazine, so I took it out and used it until it could be used no more. I was impressed with how nice it made my nails look, and it didn't seem nearly as abrasive as other buffers I've used. Because I liked it so well, I picked up the full sized product at Rite Aid recently. This products retails for about $3.00.

The buffer measures 3.5"x2.5" and is just over 1/2" thick. The tear drop shape fits nicely in my hand, and the tapered point allows you to get right to the edge of the nail.


Here's a look at my nail before, during and after. In the "before" photo, you can see that my nail has more of a matte finish, and the light reflection on the right side of the nail shows some vertical ridges. After using the grey/green side of the buffer, the nail surface is very lightly sanded and smoothed. The white side of the buffer is then used to further smooth, and deliver a high gloss shine to the nail.

A side-by-side of a nail that was buffed and shined, and a nail that was not.


I've got a box full of buffers, and nothing gives me results as nice as this one does. I normally reach for a 4-sided buffer (Tropical Shine brand from Sally Beauty), but the Revlon product is much easier to hold and manipulate, and the end result is so much better. The buffing side of the Revlon buffer is gentler on my nails, and the shine side delivers an unbelievable glassy finish.

After using this product, my nails look like they have a layer of the shiniest top coat imaginable on them. I love that it doesn't take too much off of the surface of the nail when buffing, because there are many buffers that can cause damage if you're not careful. The shine side also does a great job of refreshing nail polish on your nail after you've worn a color for several days. It shines them up and makes it look like you just finished your manicure. The shine lasts for three days on my bare nails, just like it states on the packaging. The only negative point I can report about this product is that the tip of the tear drop section is the first part to start wearing away. That's the part that works best on the edges of your nails, so I then use a section further up the side, which doesn't enable me to get as close as I'd like.

10 comments:

  1. I need to buy another one of these. Like you I love it, but I also found that it wore down really quickly and I had to throw it away. Oh well, still worth it for that amazing shine!

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  2. You've intrigued me with this product. I wonder if you would be able to get that tip if you just snipped it off at an angle? Dunno, just a thought.

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  3. Amazing difference! I got a file/bufer (6 surfaces to use I believe) and it shined up my nails so good I wrote to tell them and they sent me a coupon lol. I looove Revlon's products! I'm going to try this one.

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  4. I just bought 2 of these from a local outlet store & I can't wait to try them out! I'm very interested in the natural shine look for days I don't feel like doing polish.

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  5. I've read about this on a few other blogs. That does a really beautiful job. Your nails are incredibly shiny. I'll have to pick one up. I have a bunch of buffers also. They get my nails pretty shiny but not as shiny as that one.

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  6. Joe Fresh Cosmetics in Canada also makes a 2 sided buffer that delivers nearly identical results. Here the Revlon buffer retails for around $6-7 and the Joe buffer is $4. However it's rectangular in shape, and doesnt have the nice pointed tip.

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  7. I have to look for this - your nails look amazing and so healthy - some of the buffing blocks I have used shine but I know they are taking off too much of the surface on my nail I work so hard to build up and keep thick and strong.

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  8. Wow, that is crazy shine! Awesome!

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  9. Looks like a useful product for people who want shiny nails. Your nails look great! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. As I always look at the pics before reading the text, I though it was a kind of transparent care or base coat ... that's incredible !
    I have to check if we have those in Belgium :)

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