Last year I tried the Emjoi Micro Nail Electric Nail Polisher and I fell in love with it and the benefits of buffing my nails frequently, but I feel that it is flawed because the rollers are just paper wrapped around foam so they become worn out very quickly so I’ve been on the hunt for a replacement. After doing my research, I decided that the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System was the perfect replacement especially as Luxplus had it so heavily discounted from its RPP of £39.99 and it featured in my DIY Pedicure post over on their Magazine.
The Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System comes with an electronic handle which uses 1 AA battery which is included, as well as three different attachments. The three attachments are numbered to indicate which order they should be used and they simply slide onto the metal spike on the handle. From the images I’d seen online, I assumed the Velvet Smooth Nail Care System’s attachments were cones, but they’re actually completely flat on one side which is slightly tapered which allows you to reach the entirety of your nails. The handle also allows you to choose a low and high speed setting which is really handy if you want to perhaps use the lower setting on your fingernails, and the higher speed setting on your toe nails.
The first step is to use attachment 1 which is for filing the nails into your desired shape. The Emjoi Micro Nail doesn’t allow you to file your nails, it’s purely for the surface of your nails so the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System is a lot more useful in my opinion. The attachment works so quickly at filing the edges of my nails, and it leaves the edges feeling quite smooth too unlike conventional manual nail files. After filing the edges of your nails, it’s time to use attachment 2 which is the buffing head to even out any imperfections on the nails and smooth the nails surface ready for step 3.
The third and final step is the shine head, which like the name suggests, lightly polishes the nails to leave a shiny finish. Compared to the Emjoi Micro Nail, the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System’s shine head doesn’t leave my nails looking as shiny as the shine head on the Micro Nail but that doesn’t bother me as I never have bare nails but the other two attachments are a lot more effective than the Micro Nail’s equivalent.
I would definitely recommend the Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System over the Emjoi Micro Nail as it’s a much better device, although I don’t think it’s worth its full price of £39.99 as it feels a little excessive. If however you are able to purchase the device at a lower price at Luxplus for example, I think it’s a very worthy investment especially as the attachments are a lot better quality and although you’ll still require replacement attachments, the attachments will last a lot longer making it considerably better value in the long run.
Scholl Velvet Smooth Electronic Nail Care System£39.99
- Good quality attachments
- The device has two speed controls
- Very easy to use
- Very effective at filing, buffing and shining the nails
- Comes with a battery included
- Full RRP is quite pricey