When it comes to looking after my nails I am beyond lazy! Like most women I do love having beautiful looking nails but the up-keep can be quite a chore. Sure, my nails feel and look great after a home mani or pedi but I don’t often get the time to sit down and treat myself at home. So, you can imagine that finding time to get to the nail salon is just as hard! Which brings me to this week’s hero product of the week – Scholl’s latest innovation, the Scholl Electronic Nail Care System. Following the huge success of Scholl’s Electronic Foot File, the Electronic Nail Care System was designed to make it super easy to keep your nails in tip-top shape at home. While you might think it looks a bit gimmicky the proof is in the pudding with this handy dandy tool and after using it for 2 months there’s no going back for me!
I’ve always found filing my own nails to be quite a difficult task, I’m never sure of how much pressure to apply and, without thinking, I always fall into the trap of doing the dreaded see-saw motion which is a big no-no. So, I left it up to the experts – which meant only have pretty nails for 2 weeks every 2 months (like I said, getting to the salon is difficult!) But now, with the Scholl Electronic Nail Care System (ENS) I am able to look after my nails at home, in-between salon visits. Using the file is super easy and because it’s electronic it guides you as to how much pressure you should be applying and how fast you should be filing. And, the best part? The ENS works on your hands and feet! While I am plagued by weak finger nails my toenails are super hard so I’ve always struggled to file them properly myself. But, with the ENS filing is a breeze and I’m able to keep my toenails in check easily and quickly.
But it’s not just a nail file! The Scholl ENS comes with three heads – file, buff and shine and using them is super easy. Scholl recommends you follow the 3-step process when giving yourself a mani or pedi at home. After cleansing the nail place the file head on the nail pen and file to your desired shape. Then, put on the buff head to even out imperfections and smooth the nail surface. Finally, put on the shine head and shine the nail surface in a circular motion. With this step make sure you apply light pressure for best results. I also love that the ENS has 2 speeds so you can adjust it to a slower speed for more precision and a faster speed for more power. The elongated wand-like design of the pen also makes it easier for you to angle the file at the right angle when filing and buffing so you get perfect results every time.
And, once your file, buff and shine heads are worn down you can buy replacement heads for the Electronic Nail System. I’ve used mine about 6 or 7 times now and the heads are still looking good so they do last quite a while. And, if you’re looking for a complete at-home mani-pedi solution then check out the rest of the Scholl range. They also have a fabulous Nail Care Oil (R139.99), Intense Serum (R129.95), Moisture Cream (R99.99), and loads of other great nail care products.
The Scholl Electronic Nail Care System is available from Clicks and Dis-Chem nationwide at a cost of R489.99. Refill heads will set you back R114.99 for three heads.
One lucky WomenStuff readers stands the chance to win a Scholl Electronic Nail Care System hamper to the value of R1700! The hamper includes The Scholl ENS nail pen, a pack of refill heads, nail care oil, Essential Moisture Cream, Intense Serum, Night Mask, and a R600 ALDO gift voucher!
To enter simply email your name and contact details to email@example.com – don’t forget to use the subject line; “Scholl Entry” to qualify for entry! Competition closes at 17:00 on Friday 20 May 2016.
One email entry per person please. Judges decision is final. Competition open to South African residents only.
After years of working as an Editor and writer for popular websites like Joburg’s Darling, Cape Town’s Darling and Joburg.co.za, Crystal left her sanity and an established career in lifestyle journalism behind to follow her dream of creating a website for the intellectual and discerning woman. Today she spends her time chasing the thrill of being the first to know about ‘the next big thing’. She’ll try anything once and has been known to put her body, hair and health on the line – all in the name of research.