Reviewing the Emjoi Micro-Nail, a natural nail polisher

I recently received this product called the Emjoi Micro-Nail, a battery-operated nail polisher that turns natural nails into shiny, gleaming, polish-less nails. It’s like those four-sided nail buffers you can get in a drugstore, but with batteries doing the work for you. In case you have never noticed in my photos, my nails are pretty much never ever polished. I have a bias against nail polish because they make my nails split and break, so the most I ever do to my nails is cut them (which, I know, is a big no-no, but whatever).

emjoi micro-nail

I also hate nail polish because polish chips after a day. Totally not worth it for me. So anyway, when I got this product, I was really excited because it offers a way for my nails to look polished without me having to do a damn thing. 🙂 Without further ado, here’s what I thought.

emjoi micro-nail

The Emjoi Micro-Nail comes with two heads, and two of each head: the smoothing gray head, and the shining white head. You use the smoothing head first to eliminate the bumps and grooves of your nails, and then the shining one to shine. It’s super easy, and didn’t take much longer than a minute to do one full hand.


Here are the results:


after on the left, before on the right


please don’t mind my terrible cuticles 🙂

I have to admit, initially I was skeptical to try the Emjoi Micro-Nail because I like having strong nails, and these products tend to thin your nails in the buffing process, making them that much more likely to break. However, just from having tried out the product on one hand, I can’t detect a significant difference in the thinness of my nails. The buffed ones are slightly thinner, but not badly so. I would keep my nails a little shorter though, just to make sure I prevent breaking.

I did my left hand first because I’m a righty, but it wasn’t hard to do my right hand because all you really do is slide the head across the nail for a few seconds at best. It’s also easy to change the head—you just slide one out, and slide the next one on.

Here’s what it says on the box:


Overall, I really like this product and will continue to use it to make my nails look more presentable for occasions and such. They really are just so, so much shinier! 4.5/5

You can buy the product at these links: Unit with 8 rollers 49.95Set of 2 units 66.50, or directly from Emjoi.

(Yes, I still have Christmas decorations up. 😉 )


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