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Old 11-16-2007, 01:26 PM
Location: land of quail, bunnies, and red tail hawks
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Originally Posted by Roma View Post
Thanks, one direction it is.
But do you go back and forth in that one direction or do buff in one direction once and lift the buffer up off your nail and start all over? Or do you keep it on your nail and just rub the buffer back and forth? Going up and down on your nail or just up or just down?
Do one stroke, lightly lift the buffer, go back (slightly reposition, if necessary), and stroke again. Keep repeating until you get the shine you want (or until the buffer starts burning a hole in your nail! ).

When I do this, it looks like I'm going back and forth, but I'm actually slightly lifting the buffer on the backstroke.

Also, when my nails need a good buffing, I do one nail at a time. However, for touch-ups, I do all four fingers at once and work on the thumb separately.
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Old 11-16-2007, 08:49 PM
Location: Tucson
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Originally Posted by Roma View Post

I like to keep my nails natural now after years of wearing acrylics. I don't even like to polish my nails now (only my toes). One time I got a manicure and she buffed out my nails and they looked real nice.
She used some kind of oil I think and a chemie (sp?) of some sorts.

How do you buff natural nails and what products do you use? How long does the nail look good after it is buffed?

Thanks, ~Roma
I use this buffer:

Soft Touch Is It Wet Nail Buffer (http://www.nailtechheaven.com/browseproducts/Soft-Touch-Is-It-Wet-Nail-Buffer.html - broken link)

It has 3 different sides colored in gray/blue/white. You're supposed to use it in 3 steps. My nails look really shiny after that. Whether it's right or wrong, I don't buff them in one direction. As a matter of fact, the directions on the box of this buffer read: "buffing back and forth".

Can't really tell you for how long the nails stay shiny, though... I do it only when I'm too lazy to polish my nails. This way they look fairly presentable until I do it.
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:14 PM
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Check out this website: seacret.com. They have the most incredibly amazing nail buffer that I've EVER seen; it works in seconds and lasts a long time!
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Old 12-09-2007, 05:34 PM
Location: West 'Burbs of Chicago
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I use "Ruby Crystal"

my mom turned me on to it... she got it at a Home Show in Tucson.

Ruby Crystal - Welcome

I love mine. I actually bought 2. 1 at home and 1 i keep at my summer home.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:14 PM
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I also got my buffer and oil from Seacret, and very pleased with it. But was expensive. You can probably get the three way buffer anywhere, Sally's, etc. My hairdresser gave me a couple for free the other day!
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