Well-groomed nails are an important part of your beauty and style routine. But regular salon manicures are time-consuming and costly. While some salon service results cannot be duplicated as well when done at home, a quality manicure & pedicure set makes an at-home manicure an easy job to do yourself. A professional set we like is the Utilyze Professional 10-in-1 Manicure & Pedicure Set.
ABOUT THE SET
In addition to the main unit, the set comes with six attachment heads and a detectable protector shield. There is a zipper pouch case to hold all the pieces together safely. The unit itself has a detachable cold LED light that makes it easy to see the areas to work, especially for toes. The adaptor has a spiral cord that makes it easy to maneuver while in use. There is an on/off switch and the attachment heads snap in quickly and securely.
* Progressive 10-Speed Motor with easy-access (+) and (-) buttons
* Touch Control one-handed on/off switch
* Clockwise and Counter-Clockwise Rotation
* Over-Pressure Auto Stop Sensor (safe for diabetics or those with sensitive skin healing disorders)
* LED light
MY EXPERIENCE USING THE UTILYZE PROFESSIONAL 10-in-1 MANICURE & PEDICURE SET
COMFORTABLE TO USE
The unit was easy to use, and none of the attachments were uncomfortable or painful to use, and the buffer did not feel too warm or harsh on the nails. The pressure of each head was effective but comfortable.
FAST BUT SAFE
These are professional grade and work very quickly. I like the Over-Pressure auto stop, so I don’t press down too hard and damage the nail or skin, and it is very useful if your hand accidentally slips and you unintentionally use the file on healthy skin. I slipped while using it once, and it stopped automatically, which is a nice feature.
A problem I have had with some nail files and buffers is they over buff the nail, leaving it weak and damaged. My nails felt strong after using this unit.
TIP: When using each attachment head, remember to keep the unit or your fingernail in motion so as not to over-file or buff any one area, especially when using the sander, the rough shaping disk, and the cone attachments.
AN OVERVIEW OF USING THE ATTACHMENT HEADS
The SAPPHIRE CALLUS SANDER is for treating thick calluses and hardened skin on feet and hands. It is not too scratchy but gets the job done without irritation on any hardened, rough skin such as on the heels of the feet. It is much easier and faster to use this sander attachment on feet than to use a traditional pumice stone and the results are far better.
The FELT POLISH CONE smooths and polishes the nails, similar to a nail buffer. What I especially like about this cone is it gives a beautiful natural shine and surface to the nails, but it does not over-buff or burn. I have damaged my nails with other buffers that are too abrasive; this just gives a nice even surface and sheen to the nail without damaging the nail itself. Suitable for use by both men and women, nails can have a light natural, healthy sheen or a high-gloss shine if preferred.
The CYLINDRICAL MILLING CUTTER grinds down thick nails, including very thick toenails that regular nail scissors or clippers cannot cut. This head is also useful for those with medical problems that make cutting the nail ill-advised, including diabetes.
The FLAME MILLING CUTTER removes ingrown toenails.
There are two round flathead disks; these are shaping disks for the actual filing and shaping of the nails:
The FINE SAPPHIRE SHAPING DISK files and smooths nails. I used this to file down my nails to an even length, remove snags, and to shape my nails. This disk works fast! Make sure to pay attention, this is NOT like absent-mindedly filing your nails with an emery board type of file, it only takes a few runs over the nail to get it into shape.
This is probably my second favorite attachment head because some of my nails recently broke short and snagged so I am cutting them shorter for a while until they grow strong and longer. This disk-shaped my uneven nails very quickly into a smooth, even shape without snags or peeling layers. I also like that it is easy to groom and shape both sides of the nail evenly on both hands by myself, which is a much more professional look than I can achieve on my own with a manual four in one buffer like I usually used.
The ROUGH SAPPHIRE SHAPING DISK trims and shortens thick nails. This shaping disk is very useful for men who wish to keep thicker nails in presentable condition, as well for women who want to file down their nails before growing them out long and healthy. This disk is also a very quick working file to remove nail length quickly and evenly without causing shreds or breaking. TIP: For both disks, try to keep the nail towards the outer edge of the circle so as not to hit the nail on the center of the head.
I used this attachment on my toenails to shape them evenly. I liked that they were rounded and shaped in a more professional and prettier way than I could do with nail scissors or cuticles and filing with an emery board.
The SAPPHIRE CONE is used to remove hard and dry skin. I used it around my nail on overgrown, dry cuticles and some rough skin on the sides of my nail. As seen in the video, it quickly sands down dry skin into a fine powder that can washes off clean. My skin was not red or irritated after use and almost all of the dead skin was removed with irritation or skin damage.
The DETACHABLE PROTECTOR can be used with any attachment head to catch the dead skin or nail debris. I found this particularly useful with the dead skin removal attachment heads so as not to have a fine powder of removed skin dispersed into the air.
MY STANDARD MANICURE & PEDICURE PREP WITH THE UNIT
I used the Fine Sapphire Shaping Disk and the Felt Polish Cone to prep for a nail polish change or to leave my nails bare. For toenails and fingernails that have become very misshapen, I use the Rough Sapphire Shaping Disk first, then the Fine Shaping Disk and Felt Polish Cone. On toes, I also do a quick treatment with the Sapphire Cone attachment to remove any dead skin, especially on the big toes.
CONCLUSION: Unkempt nails are distracting and unattractive. My DIY manicure skills are not great; the professional results look so much better. Using the Utilyze Professional Manicure & Pedicure Set to file and groom nails into a presentable shape and healthy buffed condition quickly, safely and easily makes nails look so much nicer on both men and women. I like the high-gloss sheen on my nails, even now while I am growing them out, it takes only a few minutes to care for my fingernails and even less time for my toenails. My nails are shiny and smooth and look lovely with or without nail polish!
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I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review and received compensation for my time and effort. However, my experience with the product and the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine.