The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block Review, Demo

Posted on Apr 23 2014 - 10:00am by poonam

The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block Review

99.9%of girls would definitely be paying a visit to parlours at least once in an year but its been 2 years that I have been to any than just once for hair cut. No threading, waxing, facial or mani/pedi, disadvantage of having the ability and skills to do all the things by yourself. Sometimes, I do feel proud of saving bucks but I really miss the pampering session when someone else is taking care of you and you can just relax. I am quite regular with facial things as I love to keep my facial skin in the best of it but my hands/feet are a terrible mess. So, finally got something to make them happy and pamper them at home, tough its just the nails this time :),  The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block.

The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block

Product Claims: This four-sided nail block files, smoothes ridges, buffs and polishes.

  • Dark grey side files
  • White side smoothes away ridges
  • Black side buffs
  • Pale grey side adds a natural-looking sheen

Direction for Use:- Use each side of the numbered block to shape, smooth and polish nails. 

Price:- Rs. 250

My experience with The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block Review:-

Nail Polishing Block is a rectangular shaped block with each side covered with a polishing surface so in all it constitutes 4 surfaces with slightly different gritty textures to help you reinvent you dull nails.

The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block Step By Step

  1. File Nail Edge/ Limer: It is a soft sand paper type surface which is gritty enough the file the surface but I find a little delicate to used to file nail edges or may be I am a little apprehensive about that fearing that it will tear the surface. So, I will be using it for nail surface only. Rub it over the nails and it will gently buff away the dead/yellow upper layer
  2. Remove Ridges/ Lisser: This one is smoother than the first and removes buffed residue while smoothening out the unevenness and reducing yellowness. When used for shaping nails it removed ridges quite well too.
  3. Smooth Nail/ Adoucir – This is first step towards polishing as it prepares nails for next step. The nails look visibly cleaner, smoother and healthier by this step.
  4. Shine Nail/ Faire Briller: This is my favorite part of nail polishing session. The surface is utterly smooth and within few rubs it adds glossy shine to nails. I was awestruck with the results, wasn’t expecting this much from it.!

The block is extremely light-weight and easy to hold and its shapes gives more control than those slim emery boards or nail filers. It can be used anytime anywhere.. on your way to office or some event, takes not more than10 minutes and you are done with both of your hand nails.
The smoother surface doesn’t only look good on its own but it also eased up the nail paint application and the brush actually slipped over the surface. My nails looked like they have been coated with transparent nail paint after a manicure session, though it was just this polishing block. They looked brand new with the smoother surface, glossy finish and healthier appearance, they were never better than this.

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Pros of The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block:-

  1. Multi-purpose block which files, buffs and polishes nails.
  2. Convenient to use and travel with
  3. Make nail’s surface super-smooth
  4. Impart a highly glossy shine to nails
  5. Works better than a transparent nail paint as it adds natural shine
  6. Reduces yellowness and minor nail polish stains 7 Maybelline Coloroma Nail Paints
  7. Healthy shine lasts more than a week
  8. Nails are resistant to stains and stay healthier
  9. Eases up the nail paint application
  10. Value for money

Cons of The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block Review:-

  1. The emery surface gets blocked with nail powder which needs to be cleaned frequently
  2. Being a block it is not able to completely cover hard to reach areas like edges and the bottom

Recommendation:- The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block is a magical block which has completely transformed my dull unhealthy nails to glossier healthy ones in few minutes. This tiny little block has outperformed my expectations and has worked excellently on me, the difference between raw and polished nail’s Is significant . If you don’t feel like investing hours in extensive manicure/ pedicure this can be an instant solution to your worries and you don’t have to fiddle with multiple tools to maintain nails. It is a must have for me, my favorite purchase from The Body Shop. Highly Recommended!


  1. I would recommend its usage to be limited to 2-3 times a month else it may thin down the nails
  2. The surfaces might wear-off sooner than metallic filers as after all it is made of paper only
  3. Water may spoil the block so use it over dry hands only
  4. Keep nails off the surface as in don’t dig them on the polishing block or it will develop cracks and might wear-out soon

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Rating:- 4.8/5

Have you tried The Body Shop Nail Polishing Block? Do you use any other nail buffer or tool to polish your nails?


35 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. pragyaApril 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM - Reply

    ohh dear it looks amazing POO, I think I have to get them ASAP!! what a visible difference they bring ,even my tiny nails would look better with these!!

    • poonamApril 24, 2014 at 11:32 PM - Reply

      Thanks Pragya.. yes it does a fab job .. and nothing could do it better than this!! 🙂

  2. milyApril 24, 2014 at 11:20 AM - Reply

    oh my…this is amazing..i can actually see the shine it gives..first i thought you had applied a top coat…:P

    • poonamApril 24, 2014 at 11:30 PM - Reply

      yeahh..actaully even I cant belive how cud it give so much shine but somehow it does that transparent coat kid of thing!! 🙂

  3. laksApril 24, 2014 at 2:25 PM - Reply

    WOW this seems great! I can see your nails shining in the after pics. Would love to give them a try.

    • poonamApril 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM - Reply

      The results were so significant that I cant help but just be awestruck!! 🙂

  4. krupaApril 24, 2014 at 4:47 PM - Reply

    I see what you mean about a shine!! WOw!

    • poonamApril 24, 2014 at 11:28 PM - Reply

      😉 .. it is just so awesumm!! 🙂

  5. subha boseApril 24, 2014 at 5:36 PM - Reply

    Shiny Shiny, looks awesome. I will get this one soon. Nice tips 🙂

    • poonamApril 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM - Reply

      hai na.. amazingly skiny nails in few mins!! 🙂

  6. Jhilmil D SahaApril 24, 2014 at 6:17 PM - Reply

    This is a superstar Poo. I definitely need this. I really wait for your recommendations.

    • poonamApril 24, 2014 at 11:26 PM - Reply

      hahah.. yeah.. Ye mera hero.. 😉
      Aww.. I am blushing babess.. thanks a tonn!! 🙂

  7. Richa SaxenaApril 24, 2014 at 7:12 PM - Reply

    This really looks so good dear! I would love to try it out 🙂
    Lovely review Poo!!!

    • poonamApril 24, 2014 at 11:25 PM - Reply

      yess it is.. so try it out.. 🙂

  8. SimeraApril 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM - Reply

    Your nails looks so perfect and healthy. It must be a wonderful product.

    • poonamMay 3, 2014 at 7:11 AM - Reply

      They are not actually but this polishing block made it.. 😉

  9. Lana RayApril 24, 2014 at 10:19 PM - Reply

    Hey amazing product. Thanks sooo much for letting us know about this. And your pics are all so well taken, the difference in “before” and “after” is so clear! I’m gonna buy this the next time I’m in TBS. BTW Scholl nail files are awesome, if your thinking of trying a new nailfile do check it out =)
    Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment <3 <3

    • poonamMay 3, 2014 at 10:01 AM - Reply

      My pleasure sweets.. the difference was so stark… I gasped at first.. rubbed my eyes twice jsut to believe it is in real.. 😉

      Havent tried Scholl nail files.. will get them soon..

      Aww.. it was lovely to see you therre.. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekedn! 🙂

  10. SwatiApril 24, 2014 at 11:17 PM - Reply

    I love nail buffers and this one has done its job really well! Love the shine it gave Poonam but yeah, one should not buff often, I do it once a month. And the problem with all these buffers is that they never reach the bottom part of the nail. But I will surely try this out.

    • poonamMay 6, 2014 at 9:48 PM - Reply

      this is my first nail buffer adn I am so happy with it!!..
      yeahh.. wish they come with something the cover full nails… 😀 😀

  11. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayApril 25, 2014 at 11:15 AM - Reply

    Hey Poo.. this looks long this shine stays on ?

    • poonamMay 3, 2014 at 9:09 AM - Reply

      Thanks Shailja.. the shine easily lasts for 15 days and even more depending on how you deal with your nails.. 🙂

  12. vini@dndbApril 25, 2014 at 12:16 PM - Reply

    Looks like a great product!!

    • poonamMay 2, 2014 at 9:59 PM - Reply

      yupp it is!! .. 🙂

  13. AnshulApril 25, 2014 at 2:31 PM - Reply

    Wow! They look really good! There was a prominent difference before and after buffering them!!! It works wonders!! I saw this in Body shop the other day, but was pretty skeptical about it…but now i will go ahead with the purchase! Thank you xoxo

  14. Lisha@HeartBowsMakeupApril 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM - Reply

    Oh my! This sounds like a wonderful product! I’ve never even seen this at the store. You have a knack of picking up great products hun. Beautifully reviewed!

  15. ManasiApril 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Reply

    Sounds like good one!! lovely review dear!

  16. Priyanka JainApril 25, 2014 at 10:58 PM - Reply

    woww sounds good. Definitely buying it on my next visit to TBS 🙂

    • poonamMay 6, 2014 at 9:50 PM - Reply

      yeahh.. u must try this!! 🙂

  17. MakeupmirrornmeApril 25, 2014 at 11:11 PM - Reply

    Awesome product..m going to get one for me. Thanks love for sharing.

  18. PinksApril 29, 2014 at 12:54 AM - Reply

    Wow. This shows amazing results. I must try it soon. Thanks for posting this dear 🙂

    • poonamMay 6, 2014 at 9:57 PM - Reply

      Tahnks Pinks.. u shud try… 🙂

  19. Saniya@beautynbuzzApril 30, 2014 at 4:33 PM - Reply

    I have a similar one by faces but TBS one’s nail shiner gives a lot more shine 🙂 I so wanna get this. Awesome review Poo 🙂 <3

    • poonamMay 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM - Reply

      Thanks a lot Saniya.. I havent tried faces one.. but thsi one surely rules.!! 🙂

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