Allura Nail Buffer Blocks Review

Posted by on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What is this bull.

Hey, Poundland - I want my pound back!
Don't judge, guys. A pound can get you a lot these days. Medium fries at McDonalds or a product from the MUA range or even one of the Wilkinson's nail buffers, which actually work.

Not these.

I've had my eye on these for a while, and so picked them up the last time I was in Poundland. "Ooh" I thought. "Four buffers for a pound! What a bargain!"

It'd be a great bargain, if they didn't all have the same grit. Yes, you read that correctly. Run your hands over any of the four sides and they all feel the same - that is, of nothing.


Nooooothing. I've felt paper with more texture. This is just coloured, soft plastic.

You know that something is wrong when the "file" side is the same smoothness as the "shine" side. These don't even make your nails shiny! What a rip.
SAM_7783 The only use I've found for them is this:
They make OK nail sponging tools. Not great. They're alright.

Save your money and run, run for the hills! Or at least to Wilkinsons, where they sell a single one for 99p that is infinitely more useful.


  1. Thanks for the tip! That is such a PAIN! specially since you can't see the quality (or lack of) for yourself in the packaging! Gggrr I think I would definitely pick medium fried from McD's over this :o) x

  2. I don't blame you for being mad...I too get angry when I buy stuff from dollar tree and it turns out to be crap.
    Good for you for finding a way to use them anyway.

  3. Exactly, Hannah! That's what really annoyed me.

    Thanks, ChaosButterfly!

  4. I got some of these and there wasnt much difference between three sides, only the shine side was a little different and more smoother. I'll have to check out the wilkies one :)

  5. I like the smooth, buff and shine parts of these for about a week, then it really does just act/look like plastic. Oh and the file side is definitely bull x

  6. Do check it out, Enigma. I really like it!

    Thanks for your comment, Jenny!

  7. Iman Mcelderry:){35 June 2012 at 09:51

    Ihe file part don't even work it is annoying that you can't tell whether it's good or not because of the packaging.Im going off to check the wilkies one:){3


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