Recently I had the pleasant dilemma of how to deploy a gift certificate to a beautiful spa, at a high-end hotel nestled in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. When I settled on a pedicure - and settled my weary feet into the bubbling foot bath - what did I see among the files, clippers, and other instruments of a manicurist's trade? A rotary tool! Maybe I don't get out much, but it seemed like a bit of a utilitarian approach to beautification.
As it turned out, that cordless sander did wonders for my nails, and I've since used one for home manicures, too. I've tried nail polish base coats designed fill the ridges that sometimes form on nails as they age, but they just didn't create that smooth lacquered look. Gently sanding off the slight ridges, using a conical attachment on the rotary tool, made the nail polish on top look like glass. Wow!
If you are thinking of adding one to your manicure tool belt, consider going cordless for greater safety, especially if you plan to use it in the washroom. The purchase price will be more than covered by what you save, doing it yourself.