Thursday, 1 September 2011

Going crystal


If there is one thing which makes me cringe, grimace and grind my teeth is filing my nails. For me, filing my nails is as uncomfortable as  your teeth getting accidentally in contact with foil paper or hearing a piece of chalk squeaking on an old fashioned board. I hate it and when  my nails are too long, I've been known to get a small pair of scissors and cut the excess before resorting to a nail file. Using nail clippers  make me cringe even more. When someone uses one, I find it so unbearable, I want to leave the room.


After reading a review on a posh (read: more than £10) crystal nail file from Lipglossiping.com, I've been asking myself if opting for a  crystal file would make the whole filing process less unbearable. I was a bit hesitant about forking out £8 in this crystal nail from Tesco,  raging inside that I had never paid as much for a nail file in my entire life but I am so glad I've made the investment.


barbara-daly-tesco-nail-file


I still grimace,  especially when I miss the nail but the whole filing process is 100% easier, quicker and fuss free all around. I was so scared before: The  nail file looks so sharp, almost like a blade, I was scared that it would be too abrasive but it's perfect and it's just what I needed all  along. I am a bit cross with myself for not having made the plunge sooner.


The world needs to know about brilliant and revolutionary crystal nail files are. Go and invest in one, you won't regret it. Even Jacie, from You’ve Got Nail.com swears by them. I've seen a cute 'normal' glass nail file from Revlon whilst browsing Superdrug, which only cost £4.99. I might get it as a spare. It’s a miracle I’ve not lost my Tesco one!


Why do nail technicians still keep using traditional nail files?
Have you got a crystal or glass nail file yourself? 




22 comments:

Pandora said...

Yep, I got the Leighton Denny crystal one which was an eye-watering £15! Luckily I got it with my good old Boots points :) It does make a difference, I still loathe filing my nails but I can cope with this easily.

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Jenny said...

Glass files don't work with my nails at all; they make them split, and the noise from using one makes me want to cry...I was so close to tears when I borrowed my mums! x

Jude said...

I have been using a crystal nail file for years and would NEVER go back to using an emery board. Jude xx @jadlgw

Em said...

I LOVE crystal files! I've been using them for a couple of months now and my nails have never looked better or been more healthy!

My auntie, who's a Nail Technician, said that the main reason they use traditional files is because gel nails/acrylics handle the abrasive edges better and the traditional files are much cheaper to find in bulk packages.

Stina said...

I forked out £11 on a Leighton Denny one from Boots (reluctantly I may say) and it was amazing.. I am not a lover of nail filing either really, but this made it more bearable!

I took it out to file nails a month or so ago (it came in a posh case where I kept it) and I got distracted and since then I haven't been able to find it..

So sad, and I can't justify buying another £11 file- what if I lose that too!

Might look at the Superdrug ones.. x

xmisslorix said...

I hate filing my nails, my nails are really bendy and rubbish even just looking at that crystal file is making the hairs on the back of my neck stand up urrgghh... I wish I had beautiful nails like yours xx

Tass said...

I hate filing my nails too but I really like my crystal file. I got mine in TKMaxx for £2.99, it's a random brand but it does the job well xx

Enigma said...

I got the OPI one, way way to expensive if you ask me. Got it with tesco vouchers so that made it ok, would pay about £5 for one if I were to fork out actual money.

Ana said...

In my elementary school Tech class we made sandpaper boards for sanding wood that were much smoother than any emery board I've seen. The scare me with their coarseness O_o !

Jenn said...

WOw I wanna try this!! xo

Sue said...

Hey sweetie! Have you emailed me? I know I have to give you my address so that's why I'm asking.. just in case you did and went to junk mail or something.. :)

MissMathful said...

i dont mind normal old fashioned nail files but i hate the metal ones with a passion, they make me cringe, i worry that these would be similar... :S

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PoppyRedLips said...

I've got the Leighton Denny one and it helped fix my nails! It's supposed to help seal the ends of your nails so they don't split as much and it definately worked. Plus it makes filing so quick and easy :)

xXxStundonxXx said...

I too hate filing my nails. I've been looking at these for a while now wondering if they would make it a bit more bearable. Thanks for writing this, you may have convinced me to buy one
xx

Alhrayth said...

I do not have a particularly posh one, but I've been using a glass nail file from Kiko for ages and I definitely am not going back to other kinds... I loke it quite a lot, and considering how clumsy I am, it must be made of strong stuff, as I haven't broken it yet! Don't know if I would bother with a more expensive one... mine costs €2.50, but it is serving me definitely well!!

Madame Gourmand said...

Like some of the other ladies I also have the Leighton Denny nail file and It's amazing, I swear by it, hate emery boards and don't even go there with the metal ones! xx

femketje said...

i did have a glass one but it was way too harsh for my nails >.<

SilhouetteScreams said...

I never file my nails myself, mostly because it's nails on a chalkboard for me too! Even reading your first paragraph made me shudder >___< I may have to try out a glass file though, just to see if I can stand it!

Steph said...

I love glass files - I didn't think that I would notice that much of a difference but my little one is amazing!

Steph x

nav said...

I really want a glass nail file but am waiting for the cheapest but pretty one to come along...I may be waiting a while!

Lydia said...

I had a no7 one which was great, until I sat on it :s for now I've just got a really cheap one from Wilkinsons and it works just as well, though think I may invest in a nice one again xx

marox79 said...

My first one was from Claire's but is so worn out now I got a replacement at Kiko... and a spare. It was 2.50€.

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