1 April 2014

Healthy Nails Crystal Nail File Review

I paint my nails quite a lot... it's probably my most-done beauty thing, I paint them more regularly than I wear make up or brush my hair.. but I do worry about the condition of them. It's one of those vicious cycley things - I paint them loads so they look a bit wrecked.. and to cover the wrecked-ness, I chuck on more nail polish!
I have been trying to be nicer to them - leaving bare-nailed gaps and using tonnes of moisturisers, butters and balms to keep them as hydrated as possible, but if I hear of anything else that might help keep them healthy I'm always happy to hear it. So when I heard about this new Healthy Nails Professional Nail File, I was of course very interested!
nail care file

I've mainly just used cheap emery boards to file my nails in the past, so for a start this crystal version is much fancier looking! Of course, 'fancier looking', while nice, only gets you so far - I had to try this bad boy out to see how it worked on my poor nails!
Now I'll admit, I was a little sceptical at first when I felt how smooth the surface of the nail file was - I thought it couldn't possibly file away as effectively as the cheap sandpaper-y files I'm used to, but I was soon amazed by just how well this works! Apparently that smooth surface is in its favour, as it reduces the drag on your nails, meaning you are a lot less likely to cause cracks or any other kind of damage. As well as being better for the condition of your nails, this also does a cracking job of shaping them! It just turns the tip of your nail to dust rather than harshly battering at it, giving a really smooth finish!
The file itself came in a neat little case too, which means I can carry this round in my bag (you never know when you need one!) without worrying about it getting damaged, or damaging anything else! The Healthy Nails file is available from Amazon for £12.99 (RRP £16.99), but as this product should work as well after ten years of use as it does the first time it works out better than repeatedly buying new throwaway emery boards! They are also available with pink or purple ends as well as the black.
You can find out more about this product, along with loads of other nail-health tips at healthynails.co.uk, and you can find them on twitter too!


  1. I on' use files but that looks like a sword :D

  2. This looks and sounds like a good nail file. I used very cheap crystal nail file last year and it was really disappointing, but this one I think would be so much better.

  3. This sounds great! I too am a user of cheap nasty emery boards, I think that needs to change :)

    Jess xo


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