Have you ever stood at a beauty supply, like Sally’s, staring at the bins of nail files and buffers and been completely confused? I know I have. What is the purpose of so many different grit levels? And all the different shapes… curved, angle, straight, blocks, etc. A girl could go crazy.
What I’ve come to find is that the best thing for your nails is an extremely fine grit. Anything else leaves the nail edge jagged and vulnerable to splitting, peeling and water damage. In my opinion, the best thing you can do for your nails is to buy a glass nail file. Glass, not crystal. Crystal files are made of stone and over time they can erode and become too rough. When I was in my teens I bought one of those miracle nail care sets from a pushy mall kiosk. It included a crystal file and after a few years it had broken into 4 pieces and left my nails jagged.
What are the benefits of a glass nail file? They are long lasting and easily washed and sanitized. They seal the nail edge to prevent splitting and peeling. They’re made of tempered glass to prevent breakage.
So, where can you find a glass nail file? If you’re an online shopper, I highly recommend
Euro Expo 3000 files. They are so inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes. I have small ones to carry in my purse and a couple larger ones at home. They ship fast and include carrying cases.
As with any type of nail file, you should always file in one direction and avoid filing the sides of your nails.
Who else has converted over to glass files? Got a brand to recommend? Share your testimonials.