I get a lot of questions and comments regarding the tools and treatment products I use to keep my nails healthy and in tip top shape. Since my routine changes as I test new products, I’ve launched, The Arsenal, to share with you the items that are “must haves” in my nail kit.
Can you imagine the shocked looks on my friends and family members faces when they ask me for a nail file I tell them I don’t have one on me? Hello, I’m the nail girl, I’m SUPPOSED to have every nail tool known to man in my possession at any given moment. Well, here’s the deal. I haven’t regularly carried a nail file in my bag for two reasons:
1. I LOVE glass nail files. Love, love, love them! Problem? They’re glass. And while I shouldn’t have to worry about them breaking in my bag, the amount of times I’ve fallen, breaking something, has grown to a staggering amount. I’m not a fall down drunk people, just a klutz!
2. Carrying an emery board/paper file equals one of two situations. I either bang into it while digging in my purse, ruining my manicure with scrapes. Or it gets too filthy and vile from whatever ends up living in my suitcase of a bag. Gross, I know but at least I’m clean enough to NOT use a dirty file.
So to make rambling story short, now that the Zip File from Tweezerman entered my life, I no longer travel file-less. You see the Zip File comes encased in a protective plastic sleeve to keep it sanitary and avoid manicure mishaps while I search for my keys. The dual sided file has medium and coarse grits and exists on a sliding mechanism. So you just extend it out to fix chips, nicks or breaks and click it back, locking the file in place for storing.
Considering how often my klutz self ends up banging into a wall and breaking a nail, I will no longer have the temptation to chew (nast, I know) because I’ll have my Zip File with me.
And as if you need another reason to pick up this handy little guy, Tweezerman is donating $1 for every file sold to the Smile Train Charity, an organization dedicated to correcting cleft lips & palates in 75 developing countries.
The Zip File retails for $5.50 and can be purchased at Tweezerman.com