If you follow me on Twitter you'll probably have seen that the reason for the slow blogging month is moving stress! Technically I wasn't moving, my housemate moved out and my boyfriend Dale moved in- I did move bedrooms (to the bigger bedroom with en-suite!)- but most of the moving was from Dales flat to mine, and then rearranging our furniture to a system we both liked. Our flat is very nearly how we both want it, but we're planning on doing some painting (currently ALL of the walls in the whole flat are white and we want a little bit of colour) and we went to IKEA yesterday for a few extra bits of furniture and some new lamps and decor bits & bobs (plus inevitable candles, I have a problem). I think I'll be sharing a house tour post once we're all done, and definitely a post on how I'm storing my make up and nail polish (In fact I haven't done one in 2 years) so fingers crossed that will be soon!
Anyway, back to the point of this post: I've heard many many raves about crystal nail files, but for a while I thought they were probably way over-hyped and not really much different to regular emery boards. As I recently got back(ish, I guess!) into blogging, nail art and actually remembering to take care of my nails crystal files entered my radar again, and I started wondering again if I should get one. After reading some reviews and searching the internet I decided to take the plunge and spend the last of my Boots gift card on (I think the only one I could find on the high street) a Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File.
I retails at £12.50 in Boots (you can find it on Amazon etc. too) And at first I thought it might end up to be an extravagant waste of money, but I was definitely wrong. I have pretty rubbish natural nails- they don't grow very fast and they're prone to breaking and bending easily, and while I don't think this nail file is magical nail-growth secret I do feel like my nails are in better condition since switching to a crystal file, and I have genuinely thrown away all of my old cardboard emery boards!
Overall I'm really really pleased with this file and I'm annoyed at myself for waiting so long to try it; my nails seem much happier and less flaky (I don't think the file is the only factor at work, but it has definitely helped a great deal)
Have you tried a crystal file? What did you think?