Nail file recommendation

(14 Posts)
Spadequeen Sat 23-Apr-16 20:18:22

Really boring question but I've finally stopped biting my nails. Can anyone recommend a really good nail file and why it's so good. Thanks.

WhoisLucasHood Sat 23-Apr-16 20:22:04

I like the glass ones, they seem to stay sharp forever.

leadrightfoot Sat 23-Apr-16 20:44:17

Tesco value black 2 pack nail files
Last about 6 months I have one at home one in my bag. Don't get accuse of having a potentially lethal weapon and when they break or get blunt it's no great drama to get a new pack

andadietcoke Sat 23-Apr-16 20:48:30

Leighton Denny glass nail file. You can use it back and forth rather than in one direction, which I find easier, doesn't lose it's efficacy and comes in a rigid plastic case so it won't break in your handbag.

Optimist1 Sat 23-Apr-16 20:50:46

Yes, Leighton Denny is well worth the money - it has a lifetime guarantee, too. I prefer the larger size to the small one.

deathb4decaf Sat 23-Apr-16 20:54:20

Yep Leighton Denny glass file all the way, for all the reasons stated above. You can rinse it under water to keep it clean. It's worth the money as you shouldn't need to buy another one!

AgathaMystery Sat 23-Apr-16 21:09:42

Not head of Leighton Denny but will be looking. I love my OPI glass one. It's amazing.

goddessofsmallthings Sun 24-Apr-16 00:14:30

OPI's crystal nail file is kind to nails, but I prefer Leighton Denny's as it seems to do the job a lot quicker.

cardoon Sun 24-Apr-16 07:30:40

My Leighton Denny seems to clog up and become ineffective after two nails confused
What am I doing wrong?

HungoverLikeaSpunMoorhenChick Sun 24-Apr-16 07:33:30

Rinse it off/wipe with a damp cloth and it works again. Mine does this as I have "dusty" nails - even manicurists have commented on how much white dust they produce.

Spadequeen Sun 24-Apr-16 09:05:46

Thanks I will have a look. I've tried glass ones in the past but not got on with them as I do t like the feel. But will give it another go.

cardoon Sun 24-Apr-16 10:43:08

LOL grin at having dusty nails <old prune emoticon>

Gives me the shivers too Spade

I'm searching for a decent metal file

Optimist1 Sun 24-Apr-16 19:09:59

I know what you mean about the feel of the glass ones, Spade, but I found that applying less pressure helped considerably. Three or four very light strokes are as effective as one or two heavier ones. A slight change in technique might win you over to the glass side! smile

Spadequeen Fri 29-Apr-16 18:02:46

Well I'll be shopping on Monday and let you know what I got! Still surprised I've bitten them all off yet!

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