Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

Nail files- help please!

(14 Posts)
DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 11-Jul-17 14:54:05

Where can I find good ones?

There seems to be a distinct lack of emery boards on my tiny high street.

I don't get on with glass ones so prefer traditional ones.

They all seem to be expensive 4 in 1 ones which wear out in 5 minutes.

Any suggestions?smile

Userwithoutaname Tue 11-Jul-17 14:54:52

Watching with interest as I have the same problem.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 11-Jul-17 15:32:43

We need fluffy she knows all about nail stuff!grin

LoveCakesandWine Tue 11-Jul-17 15:48:06

I know you said no to glass but have you tried the Leighton Denny glass nail file? It's the only nail file I've used for years. It's won numerous awards and I fully recommend it

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Tue 11-Jul-17 15:50:01

I buy cheap and cheerful large emery boards from bodycare/grahams.

I couldn't tell you how much they are because they are very cheap. They're big, grey and I really like them 😁

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 11-Jul-17 15:50:21

Yes,I have the LD one, don't like it at all. Thanks though.

NineSidedWhore Tue 11-Jul-17 15:55:12

will these do?

calmday Tue 11-Jul-17 16:20:42

I have a Tesco Value metal nail file which is great and has lasted for ages.

Fluffycloudland77 Tue 11-Jul-17 16:34:47

240 grit is the lowest for natural nails, on a wooden board otherwise it's too flimsy.

Look on eBay, not the CND ones though because they go blunt quickly.

Go for another brand like OPI, young nails, nsi etc.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 11-Jul-17 16:36:16

Ahhhh there you are fluffy thank you!smile

HotLadybird Tue 11-Jul-17 16:46:23

OPI glass files are v good as are essie but I can't find them in the UK

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Tue 11-Jul-17 23:18:37

I've ordered some opi ones from ebay,thanks smile

StarHeartDiamond Wed 12-Jul-17 17:00:00

Try files designed for acrylic nails, I don't know if they are glass(?) but they are very hardwearing and don't wear down or age easily.

StarHeartDiamond Wed 12-Jul-17 17:02:04

No they're not glass, just looked them up! So files for acrylic nails are like normal emery boards except they are very tough and don't shred or wear out.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: