Thursday, 16 August 2012

OPI crystal nail file saved my nails!

Hi everyone!
I was advised by some lovely bloggers, including Andy aka Pampered Prince and Catrine from UnnakedNails  to invest in a crystal nail file to help improve the condition of my nails.
 All I can say is- Thank you guys! 
I can't believe that a nail file made such a big difference to my nails. 
I was planning to buy the Leighton Denny one, but for some reason I decided to go with OPI :)

"OPI Crystal File is a high quality nail file, with an effective filing surface made from the finest crystal. This file helps prevent splitting and chipping, leaving your nail edge perfectly smooth.
Easily cleaned, simply rinse under warm water to remove nail residue without affecting the files surface texture."

On day one I filed my nails down to nothing and tried to get as close to a square shape as I can.
The edges of my nails were perfectly smooth and I was filing them every day for a week.
It's been two weeks since I started using this nail file and my nails haven't split once! I am so happy!
Previously, I had to deal with my nails splitting on a daily basis, now it just doesn't happen!
If you don't own a crystal nail file yet, I would recommend getting one asap!
  All nail files I used before are in the bin now. Honestly- I binned them all!
The OPI crystal nail file is one of the best purchases I have ever made!


  1. Thanks for the review! Now it makes me want to try out the product :) x

  2. Thanks for the mentioned lovely. I'm so glad you made the switch to crystal and it worked out. So many people have issues with their nails and try all sorts of different nail treatments but it's so surprising how much a difference what they file their nails with.
    I suppose it's similar to people with problem skin and not using the right cleanser for them though. If the basics aren't right, then you get problems later on x

  3. I love my crystal nail file, although i always addressed it as a glass nail file hehe :) I think i got mine a couple years back from a stall in Camden and they do all different colours. They are so much more convenient to use compared with the conventional files that are useless after several uses. Thanks for sharing and i am glad you are enjoying using yours :) More nail posts please hehe xoxo

  4. OMG, what a useful product!!

  5. Great review, I always have the problem of my nails splitting after wearing polish for too long. I need to try this out, I think!
    Daniella x

  6. I use a crystal nail file too - I can't stand rougher ones, they tear my nails up! x

  7. My nails are splitting all the time, so this is definitely something worth checking out...

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

  8. I use crystal nail files,they're great. I keep a mini one in my handbag, just in case :) x

  9. Wow sounds amazing! I have never used this but I am going to keep my eyes open for it now!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  10. I agree, it's definitely worth investing in one of these nail files! I have one and love it!

  11. Great review, I will have to check this out!

    I love your blog, your photos are great and your posts are very interesting, I'm a new follower! xx

    Katharine from

  12. i have a couple of these nail files but i really don't like using them - they make me cringe as to me it feels like nails on a chalk board! but if you've found your nails aren't splitting anymore then i'm going to have to give these files another go as my nails are constantly splitting..thanks!
    nicola xxx

  13. Really good review. I've actually taken to having acrylics done due to the fact my nails were so weak and splitting all the time. Maybe I should get one of these next time and see if I can avoid having my nails done again, good tip :D


  14. I've got a Sephora glass one that looks similar, but I have no idea if it's "crystal." I've really never used it, because it seems like it wouldn't do the trick, but I'll have to break it out & try it! Thanks for the review. :)

    Beauty & the Bibliophile


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