|Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File|
Until fairly recently, my nails were in a pretty sorry state. I had issues with peeling, breaking and ridges, and consequently, I found I was having problems with nail polish chipping and peeling after only a couple of days of wear. I actually worked my way through quite a few different types of base coats and top coats before I realised that the products I was using weren’t the issue and that the condition of my nails was to blame. So, I decided to go back to basics and after searching around online for recommendations, I invested in a few different products to help get my nails in shape.
I bought quite a few different things to help with the problems I was having, including a bottle of Orly’s Cutique to soften and remove my horribly dry, damaged cuticles, a bottle of Boots Expert Nail Strengthener to harden up my paper thin nails (this is actually really good stuff considering it’s so cheap!), and a decent nail buffer to help smooth ridges. But, the product I invested in which I feel has made the biggest difference to my nails is, Leighton Denny’s Crystal nail file. Described as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of nail files, it’s won numerous awards (it almost always pops up on glossy magazines top 100 product lists), promises to simply turn nails to dust and to make filing quick and easy. And my god, it really does do a brilliant job!
Before purchasing a Leighton Denny file, I was using a no brand, cheapy glass one I’d picked up at Boots last year, and while it did an ok job at shaping my nails, it didn’t really leave the edge of the nail completely smooth. Leighton Denny’s does exactly what’s promised and actually makes filing my nails a pretty pleasant experience. It shapes and files quickly and easily, it never drags, and it never ever leaves the edge of my nails feeling rough, jagged or uneven. Since replacing my cheaper file with this one, I’ve noticed a huge improvement with the peelies, have had no splits, and have seen a positive improvement with the overall condition of my nails.
See, unlike traditional metal nail files, or emery boards, crystal files are designed to gently file and actually seal the nail edge, which in turn helps to prevent the nasties (splits and catches) mentioned above. They’re also extremely easy to keep clean, and don’t wear down like traditional files. In Fact, Leighton Denny’s crystal file comes with a lifetime guarantee, so if the surface of the file diminishes in its efficacy, the product will be replaced free of charge. Pretty good, eh?
|Leighton Denny Crystal File Guarantee|
As you can probably tell, I’m incredibly happy with my purchase and with the results I’ve seen since I started using it. I think the other products I’ve been using, along with generally taking more time over my nails have helped to improve the condition too, but I really think I have my Leighton Denny file to think for the lack of peelies and splits I’ve had over the last few months. Overall, it’s a fantastic product and one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend. In fact, I’d say it’s quite possibly one of, if not the best nail product I’ve purchased, and I wouldn’t be without mine.
Available from the signature Leighton Denny site (£12.00). There's also a larger file available (£15.00), and a set which contains both the small file and a larger version (£27.50).
What sort of file do you use? Do you have a favourite nail strengthener?