I have had a bit of a love hate relationship with my finger nails for as long as I can remember. As a youngster I used to bite and tear my nails which made them generally horrible to look at then one day I decided to stop and my nails grew nicely once more. However, having long nails has it’s own problems mainly snapping and bending back which I just can’t stand!
These days I try to keep my nails short and neat to avoid painful accidents and when my nails get to a certain length and they start to annoy me I will cut and file them back to more manageable length. I have used many different nail tools over the years and have found that glass nail files produce a consistent good result so when Mont Bleu, a manufacturer of Czech made glass nail files, offered me the chance to review their products I was very happy to give them a go.
Mont Bleu offer a range of glass files for hands and feet in different sizes, styles and colours with a wide selection designed with SWAROVSKI® elements decoration. I was sent three products to review: a Solingen manicure set, a crystal nail files set and a glass foot file.
The Solingen manicure set is made up of three nail accessories (nail scissors, tweezers and glass nail file) and a really lovely leather case which makes it perfect for putting in my handbag for nail emergencies on the go. The external of the case is made from genuine cowhide-leather with a popper for easy opening and closing. The inside of the case has an elegant black velvet lining. The glass file is made of tempered Czech glass and the precision nail scissors are made of stainless steel in Solingen, Germany. The set of tweezers are made of stainless steel with a handy slanted tip for easy use and covered with rubber for comfortable non-slip hold. Both the glass file and tweezers are decorated with SWAROVSKI® elements designed and hand placed by Mont Bleu.
The set of two crystal nail files come with a lovely “Waterfall Black” design made from a selection of SWAROVSKI® elements on the black background. I like that the set comes with a medium and a small nail file so that you can still take a file with you in your purse when you are on the go and have a larger one at home. Again the files are made from tempered Czech glass made in Bohemia and come with a lifetime warranty which covers the filling surface of the file. The files come in elegant black velvet sleeves which keep them safe.
It’s not only hands and fingernails which can benefit from glass files – I was also sent a glass foot scraper file which looks impressive with its thick glass filing surface. Although the file doesn’t look like it can handle tough skin but I have really enjoying it to get smoother feet with the file being surprisingly effective but also gentle. It is easy to hold and use with its chunky size making it easy to grip whilst in use. Of course the file is also made from quality Czech tempered glass and has a lifetime guarantee on abrasive surface.
I really like all three of these products and I have been grateful for having some more files in the house and in my bag for nail related emergencies! I have been surprised with just how effective the glass foot file has been, more so than pumice style products I have used in the past. I am happy to award the selection of files from Mont Bleu 5 out of 5 stars and recommend them to anyone looking for quality nail tools.