Friday, 14 February 2014

Leighton Denny: Crystal Clear Winner

A Christmas gift from my sister-in-law, Leighton Denny's Crystal Nail File filed a hole in my manicure goodies that I didn't even know I had. She's a legend, my SIL.

I have binned ALL of my cardboard nail files / emery boards in favour of this one. I don't know why I didn't buy myself one earlier. Its awesome.

It comes in its own aluminium (I hate that word) and plastic case to keep it safe while its in your bag. This is a Crystal nial file, not a metal one, and it can break if you are not careful. So I keep mine it its case, next to my chair where I do all my manis. Although I also want one for my car because that is where the majority of my nail breaks see to happen.

Available in Marks and Spencer stores for €17 /£12.50 this is worth the spend. It is going to last you ages, it isn't going to harbour bacteria/germs that will damage/infect the nail, and it does a blaahdy great job of smoothing hooks and rough edges. It also files nails down in a jiffy.

Says the blurb on Leighton's website:

"The CRYSTAL NAIL FILE is an award-winning must-have from Leighton Denny - it has been carefully treated so it simply turns the nail edge to dust.Traditional nail files can leave the nail edge rough or uneven, but the CRYSTAL FILE smooths the nail completely, sealing it, leaving not a trace of a split or catch. The filing surface comes with a lifetime guarantee for 25 years. The small CRYSTAL NAIL FILE comes in a protective aluminium case so it's handbag and travel friendly"

Now I am am not entirely sold on the very ambiguous "guarantee", but I am sold on everything else. It does exactly what is says and it does it rather well. Wash it in warm water and soap, dry it on a towel and use it again and again. It hasn't gotten any baldy patches on it and I have used it loads since Christmas Day. Its good. In my opinion, Leighton Denny's Crystal Nail File, in conjunction with a good cuticle oil and being more careful with my nails has helped them to stop peeling and breaking so easily.

I think this is one of those things that I will be getting as presents for friends. And I will be getting my Daughter her own one too, as soon as she stops biting them...

 If you are still using cheapo nail files, bin them and treat yourself to a decent nail file that is going to do your nails a bit of good, you will thank me.

Ps: Happy Valentines Day


  1. This sounds great Cindy, my nails break a lot too when I'm running around after the kids so definitely going to look out for it :-)

  2. I have the crystal nail file and liked it so much I got my mam and sisters them as presents. Its definitely made a difference to my nails, Ive been using it for about a year. Its also completely turned me off all other files. Highly recommend it :D



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