I was sitting at my dining table, preparing my nails for some swatching, when . . .
Although this file has survived many fumbles, it was no match for tile.
Of course I thought it appropriate to reward my clumsiness with a nail file upgrade:
Pretty snazzy, huh? I was tempted to get a metal file in order to avoid another incident, but really prefer glass. I find it’s gentler on my nails, easier to clean (I use a nail brush to scrub and vinegar to soak), and something about the sound of using a metal file irks me. Plus, glass files are allowed on airplanes.
Regardless of the material, getting yourself a reusable file is an easy way to green up your mani-pedi routine. So, I got an extra to giveaway.
Whoop whoop! The giveaway prize is a full size (5.5″) nail file. These nail files are made by Eye for the Find. If you’re interested in some ramblings on their files you can keep reading, otherwise skip to the bold text for the giveaway details.
One thing to note about these glass files is the grit is very fine, so it’s not as useful as metal or disposables for taking a lot of length off. I actually prefer this because for me, one errant swipe with a medium grit file can completely mess up my intended nail shape. (If you’re looking for a a somewhat higher grit but want to try glass, the Sephora one I was using worked well.)
Update: Since I mentioned how I keep my glass file clean, I picked up a couple little things to throw in with the giveaway. 1) The same nail brush I use to scrub my file. 2) A few disposable emery boards by EcoTools to keep in your purse, or use to if doing your friend’s nails and don’t want to take the hygienic risk of sharing your file.
All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment below letting me know which type of file you prefer: glass, metal or emery boards. (Any specific file recommendations or how-to tips are welcome too.)
If you’d like a second entry, you can follow me on Twitter and leave an additional comment here with your Twitter name.
*Giveaway ends March 14, 2010 at 11:59pm PST.
*This giveaway is open to everyone from everywhere!
*File comes in a velveteen sleeve for safe keeping.