Luxury Nailcare: Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files

By Tina A. - July 25, 2011

My first encounter with a glass nail file occured a little while back: I was perusing the nail product isles in one of my frequent beauty shopping trips and I spotted some mini Bourjois glass nail files sitting in a corner.

I figured Bourjois is a respectable brand, so, naturally, I picked one, only to find out that I had made one of the worst beauty purchases ever: the nail file lost the roughness of its filing surfaces after only 3 (!) uses. I threw it to the bin and swore off glass nail files there and then.

But when a Czech company called Mont Bleu contacted me to review their glass nail files, I thought I'd give them another chance - I was still curious as to why so many people were recommending glass nail files instead of the regular emery ones, on twitter and other beauty sites. Perhaps they knew something I didn't?



Apparently they did, because after a few weeks of testing out this product, I only have the best things to say about it!

For starters, the filing surfaces have remained intact after all this time - I inspect them closely after each use, but they're still as good as new! It's biggest advantage though is how gentle it is to my nail: the filing is sharp and precise and the tip of the nail feels a lot stronger afterwards in comparison to a classic emery board. I've also noticed that it benefits my brittlest nails too, since the peeling hasn't progressed any further as it normally would! Score!

Yep, this little item is a regular in my nailcare routine and I'd be mildly devastated if I dropped it or mishandled it in any way (the site claims that they're almost unbreakable, but I wouldn't wanna find out regardless)!


But I wouldn't be doing it justice if I didn't talk about its lovely design, now, would I?

I'm sure you've noticed the beautiful Swarovski detailing on one end: it screams "luxury"! The design of my file is the W-M no. 5 but if you take a look through their online store, I'm sure you'll spot many designs to suit your taste!

What's more, Mont Bleu states that the polishing surfaces have a life-long guarantee, without you having to take any special care of them: you can clean them by washing them, putting them under a uv lamp, even boiling them!

Overall impression?
A beautiful product of excellent quality, what more can you ask for? It would make a lovely little present too imo, since I don't think Swarovski encrusted nail files are that easy to come by!


So, have you tried glass nail files yet and what do you think of them? :)

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12 comments

  1. I remember a long time ago I read about a glass file on makeupalley (had never heard of one before)..everyone was raving about it! Needless to say I'd since forgotten all about glass files until this lovely post of yours! I definitely need one in my life now :) And the one you have is beautiful!

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  2. Your first encounter with a glass nail file sounds just like mine :P Mine was given to me as a gift a few years back - the novelty of it never grew on me so I just put it away.....and I only saw it last week when I was packing away my stuff and getting rid of things since I'm moving. Your post has inspired me to to take my glass nail file out again and give it a second chance (not that I gave it much of a first chance I suppose). Yours is very pretty though with all the crystals on the handle ;) But I do agree with you - it does seem like it could break if I dropped mine a few times by accident :S

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  3. oooh, exciting stuff. I haven't tried them yet,as i had't found a good brand who made them.

    I know you're a fan of make up, so i'm sure you've hear the latest Yiannis Marketakis news about Make Up Lab?

    Deets on my last post girl.
    x.o.x.o

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  4. Πριν ενα χρονο περιπου μου εφερε η μαμα μου μια γυαλινη λιμα,οχι τοσο ομορφη οσο η δικη σου αλλα ειναι κ αυτη χαριτωμενη..
    Απο τοτε λοιπον δεν εω χρησιμοποιησει αλλη,ειναι κλασης ανωτερη απο τις κλασσικες!

    P.S Τι ομορφα νυχια που εχεις! Κ τελειο χρωμα το βερνικι,ποιο ειναι?

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  5. I am so addicted to glass nail files! I have a blue/silver one from Hondos :P Love your nails! Which nail polish do you have on ?

    kisses :D

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  6. I have tried some and like them to be honest!!This one loooks so special!!Thanks for the review hun!Going to check!!

    xxx

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  7. they look fab and very glamorous xo

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  8. I like glass nail files, I have a mini one from Essence and works great. This one looks so luxurious, lovely!!

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  9. @ellamarie84: Thanx so much for the lovely comment sweetie and thank you for usually being one of the first to comment on here - much appreciated!!! Hope u're well & glad this post helped u!!! xoxo


    @Karen Law: Yes, they do look fragile, don't they? Well, even if they're not, I certainly wouldn't be willing to test them to find out, hahaha!!! Hope your second time around trying your glass nail file will be marked a success - if not, you probably need one of better quality, like I did (they do work I tell u)!!! Hope u're well hunni! Mwahz!!! xxx


    @A BRIT GREEK: Well, I can definitely recommend these, mine is still going strong and I'm being ruthless with it! :)
    Yes, I've heard about Marketakis's new endeavours, good news for ppl that want to get more involved with makeup artistry for sure! xx


    @Shoe FREEk: Thank you!

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  10. @Artemi: Κι εγω τωρα καταλαβαινω τους ενθουσιασμενους με τις γυαλινες λιμες - they were right!!! Το βερνικι ειναι το Van D' Go της Εssie!
    Φιλια κουκλα, thanks for the comment! xxx


    @Anastasia: Thank you love! I'm so glad I finally jumped on the glass nail file wagon too! ;)
    The nail polish is Essie's Van D' Go! Kisses! xx


    @Blushingloves Irene Greece: Honestly, they're HEAPS better than the classic emery ones, especially for shaping nails, I love em and wouldn't trade them for anything!!! xxx


    @glittermeup: Definitely!!! One of the most luxurious nailcare items I own!!! xx

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  11. @NatalieDouka: Oh, I didn't know that Essence made them too! Glad to hear that they work better than the Bourjois ones, hahaha!!! :P

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