Everything I need in a nail file. (5 Stars)
Filing my nails is pretty much torture. I hate it. I'm really bad at it and the sensation has always made my skin crawl. I've wanted to give a crystal/glass file a try for a long time but finding the right one seemed a bit daunting. There are so many out there and some are quite pricey. By random chance I saw the clever engravings on the files from GERmanikure and decided they might be a great starting point.
If you're going to invest in a crystal file I must say, look no further! Not only is this very well made, it comes in a sleeve that is of equal high quality. For the first time since I took an interest in nail care the sensation of filing hasn't been miserable. It's been easy and quite pleasant making me wish I had deigned to try one sooner.
What—for me, anyway—really stands out about GERmanikure is the availability if files with mantras. I got one that says "Books and Coffee" which is pretty much a summary of my favorite things but there are lots of other fantastic options as well. I adore "Dear Stress, Let's break up. -- Me" and "Wake up and be awesome" so I might have to pick one of them up to keep in my purse.
Notes: This is a review of a complimentary product. All opinions stated here are my own. I am not affiliated with the brand.
GERmanikure "Books and Coffee" Crystal Nail File
Product Details: This 5.5 in (14cm) GERmanikure crystal glass file is handcrafted in the Czech Republic (look for the authentic hologram) from thick Bohemian glass and specially formulated and tempered against breaking. The texture on this file is chemically etched directly into the 3mm thick glass and never wears off. Chemical etching removes a portion of the surface of the file, leaving behind random, evenly placed rounded peaks. As a result, this file can actually be used either wet or dry on natural nails, acrylics, or rough, callused areas of skin in both directions without causing microscopic frays and gouges on either nails or cuticles. Imprinted with an inspirational, spiritual, motivational, or humorous phrase, each file is perfect for conveying a message, mantra, or belief. Each message is unique, just like you. Whether you want to remind someone you care, convey inspiration, or make a friend laugh, the GERmanikure line of crystal glass nail files are sure to please. - GERmanikure Czech glass nail files have a uniform surface texture that results in a smooth, polished nail edge that reduces the risk of cracking and delamination. - Glass has natural antibacterial & anti-fungal qualities, cleans up easily with simple soap and water, and is durable enough to hold up to a chemical bath or high heat sterilizer. - GERmanikure files are chemically hardened and tempered to resist breaking. While all glass can break, dropping a GERmanikure crystal glass file from a short height will, in most cases, not break the file. - This file comes with a free fitted leather sleeve for additional protection. The case prevents damage to the file through additional shock absorption against drops. - GERmanikure believes in long tool life, healthful living, and good environmental stewardship. Each glass file is made in the Czech Republic by trained adult artisans paid fairly. This item is guaranteed free from unethical workmanship such as child labor.