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Another product within my body shop hamper I got for Christmas. You get 2 in a pack and the nail files come in a little packet to store them in, which I normally just throw away. I did find these nail files were thin and by looking at them you would think they are too flimsy and would end up in the bin with the rest. Surprisingly they weren't and they are indeed a good bunch of nail files and I like them they aren't rough but they do the job. Sometimes if I wear a nail varnish and polish won't take it off a good nail file will like these. So far I've used the file many times and mine have stayed perfectly intact and not peeled away. If you want to keep a nail file in your bag The Body Shop also sell these in minis which are really handy - you get about 8 in a pack with a handy little case to keep them in. £2 for a good nail file - defiantly a good product.
The nail file was a good size, but very thin to begin with. I did my nails with it only a couple of times before it started to become worn and smooth. It is also very flimsy, so you have to hold onto it with quite a grip. A little bit pricey for was itwas, as I have seen multi packs in various superstores for the same price. Nothing special, to sum it up.
The files have two sides, which is useful. One side is quite coarse which helps to exfoliate your nails and shape them. The coarse side also helps to smooth ridges and get rid of any excess bits of nail which may be irritating you. The other side is a finer side which helps to finish off your nails. It buffs them and leaves them looking healthy and shiny. The files come in a pack of two so you can keep one in your desk at work whilst keeping one in your handbag for on the go. They are easy to hold in the hand and they're easy to carry around in their little clear carry pack. They also look nice.
They're quite pricey. They're £1.50 for two files and they're much smaller and thinner than I expected them to be. They're also quite flimsy so be careful not to apply too much pressure onto them during use as you could break them. They're a light blue colour but the colour pretty much fades as soon as you start using the files. They could also snap easily so don't bend them in half!
They're not bad but they could be better and I think The Body Shop should make them as a pack of four not a pack of two. They also need to be made a little bit thicker to make them more durable and less breakable.
I love to shop in The Body Shop and I make sure that I always use the special offers to their best advantage. I have a Love Your Body Card which gets me 10% off every purchase plus various other benefits one of which is free gifts. If I spend £10 or more in store I get a stamp on my card and, when I have 5 stamps, I get £5 off my next purchase and 10 stamps gets me £10 off.
So, picture the scene, I am shopping in my local branch of The Body Shop and realised that my purchases came to just short of the ten pounds needed for a stamp on my card. I looked around for something that I would use that only cost a small amount and this is how I came to try The Body Shop Nail File.
My mom always used one of those metal files that last forever but I am afraid I could never get on with them at all. For me it has to be an emery board - nothing else works for me.
The nail file costs £1.50 and comes complete with a protective plastic sleeve. It is mint green in colour and one side is more abrasive than the other.
It is a big nail file measuring almost seven inches long by about three quarters of an inch wide. This makes it very easy to grip and hold so I am guessing that this would be useful if you have difficulty holding small items.
The instructions on the Body Shop website tell you to hold the nail file at an angle and use 'smooth, sweeping strokes' to shape the nails.
I use my file on both my finger nails and my toe nails. I begin by using the rougher, more abrasive side to work away any rough areas of the nail and then use the smoother, less abrasive side to smooth and finish off the nail.
One big advantage for me is the fact that the nail file is quite strong and does not break with use. I usually find with the smaller brown emery boards that they break after a use or two.
After use I always put it back into the protective sleeve so that it remains clean and dry ready for the next time that it is needed. It lives on my bedside table so that it is always handy when I feel a rough nail which, like most people, irritates me greatly!
I have had my nail file for over twelve months now and it is just about coming to the end of its life. I use it each time I cut my nails although I am not constantly manicuring so I would think that, if you are someone who uses the file on a daily basis it would need replacing fairly regularly.
In conclusion I would recommend this nail file and I will definitely be replacing mine in the very near future - probably when I need to make up an amount of purchases to get some kind of benefit!
The Body Shop Nail file
I was recently in The Body Shop with Little Miss as it seems suddenly to have become her shop of choice. One of my nails was a bit ragged so when buying some skin care products, I picked up this pack of nail files.
The shop assistant found them for me and was almost apologetic when she told me that they cost £1.50 but that there were two in the pack. I actually think this is a really good price for two nail files, as I usually spend more than this on just the one.
The nail files come in an open plastic case and the files can be easily slid out of this packet. There is some information on the back of the packet, which tells me that the product is against animal testing and is also 100% made from wood from well managed forests.
When I get them out of the packet, I notice that the files are actually quite slim and certainly a lot thinner than some of the nail files I have used. The pale blue files have the words Body Shop written along the length just in case I forget where I have bought them. They are perfectly straight along the length of the nail files but are curved at each end. One of the sides of the file is coarse so that the nails can be shaped whilst the other side is much finer for smoothing the nails.
To use, the filer should be held at an angle, and the nails filed into shape using smooth sweeping strokes, as often as required. After this is done, then the nails should be smoothed using the fine side. The nail files are a nice length and whilst they are not curved along the length of the files, they are easy to use and to file the nails in one direction.
The files are reasonably priced, easy to use and do the job. I do find the thicker files easier to hold but this didn't detract from their effectiveness and is a matter of personal taste.
I like the fact that they come in a little plastic packet as this keeps them clean and undamaged when thrown into my bag.
Available online at www.bodyshop.co.uk and in store. Not the best I have ever used but definitely recommended.
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