Ever since I started growing out my own nails last year, I’ve only ever filed them down. Using a nail clipper is NEVER an option for me! When Shinail reached out to me to do a review on their crystal nail file, I was immediately intrigued by their Crystal Glass Nail File because not only can it file down your nails, but it can also be used as a buffer to make your nails smooth and shiny!
I was sent two different crystal glass nail files – Pure and Lovely Rose. As these products are the same (besides the graphic images on them), I decided to stick to one design (Pure) for this post so no one gets confused.
Upon opening the package, I saw they came with a cute little case for each file! It’s perfect to protect it if I stick it in my purse. The file itself looks and feels really great – it’s high quality and doesn’t look like it’s easy to break. The glass side, which you would actually use to file and buff your nails, is unlike any other nail file I’ve ever seen. It’s a smooth glass with little engraved dots, opposed to a gritty texture like other traditional nail files.
I first used this to file my nails, and unfortunately, found it quite difficult. It does take quite some time and effort to file down each nail. This would be good for smoothing out the tips, but I don’t think I could sit for hours trying to file down all 10 nails. BUT the buffing did an amazing job! At first, I didn’t see what was so great about it, but after doing all my nails, they were super shiny! It makes for a perfect base to any polish.
NOTE: My ring finger nail is probably the worst nail I have. It’s super thin & ALWAYS breaks. It has some weird “curve” which is almost pointy instead of curved, so the tip always seems to break. Thus, making any length longer than what’s pictured here, impossible. So for all nail photos, I always stick on a fake nail 🙁
My nails (minus my horrendous ring finger) are definitely shinier. I could tell a difference immediately. I even forgot I had buffed them out, because the next day when I took off my nail polish, my nails were still shiny and I thought my nail polish remover didn’t take off a base coat hahaha.
You can get Shinail’s Crystal Glass Nail File online here: