Tuesday, 8 June 2010
Here's another one of those posts I've been promising you for ages - Sorry :) For Christmas my mum bought me a set of two crystal nail files by top,celebrity nail technician Leighton Denny. For those of you how don't know who he is erm why not? Probably one of the best known and highly respected manicurists in the UK Leighton Denny works on celebrities such as Pasty Kensit, Dita Von Teese and the Spice Girls. A few years back he set up his own nail care and polish range selling mainly via his own salons and concessions, and via QVC in the UK and Germany. I'd seen these files a few times before I got them but to be honest Id always been a little sceptical - I'd used a few cheaper glass files in the past and I have to say I'd always found them too rough and I'd never been that impressed. The Leighton Denny files though aren't glass they are 100% lead crystal making them stronger and more resilient. The files surface is surprisingly fine compared to some of the glass ones I've tried in the past.
The thing I love about this file is that you can saw with it and go in multiple directions. This is a big no, no with lots of others nail files, and emery boards as it can cause splitting but not with these files they can be used in any direction, on any nails and all you will ever get will be a smooth edge without damaging your nails. I have to say that I definitely get less splitting on my nail tips since I started filing with these.
Because they turn you nails to dust understandably they can get a bit clogged and dusty but I just wash them carefully in warm water and leave them to dry naturally - then they are as good as new. They are so confident that this file will last Leighton Denny even give you a lifetime guarantee against wear to the surface of the file!!
The set I got came gift boxed and in a white leatherette pouch with the Leighton Denny logo on the front in silver
The set contained the medium crystal file which is ideal for (carefully) carrying around with you and the large file which is ideal for home manicures
I must say I love these files they will hopefully be a one off purchase (or gift in my case) - they are a bit of an investment but they really do make a difference to your nails.
You can buy the set I got from QVC and Leighton Denny for around £27.50. On the Leighton Denny site you can also buy the files individually at £15 for the large and around £12 for the medium. Any questions please let me know x