You may have seen in my huge beauty haul post back in August that I picked up the Leighton Denny Large Crystal Nail File after one of my lovely blog readers Victoria recommending it to me because she had been using hers for a few years and loved it.
I picked my nail file up from Boots and bought the large size, there is a small size available also but there was only £3.00 difference so I went for the large. The nail file came in a clear plastic packaging with a cardboard insert which folds over and fills the bottom and back of the plastic packaging, I keep my nail file in the packaging all the time to keep it protected.
The Leighton Denny Crystal Nail file is made from the finest lead crystal and a is professional size (195mm) the nail file is described as the Rolls Royce of nail files. The surface of the nail file is hardened so it will last and the file comes with a 25 year guarantee which is absolutely fantastic.
I have bought so many nail files over the years and have never ever found one that lasts longer than about 3 or 4 uses, all my nail polishes, products and tools are used by myself and both my daughters and I always bought the cushioned nail files usually from Boots or Superdrug but they just don't last at all, the first use is great and then after they've been used a few times they are rubbish and I was sick of buying them so I asked on Twitter if anyone had any recommendations for a decent nail file and Victoria recommended the Leighton Denny.
I was a little dubious when I went to pick up the nail file, £15.00 is a lot of money and is the most I have ever spent on a nail file in my life but like Simon pointed out, if I bought a couple of nail polishes it would cost the same and if it was a good nail file and worked better than the cushioned ones it would be worth it, so I bit the bullet and picked one up.
I am so pleased I bought the nail file, it is brilliant, I have used it numerous times since I bought it in July, my daughters both use it too and it is fabulous and still performs exactly the same as when I bought it. The file is brilliant and shapes my nails so much better than any other nail file I have ever used, it is so smooth and not "draggy" like a normal nail file, my nails are left feeling so smooth without any snags. I find it works much faster than regular nail files too, my nails have smooth edges and are shaped in no time at all. Once I have used the nail file, I rinse it under warm water, let it air dry and then pop it back into the plastic sleeve packaging to protect it.
I honestly can't recommend the nail file enough, it is absolutely brilliant, in the time I have had it which is around 7/8 weeks I would probably have purchased at least 2 or 3 packs of cushioned nail files which are around £2.00 so I would have spent around £6.00 on nail files meaning the Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File will pay for itself in around 6 months and with a 25 year guarantee, if it does last 25 years, goodness knows how much I would have spent on cushioned nail files over 25 years.
This really is the Rolls Royce of nail files, and I never thought I would be passionate enough about a nail file to dedicate a blog post to one but this deserves it, it really is fantastic and if you are constantly buying nail files or you have wanted to try one of these but were worried it wouldn't be worth the price, it really is, I am so pleased I bought it and can't thank Victoria enough for recommending it to me.
If you would like to try the Leighton Denny Large Crystal Nail File, you can find it online at John Lewis £15.50, they also have the smaller size £12.51 and both files come with an aluminium case and not a plastic sleeve like mine which I think is much better.
You can also find the large crystal nail file on the Look Fantastic website £17.00 inc free delivery, they also have the smaller size £12.50 inc free delivery and again they come with the aluminium case. You can also find the large crystal nail file on the Boots website £15.50 they also have the smaller size £12.50.
At the time of this blog post going live there is a discount code for Look Fantastic which is PARTY and enables you to either 20% or 15% discount, so I would say if you want to order the nail file that would be the best option as they also offer free delivery.
Have you tried the Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File or any other crystal nail file? Let me know in the comments below what you think.
Thank you for reading, much love as always