5 great products to consider for arts & crafts shows

Arts and Crafts

Arts and Crafts

Clear and Colored Glass Nail Files


When your fingernails need filing these Clear and Colored Glass Nail Files by Mont Bleu Design will do the job. They are a handy item to sell at arts and craft shows, gift shops, and retails stores. They are transparent and come in a variety of styles and colors. These nails files are easy to carry with you to work, the beach, or classes. The glass nail files come with the cases and velvet pouches.

These nail files are made with Czech tempered glass and last forever. Men and women will appreciate the stylish look of these Clear and Colored Glass Nail files. They can use the on their toe nails when wearing sandals or going swimming. A great addition to add to your product line all year long. Want them? Contact us.

Glass Foot Files

Scraper glass foot files

Scraper glass foot files

Glass foot files by Mont Bleu Design will sell quickly at outdoor arts and crafts shows during the warm months. These handy Glass Foot Files are used to remove calluses from your feet and smooth those rough jagged spots on the heel. It is used primarily for calluses on the heels and bottom of the foot. They are about 5 inches long and made of Czech tempered glass. This glass is durable and made to last.

They glass foot files come in hard plastic cases. It is easy to carry them with you to the gym, work, school or beach. They smooth the skin safely so that you can walk in comfort. A big hit in the warm weather for the beach. This is a handy tool to use instead of pumice stones and emery boards. They can be carried to the gym or health spa too. Want them? Contact us.

Hand Painted Glass Nail Files

Hand painted glass nail files

Hand painted glass nail files

Looking for a nail files with decorative designs? These hand painted glass nail files by Mont Bleu Design will do the trick. This is definitely an attractive useful item that will sell well at an outdoor or indoor arts and craft shows any time of year. These durable glass nail files have pictures of animals, flowers, plants and intricate designs.

There are mosaic and African designs on some of these glass nail files. They come in velvet sleeves so they are easy to carry around. Customers will love these decorative nail files to give as a gift. Nail files are handy to smooth out jagged nails on the hands and feet. These nail files are made of hard glass so they last a long time. Want them? Contact us.

Swarovski Crystal Pill Holders


These decorative Swarovski Pill holders will be a popular item with anyone that takes medication or vitamins. The decorative design of each pill box will thrill your customers. They come in various designs using these hard decorative crystals. The boxes are easy to open and close with three compartments for different pills. The pill holders are easy to carry in your purse or pocket.

A great item to sell at an arts and crafts show because men and women of all ages take pills. The market for a pill box is young, middle aged, and seniors. The decorative designs of the pill boxes called, chess, cards, sky, and waterfall will thrill your customers. Gift shops and stores will find this product in demand by young and old. Want them? Contact us.

Luxury Pocket Mirrors


Luxury Pocket Mirrors by Mont Bleu Design decorated with Swarovski crystals are a great item for gift stores, craft shows, and outdoor flea markets. They come decorated with a variety of different colored crystals placed in decorative patterns. Some of the designs are the sun, flowers, stars, coral, and butterflies. Women will love the decorative design and how easy they are to carry in a purse or their pockets.

The Luxury Pocket mirrors are made of metal or plastic and come in decorative boxes. They make a great gift for friends or family anytime of years. Want them? Contact us.

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Sources: wikipedia.org

14 Glass Nail Files Reviews You Should Read Before Buying Glass Nail Files

Czech glass nail files

Czech glass nail files

Nail files are important manicure tools that every woman should have. Even so, it is imperative that you get the right nail file so that you can shape your nails perfectly. Before embarking on buying a glass nail file here are some of the reviews you should probably read:

Polished elegance

nail files decorated with Swarovski crystals

nail files decorated with Swarovski crystals

In this site, the files are described as the best glass nail files ever tried. They are said to be quick and easy in filing the nails though caution has to be taken as they file quite some length in a short while. Full review here.

My Lucite dreams

Mont Bleu nail files

Mont Bleu nail files

The files are termed as beautiful and less abrasive than the standard files. It also states that they file the nails with slight pressure and leaves the nails completely smooth. Full review here.

Makeup withdrawal

nails files from Mont Bleu

nails files from Mont Bleu

Makeup withdrawal describes the files to be of good quality and true, unlike the many fake glass files. It also states that they are quite sturdy, of good proportions and have finely etched sides that result into smooth finish on nail edges. Full review here.

Procrastic nails

crystal glass nail files

crystal glass nail files

The site terms the files as the best glass nail files in the market. It states that the files are eye-catching due to the Swarovski crystals, and they work effectively due to the different grits they have on either side. Full review here.

Wacky Laki

crystal nail files

crystal nail files

Wacky Laki describes the files as fine though they are not sure of the exact grit. The larger file is described to be easy to use to file longer lengths of nails while the smaller file is appropriate for final touches or for carrying around in purses. Full review here.

Nihrida

color glass nail file with Swarovski crystals

color glass nail file with Swarovski crystals

The site states that the files are well made, do not look cheap and they come in a suede protective case. It also states that the surfaces of the files are rough enough to file nails in a short while leaving the nails not splintered. Full review here.

Adventures in acetone

glass nail files

glass nail files

Adventures in acetone describe the nail files as being quick in filing without causing a tugging feeling. The small crystal nail files are described as being suitable for carrying around in purses. It also states that the hard case file, which do not have decorations, are suitable for males. Full review here.

The nail polish project

glass nail files

glass nail files

Among the three files reviewed, all are termed as having a fine grit and takes a short time in filing the nails. The standard and travel sizes nail files with Swarovski crystals are also termed to be of good quality. Full review here.

More nail polish

How to file a nail

How to file a nail

The site describes Mount Bleu nail files as having sharp ends with good grits. It also describes them as smooth with crystals that are well fastened with no glue oozing out from them. The finish is also described as professional, but care has to be taken when using them since it files more length than regular files. Full review here.

The polished perfectionist

Czech glass nail files

Czech glass nail files

The surfaces of the files nails are described as gentle and so cannot ruin the nails. Even so, it describes it as perfect for the sealing and shaping part. Full review here.

Manicurator

Glass nail files

Glass nail files

The site describes the largest nail files as suitable for toenails whereas the standard size is described as good for taking down the length and for getting smooth edges. The mini file can easily fit in a purse, but all are durable. Full review here.

Polish Insomniac

glass nail files from the Czech Republic

glass nail files from the Czech Republic

According to the site, all of the files reviewed are easy to use since they can take down length and buff edges with ease. Full review here.

Kelsie’s nail files

glass nail files

glass nail files

All the files reviewed are stated as being of excellent quality. The glass is described as thick and works well in shaping and smoothing nails. The Swarovski crystals are also noted as a good design. Full review here.

Loodie Loodie Loodie

crystal nail files

crystal nail files

The site describes the files to be of high quality with their main use being finishing and touching up the nail shape. However, breakage of the files is not guaranteed especially if not handled well. Full review here.

Where to get Czech made Crystal nail files and Glass nail files (which are the same thing)?
Design-glassware.com
Lux-e-shop.com
Czech-glass-nail-files.com (wholesale inquiries)

5 Effortless Retail Products for SPA and Salons to Get More Revenue

1. Glass nail files with SPA or Salon Brand

Glass nail files for salons and SPA

Glass nail files for salons and SPA


A great product, matching high quality, stylish design, handiness and promotion. This unique nail file made of Czech bohemian glass with your business logo and is meant for businesses looking for private label retail product.

Why it is a good retail product?

  • Good margin. You can get from 200% p to 500%, or more. It depends on how many you want to buy, which means bigger quantity equals better wholesale price. And how well known is your brand, multi national chain can markup them at higher price, having a strong brand on their side.
  • Easy to sell. Mont Bleu glass nail files are attractive and they are made to last a lifetime. Your customer will love them, and will recommend them to family and friends.
  • Easy to display. They are small, and with good display can fit in any place.
  • Advertising. Spa, nail, hair and beauty salons can benefit from it as their clients would probably carry their files around.

Anything else you should know about them?

The logo can be applied through sandblasting or printing. Both ways are a good to show your brand, it’s up to your preferences and what type of logo you have. Swarovski crystals can be added to give a luxurious touch to your brand. Glass nail files with your brand are available in different sizes and colors, making it possible for your business to get them done tailor-made to your needs.

Where to get them? Contact us, we make them 🙂 Send us your logo and get a sample made for free!

2. Luxury glass nail files

Crystal nail files with Swarovski crystals

Crystal nail files with Swarovski crystals

Elegant and classy, these glass nail files are decorated with Swarovski crystals and are presented in black velvet sleeves.

Why it is a good retail product?

  • Good margin. You can get from 400% p to 500%, or more.
  • Princess effect. Whenever women take Mont Bleu glass nail files in their hands they will feel like a princess. All sparkly and colorful, these glass nail files look gorgeous.
  • Easy to display. Same as with branded nail files, they are small, and with good display can fit in any place.
  • Assortment. Every women will find something for her, whether it’s a classic black and white, or fancy yellow and green. They are available in different colors, sizes and crystal combinations, making it easier to offer different files in just one price bracket.
Where to get them? Contact us, we make them 🙂

3. Manicure sets

Manicure set with glass nail file

Manicure set with glass nail file

Everyday classic you might say, available everywhere. But combine quality, affordable price and add a unique product to the set and you got yourself a hot selling retail product.

Why it is a good retail product?

  • Good margin. You can get from 200% p to 300%.
  • Quality. Stainless scissors from Solingen and Mont Bleu glass nail file will not leave anyone indifferent.
  • Assortment. Manicure sets are available in several colors, adding different nail files we can make great assortment for your salon.
Where to get them? Contact us, we make them 🙂

4. Glass foot files

Scraper glass foot files

Scraper glass foot files

Mont Bleu’s glass file line includes the Scraper, often called as SPA bar, glass foot file, or even callus remover. What it does is removes hard skin from the feet.
A very practical item, with a strong structure, perfect to be carried in a travelling bag: this product is suitable not only for beauty and fashion businesses.
This item is bigger and stronger than the original glass nail file and it is available in different colors but only one size. The file is tightly griped by the case and this makes it easier to use the scraper on hard skin.

Why it is a good retail product?

  • Good price. It’s retailed at around 18-20$, giving you a good margin per each unit.
  • Quality. These are built to last, and they have two different sides, one for work, one for smooth touches.
  • Feedback. Your customer will love them and will be back for more for their family and friends.
Where to get them? Contact us, we make them 🙂

5. Hair brushes

Hair brushes

Hair brushes

Hair brushes with pure naturally selected boar bristles and rounded poly-amide pins. These stylish brushes are also decorated with classy Swarovski elements.

Why it is a good retail product?

  • Quality. Designed in Germany, and some are hand-made in Germany, these brushes represent quality at an affordable price.
  • Assortment. Paddle, round, ceramic, all the popular brushes types are available.

Where to get all the products mentioned above? Contact us 🙂

In conclusion, I would like to add that this list is just a sample of what can be supplied. If you care about your business, then try new things, get more done and, the most important, try to enjoy while at it.

16 most popular nail care tools.

There is always people like me, standing in front of the manicure rack of a shop, lost in the endless offer of tools and accessories, wondering if that 1/4 jaw cuticle nipper is the right one for me, if I need clippers or scissors, if the polish remover should be with acetone or not and so many other questions. Reason why, we came up with this visual dictionary of Basic Manicure Tools for Dummies.

Terry Towels

  • To protect the work surface from chemicals and water
  • To dry our hands between procedures and before enamel application.

Orangewood Sticks

  • For gently pushing back the cuticle,
  • For cleaning under the free edge or
  • For removing excess enamel.
  • Alternatives: glass cuticle pusher

Cotton or Gauze Pads

For removing enamel and/or excess oil from the nail plate surface.

Polish Remover

For removing nail enamel or polish from the nail plate surface.  Polish remover comes in acetone or non-acetone (ethyl acetate) formulas.  The general consensus is that acetone based removers can be safely used on natural nails while some prefer to use non-acetone based removers on artificial surfaces.

Files or Abrasives

Remember NEVER use grit smaller than 240 on the natural nail plate or for shaping the free edge.
Recommended nail files:

  • Glass Nail Files – extremely smooth and gentle and yet highly effective. Hygienic and easy to clean. Don´t wear out and last forever.
  • 3-way buffers – grit higher than 3600. Used to buff natural nails to create a natural shine.

How to use:

  • Black side: refine
  • White side: semi-shine
  • Gray side: super shine

NOT recommended:

  • Emery Boards – grit of 80 too coarse for use on natural nails.
  • Metal Files – too rough to safely use as the coarser the grit, the more easily the nail plate layers are shredded

Cuticle Nippers

Nippers come with different sizes of cutting surfaces:  1/4 jaw, 1/2 jaw and full jaw.  What this means is that the more cutting surface there is, the easier it is to cut the skin with a single ‘nip’.  It is better to use a nipper with a smaller cutting surface if one is not accustomed to using these implements.  Remember, it is only the true cuticle that is removed during the manicuring process and not the live skin of the eponychium or lateral nail folds.

Nail or Toenail Nippers/Clippers and Scissors

Nail nippers are simply a larger size cuticle nipper which have been designed to remove excess nail length, and are usually used to cut the toenails. Nail scissors have a small, curved blade and are designed to remove length from the fingernails.  Nail clippers come in small and large sizes with a curved cutting edge, and are designed to cut the fingernail and toenail.  Always be sure you use the proper tool for the proper procedure.

Cuticle Pusher

A metal implement used to push the invisible, translucent true cuticle from the nail plate.  When using this implement, never apply heavy, downward force to push back the cuticle as too much pressure applied in this area can damage the matrix.

Curette

To ‘scrape’ excess cuticle from the nail plate.

  • Remove the true cuticle from the nail plate vs. simply pushing it back.
  • If used properly, no need for nippers.

Nail Brush

Used wet, and with warm soapy water for scrubbing the surface and underside of the nail plate to aid in complete removal of pathogenic organisms, dirt and debris.

Manicure/Finger Bowl

Usually a plastic container shaped to hold the fingers and hand in a comfortable position while soaking in a warm, soapy water bath.

Hot Oil Machine

A heating unit designed to warm lotion or oil in a paper or plastic ‘tub’. A hot oil manicure is always recommended for persons with extremely dry skin and nails.

Paraffin Machine

A machine that warms paraffin wax that is used during some manicure/pedicure procedures. Warm wax will benefit tired, sore, stressed hands while serving to deep condition and moisturize the skin. Some paraffin waxes contain additives of eucalyptus and other essential oils.

Pedicure Tub

A foot tub that holds and heats water for soaking the feet. Some pedicure tubs will massage the feet while they are soaking. It is not recommended that the feet of the elderly be immersed in very hot water or massaged using these machines. Seek the advise of the elderly persons physician before performing a pedicure procedure – especially one that may have a severe or debilitating health issue.

Foot File

This is exclusively used for pedicure to smoothen out rough heels. It exfoliates the dead cells from the feet soles and helps in softening the calluses. Highly recommended the Glass Foot Files

Toe Separators

Place these in between your toes before putting on nail polish so that they do not smudge

Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments.

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Top 5 products of the month vol. March

As we promised our monthly post with 5 best sellers of the month. March brought us a lot of fun moments, holidays, rainy days and of course it brought us you, people. Let’s see  what did you like last month.

Clear Glass Foot File TB

Clear Glass Foot File TB

And at the #1 we see Clear Glass Foot File TB

Set of 3 Purple Glass Nail FIles

Set of 3 Purple Glass Nail FIles

#2 goes to Set of 3 Purple Glass Nail FIles

Compact mirror with Swarovski crystals

Compact mirror with Swarovski crystals

#3 is taken by Compact mirror with Swarovski crystals

Crystal stud earrings

Crystal stud earrings

#4 is Crystal stud earrings

Hair Brush

Hair Brush

and last but not least #5 Hair Brush

Top 5 products of the month vol. February

Continuing our promised monthly post about bes sellers, please welcome our five winners.  Believe or not, but February amazed us; same as last month first place is held by a pair of scissors (different than the las time).

Nail and Cuticle Scissors

Nail and Cuticle Scissors

And at the #1 we see NAIL AND CUTICLE  SCISSORS 3607.

Purple Glass Nail File

Purple Glass Nail File

#2 goes to Purple Glass Nail file

Foot scraper

Foot scraper

#3 is taken by Black Foot Scraper

Green Glass Nail File

Green Glass Nail File

#4 is Green Glass Nail File

Clear Glass Nail File

Clear Glass Nail File

and last but not least #5 is Clear Glass Nail File TM

 

 

Top 5 products of the month

We decided to keep you informed about a lot of things that going on with us. So here is the new idea we came up with, since so called “top” things are popular we will post each month our list of best-sellers. By the way, it’s up to you which product will hit the top of the list.

Here are our top 5 sellers from January 2014:

 

Cuticle and nail scissors

Cuticle and nail scissors

And at the #1 we see CUTICLE AND NAIL SCISSORS 1901.

Glass foot file

Glass foot file

#2 goes to Light Blue Foot Scraper

Set of 2 crystal nail files

Set of 2 crystal nail files

#3 is Nail file set

Swarovski stud earrings

Swarovski stud earrings

#4 place was taken by these gorgeous pair of Swarovski earrings

Mini crystal nail file

Mini crystal nail file

And last but not the least, #5 something small that could fit in to your smallest purse – mini glass nail file

How do you like our winners?

DIY skin care and not so much discoveries.


Everyone have their own secrets when it comes to skin care. Some use olive oil as panacea from everything, some use whatever fridge offers.  But when it comes to me, till this weekend I didn’t have any, sadly but mostly because of my laziness.  Well, once in a while every one had to scream “Eureka”- that was me last night after long and relaxing bath.
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