Glass Nail File (The Definitive Guide to Czech Nail Files)

Glass nail files

Glass nail files

You have probably heard about them. Maybe you have considered buying one. Or maybe you already own one and want to know more about it. Here is everything you need to know about glass nail files:

1. So what’s a glass nail file?


It’s a nail file or ’emery board’ made of glass. You use it to shape, shorten and take care of your nails in general. Simple as that. If you use an emery board or metal, sapphire, ceramic or diamond nail file, then you know what a glass nail file is and what it’s used for.

Glass nail files infographic

Glass nail files infographic

Here are the main parts of a glass nail file:

  • Easy-to-hold handle – which you use to hold the nail file while using it.
  • Body – an abrasive surface, which is used to file, shorten and shape the nails.
  • End/Tip – it’s pointed to clean under nails, or rounded to take with you on a plane and/or for baby nails.

2. How do I use a glass nail file?

If you have ever used an emery board or other types of nail files, then you know how to use it. There are no special instructions, just some general recommendations:

  • file in one direction from side to tip (you can file in both directions; however it’s best practice to file in one direction for better control, and less friction when shaping your nails)
  • use the tip to clean under the nail

You don’t have to worry about applying pressure to the file when filing if it’s a high-quality glass nail file then it was hardened and won’t break when in use under normal circumstances. Mont Bleu glass nail files are the double tempered and are the toughest with 198 MPa glass toughness.

3. Are there different sizes and types of glass nail files?

There are, and they differ in length, thickness, ends, and surface. Small for the purse, medium-all-purpose and large for professionals. The foot one is for a pedicure.

Czech glass nail files sizes and shapes

Czech glass nail files sizes and shapes

Most popular lengths are:

  • Small 90 mm or 3.54” inches – to carry in your purse
  • Medium 135 mm or 5.32” inches – to carry with you or for an at home manicure
  • Large 195 mm or 7.68” inches – for professional use, pedicure & home manicure
  • Foot 165 mm or 6.5” inches – extra rough surface for callus and hard skin, used for removing them from your heels, used for pet grooming as well

Thickness can be:

  • Small and medium files come in 2 or 3 mm (0.08” or 0.12” inches) thickness.
  • Large files come in 3 or 4 mm (0.12” or 0.16” inches) thickness.
  • Foot files come in 6 or 8 mm (0.24” or 0.32: inches) thickness.

Ends/Tips:

  • Pointed – classic shape for small and medium lengths, easy to clean under the nails
  • Rounded – used on larger files and on small and medium for baby nail care, or to use them solely for filing, not cleaning under the nails

Surface:

  • Classic smooth, but effective surface – ideal for natural nails
  • Scraper nail file has 2 different sides, one classic smooth, and the other a rougher side.

4. How do I take care of my glass nail file? How to clean/wash it?

The first rule would be: avoid dropping them, even with high-quality files there is a chance of breakage. For the inexpensive ones, they can break in a heartbeat.
Second rule: while in the purse or bag try carrying them in a sleeve or protective case. It will help prevent accidental breakage.
Third rule: after several uses or after each, clean them under water, as water will remove the nail dust that’s left on it after filing. Brush the surface with some sort of brush to make it like new. The glass does not absorb anything, so if you are the only one using it, there is no need to sterilize it using some special techniques like UV light, alcohol or antiseptic spray. But it’s recommended to do it once in awhile.

5. Is it safe to use it for baby’s nails?

It is, but only adults must file their nails and do not leave them unattended with a baby. Use files with rounded tips. More on filing baby nails here.

6. Are they ok for dog and cat grooming?

They are, we suggest using large Scraper files for this purpose.

7. Can I take one with me on a plane?

Yes, you can, in fact, most people carry them when traveling. But as we were told by Airline officials, the security control can take away any object if they consider it a threat. Try rounded glass nail files to make sure no one takes your precious nail file from you.

8. Are they good for natural and gel/acrylic nails?

In general, glass nail files are better for natural nails. Sure they will work with gel and acrylic too, but will take a longer time to file. And the main reason for using glass nail files is that while filing it doesn’t destroy the nail, which makes sense if they are natural.

9. Is there a difference between crystal nail files and glass nail files or crystal glass nail file? Which are better? What they are really made of?

Glass nail files set of 3

Glass nail files set of 3

Basically different names for the same thing, and there are no guarantees of quality.
Here is the thing: there is Crystal, then there is Float Glass, and also there is Crystal Glass, also called Lead Glass.

Here is a little insight into what each means:
A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents, such as atoms, molecules or ions, are arranged in a highly ordered macroscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions. – According to Wikipedia

Float glass is a sheet of glass made by floating molten glass on a bed of molten metal, typically tin, although lead and various low melting point alloys were used in the past. – According to Wikipedia

Lead glass is a variety of glass in which lead replaces the calcium content of a typical potash glass. – According to Wikipedia

As you can see crystal, crystal glass and glass are different kinds of materials. The original glass nail files are made of Float Glass, not crystal or crystal glass. So why all the different names? Well, its marketing to differentiate products.

10. So since they are made of glass do they break while using?

Mont Bleu Czech made glass nail files do not break while you are using them. The glass is tempered twice: first when the glass is made and secondly when the nail files are made. A 198 MPa glass toughness is achieved, the best among any glass nail files.

Glass nail files can break, as any other glass product, even bullet resisting glass can break. Just try not to throw it with force on a hard surface, and it should be fine. The Mont Bleu nail file will serve you for many years.

11. Do glass nail files really last a lifetime? Do they go smooth or dull?

Czech glass nail files

Czech glass nail files

The Mont Bleu Czech glass nail file – filing surface, will last forever. Long story short: the surface that files your nail is made in such a way that it’s technically the file itself and it can’t go dull.

There are other types of glass nail files, most of the time they are very cheap, but the price is not always the factor of high quality.

There is a very nice opinion on that from Ellie on personellietea.com, Ellie tried several different brands, I suggest you checking it out. On such files the surface is sometimes very rough and gives you goose bumps, sometimes it’s too smooth and not filing the nail, sometimes they just go dull after several uses, and sometimes they are a combination of several. If your glass nail file went dull, throw it out and get yourself a proper glass nail file. Don’t be disappointed by the first glass nail file you had, just do some research on your next one. A simple “glass nail file review” on google should be enough.

12. I saw a cheap 1$ or 1€ or 1£ nail file? Is it the same glass nail file?

Green glass nail files set of 3

Green glass nail files set of 3

I think you know the answer. No, it’s not the same as Czech glass nail files by Mont Bleu.
How come similar items can have such different price ranges? Manufacturers tend to cut expenses, by reducing quality, by doing one or few of the following:

  • Non-tempering, sometimes lead is used that can make them break while you use them, potentially cutting yourself and exposing broken glass to more cuts. The file needs to be made from hardened glass and go through additional tempering process, to make sure it will not break easily. We’ve compared Mont Bleu file and a Chinese one in this video.
  • Surface going dull, the process of manufacturing an original glass nail file is changed in such a way and as a result you can get sprayed or glued glass crumbs that will go dull after several uses. Sometimes the base of the file is not even glass, it can be plastic with glass dust on it.
  • Not effective surfaces, are used, so when it’s so smooth it does not file the nails, so you file so fast and with so much force, you might as well use any surface to shorten your nails.
  • The surface is sprayed or glued glass dust, or cheap acid. All of these and other methods can make a very rough surface that will give you goosebumps and writing on a chalkboard like feeling. Not only it, not a pleasant way of filing your nails, such surfaces will go as far as damaging the nails, eliminating all the advantages of using original glass nail files.

The glass nail file needs to be a high-quality one, not a cheap knock-off for it to be effective, easy to use, and help make your nails healthier, only a durable, real – Mont Bleu Czech glass nail file delivers that.

13. What’s the difference between glass nail file and other files (like an emery board, metal, ceramic, diamond, sapphire, and others)?

The biggest difference is not how they look, but how they file your nails. The glass nail file abrasive (working or filing if you wish) surface structure allows it to file the nails without snagging, cracking, breaking, chipping, splitting and peeling. It makes the nails stronger, and because of that healthier.

One more thing, the glass nail file filing surface will last a lifetime. That’s right, no matter how many times you use it, it will file the nails like it was bought yesterday.

14. So are they better than emery boards or whatever nail files?

Mont Bleu glass nail files

Mont Bleu glass nail files

Glass nail files are definitely better than other types of nail files. They prevent nails from splitting and peeling, leaving them much smoother after the filing. With continued use, nails tend to become stronger and healthier.

Here is what people have to say about Czech glass nail files by Mont Bleu:

Lisa from Polished Elegance: “They are without a doubt the best glass nail files I have ever tried, or just the best nail files I’ve tried period. I used them to file down my nubbins, and it was so quick and easy! Only thing is to be careful when you’re filing so you won’t do too much, they are so effective”.

Tailor from My Lucite Dreams: “I had a wonderful experience using Mont Bleu nail files. They are a great option for those with fragile nails or anyone who want a great nail file that is easy to use and lasts.”

Here are a few more glass nail files reviews & glass nail files video reviews.

15. Where do I buy a glass nail file?

Czech made Mont Bleu glass nail files

Czech made Mont Bleu glass nail files

Since we know so much about glass nail files, here is where to buy glass nail files:

Mont Bleu Official E-shops:

English – https://www.design-glassware.com/
German – https://www.nagelfeile-geschenke.de/
French – https://www.limesaongle-cadeaux.fr/
Italian – https://www.limeperunghie-regali.it/
Portuguese – https://www.limasdeunhas-presente.pt/
Spanish – https://www.limasdeunas-regalos.es/
Russian – https://www.pilki-podarki.ru/

Our official Amazon Storefronts:

US – https://www.amazon.com/
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/
Canada – https://www.amazon.ca/
Germany – https://www.amazon.de/
Italy – https://www.amazon.it/
Spain – https://www.amazon.es/
France – https://www.amazon.fr/
Japan – https://www.amazon.co.jp/
Mexico – https://www.amazon.com.mx/

For wholesale trade, OEM and private label:

http://www.czech-glass-nail-files.com/
http://www.montbleu.eu/

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You can also try and find one in a store near you, just type the name of the city and “buy glass nail file”. I do strongly recommend reading reviews about the brand you want to buy, just to avoid bad experiences.

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

5 Interesting Facts About Nail Files History You Should Know, Including The Inventor

Vintage Nail File

Vintage Nail File

Beauty is one of the few fields of art in which women have excelled more than men by far. This is no surprise, given that women are very sensitive to beauty and looks than men. Compared to women, only a small number of men are into fashion. Talking of beauty, it involves quite array of factors, one of which is nails. They are very integrated in the final makeup. That is why much attention is given to them, just as it is with the face and the hair. They complement all other makeup accessories. This is where manicure and pedicure come in: The art of working up the nails to awaken their innate beauty.

Manicure involves many things which include but are not limited to nail painting, nail trimming and nail filing. As they say, necessity is the mother of invention. The desire for well shaped nails has over the years triggered creativity and invention, the nail clipper and the nail file being no exception. In many cases, both manicure tools are used together, the clipper first, then the nail file next. The nail file is used to finish off the job of smoothing and shaping the nails. Quite a variety of nail files exists. This includes emery boards, glass, ceramic and metal files. Some metal files are coated with corundum, while others are just plain. Some nail files are more abrasive than others, the most abrasive and durable as well being the glass file. The emery file is considered to be the least abrasive. You take longer to achieve the desired effect when using it. However, it is important to mention that shared nail files have the potential to spread diseases. Therefore, before such files are used on a different person, proper sterilization has to be carried out. But what do you know about the origin and history of nail files? Here are some interesting facts you want to learn.

1. The nail file was in use as early as in the days of Marie Antoinette, queen of France, who lived between 1755 and 1793. The pencil-like nail file she used was made from pumice stone. Many ladies in the court of Versailles admired her perfectly shaped nails, hence embracing the use of the pumice stone nail file.

Marie Antoinette 1767

Marie Antoinette 1767

2. Marie Antoinette’s pencil-like nail file was never thrown away. Instead, it was sterilized (hand-washed) and stored by her maids for future use.

3. Before the invention of the nail file, women used different things to shorten and shape their nails. These included various metals, scissors and even acids! You can imagine how dangerous it was!

Ancient Scissors

Ancient Scissors

4. The nail file was actually invented by doctor Sitts, a foot doctor, in the 1830s. His was a creation of an ‘orange stick’ from a yet to be known tool used in the treatment of dental problems. Women used it to file their nails down.

5. Continued evolution of the nail file has led to the invention of the glass file, the latest, most durable and most effective nail file.

Glass nail file

Glass nail file

There you are now, with crucial facts about the nail file. Just as the nail file has evolved over the years, so has been the nail technique of manicure and pedicure. This is not about to stop. As long as the end of the world tarries, you can be sure that these techniques and tools shall keep evolving, generation after generation.

Get the best in the nail file industry, the glass nail file here.

Sources: http://www.relationshiptoolbox.com/, https://en.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)

10 Beautifully Decorated Gifts for Mom

Gifts for Mom

Gifts for Mom

Shopping for moms is no easy feat, especially if you have been doing it all your life. Sometimes you just cannot figure out what to get her. When you run out of gift ideas, give the following presents a try.

1. Crystal Art Pictures

Crystal Art Pictures

Crystal Art Pictures

When looking for the perfect gift for moms, Swarovski is the way to go. With their wide range of crystal artworks, finding the right gift is a guarantee. Each piece is created by hand and takes up to 24 hours to complete. Their collection of pictures ranges from cheap to expensive – making it affordable for all. This is the best birthday gift for moms with an eye for art. Your mother can hang it in her living room to improve the decor of her house. Get them here.

2. Card Holders

Card holder Wave

Card holder Wave

If you want an interesting gift, buy Swarovski-decorated cardholders – which combine a practical design with handmade, high quality work. If your mum is a busy woman who gets many business cards, cardholders would be an ideal gift for keeping all of them in one place. Cardholders can be a great mothers day gift. Get them here.

3. Metal compact mirrors

Compact mirrors

Compact mirrors

Every woman who takes care of herself has a compact mirror in her purse. Most compact mirrors are plain and unsightly. However, if you want the perfect combination of femininity and toughness, get a mirror that is decorated with Swarovski elements. Choose from round and square shapes a well as shiny metal, matte, and black colors. Animal print designs are also available for the audacious woman. Your mom will appreciate this gift on her birthday. Get them here.

4. Cosmetic mirrors

Cosmetic mirrors

Cosmetic mirrors

Mont Bleu cosmetic mirrors are for women who like high quality items. This dual-sided pedestal mirror has a magnifying side that makes the process of applying makeup easier. Because it is made of brass alloy with a chrome finish, this mirror is health friendly. Show your mom some gratitude by getting her this mirror on her birthday or wedding anniversary. Get them here.

5. Cosmetic brushes

Makeup brush Travel set

Makeup brush Travel set

Instead of buying unadorned makeup brushes, you can choose hand-decorated Swarovski crystal brushes. These high quality brushes have beech wood or plastic handles and pony or goat hair bristles. The crystal embellishments make them classier than most brushes in the market. Cosmetic brushes are a great mothers day present for moms all over the world. Get them here.

6. Bag hangers

Bag hangers

Bag hangers

A small and portable bag hanger is the ideal gift – which women forget to buy for themselves. This highly functional and trendy accessory is a thoughtful gift. Animal print designs are available for women who prefer them to plain colors. As they can hold up to 20 pounds, these hangers are a welcome present. Buy it for your mother when she celebrates an anniversary. Get them here.

7. Nail file sets

Set of 3 glass nail files

Set of 3 glass nail files

Women, regardless of their age, like to take care of themselves. Glass nail files are a long lasting and cost-effective gift. Get your mom a nail file for her birthday. She will be grateful as most women like to keep their nails clean and shapely. Get them here.

8. Manicure sets

Manicure set

Manicure set

Purchase a high quality, leather-encased manicure set to show your mom that you care. The set has scissors and nail files in a wide range of colors, including red, black, and white. This set makes for the best mothers day or birthday present. Your mom will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Get them here.

9. Hair combs

Hercules Sagemann Star Mini Grooming Comb

Hercules Sagemann Star Mini Grooming Comb

Most women like to keep their hair combed and intact. Get your mom this hair comb made of ebonite or thermoplastic for her birthday. These combs are flexible, heat resistant, and durable. Get them here.

10. Crystal hair brushes

Mont Bleu Hair Brush with crystals

Mont Bleu Hair Brush with crystals

If you want to add style to your moms cosmetic kit, get her a crystal hairbrush. The crystals make it look elegant. Crystal hairbrushes are a wonderful anniversary present – simple and understated. Get them here.

Where to get those beautifully decorated gifts for Mom?
Lux-e-shop.com
Design-glassware.com

Sources: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/

6 Easy Ways To Remove Acrylic Nails

Lizard skin acrylic nails

Lizard skin acrylic nails

Most women love acrylic nails and the glamorous look it makes them have. They are usually fixed to the natural nail bed using nail glue. Nonetheless, they grow out with time, and they will have to be removed using any of the following methods:

1. Soaking acrylic nails in acetone

Remove acrylic nails with acetone

Remove acrylic nails with acetone

Follow the process below when removing acrylic nails using acetone

  1. Use a nail clipper to trim the tips of the acrylic nails. Alternatively, you can use a coarse nail file to reduce its length.
  2. Use a nail file to remove the top coat of the acrylic nails
  3. Put some acetone into a bowl and add warm water to make the acetone warm
  4. Apply petroleum jelly to the surrounding nail skin, apply the acetone using cotton balls, and then wrap the fingers tightly with aluminum foil for about thirty minutes.
  5. After that, remove the foil, scrap off the leftover acrylic using a nail buffer and then shape your natural nails.

2. Filing the acrylic nails

Crystal Nail File

Crystal Nail File

You will first have to clip your nails then file them making sure that you file away as much acrylic as possible. Just be careful not to overdo it since it can damage the nails. After that, use a cuticle stick to pry the edge of the acrylic nails. Lift the edge and place the end of a cuticle scissor under it and start clipping off the acrylic. Repeat this process until the acrylic is completely removed. Afterward, buff the nails in order to remove any traces of acrylic left.

PRO glass nail file can be a great choice if you decide to file your acrylic nails.

3. Using a dental floss

Remove acrylic nails with dental floss

Remove acrylic nails with dental floss

Removing acrylic using this method will require you to find someone who will help you as you follow the below steps:

  1. Pry the bottom edge of the acrylic nails using a cuticle stick
  2. Have the other person slide dental floss below the edge.
  3. He or she should then slide the dental floss back and forth while pulling it up to make the nail loose. The process should be repeated until the nail is completely removed, but it should not be done quickly.
  4. Lastly, buff your natural nails then apply moisturizer and cuticle cream.

4. Using acetone free nail polish remover

Remove acrylic nails with soy nail polish remover

Remove acrylic nails with soy nail polish remover

You will first have to apply petroleum jelly on your nails then follow the steps below:

  1. Spread a newspaper on a flat surface then place a bowl on it.
  2. Pour nail polish remover to half fill the bowl
  3. Dip your fingers for almost twenty minutes until the acrylic softens
  4. After that scrape off the acrylic gel using a wooden stick but be careful not scrape off the whole nail plate
  5. In case there is still some left over, dip your nails in the acetone free solution then buffer
  6. After the acrylic is removed completely, wash your hands, dry them, and apply a moisturizer.

5. Using alcohol

Remove acrylic nails with alcohol

Remove acrylic nails with alcohol

First, you will have to trim and cut your nails as short as you can use a nail clipper. After that pour some alcohol into a bowl and dip your finger in them for about five minutes. After that, remove the alcohol and gently wipe the acrylic off using a paper towel. The paper towel will easily remove the acrylic from your nails. Afterward, take a French manicure then apply a moisturizing cream at the ends.

6. Visit a salon

Remove acrylic nails by visiting a salon

Remove acrylic nails by visiting a salon

It is probably the best option in case you are not confident of doing it yourself. The manicurists are well trained and will follow all the necessary steps in order to remove the gel nails without damaging your nails. Nonetheless, you have to be ready to pay a fee.

Extra tip. Use Czech made crystal nail files.

After the acrylic nails are gone file and shape your nails using Czech glass nail files, they make the nails stronger and healthier.

Glass nail file

Glass nail file

Where to get Czech made crystal glass nail files?
Lux-e-shop.com
Design-glassware.com

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1 Secret Way Of Using Glass Nail File For Superfine Modeling in Wood and Plastic

Woodworking

Woodworking

Using a glass nail file to get work done on wood and plastic is easier than you could imagine. Your business depends on creating the best possible products, and you need to have a way to get fine finishing work done without any trouble. A glass nail file may not seem like an obvious choice when you are getting your work done, but you must consider how a glass nail file is made when you are making your decisions.

Glass nail file

Glass nail file

The nail files that you use should come in many different sizes and styles. The nail files are going to come with a very smooth surface that you will be able to use for the final finishing touches on the products that you are making. Imagine how you can use the smooth edge of a glass nail file to make sure that something you made looks perfect before it leaves the shop.

The smooth edge of the glass nail file is going to give you every chance to get the work done with the smallest amount of effort possible. The glass nail file moves so finely over the surface that you will get very smooth edges. You could use the glass nail file in the same way that you use fine sandpaper. The nail file is a solid object that you can use for your projects, and it is going to help you dig into corners and crevices that you cannot reach otherwise.

Handing out many of these files to every person in the shop will give them many choices for doing their work properly. The work that you do with small nail files is going to help you finish off some work that you have already done, or it can be done on the very smallest products that you are working on in the shop. You have to think ahead when you are making your products, and you should have all the files out as you do your work.

Wood car model

Wood car model

There is something about the way you do your finishing work that allows you to make sure you have best result when you use something very smooth. The smooth edges of a nice glass nail file are going to help change the way you get work done in the shop.

Working in your own personal shop is going to work in the same way you would in a large industrial shop. You can do woodworking or lathing in the shop, and you will finish these designs with the glass nail files. This is a very simple thing you can do to get the best results, and the files are not expensive at all. The files take off so little material that you do not need to worry about using the files too much. You can keep adjusting the items you are working on until you are satisfied that they are perfect.

Woodworking in your home is made so much easier when you are using a glass nail file. You can dig into the smallest crevices of the items you are fixing, and you will discover quickly that you can get much better results because you are using a tool that is so very small.

Large Clear Glass File

Large Clear Glass File

The glass nail file that you use in the shop is perfect for even plastic molds that you are trying to adjust for use in your factory. Never forget that you have to tweak those molds until they are perfect, and your tweaking is much easier to do when you are using the glass files. This is the most delicate tool you can use for the most delicate jobs in the shop.

Where to get Glass nail files for your modeling projects?
Design-glassware.com
Lux-e-shop.com

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4 Budget Incentive Gifts For Your Company Marketing

Glass nail files for salons and SPA

Glass nail files for salons and SPA

In the corporate world, people value incentive gifts as it motivates them to work harder and fulfill their duties. The incentives can come in different forms all with the purpose of promoting the growth of your business. Getting the incentives that can promote the business can be hard but we have an idea for you that are budget-friendly. We have a variety of budget incentive materials that you can give to your clients or employees to help promote your company. They are listed below:

Classic line nail files

Glass nail files with printed logo souvenirs

Glass nail files with printed logo souvenirs

Our glass nail files are made using Czech tempered or crystal glass. The glass is of high quality meaning that the nail files are of good quality. We offer a variety of sizes and colors (green, purple, orange, clear, blue, red, and mixed colors) hence giving you the chance to choose that which is suitable. Moreover, they are durable, and their filing surfaces are even and smooth for effective nail filing.

The first ever glass nail file was invented in Switzerland in 1936. However, they were not used by many people as their rough surfaces, and the process of fingernail trimming was painful and unpleasant. Furthermore, the nail files were fragile and would be damaged during transportation. The modern glass nail files were invented in 1997 in Czech Republic that makes that perfect nail file.

The nail files we provide are relatively cheap, and if you purchase them in bulk, we can give them to you at a discount. We can engrave the company logo on them and in turn, you give them to your clients and employees as an appreciation.

Tweezers

Tweezers

Tweezers

Tweezers from Mount Bleu are made from stainless steel are hand-decorated with Swarovski crystals. They have adjustable slanted tips to enable you grab and pluck every eyebrow hair meticulously. Some of them are rubber-sided while others have both rubber and cotton for better handling.

Tweezers invention dates back to pre-Dynastic Egypt and was most likely used for beading and other delicate tasks. Some drawings of Egyptian artisans were discovered, and they depicted the use of a double bow, tweezers-like device used for gripping pots and holding them over ovens. By around 3000 B.C., tweezers were used in India and Mesopotamia.

Our tweezers make an ideal budget incentive gift for clients and employees. We can also provide them along with a set of matching glass nail files or pocket mirrors. Moreover, they are reasonably priced and can fit into your budget.

Hair Combs

Hair Combs

Hair Combs

Our hair combs are available in a variety of top-notch materials and sizes. They come in both classic and modern colors that are attractive. We have both light and firm combs that are made of thermoplastic carbon fibers for durability, flexibility, and heat resistance. Moreover, they come in various shapes and are decorated with Swarovski crystals.

It is hard to tell who invented the hair comb, but variations of the comb have been evident since the 3200 BC. They were made from intricate animal carvings aligned in rows but for the main purpose of removing lice. Over time, combs have developed into tools for taking care of hair. In the modern day, there are different kinds of combs.

Our combs are affordable, and it will not consume into the budget of your company. We can engrave your company logo on them and give them to you. You can then give them as gifts to your clients and employees as gifts.

Nail & Cuticle Tools

Nail care tools

Nail care tools

Mount Bleu provides nippers, pliers, and clippers made of stainless steel. They are made by worthy artisans from Solingen Germany who put a lot of time to produce the perfect items. They are also hand-decorated with Swarovski crystals to create classic designs.

They can be great gifts for your clients and employees as they can add them to their manicure set. Moreover, we give them to you at affordable prices after engraving the company logo.

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