Sunday, December 1, 2013

Splish Splash...

Your files need a bath.

Have you notice your crystal nail file is not filing like it used to? Or what if it starts to look like this:
Czech crystal nail file

...then, it's time to give them a little tender love and care. It's pretty easy to get a file into a "like new" state.

Step 1: Moisten the nail file.
Get wet.

Step 2: Dip an old toothbrush in some soap and lather up your file.
Step 3: Rinse.

Step 4: Admire your handy work.
Step 5: Pat dry with a towel OR pat file with a cotton ball soaked with acetone to completely remove colored polish residue embedded in the nail file.

Ta da!
Did I just make a really simple procedure long and drawn out? I'm a visual learner, so sue me. Follow these steps and your nail file will be rejuvenated and your nails will file/feel better!

Note: If your nail file does not file very well even after this procedure, it is possible it is of lower quality and standard, i.e. made in China. To make sure it is of the highest quality, make sure it is made in the Czech Republic. Click here for a related post on crystal nail files.


  1. Ooops. And here I thought mine had just worn out. Since I don't know where mine was made, maybe it had. Guess I get to go shopping now. Thanks, Loodie!

  2. This is how I cleaned my nail file the other day and I thought I was smart ha ha ha.

  3. Oh I didn't know that I must clean mine like this :D

  4. I wash mine all the time. Even the carboard ones LOL-Landa

  5. Glad to see you posting again!

  6. Welcome back, beautiful - I sure missed you! I never thought to scrub my Mont Bleu files (or the acetone step either for that matter), but now thanks to you, I WILL!


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