If I had a dime for every nail file that's let me down over the years, I'd probably have enough money to double my current nail polish stash. I won't bore you with how many different nail files have failed me in the past 20+ years (glass, traditional, metal, you name it), because I'm too excited to share with you my Holy Grail Nail File, which I purchased at Sally Beauty about two years ago:
ASP Angle Zebra Board (180/180 grit)
(retail: $1.19 at Sally Beauty; Beauty Club price: $0.99)
From the ASP website:
ASP Angle Zebra Board (180/180 grit): Great for shaping and refining the nail enhancements. Diamond shape with 2 different shaped ends allows you to get into the hard to reach sidewalls or shape the free edges.As you can see, my ASP nail file has seen better days when it comes to how it looks. But even though it looks downright fugly at this point, it is still going strong after two years of continuous use. When I say "going strong", I mean that the edges of this file (which are always the first to go with any nail file) have managed to retain their grit even after hundreds of uses. Don't you hate it when you go to use a nail file and all the grit on the edges is gone? That is one of my biggest pet peeves, and I simply cannot believe that the grit on this ASP file has lasted so long. It feels like a smooth, brand new file every time I use it, even on the edges where it matters most. Oh! And the sandpaper hasn't peeled or lifted from the board, even after two years, which is another smal miracle.
I have to say that this little $0.99 nail file has been the best investment I have ever made when it comes to caring for my nails. It's like a Timex watch: it truly takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
I just wanted to share that with you in case you have issues with finding good nail files. I bought my ASP Zebra Board 180/180 Grit File in-store at my local Sally Beauty, but you can also purchase it online here. I highly recommend it.
What's your favorite nail file?
PS: Ha! I just noticed that there's one review on the Sally website for this file, and the reviewer is also from San Diego. Although "nursegordon" is not me, I feel like I should write a glowing review of this product on the Sally site! Nursegordon, if you're out there, I'm glad you like this file too!