Saturday, June 25, 2011

Leighton Denny Large Crystal Nail File!

This week my local Boots store finally moved from the tiny store they’ve had for many years into a larger, new retail unit and to celebrate they have been giving away vouchers for £3 off a £15 spend. Never one to turn down the chance of a bargain, I happily took a voucher and promptly spent it on a Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File, a large one (195mm)... bringing the price down from £15 to just £12, which is basically the same price as the small one.

It’s said to be ‘The Rolls Royce of Nail Files’(all be it by Leighton Denny, himself)and boasts that it will ‘glide smoothly and evenly along the nail edge, turning the excess nail to dust while leaving the newly filed edge completely smooth and sealed’ I have no argument against this statement, at all. Honestly, I couldn’t agree more.

This file gets through my nails like a hot knife through butter turning it to fine white powder before my very eyes (see below - sorry they're not the most glamorous photographs). Filing nails can be such a chore, trying to make sure the edges are smooth and neat, well this file almost does all the work for you!
 Nail Powder.

It’s also a much more pleasant experience, if you’re a bit nail file phobic (is there a real phobia name for this?) then this should really help you as it’s such a smooth action with no ickyness (I’m not nail phobic but I can understand why people could be)!

It made such light work of my nails and it even passed the toenail test, filing them nicely without any damage to the nail edge... and well, I don’t know about you but for me, trying to file my toenails usually either ends up with me totally contorting myself to get the right angle to file at, or risk having scratchy, rough nail edges which is not nice, at all!
The nail file after use.

I think it helps that you can file back and forth with these files without worrying about the nail not being sealed or smooth... something I’m still getting used to, but a welcome advantage.

The only (very, very minor) downside to this file is that unlike the smaller file, the larger one didn’t come with a proper (and protective) case which is a bit disappointing, but I’m thinking maybe I need the smaller one for in my bag and keep the larger one for home use?!?!
The price, whilst seemingly more expensive than your average nail file actually is a lot more reasonable than you’d think; considering this file (and its smaller counterpart) comes with a lifetime warranty. Now this doesn’t mean you can snap it and have it replaced, but what it does mean is that if you look after it (including rinsing it in warm water from time to time to clean and restore performance) but find that the quality of the filing surface diminishes (at any time), it will be replaced for free – good eh!

This means that your £12 or £15 nail file should last you for your whole lifetime which seems pretty reasonable to me and should more than cover the cost compared to all the cheaper nail files you’d otherwise buy in your lifetime... so long as you don’t lose the file, of course!

I am so pleased with this purchase and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this item to you. It’s available from so many places so is easily purchased, the cheapest place I’ve found so far for the large one is (correct as of Saturday 25th June 2011) for £12.97.


  1. Love this file, I have the mini version and use it all the time. QVC had a limited edition set with both large and small files and they had real Swarovski crystals on the end! They were pretty cute. They have the regular ones on there too.

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