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We generally frown upon PDG (public displays of grooming) but this floral-patterned mini-file is so charming, we’re tempted to make an exception. Inspired by Madewell’s new spring collection, which features sun-ready prints and patterns like this one, the emery board is as practical as it is pretty. The double-sided nail care essential is perfect for daily maintenance and as a quick fix for snags or breaks.

How it Works

This sturdy manicure savior has a rough side for shaping and filing down breaks or snags, plus a smoother face to gently finish nail edges.

How to Use

File in short, quick strokes, starting from the sides and working toward the center of the nail. Avoid sawing back and forth, which can weaken tips and lead to two nail nightmares: breakage and splitting.

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Purchased for looks
Purchased

the emery board is pretty but it dulled way too fast. buy at a dollar store for higher quality. i wish that it didn't dull because it is so pretty in person

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It's cute. That's about it.
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Least effective emery board ever. I think I got one or two uses of it before it lost the course texture and became just something cute to look at and useless in function. I threw it away promptly.

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Pretty Flimsy
Sampled

Not sure why this has as many stars as it does. For what it is, it's pretty pricey, and what it is is a very adorable nail file which will only last a few uses. The finish on it just really doesn't hold up to the task of actually filing nails. I wouldn't buy it (unless you're looking for a purely decorative item).

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Too cute! Too bad...
Purchased

I followed the splurge purchase of the Birchbox staffer who chose this as part of her splurge money. While I'm glad I did, as this is very pretty, it arrived damaged. Shipped in a bubble pack, not a box. Huge bummer! I will be calling tomorrow.

But definitely a cute/fun addition to any set of nail polishes and tools!

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Loved the print
Sampled

Too freaking cute! Loved the print, but I've learned with emery boards, the thinner the better. It was great as an added bonus and it came with a case that allowed me to keep it in my purse.

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Disapointed
Sampled

One of the few items I've ever been really disappointed once I used it a few times. The nail file did not hold up after just a few uses. I would not buy this product.

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SO Cute!
Sampled

Love this file - great size and the pattern is so cute for spring. Madewell is a great brand as well!

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Pricey, but pretty
Purchased

This pretty, floral file makes filing a chic task. A little pricey for a simple file, but oh so pretty.

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Madewell for Birchbox nail emery board

This emery board is very pretty and perfect for spring because of the floral print. Also works great for shaping your nails and fixing snags.

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Looks Better Than it Works
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I wasn't very impressed with the durability of this nail file. It might work well for those with thinner nails, but it did not last very long for me. The only thing I did like was the cute floral pattern!

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