Madewell for Birchbox Nail Emery Board

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.

Madewell for Birchbox Nail Emery Board
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sorry but I do not like it

The reason I do not like this product is because I have gotten used to using a glass file. these type of files crack the edge of my nail so I get my nails splitting more often. Plus after a couple of uses I have to throw it away. While my glass file i just have to clean it and let it dry before using it again.

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Worthless

The board wore out almost immediately. It wasn't firm enough to stay straight while in use. Overall, it was worthless.

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Awful!

This nail file barely lasted through one minor touch-up session of my nails. The paper was peeling back and getting stuck under my fingernails the entire time I used it. I threw it away after one use because it was completely ruined.

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Wore out on second use.

I have natural nails which grow quickly, so I was happy to get this cute looking nail file in my box. It started out working well, but as I used it, the grit on the file literally rubbed right off. By the second use, the file was covered with bare patches. Now before you start to think I abused the file, no such thing; I used the file on my bare natural nails, which are an average thickness and strength. I wonder if the reviews for this product are based on first impressions, and over time it's ratings will drop? I wouldn't pay the asking price for this file, because it's essentially a single use product.

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Disposable nail file?

The nail file is pretty to look at, but hardly worth the high price. After filing my nails once, I could notice much of the course paper coming off. During the second session, I had to maneuver the file around at odd angles to get to the "fresh" paper so that my nails would file. The third time was pointless. I threw it out. My other bargain brand file I paid almost nothing for certainly outlasts this one....by at least 10 times.

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Made well? I don't think so.

I admit I was miffed to have gotten a relatively cheap emery board to start with. But ok, the pattern is nice and it had that little sleeve and I will always have a use for one.

Here's the problem. During the first use both sides of the board are coming away from the core. I could understand if the board had been soaked or if it had been damaged but no. It just appeared to be poor quality.

I'm glad it was "free" because for $5 you could get at least a couple of good quality ones at a beauty supply.

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pretty unusable

not sure why there are so many high reviews. while the pattern was pretty, the grain on the file was as if it was just sprayed on. after the first use of just a few askew nails, and the wear really shows.

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This emery board fell apart on me

I have healthy nails but this was a little much. The emery board came apart and started peeling. I was very disappointed.

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emery board

I thought this product was pretty looking. However, after using the product I did not like it. I felt as though i used it a few times and it started falling apart towards the edges.

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Nothing Special

I didn't find anything special about this emery board. It does look really pretty but other than that you could do the same job with any other emery board.

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