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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Soft but friable

I used this 2 times before the ends started fraying and peeling back, actually causing more damage to the fragile skin around my nails! Although it was soft and gentle on nails it was not well made. Will not buy.

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Doesn't cut it

Perhaps I just have really strong nails, but this emery board didn't work well on my nails. The first few times I used it, it worked great, but after that it would bend and seemed worn down already.

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Cute but...

I was excited to receive an Emery board in my March box. It was cute and girly. However just after a couple of uses the layers were ripping and peeling off. Don't waste your money!

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Eh

Not a fan. The pattern is super cute and fun but it wore down and started to fray really quick. I liked the sleeve it came in, but not something I would buy. I ended up throwing it away.

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Cute Emery Board

Although this emery board is uber cute, it tore my nails up. Not a big fan of traditional files, but I thought maybe this one was different. Will def be sticking w/ my glass file.

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pretty but not worth it

pretty but not as effective as more basic emery boards I have. I love pretty emery boards but have yet to find one that works as well as the basic models. Someone mentioned peeling which I agree with. It is just okay in terms of how well it works compared to others but it is very pretty.

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Flimsy emery board

I always carry an emery board with me, as hang nails drive me crazy. I was excited about this cute pattern to tote with me. However, I felt that the emery board really was too flimsy and its coarseness was limited. After using it just a few times, the grooves of the board had already warn out. Other products in your local drug store perform better.

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Ok File

The design on the file was very cute but overall this was not as sturdy as I would have liked.

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okay

I got this in my birchbox and was kind of dissapointed. I use emory boards a lot and I like my stronger than this one. it just seemed kind of weak and seems like it wont last long.

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Just OK

I was really excited when I saw this in my birchbox since a girl's always gotta have a nail file. The adhesive didn't work and the file was all bubbly. I used it like 3 times and the grit was all gone. For $5 I think there are better files out there.

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