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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Flimsy

It's super cute, but super flimsy. I found that it bends very easily when trying to file my natural nails.

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Looks Pretty But Doesn't Do It's Job

The print on this emery board is perfect but after a nail and a half the print came off along with the texture. Now all I have is a smooth white board that does nothing. Hopefully they will fix it to last longer but for now I would not spend money on this product and DO NOT recommend it.

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Cute but wore out

The positive reviews on here have me wondering if my emery board was defective. I loved the design and am a huge fan of Madewell, but it didn't seem to be coated properly. As soon as I filed my nails once, the emery coating disintegrated in that spot. So unfortunately, it was really only good for a few uses, which was such a shame because I was excited to carry it around in my purse.

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Not too impressed

This was an okay emery board. I don't really want to use it because it is so cute! But its just an emery board, nothing special.

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Not worth it.

It comes in a handy plastic sleeve and has an adorable floral pattern... but aesthetics aside, the functionality doesn't hold up. The first time I used this file, the emery grit flaked off and the sides frayed.

I'll be sticking with my cheap CVS boards.

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Did I get a bad batch?

All these great reviews have me thinking I recv. a defected one. After a few uses..it started to fall apart. I wasnt even sure which side to use because neither is really abrasive. I'm new to filing my nails but this did not hold up at all. It came in my birch box and I would not recommend it at all.

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Not Long Lasting

Not sure if this was because it was a sample but the file didn't last more than a few weeks and I don't file my nails THAT much. Worked great for about a week or so but wore down pretty fast.

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Disappointing

The edges of the file began to fray within the first week. It didn't last nearly as long as some of my other files.

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edges peeled

This board had the fatal flaw that many this style have. When you rest it vertically against a counter-top, hold your finger still, and quickly swipe the board back and forth to file the nail, the bottom edge of the board peels up and comes unglued, making it impossible to file your nail.

I know this isn't the only way to file a nail, but it's fast and efficient, and I've found other boards that can stand their ground with this method. So unfortunately this board won't work for me.

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Yuck

Not a fan of this emery board. It started to fall apart after the first use. I did like the pretty flower design though.

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