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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what happened to this thing?

I'm not sure how many times you should be able to use an emery board before having to throw it away, but it wasn't many with this board. The image started scratching off immediately leaving an unusable surface below. Not a big fan

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Not very effective

Cute pattern, but not a very effective nail file. I prefer the Tweezerman emery board, which has a more gritty texture.

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Pretty but impractical

This is a lovely product, with a nice plastic case to keep it in--perfect for your purse. Unfortunately, the emery paper peeled off the board rather quickly, rendering it unuseful.

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Cute, but...

Cute pattern, but this wasn't rough enough to handle a major snagged nail. Honestly, I may just keep the carrying case (which is a good idea) and throw a cheap emery board in there to have in my purse.

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Cute,but not durable

The design was super cute, but this board does not work for more than one use. I have thin nails, and I can use the cheap emery boards many times before tossing it,however I didn't feel like this did any better than those.

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Pretty but Unneeded

This emery board is so pretty, I wish I could use it! But, I have gel nails. This would make a great re-gift item as a stocking stuffer or little birthday gift for a girlfriend, though!

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Not so great

I have my nail license so I regularly try new products for nail technicians. The grit on this file wore off so quickly on my own natural nails! I couldn't believe it. I was barely able to finish my own mani & pedi. I wouldn't use this product again and definitely not on anyone else's nails.

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Looks pretty but I'm not buying it to look at

It was a good thing this came as a try me in the box. I got better results from dollar store files then from this and that is sad. It's a cute pattern and the little plastic case protector is nice touch but really the paper began to peel within a day and the board split after one use. I don't think I am a barbarian with my nails.They need to go back to the drawing board on this one. Save your money pick up some of the cheap files at a certain beauty store when you are standing in line, you would be more impressed.

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Too flimsy

I was excited to get this because I really need a new one, but this was a disappointment. The board is too flimsy and really doesn't file well. It's nice a travel emery board but I wouldn't buy it over another product. The board should be stronger and the grit on the file should be, too.

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Too Flimsy

This emery board bends too easily and does not hold up well to work well. The design is cute but that doesn't make up for not working well.

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