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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Loved it!

Apart from the obvious cuteness of the design, this emery board was a winner! Durable and adorable, I'd definitely purchase this guy!

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Charming

Such a cool, good looking pattern! I love having this Madewell Emery Board in my purse. As far as nail boards go its pretty run of the mill, but the pattern makes it worth spending a little bit more...

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Cute Pattern

This nail file has a beautiful floral pattern. I always get compliments when I take it out of my purse.

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so cute but wore out so soon!

This nail file is actually weak and would bend as I tried to file my nails. It was so pretty, but just not well made. I wish it lasted longer. Mine is already in the garbage because the file part was all gone.

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not durable

Initially I liked this emery board but long-term it doesn't not hold up well. It falls apart and quickly loses it's "emery board" roughness. It's pretty, it's cute, and can be used in a pinch but it's effectiveness lasts less than a month.

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Average but cute

Who doesn't love a boho chic nail file?! Well, it's not my top priority accessory to make cuter, but hey, why not?! As far as nail files go, it's thick and sturdy which gives me confidence it will last. And it's not half bad looking either.

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Seriously, it's just an emery board

Maybe I'm not just a nail fanatic, but I kind of feel like most emery boards are the same and this one was better than say ones from the dollar store but I definitely don't need fancy prints on an emery board to do the same job.

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Pretty, but underwhelming.

I received this beautiful nail file in one of my Birchboxes and was initially thrilled with it. It came with a clear plastic protective sleeve, which I thought would help with protecting the file if I kept it in my purse. Fast forward to a week later, and the printed side peeled right off and essentially rendered the file useless. For $5, I can get at least 2 drug store files (in a pretty print, nonetheless), and even without a protective sleeve, they will hold up for months. Bottom line: it's pretty, but also pretty useless after a week of use.

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Not Made Well

I thought this nail file was very pretty. However the design and the plain side emery immediately came off as soon as I used it. The pattern is lifting from the board itself and it's very flimsy. Not worth the money and ineffective!

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Don't waste your money

I'm confused as to why this product has three and a half stars. And why it was featured recently on the birchbox splurge item article. That makes me doubt the other products they have listed. This emery board worked great for the first use. But after a few uses, it was completely worn and the sides started peeling everywhere. I bought really cheap emery boards from the drug store that have lasted me for months.

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