A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Mont Bleu, a company that specializes in the making of Czech glass nail files and other Swarovski embellished goods. Fast forward a few days, and a very exciting package made its way to my doorstep all the way from the beautiful city of Prague.
In this post I shall be showing you everything that they sent me and first impressions on the traditional glass nail files, while I shall be showcasing the other products in more detail in separate posts.
First of all, I cannot not command the way everything was packed to ensure nothing got broken during transit. I was really impressed with how everything was wrapped in plenty of bubble wrap and placed into two smaller boxes which fit in a larger box. Plus, I really liked the Prague postcard which greeted me upon opening the parcel! I thought it added a nice touch!
So, here is a look at what the company sent me:
Hand-painted glass nail file (€6) - beautiful, intricate flower design in purple, gold and white
Libra Zodiac sign glass nail file (€10) - adorned with a silver zodiac sign and two clear Swarovski crystals
Set of 2 glass nail files with pink Swarovski crystals (€15) - standard size and mini glass nail files set
Purple glass cuticle pusher (€5.49) - dual ended glass cuticle pusher
Cyan callus remover (€16) - glass foot file
After a lot of deliberation on which nail file to use first, I settled on the hand-painted one because it looks so pretty! I have to point out that the glass on these nail files is of better quality than others I have tried in the past which I bought from a souvenir shop. I also like the fact that each individual piece comes with its own pocket. The nail files have a velvet pocket while the foot file and cuticle pusher have a plastic sleeve. I was really careful not to ruin the hand-painted design while filing my nails though to keep the nail file as pristine as possible. I like to use glass nail files on my nails for they seem to help prevent splitting of the nails.
Here are some more close-up shots of the other nail files which I'm sure perform really well as the one I am currently using. Also, the embellishments feel they as if they are there to stay so I don't think you will have any problems with gems falling out with time and use.
So far I am really enjoying using the Mont Bleu glass nail files and there are loads of designs to choose from too! If you feel like getting something from their e-shop, don't forget to type the code BLOG for a 20% discount. You can also buy Mont Bleu products from their Amazon store page.
Have you ever used glass nail files? Watch out for my review of the foot file soon!