FAQ’s

Why Use Glass Nail Files?

Crystal glass nail files are professional grade files, and used around the world in fine spas and nail salons. Nail technicians claim the regular use of a crystal glass file will keep nails longer, stronger, and less susceptible to disease, tears, and breakage. Of the three main types of nail files, crystal glass nail files leave the smoothest finish, and can be used equally well for natural or artificial nails.

The crystal glass file’s ultra-fine grit finely, gently, and effectively glides across the nail tip, sealing the edge. The resulting beautiful, flawless nail finish is superior to the result of any other nail filing instrument in today‘s market.

A crystal glass file does not rip or tear at the nail, but levels and seals the nail, eliminating the torn nail condition. A rough, unfinished nail edge encourages the absorption of water, and the breaking, pealing, cracking, and splitting of your nails.

The harsh grit of metal files and emery boards can tear the nail edge, leaving rough or sharp edges, creating microscopic burrs and fissures, and causing nail weakness. You may have experienced this by “snagging” your nails on fabric.

Metal nail files can be extremely hard to sanitize, and emery boards may be ruined by water. The crystal glass file surface is 100% nonporous glass, and can be easily disinfected and sanitized. Glass files are extremely hygienic and meet FDA sanitation requirements for preventing the growth of fungus, mold and mildew.

Our crystal glass nail files are easily sterilized with alcohol, Autoclave, UV light, or even hot, soapy water. For personal use, a simple water rinse will return the file to a clear finish.

After long-term use, nail particles may become embedded in the file’s grit. Return the file to a like-new condition by wetting it, coating it with a household cleaner, and scrubbing it with an old tooth or nail brush. Avoid scrubbing any file embellishments, such as glass beads, crystals, or painted artwork.



Will Glass Nail Files Break?

Crystal glass nail files really will last a lifetime with reasonable care. The textured grit is ultra-fine, and permanently etched in the glass. The file’s abrasive quality will never wear out, as it is part of the glass itself. The finish is guaranteed against wear to last you a lifetime.

Our crystal glass nail files are remarkably sturdy, and made with the finest, high-quality, acid-etched, Czech Republic glass. Each glass file is hand-finished to eliminate rough edges or irregular color patches. Individual file embellishments are placed by hand, making each art-glass file as unique as the person who uses it. This attention to quality ensures years of use.

Our crystal glass files are tempered, making them 74% stronger than regular glass. Like your eyeglasses, or car windshield, the tempered glass file will not shatter, eliminating concerns of getting cut should the file ever break.

A provided velvety black sheath practically furnishes all the damage protection your file will ever need. With a minimal amount of care, your crystal glass nail file will be the last you ever buy.

Caring for your crystal glass file means treating it the way you would glasses. Most reports of broken glass files result from a file being unsecured in a handbag or pack. Glass files do not bend, and need to be secured in a bag’s side pocket. Should you plan on carrying your crystal glass file with you often, you may consider the use of a Hard Case File Protector, which are available for the 3.5” Travel and 5.5” Personal size files.

If enclosed in its provided sheath, the crystal glass file does not typically break when dropped. If a file is dropped unprotected onto a concrete or a tile floor, it could likely break, like any fine glass piece. However, as our glass files are tempered, they would not shatter.

There are poor quality, inexpensive glass nail files on the market that are not acid-etched or tempered. A file of that quality will have its finish disappear quickly, and could cut you if the file breaks.



How To Get Healthy Nails?

Due to the crystal glass file’s ability to seal the nail edge, regular and continued use will result in healthier nails. The smooth, ultra-fine grit prevents the absorption and/or wicking of water into your nails. This will keep nails longer, stronger, and less susceptible to common problems such as disease, breaking, pealing, cracking, and splitting. Metal files or emery boards can be too harsh or tear the nail edge.

Protein-rich foods and adequate hydration can encourage nail health, as can a Vitamin E or biotin supplement to increase nail thickness and prevent splitting. Pay attention to how you use your nails, which are not a tool. Care for your nails the way you would the rest of your skin.

Perform nail maintenance weekly, but limit professional manicures to every 4-6 weeks to reduce risk of infection and exposure to harsh chemicals. File nails immediately when a rough edge or break occurs to prevent additional damage. Avoid biting or picking your nails that can cause nail fractures, leading to breakage. Do not cut cuticles, your nail’s natural barrier, and apply tips rather than full extensions to further avoid fungal or bacterial infections.

Choose non-acetone polish removers to avoid stripping the nail or causing the nail to turn brittle. Do not use nail hardeners often, as they may make nails brittle, but use a base and top coat to help nails stay in better condition.

Curb exposure to harsh chemicals by wearing gloves when cleaning. Apply sunscreen protection before UV or LED light exposure. Refrain from excessive hand washing or exposure to water, which may weaken the nail, and wear gloves in cold climates to prevent nails drying out. Keep nail bed and cuticle moisturized to improve appearance and strengthen the nail. Massage the nail bed when applying moisturizer to increase blood flow for growth.



Which Size Is Best?

Our crystal glass nail files conveniently come in three sizes ideal for various uses:

The travel size is 3.5″ long with an ultra-fine grit permanently acid-etched into the glass. The 3.5” Travel size is available in many personalized varieties, perfect for a pocket or handbag, and can be taken on airplanes. The file comes in a faux black suede sheath which practically furnishes all the damage protection your file will ever need.

The personal size is 5.5″ long with an ultra-fine grit permanently acid-etched into the glass. The 5.5” Pedicure size is available in many personalized varieties, perfect to gently sand away foot calluses, and smooth toe nails. The upper part of the pedicure size has a rougher “grit” than the lower part that is especially effective in callus removal. The file comes in a faux black suede sheath which practically furnishes all the damage protection your file will ever need.



What About Foot Care?

Large size crystal glass files, Sandblasted Foot files, and Spa Bar Foot files are all perfect for everyday foot care.

Like metal nail files, metal callus removers can tear the skin leaving it open to infection. The crystal glass files simply sand away calluses from dry or wet feet. Most find this works best directly after washing, when the skin is damp.

The upper part of the large nail files and the Sandblasted Foot files have a rougher “grit” than the lower part that is especially effective in callus removal. The smoother grit toward the end of the file is best for toenail filing.

The Spa Bar Foot files also incorporate filing surfaces of two different grits. The rougher grit removes dry, callused skin, while the smoother grit is used after the first to smooth skin for a spa-like feel.

With especially stubborn calluses, the file treatment may need to be repeated over several days, disappearing calluses without the risk of cutting or tearing skin. The medium size nail file can be used first on tougher toe nails to loosen skin before cutting or filing.



How About Pet Grooming?

Many satisfied customers have shared their penchant for using the crystal glass files on their pets. The 7.5” large Pedicure file size is best for large animal breeds, while the 5.5” medium Personal file size is better suited for smaller animal breeds.

Using a crystal glass nail file on puppies and kittens helps overcome their timidness for assisted grooming. The file will not make any loud noises, or risk cutting into the quick.

The crystal glass nail files are perfect to use as a finish grooming tool. As the glass files are 100% nonporous and easy to sterilize, they are suitable for professional grooming use.

As we do not recommend sharing files between humans and animals, be certain to purchase files individual to the user.



Is A Glass File A Good Gift?

Anyone who cares about the health and appearance of their nails would be delighted with the stunning gift of a crystal glass nail file. Our files make a personalized gift, both beautiful and functional. As Swarovski crystal or dichroic, cabochon embellishments are placed by hand, each art-glass file is as unique as the person who uses it. Gift Packaging is also available.

Unlike many gifts, a nail file is used regularly. Made of the finest, high-quality, acid-etched, Czech Republic glass, our crystal glass nail file’s textured grit is ultra-fine, and permanently etched in the glass. The file’s abrasive quality will never wear out, as it is part of the glass itself. The finish is guaranteed against wear to ensure a lifetime of continued gift enjoyment.



What Is Your Return Policy?

Due to hygienic law and health concerns, we are unable to accept returns or exchanges of our products. Should an item arrive broken due to improper packaging, we will replace the item upon its return.