5 Nail Files You Should Buy – Get Essentials For Your Nail Kit

Keep Your Nails Looking Beautiful with These Professional Nail Files

We don’t often think twice about nail files, but surprisingly, along with nail scissors and the best nail clippers, each type of file serves a different purpose, and a decent mani kit should contain a good range. Allowing you to create your perfect nail shape wherever you are, the right file can create envy-worthy nails, often in a matter of minutes. So what types are there?

So, here’s the lowdown on nail files:

Buffer Blocks

Designed to have varying grades of grit on each side of the block, they are used to bring a gleam to your nails bed. The grit is so soft it doesn’t scratch or leave any marks.

Metal Nail Files

Being made of stainless steel, they can be a little harsh for natural nails, and are much more suitable for acrylic nails.

Emery Boards

These are the most common type of nail file, and consist of two grades of grit on either side of a strong cardboard file.

Wooden Nail Files

Similar to Emery boards, but using wood, instead of cardboard. Often used for pedicures.

Glass or Crystal Nail Files

These longer lasting files can be sterilized and minimise chipping and breaking due to their gentleness.

Electric Nail Files

Making filing easy although they can take time to master.

So, which nail files and buffers made my Top 3?


1) MAKARTT Professional Nail Files

What Makes It Great

The fan of ten files contains a mix of different grades is sanitizable, and beautifully gentle on your nails, either natural or artificial. Being so sturdy, you only need to apply a light pressure to leave your nails looking perfect.

Where It Could Be Improved

The ‘honey’ scent that was advertised, smells more glue like, but my nails look good, so I don’t care.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

This is a handy multi pack with plenty of different grades of file. They are washable, very durable and a great price.

MAKARTT Professional Nail Files 100 180 Grit Double Sided Black Washable 10 Nail File, F-01

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Last update was on: April 5, 2020 2:05 pm
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$9.99 $10.99


2) Mont Bleu Premium Crystal Nail Files

What Makes It Great

Is it wrong that I think this set of 3 nail files is gorgeous? The graduated blue shades makes these look so stylish when you pull them out of your bag for an absent-minded file. Extremely durable, but oh so gentle, and with a lifetime guarantee – I love these.

Where It Could Be Improved

I want these to be available in a range of colors to match every outfit.

9.8Expert Score
The Final Verdict

Surprisingly inexpensive for such a fabulous set of nail files.

Mont Bleu Premium Set of 3 Crystal Nail Files in Velvet Pouch, Rainbow Colors, Genuine Czech Tempered Glass - Lifetime...

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Last update was on: April 5, 2020 7:06 pm
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3) TsMADDTs Professional Nail Files and Buffer

What Makes It Great

With 6 different grades of nail files and multicolored buffing blocks, this is an awesome set of nail tools. Great for natural nails all the way through to press-ons, and can even be used on pets (though I haven’t tried that), this professional quality kit is robust and does the job easily.

Where It Could Be Improved

The nail files could be a little longer, but they work just fine.

9.4Expert Score
The Final Verdict

A budget friendly set of excellent nail tools. You can’t go wrong!

Nail Files and Buffer, TsMADDTs Professional Manicure Tools Kit Rectangular Art Care Buffer Block Tools 100/180 Grit 12Pcs/Pack

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Last update was on: April 6, 2020 2:08 am
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