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Aveniro Glass Nail Files – Photos and Review

* The products featured in this post were provided for a review.

Hello,
recently I got couple of Crystal Glass Nail Files sent to me for a review. They are produced by Aveniro, a Czech company which is a manufacturer of handmade crystal glass nail files.

AVENIRO Crystal Glass Nail Files

As you can see on the photo above these nail files came in different sizes, types and designs.

Aveniro Crystal Glass Nail Files 2

My set contains a Coloured Glass Nail File, Small Coloured Glass Nail File, Glass Nail File with Rhinestones Design, Pedicure Glass Nail File and a Glass Manicure Stick.

Glass Nail Files can be used both for natural and artificial nails. I have been testing them only on my natural nails so far.

I read that the right produced glass nail files have really long lifespan and never wear off. They are gentle for the nails, grinding them softly and leave them smooth after the treatment.

 

Coloured Glass Nail File

Coloured Crystal Glass Nail File

This one is 13,5 cm long, double sided with the equal grit and pointed ending. It has a nice colour gradient. I used it on my long natural nails to file them down. The abrasive surface seems to be very fine and gentle so I was surprised how fast it filed down the nails. My natural nails are very delicate and I must be carful to not destroy them during filing. I usually move the nail file only in one direction from the side of a nail to the center. Moving a file back and forth is not good for the nails.
My nails after filing had smooth edges without any splinters. I cannot say right now that using this files will benefit me with stronger, less brittle nails, but I can imagine that less tearing of the nail edges the better condition they are in.
After filing all the ten nails the nail file was not clogged with nail dust so I didn’t need to refresh it after just couple of nails.

 

Small Coloured Glass Nail File

Crystal Glass Nail File

This one is a smaller version of the previous one. It’s 9 cm long and easy to carry in a purse just in case of some nail accident.

 

Glass Nail File with Rhinestones Design

Crystal Glass Nail File with Crystal Stones

This file is a similar to the two mentioned above. The difference is that it is decorated with crystal stones. I am a huge fan of everything shiny so I pay attention to the quality of the rhinestones. Those here are really lovely. Shiny, nicely arranged and I don’t see any ugly glue residues around or under them so the nail file looks neat. This one came in a plastic velvet pouch which is much nicer than the standard plastic one.

 

Pedicure Glass Nail File

Crystal Glass Pedicure Nail File

This file is a gentle foot scraper used for removing hard skin on the sole. It has a different roughness on each side. One side is coarser and is used for scrubbing the rough skin and the second is much smoother and is used for smoothening the skin after scrubbing. I exfoliated my feet with this pedicure file and I am happy with the effect. The file doesn’t tear the skin leaving it really soft and smooth. I would not use it for a very thick and difficult to remove skin, but rather for everyday feet care. The file is pretty heavy and sits good in the hand during the treatment. In the begining I was a bit worried that if I press it too hard to the heel it will break, but after using it twice I realize that the file is strong enough. I used it also to smoothens the thicker and rougher skin under my big toes. I am so happy with this file that I am going to use it regulary instead of my old foot scraper.

 

Glass Manicure Stick

Crystal Glass Manicure Stick

On one side it has a grinding tip which can be use for cleaning under the nail when standard nail brush cleaning routine won’t help. The ending has a mini rounding on the tip so it is not sharp (I wouldn’t push any sharp tool under my nail).
The other side of a stick is bevelled with the abrasive surface on its circumference and can be used as a cuticle pusher.
For pushing back my cuticles I usually use orangewood stick or a metal cuticle pusher (which I reccommend only for those who knows what they are doing because this tool can be sharp and used incorrectly can make a demage to the nails and skin around) so I didn’t see the point of introducing new tool for that, but I tried it anyway and I must say that I already like this manicure stick.
The flat end is smooth so it doesn’t scratch the nail surface during pushing back the cuticles and the abrasive part of an ending is gently scrubbing them without tearing delicate skin around the nail. Please remeber that when you push back your cuticles (using this or any another cuticle pusher) you should do it gently and not push it back all the way but leave a little bit of cuticle intact.

 

During the 3 day test I was regulary washing this nail files after each use with warm water and a soap, drying them with a paper towels and finally sanitizing them with alcohol for sanitizing skin. Cleaning them was easy and effective. I was especially happy with cleaning the foot scraper because it is so much easier to clan it than the traditional pumice stone or a metal scraper which I regulary need to replace. In this case long life span of a scraper has sense, I wouldn’t keep for long a file which doesn’t wears off, but is difficult to clean.
I was very harsh towards the nail file decorated with rhinestones. I was rubbing the stones with paper towel and sanitizing alcohol to see if they fall off or loose their shininess, but nothing bad happened to them and they still look like new.

On the manufacturer webpage are certificates of health safety and solidity and mechanical resistance of their products. The first one proves that their glass nail files comply with hygienic standards and do not irritate skin and the second proves that they chemically hardened nail files are on average by 100 % more resistant than those which do not pass through chemical hardening process. I guess it means that their products are safe to use and durable.

You can find out more about different glass nail types and some manicure tips at the producer webpage www.aveniro.com.

Glass Nail Files

 

Thank you for coming!

* These free PR samples were sent to me for my honest review which I wrote based on my experience with using the products. Please note that this is my personal opinion about the product. I receive no additional monetary compensations. The link to the manufacturer website is not an affiliate link.

Golden Rose – Nail Growth

Hello :)

Since I am not wearing any fake nails right now and my natural nails are short I wanted to try a nail care product which helps nails grow.
I decided to try Golden Rose Nail Growth. I never used any products from this Nail Care line, so I don’t know if it’s good or not, but I like other Golden Rose cosmetics.

In the bottle it’s orange jelly (or more like salmon pink jelly) colour. I was wondering how it looks on nails.

On the box is written that Nail Growth contributes to make nails grow longer, stronger and quicker. I hope it works like they say :)
The instructions suggest to apply one coat as a base coat or two coats for a natural nail make-up. Since they don’t write anything about how long should I use this conditioner to see visible results, using it as a base coat under regular nail polish seems like a good idea.

So here are the swatches of Nail Growth on my nails.
Picture taken in the shade

and picture taken in sunlight

One coat gives nearly no colour at all. Just adds shininess to the natural nails.
Two coats give a nice transparent colour. I must say that it really looks good. I also applied a third coat, but it didn’t give much stronger colour and this last layer was drying reallllly long.
I think two coats are good choice if you don’t want to apply any nail polish on the top.

I was wearing two coats on my nails for one day making all the usual housekeeping like washing the dishes and so on and it stayed on the nails. No chipping, peeling or cracking. I would say that its duration on the nails is actually pretty good.

To see some effects I would need to use it for a longer period of time. I hope I will manage to do it :)

Thank you for coming.

Short guide to nail files

How many times did you return from a beauty supply shop with a nail file that is simply bad?
It’s to rough or it doesn’t file your nails at all.

Well maybe it’s becouse it’s not nail file suitable for your needs. Here is a simple guide to some common types of nail files.

Metal nail files

They are made from metal and are probably the most known from all of the nail file types. They are mostly used for natural
nails. Good things about metal nail files are that they are long lasting and easy to clean. On the other hand they can cause allergies to people allergic to some types of metal. If you want to buy a good one, look if it’s not too rough because this type of nail file often causes splintering and chipping of the nail edges. When water gets into cracks in the nail ending its slowly destroying the nail and after a while you can see that your nails are in a bad shape. Metal nail files are recommended for those whose nails are strong and hard.

Emery boards

Are widely used in nail salons and at home. They are suitable both for natural and artificial nails. They are really cheap. Emery boards are difficult to wash or sterilize so usually they are used only once and then thrown away. This is very good for nail salons becouse they can dispose file after one use so it’s hygienic. What tells you which emery board is for your needs it’s grit. The lower grit the more sharp and coarse the file is. Usually you can find emery boards in those grit:

  • 80 grit – sharp and very rough, used for removing outer gel or acrylic overlays. It’s too rough for natural nails.
  • 180 grit – medium sharp and medium rough, used for preparing nail plate before applying gel or acryl and for shaping artificial nails.
  • 240 grit – not so sharp and rough, for final filing artificial nails. This grit can be used for filing natural nails.

You can find emery boards with another grit like 100, 120, 150 and so on, but really don’t go under 180 if you want it for your natural nails. If you cannot decide what grit is best for you, buy emery board with different grit from two sides f.e. 180/240 means that file will be medium sharp from one side and mild from second.
If you want to remove your gel or acrylic nails and you don’t know how to do it just go to a nail saloon instead filing them off. If you will do it by yourself you may damage your natural nails or cuticles.

Emery boards are available in many shapes. If you want to use them for natural nails the best choice will be simple a straight one. Other shapes are mostly for working with artificial nails. For example bended ones are excellent for filling, those with square edges can reach every place on the nail plate. You can find also cute emery boards shaped like fruits, flowers, cakes and so on. They are not so good to use so I treat them more like sweet gadgets which I can always have in my purse.

Glass nail files

They are very fine. Glass nail files sometimes have bad reputation because many people don’t know for what these files are acually are. Use them after cutting nails or using more rough files. Glass nail files will smooth the edge of a nail and ‘close’ it so there will be no splintering or chipping and water will not destroy the edge of a nail. Glass nail files are easy to clean so they are higienic and they don’t cause alleries like metal nail files can. Main disadvantage of glass nail files is that they are easy to breake. You can find them in different colors so sometimes they looks very cute. Glass nail files are very good for thouse who have delicate, not so strong and easy to break nails.

Ceramic nail files.

They often have different roughness from opposite sides. One side is for filing the nail, second for smoothing it so you don’t need to purchase two different files to make your manicure. Ceramic nail files are easy to clean and long lasting. They don’t couse allergies like metal nail files can.

Cuticle Oil

Cuticle oil

Cuticle oil is a moisturizer for nails and cuticles. It have in components different oils like avocado oil, grapeseeds oil, almond oil, jojoba. It often contains vitamins usually vitamin E.
Why use it? Already after one application cuticles looks better, they are softer and moisture. I recommend it for thouse who have problems with biting or pulling sticking out dry skin. After a regular use nails starts to grow faster, they are stronger and more flexible. Using cuticle oils is good after applying or removing artificial nails. During those processes cuticles can be little bit damaged by nail filing and products used for preparing natural nails uder gel or acryl. By applying oil nails very quickly comming back to good shape . Cuticle oil helps also with maintaining nails at home. If you suffer from overgrown cuticles, soften them with oil and then you can easily push them back with orange stick. Remember just to do it gentle and never use sharp objects to push cuticles. Moisture nails are also easier to cut. Never use oil before painting nails or before applying artificial nails. It will couse nail polish, acryl or gel lifting. Always apply it after.
Commercial cuticle oils differs a lot. Bottles often comes with little brushes. They looks like nail polish bottles. They are really easy to use. There are also oils available in pens. They are very good when you want to have them in your bag and apply during the day. They are small, light and will not spill inside your purse. You can also purchase bottles with droppers. Thet are available usually with big bottles used in salons where hygiene is veryimportant. Dropper never touch the finger so there is no warry that some particles will end up in oil bottle.
Using cuticle oil is very simple. Just pour a drop of oil on cuticles or paint cuticles with a brush or pen and then rub it in. Don’t use to much becouse it will not soak in and you will have greasy fingers. If you feel that your cuticles need a special treat just apply a little bit more of oil and leave it for the night.
The really lovely thing about cuticle oils is that they smells gorgeous. You can find them with fruit, flowery, candy and many more scents. They also have cute bottles with funny colours. Sometimes producers put inside coloured dried flowers or tiny sea shells so using it is really nice.
You can purchase them in almost every shop with cosmetics for bargain price or you can go for brands which cost more. But you
can also make moisturizing bath for your cutticles at home from olive oil. Just pour a little bit of oil into a bowl and dip your fingertips in this bath for 10 to 15 minutes. It’s better when oil is warm (but not hot!) becouse it better soaks in.
Use cuticle oil regulary and you will very fast see the diference in a shape of your nails.