Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File Review
The Leighton Denny crystal nail file is designed to quickly smooth and shape finger nails (or
toe-nails) during a manicure. Users report it will do its job without setting your teeth on edge.
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The secret of the crystal nail file lies in its manufacture. High quality lead crystal glass
(the sort used in luxury glassware) is tempered for strength and then acid etched to give a permanent, rough
To touch the Leighton Denny feels like a medium emery board, but in use it behaves like a fine emery board. You
can use it in both directions.
There are two kinds: the medium is 135mm long and the large 195mm. The smaller 135mm crystal file is most
practical because it comes in a slim, lightweight aluminium protective case. That offers great protection in a
Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File - What’s in the
1 x Leighton Denny 135mm Nail File
1 x Aluminium protective case
1 x care instructions
1 x Lifetime guarantee (of the filing surface only)
Leighton Denny Nail File at a Glance
• Lasts for years
• Files quickly & smoothly
• Easy to clean
• Nails less likely to flake, catch or break
Let’s qualify these claims – based on actual user experience:
Lasts for years
The rough surface of the Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File will last for years and it’s that part which attracts
the Leighton Denny lifetime guarantee.
Files quickly & smoothly
Owners report that this Leighton Denny nail file appears to file more quickly than an emery board. The resulting
finger nail is as smooth and burr free as when an emery board is used.
Wash clean in warm water
If you notice a build-up of white nail filing dust, simply wash this nail file in water.
Nails less likely to flake catch or
The Leighton Denny file will deliver a beautifully smooth nail edge. Because this is smooth it will be more
durable, less likely to chip or flake.
But remember, weak nails may also be the result of an underlying condition related to diet or health.
What about the cons?
• Costs more to acquire than emery boards
• If you drop it on a hard surface it will break into pieces. NB pieces NOT tiny slivers.
• Can get broken in a crowded handbag – use the protective case
• Fatter than a metal nail file, so no good for cleaning dirt from under the nail.
Alternatives to Leighton Denny
The Cheeky brand, manufactured in China, offers a set of 5 crystal nail files at a bargain price. You’ll have to
make or find your own protective sleeve if you want to carry one of these in a crowded handbag.
Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File Reviews & Owners
Leighton Denny Nail File Review Petra Sanderline, Lyme
Regis, Dorset. User since Christmas 2012
I couldn’t, at first, see how a glass nail file would work – especially on my finger nails
that often flake and then crack. But, I’m pleased to be proven wrong. This Leighton Denny
crystal nail file really is up to the job.
I like to grow my nails long, so keeping them free of burrs and snags is a must to prevent peeling or breaking.
The Leighton Denny file helps me get a perfectly smooth, fine edge that is durable. You can also use it to smooth
any nail patches that appear. The file leaves no burrs on my nail, so no need to buff
You can file in both directions without tearing the nail edge or setting your teeth on edge.
Of course, the first thing you think of is will this thing break on me? In fact the glass is tempered and is
reasonably thick, so it won’t break in use.
It’s also easy to grip if, like me, you have arthritic fingers. But, that thickness means you can’t use this
file to clean under nails. I’ve got a separate metal file for that purpose.
However, a friend dropped her Leighton Denny nail-file onto a tiled floor and it broke into several pieces, but
no nasty little shards. My advice: don’t drop it! And keep the file between uses in the natty aluminium case they
provide so it won’t break in your handbag.
If you manicure your own nails then this is a must have.
Leighton Denny Crystal Glass Nail File Review by Daisy
Morant, Sawbridgeworth, Herts. User for 9 months
I have natural nails and use a base coat (when I remember).
I seem to have weak nails that tend to break up with a regular emery board. I stopped having that problem when I
started using this glass nail file. It sort of smoothes down the nail and, touch wood, I’ve not had a cracked or
peeled nail for almost nine months now.
I’ve used a glass nail files for just over nine months now and would never go back to emery boards or worse, a
I’ve never liked metal nail files they simply grind the nail leaving it rough and prone to crack or flake. I
don’t mind emery boards but they bend or wear out. This Leighton Denny file feels like a medium emery board but
performs like a fine one. You can also rinse it off after use.
This is real [acid] etched crystal glass, so won’t wear out. I’m thrilled with mine. In fact, I’ve got two – one
for home and one in my handbag.
I’ve even used them on my little boy since he was about three months old.
Leighton Denny Crystal Nail File Review by Stacie Cornell,
Settle, Ribblesdale. User for 6 months
I was a bit sceptical, at first. I do my own acrylic nails and this Leighton Denny made light work of filing
them into shape, and hasn’t worn out after 6 months of use.
The file is thicker than an emery board or metal nail file. However, I can work under the nail in order to get a
smooth end and to work around the corners.
I use it to square off my nails which can be a trial with an emery board.
My nails looked and felt like I’ve just been to the nail bar.
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interviews with the experts who know – people who’ve invested in a product and used it for a reasonable period of
So, the Leighton Denny glass nail file is a really useful beauty tool for both manicures and
pedicures. This nail-file isn’t designed to remove dirt from beneath nail. However, the acid-etched filing surface
is permanent and will quickly deliver a perfectly shaped and smooth nail with a durable edge that’s resistant to
burrs, catches and peeling.
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