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PixieBeauty

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Hiya,
What do you all think of retailing glass nail files? There are some beautiful ones out there and thought they might be a good retail item but don't know much about advantages/disadvantages to using on the natural nail? Xx
 

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Ive always thought they were too rough for natutal nails (always broke my own using them) but then wonder why they sell... Curious to know the answer to this one!

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The only time I ever used a glass nail file was when applying Minx. I didn't like the way the file became 'blunt' so quickly and needed washing to revive it's grit.

I stopped using them and either use a 240 grit file or a clippers to trim the excess Minx now.

I don't think glass files are all that hygenic either (in a clinets hands I mean) as they are in and out of a handbag etc.. between use and rarely - if ever - cleaned.
 

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They break very easily!
 

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I use opi crystal file. I prefer it to a normal file and feel its a lot gentler on the nail. Wash it in soapy water and spray it with sanitizer spray. I've been using it on myself for about a year now and it's not worn. I have heard that glass ones will wear out but crystal ones shouldn't.
 

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Thx so much for the replies. I'm thinking about selling them at a pamper evening to just be a quick easy purchase and they seem more appealing than a standard file would, colours etc and in a little case for handbags. I don't think I'll over hype them then just have as a pamper eve sale and offer regular files to customers iykwim.

Thanks again xx
 

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hi I bought a retail stand of crystal files a couple of years ago and they retailed very poorly. The high retail price put people off, and it was a lot of money tied up in stock that could have been working better for the business if invested elsewhere. If you want to retail files I would recommend the scratch and sniff ones which retail at about £1 because they are fun and clients dont mind adding just £1 to the cost of their treatment so although they sell for less you will sell more of them.
 

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I was thinking around 1-1.50 so thanks for that it's a good guide to have. I've only bought 20 so no biggie if I can't sell them I'll use them for minx or goody bags!
 

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I can't stand the feel of them when I file my nails with them - it's horrible, makes me cringe, like when someone squeaks their nails down a blackboard!
 

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