My best friend knows that I love to give myself manicures and pedicures so imagine my surprise when one day in the mail, she sent me a three piece crystal nail file set (she purchased it from QVC)! I had never used or even heard of crystal files before (this was two years ago) but once I used them, I will never go back to traditional emery files. Emery files tended to tear my nails sometimes when filing them but I have never had any problems with tearing with crystal files.
This is a set of three files-the biggest is 7 and 1/2 L X 7/8 W and is used for pedicures (the color is turquoise). The next size down is 5 and 1/4 L X 7/16 W and is used for manicures (pink in color) and the mini, purse sized file is 3 and 1/2 L X 3/8 W (red in color).
I use these files every single day-especially the purse sized file. My husband even lets me use the big file to file the callouses on his feet because the file is so gentle.
I have a feeling that once you use a crystal file, you might not want to go back to traditional, throw-away files! It has almost been three years since I have had this set and they still look brand new. These are easy to clean-you just wash them and let them dry!