Beauty Bargain Alert: Glass Nail files at Big Lots

This week we made a stop at Big Lots.  I enjoy the adventure of shopping there because you just never know what you might find!

I have wanted to get my hands on a glass nail file after I heard that they are better for your nails.  How are they better?  They create a nice smooth edge to the nail without the pulling or snagging that weakens the nail.  My nails are pretty hard, but once they get a bit passed my finger, they tend to rip and snag very easily and it drives me nuts!

This package was labeled “Trendy Tools” and came with two glass nail files in different colors.  Both have a protective plastic cover.

I found these in the makeup/cosmetics section.  And the best part??

The price!

Only $2.80 for TWO!!  Cant’ beat that!!

I’ve already used these on my nails and I have to say that I can definitely tell a difference.  My nails feel much smoother along the edge.  I don’t think I will ever be a long nail kinda gal, but I’m really hoping that this will help keep my nails from ripping and snagging as they grow.

Each Big Lots location seems to have slightly different things in stock, so I’m not sure if you will find these in your area.  But if you’re like me and enjoy the thrill of the hunt, it’s worth a stop to look.  🙂

Happy shopping!


Nail Files: Bare All Tag

I first saw this tag on Mae’s Beauty Reports and knew I had to jump in!

This tag was started by girlintheglasses.  Here’s her original post:

Many of us love our pretty polished fingers, me included, but what about the natural nails that lurk beneath the enamel?  They just don’t get much attention unless we’re prepping them for yet another coat of a lovely lacquer of our choice.  I feel it’s time to strip the polish and bare all in a show of solidarity ladies!  At least long enough to snap a photo and answer a few questions, I’m not a monster after all.  So please join me, show your naturally beautiful nails and share some information about them and the products you prefer to pamper them with.”

Nekkid Nails!

Nail Files: Bare All Tag:

  • Include a photo of your clean, product free, natural nails. Don’t be afraid!  Here are mine with discoloration, left over bits of glitter, neglected cuticles and all!
  • Preferred length:  Short
  • Preferred shape:  On the oval side of “squoval”-ish
  • Favorite base coat:  Seche Vite Ridge Filling Base Coat
  • Favorite top coat:  Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat
  • Favorite cuticle cream/oil:  Lasinoh Lanolin Cream  (this stuff works wonders!)
  • Favorite hand cream:  Wedela Skin Food
  • Favorite nail clippers:  generic clippers from drugstore (looking to upgrade)
  • Favorite nail file:  EcoTools Bamboo Nail File
  • Favorite remover:  Up & Up nail polish remover from Target
  • Self or professional manicure:  I do my own mani’s, pedi’s (usually) and feeble attempts at nail art.
  • How often do you polish:  Usually once a week, but sometimes more often.
  • Most wanted nail product:  Sally Magnetic in Graphite Gravity & Acquarella Polish in Winsome
  • Be sure to include the nail files bare all tag in your post or video response.

This tag is open to everyone, so—TAG!!  You’re it!!