Today I bring you another review of something Mr.Chester's mom gifted me: the LACURA Beauty Nagelfeilen-Set. It consists of 1 glass nail file and 3 nail shiners (or buffers) in different grits.
*** Product claim ***
Translated by me:
"The exclusive LACURA Beauty set of nail files with a patented glass nail file and three different buffers will maintain your finger and toe nails and give them a natural shine without any nail polish.The patented glass nail file is made from thoughened glass and works gnetly and very effectively at the same time. A special manufacturing process gives this glass nail file microfine abrasive surfaces on both sides that won't wear off. It will maintain your nails in a most helpful way.The buffers in three different grits are flexible due to their soft core thus will fit the shape of your nails and will make them shine in 3 steps.Step 1 black The black buffer cleanses the nail surface like a peeling would do. Embedded crystals gently remove stains and residue. We recommend to use it once a month.Step 2 white The white buffer smooths out the nail surface und gives nails a matte shine. Irregularities and ridges will be smoothed out. Use this nail shiner 1 to 2 times a week.Step 3 grey The grey buffer polishes the nail surface and gives nails a high shine. The nail surface will be sealed and protected from harmful environmental influences. Use this nail shiner as needed, or once daily if nails are strained."
*** Packaging ***
The set comes packaged in a roomy cardboard package and is shrink-wrapped. The buffers don't come in a protective case, however the glass nail file is housed in a soft plastic sleeve with a clear front and black backing.
*** Product details ***
The glass nail file is 13,9cm long, 1,2cm wide and 2,5mm thick. The abrasive surfaces on both sides are 10cm long (up to the sticker). The handle is made from smooth clear glass and bears the etching "Lacura Beauty".
The buffers are 14,6cm long, 1,6cm wide and 4mm thick. They are soft and bendable and clearly labeled 1, 2 and 3, indicating in which order to use them.
*** Quality / My thoughts ***
After my initial thoughts I have tested this glass nail file and the buffers for 3 months and the buffers for.
The glass nail file is a solid product. It is not too coarse but also not as fine as my MontBleu glass nail files. It does the job very well. The form is tried and true and I didn't have any problems when handling it. So far I didn't notice any wear on the abrasive surfaces and cleaning was as easy as with any other glass nail file.
Though it does not have a fancy appearance it is a well-made product and I like to use it. Full recommendation for anyone new to glass nail files!
The buffers are nice to use as well. So far I have used a 6-sided buffer block by p2 and compared to that these three buffers are on the fine end of coarseness. The roughest (number 1) feels delightfully smooth. It's great if you want to buff out just a tiny spot however for all-over buffing and smoothing out even mild ridges you'd have to work long and hard. Subsequently, number 2 and 1 are even smoother. Buffer number 2 already leaves a nice shine which buffer number 1 polishes up to a high shine.
The soft bend comes in handy when handling the buffers. So far they didn't crack.
These three buffers aren't work horses - something that evens out all the bad kinks in your nail plate neither something you can toss into your purse and go - but I still liked using them. I was surprised how much handling easier these single grit buffers was compared to the bulky buffer block I used before. When I see these type of buffers again I'll make sure to pick up some back-up - and a rougher one for the bad kinks ;-)
*** Prize / Availability ***
Again, this set was gifted to me so I don't know how much it cost.
Lacura Beauty is sold at Aldi Süd (a grocery discounter here in Germany). The manufacturer is Haag Solingen, a German company that specializes in manicure and pedicure tools.