Monday, September 9, 2013

Mont Bleu Nail Files, Tweezers, and Compact: Review and Giveaway

Press Sample

Good morning, dear readers, and happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and took some time to get some rest and relaxation! It's a grey and rainy Monday here in Arizona, so how about a post featuring some bling to brighten up the day?

Mont Bleu prides itself as a leading manufacturer and supplier of glass nail files, but these are not your usual glass files. Made from tempered Czech glass, these files from Mont Bleu are decorated with Swarovski crystals! They make other items in addition to their glass nail files, and for today's post, I'm going to share my opinions on the files, tweezers, and compact I was provided for review.


Let's start with the nail files! I was sent a small nail file (3.54in/ 90mm) and a medium nail file (5.32in/ 135mm).
I have tested a variety of glass files before, but none have compared with these exquisite files provided by Mont Bleu. They have combined beauty and function in these files, and I don't ever want to use a different nail file again. Made from tempered glass, these files are more durable than files that have been made from standard glass. Don't get me wrong: they're still glass and can still break, but they won't break quite so easily. While this is a feature I can appreciate, I was even more delighted with the grit in the file itself. Rather than being sprayed onto the file like several other brands I have tried, these files feel as though they have been etched: the grit is built into the glass and going nowhere! This lends itself to a significantly longer lifespan than inferior files. I have put these files to quite a bit of use over the past 2.5 months, and they still file just as well now as they did the day they arrived in the mail. After each filing, all they need is a quick rinse under water to remove buildup, and they're ready for the next use. 

In addition to a good nail file, a good pair of tweezers is a must-have grooming item. I have always been loyal to my Tweezerman tweezers, and I am happy to say these work just as well for me. They easily grip stray eyebrow hairs that have needed to be plucked. I admit that I expected the Swarovski crystals to make grasping with these tweezers difficult, but I am thrilled to report that I didn't have any trouble with them on the handle whatsoever. I currently have these tweezers on my desk next to some nail art supplies, and they have been used to assist in several of my nail art attempts recently. I may still have the slightest preference for my Tweezermans, but these work nicely at a fraction of the price.

Last up is this beautiful compact from Mont Bleu. As you can see in the photo above, there are two mirrors inside the compact: a standard mirror and a magnifying mirror. It also opens completely flat, a feature that all compacts should have in order to be useful. Mont Bleu compacts are available in either metal or plastic, and the one above is plastic. While it has survived in my bag without any issues, it still feels a little flimsy to me, and I'm not sure how long it will hold up with continuous use. I admit I haven't been as rough with it as I tend to be with compacts because it feels like it will break with normal use. I have not handled one of their metal compacts to compare the two, and I am not loving the plastic one. With the exception of the Swarovski crystals, this compact looks and feels cheap. If you like the look of this, you probably will want to spend the little extra money to get the metal compact.

Final Thoughts
Mont Bleu glass nail files are of exceptional quality, and I absolutely love mine! If you are looking for a glass file or just don't like using cheap emery boards, you should pick up on from Mont Bleu. The tweezers are also nicely made and recommended as well. The plastic compact hasn't won me over, and I'll reserve judgement until I can try one of their metal compacts.

Links, Additional Information, and a Giveaway!

Mont Bleu products can be purchased from their online store Design Glassware by Mont BleuUse the code "BLOG" to save 20% on your purchase!

They can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Mont Bleu has generously decided to sponsor a giveaway, and one lucky winner will receive a gift card for their store valued at 25 € / $30. 

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Disclaimer:  The products reviewed above were provided to me for my honest and unbiased opinion. All thoughts stated are entirely my own and are based on my use of said products.  I love receiving feedback from my readers, and any comments left here are the express opinions and/or property of the individual authors.  Therefore, I, the author of this site, cannot be held responsible for the opinions held by others.  I reserve the right to remove any comments that I find to be harmful, unnecessary, or not constructive for other readers.

31 comments:

  1. Love so many thing on that site! I think I'd probably get a mini file and a compact mirror ^^

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'd be interested to try the callus remover/foot scraper. I've not been able to work out the difference between the two though...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I would get a few Classic files, including a green and a purple one so I could gift to my sister. I might get a large (foot?) file because I hear these are good for filing pet nails too, and the large would probably be easier to handle for that.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Most likely a couple of Classic nail files, at least one purple and one green :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. A great giveaway and I can see I'm going to get into trouble!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. wait maybe a mirror as well and the list goes on

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love Mont Bleu! Great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Crystal file. Because you can never have enough files!

    ReplyDelete
  9. The glass file because I like theirs with jewels on them.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'd love the classic glass nail file. I'd probably go for one of the sets.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I love their files so much! <3 That mirror is very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  12. The first thing I'd choose would be a purple pink crystal nail file!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'd probably replace the glass file that I already have :) Their stuff is so nice.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for the giveaway, it's awesome! If you ask me, I'd like to win the glass file or the mirror. They're must-haves! :D

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'd get a new glass file and a mini one and a case for it for my purse

    ReplyDelete
  16. I really like the mermaid tail crystal nail file.

    ReplyDelete
  17. The glass file in the hard case. I have to keep my glass files in cases so I don't break them, haha.

    ReplyDelete
  18. bubblegum glass nail file, so pretty

    ReplyDelete
  19. I would pick a mirror or a file :) They look so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Some glass nail files and a hand bag hanger!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Glass nail files, manicure kits and compacts :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. I would definitely have to get nail scissors!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Black leather manicure set MS-6C1 and Swarovski keyring Star KMB3.1

    ReplyDelete
  24. I'd either get one of the manicure sets or the black glass file with red squares!

    ReplyDelete