Sally Hansen Ahead of the Curve Sapphire File Unlike cardboard, this metal version is durable, won’t fray nails, and can be cleaned with soap and water. The concave center lets you angle it under tips to create a more rounded shape.
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Best Nail Clipper
Revlon What a Catch Nail Clipper
Testers loved this sharp and efficient nipper. Best of all, the clippings get caught in the rubber base underneath, which can be emptied and reattached. (Despite this feature, public clipping is still a bad idea.)
CND Glossing Buffer Block
When you want to look polished without polish, this tool leaves bare nails shiny and groomed. Use the green side first to smooth the nail bed, then the white one to add luster.