I finally managed to get my paws on the Stylefile S-file. Created by inventor Tom Pellereau, the winner of last years series of The Apprentice. It was on the show that Tom has announced that he had created and patented the “worlds first curved” nail file. I’m sure this is what bagged him the £250,000 prize to become Lord Sugar’s partner in crime. Well, that and the fact that Tom seemed like one of the most genuine people I’ve ever seen on telly. Usually they’re all a bunch of fame hungry prats.
There are 3 variations available:
- S-file: With two different abrasive sides, the all new S-file is the two-step nail file that shapes and smoothes the nail. The unique curved shape makes filing quick and easy and the high quality abrasive lasts up to 12 months, meaning nails can be kept beautiful all year long. RRP £4.49
- S-buffer: The S-buffer is a 4-way buffer designed to follow the nail bed curve. In just four simple steps, it creates a chip-free, long-lasting shine without the need for expensive products and varnishes. The curved shape of the S-buffer makes treating nails easy, even when using the ‘other’ hand. £4.99
- Emergency File: A combination of the S-file and S-buffer design, the Emergency File is the perfect accessory for women on-the-go. The pocket-sized invention is a mini file and buffer in protective spiral casing designed to prevent the file from scratching delicate items. The Emergency File easily attaches to a keyring, making it easy to ensure that it is always on hand when needed. £4.49
So when Sainsbury’s announced they were stocking the S-file, I was hugely excited. I wanted the emergency file as it looked perfect so storing in a handbag for serious on the go emergencies but unfortunately it was out of stock. I did manage to nab the last of the S-files though.
I am always chipping my nails. Not because they’re too soft or brittle but because I am always up to mischief; opening cans of Cola in a rush is usually the main culprit for me. Then I’m always doing a mad dash, usually in Mother’s handbag, for a nail file. I can never find mine. I don’t file my nails for shape, I’m not very good at it and for my work I have to keep my nails short. I am also not allowed to wear nail polish/varnish (hence the lack of nail posts on here) but I do want my nails to look nice and tidy.
Here is how to use the S-file:
- For a professional finish, use one surface of the S-file to shape and the other to smooth. Always file the S-file from the edge of the nail to the centre as this prevents breakages.
- Use the curve of the S-buffer to follow the nail bed’s natural curve, as this makes buffing and filing easier even when using your ‘other’ or non- dominant hand.
- Polishes and products can be tiresome, to create a salon quality perfect polish simply use the S-file and S-buffer to file the surface of the nail.
- When using the S-file glide smoothly over the nail, always going from the left inward, then the right inwards. Sawing will only cause your nails to break, flake and split.
- Buffing can improve your nails’ appearance and circulation. Using the S-buffer, smooth over the nail surface in one direction, as this gives a healthy shine and prevents the nails from overheating.
At first I thought it was going to be a bit gimmicky, but I honestly think this nail file made it easier to file my nails and keep a nice shape. I like that it is quite large and even though I don’t have the emergency file yet, I can’t misplace this in my never ending pit of a handbag.
I don’t think it totally replaces my use of a crystal nail file but I do love the S-file for its ease of use, the price and the fact that it should last 12 months. Despite the RRP for this being £4.49, I picked this up from Sainsbury’s at £2.49/£2.99 and I think its well worth it.
Stylfile is now available from Sainsbury’s, Sally’s and Amazon.