Clyppi – Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper
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I have to admit that fingernail clippers aren’t really something that usually excite me, I see them as a rather boring, necessary tool rather than a fun beauty accessory. In fact, before I was asked to try out Clyppi Stainless Steel Fingernail Clippers* I thought that this type of nail clipper was generally a tool that was used for toenails and not fingernails. However, this is a new ‘ultra cool precision tool’ for the fingernails and I have been using mine for about a week now and I have to say that I am really impressed with my Clyppi!
The Clyppi Fingernail Clipper works like a traditional toenail clipper, but it is really sturdy and made from smooth, sleek stainless steel. The top lever lifts up and swivels round, underneath it is concealed a mini metal nail file – although I won’t be using this as I find that metal files can tear my nails and I prefer the softer sandpaper or crystal type ones. When the lever is pressed the two sharp metal blades press together to clip the fingernail, the blades are extremely sharp although I would expect this as the tool is new, it will be interesting to see how long they stay really sharp for.
The blades are quite straight with gently rounded edges and give the fingernails a fairly straight edge, this works well for me as I love my nails to have a square edge – if you like the current fashion of having pointed nails though then this Clyppi tool might not work for you. I have found that the best way to use the Clyppi is to make lots of small clips along the tip of the nail, gradually cutting thin slivers of nail off the edge – rather than making just one big cut along the tip of the nail.
Before I owned the Clyppi I would trim my fingernails down using nail scissors and then smooth off with an crystal nail file. I found it really difficult to cut the nails on my right hand with the scissors and these would often end up with small tears or breaks in the surface of the nail where I had bent the nail trying to cut it. The Clyppi is really easy to use either left or right-handed and I will definitely be using this instead of nail scissors in the future.
UPDATE – since writing this post I have had a baby and I use the Clyppi to cut my baby’s nails – it’s perfect! I was so nervous about cutting her tiny nails with scissors when she was newborn as she wouldn’t keep still. I tried several times with the nail scissors but couldn’t even make one snip as I’m sure I would have cut her fingers. This tool has been perfect, in fact I’ve just bought another to keep in her room, it’s perfect for tiny fingers and toes!
The Clyppi’s packaging is quite simple but I find some of the quotes on it a bit cheesy… ‘ultra cool’ and ‘for the trendy, stylish, well groomed’ spring to mind. The Clyppi has a lifetime guarantee too… although I’m not too sure how this would work in practice if, in 40 years time, it broke and I wanted a replacement.
The Clyppi is a great tool, and it’s nice and small too – easy for keeping in a bag or purse in case you break a nail while you are out and about. I will definitely continue to use mine and banish my nail scissors to the bin!
Clyppi Stainless Steel Fingernail Clipper is currently available in a set with a similar larger Clyppi Stainless Steel Toenail Clipper, for just £17.49, from Amazon. I definitely think it’s worth it, these are tools that’ll last you a lifetime.
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