These products are sold at mall kiosks. The salespeople are young and usually from some foreign country and are very very pushy. The young man I dealt with suckered me in and I am a hard sell, so he had his shtick down perfectly. The prices they quote you and on their "price list" are absurd. The products themselves are not bad if chosen carefully (that is if they LET you chose carefully). I purchased the nail kit and I love the nail buffer and cuticle oil it that comes with it. It also comes with a nail file (nothing special) and body lotion. I did not care for the body lotion. He told me "Natural" was unscented (It's not) and the claim to fame for this line is the Dead Sea minerals. Well, the first ingredient on the list is deionized water. Plus Isopropyl Myristate and Propylene Glycol is the second and third ingredients on the list (used in Industrial Lubricant and Antifreeze respectively). The dead sea minerals are almost last. I did buy the Dead Sea Salt scrub in Vanilla which I love. NOTE: Do not pay more than $30.00 for any item. They are not worth it! If you really need to try them (even the nail buffer which is awesome), check amazon.com or e-bay OR their website even though their prices are higher there, also. Why did I give them such a low rating? Well for one, the guy I worked with charged me more than what price he quoted me which was only a couple dollars more (I have a feeling he purposely did it thinking I would think it was sales tax. I did not catch it until I got home. I was P* ssed. This company should change their marketing tactics. I feel like complaining to the mall management about them. If I repurchase, it definitely will not be from the mall!!
My boyfriend's parents got this for me for Christmas and I absolutely love it! It's fast, easy, and effective! The shine lasts a couple weeks. I don't use the cuticle oil (I have a bad habbit of picking my cuticles), but the buffer and the lotion are awesome.
I am a little uneasy about the fact that I do feel like it is thinning out my nails, but being a CNA, I have to keep my nails short anyway so them breaking isn't really an issue for me.
I got stop by the sales girl at the mall and she demonstrated the nail buffer, body butter, and scrub to my hand. I was amaze because my hand and nail looks so good. The offer is 2 for $50. But, I didn't get it. I ended up getting it from Amazon for $17 (include shipping).
I don't really like the nail buffer coz although it make my nail real shiny, but also make it thin. My nail broke in 2 days. The cuticle oil is ok. My fave is the body lotion, kiwi scent. Beside the scent, I love how it absorb quickly, leaving my skin so smooth and no greasy or sticky feeling whatsoever (that's the best part). I'm not gonna repurchase the kit, but will repurchase the lotion and maybe the salt scrub too.
My friend got me the nail kit for christmas that came with this. I believe she got it for around $30 since I was with her when she got it and they got 3 for like a hundred and something. The nail buffer is great, it makes your nails look shiny and healthy, the cutical oil is great too and so is the lotion. I adore the lotion, it cured my dry peeling hands. I'm hoping to go back soon and get a regular hand creme. This stuff is amazing. I got the kiwi scent
I bought this product set from a kiosk at my mall. I was not even intending to buy it at all because I knew the guy would sell for a ridiculous price. However, he insisted that my nail needed work so he buffed it and it be came VERY SHINY. I bought 2 packages( body lotion, nail file, cuticle oil, and buffing block) for $50. That is a pretty good deal because these products come from the dead sea and I have been there and I believe in these minerals. The lotion works great and so does the cuticle oil. The buffing block isn't AMAZING but hey it does make your nails shiny and healthy-looking.
I bought the nail buffer kit at a local mall kiosk, much like everyone else I was reluctant to let them buff my nail, but they are so pushy. Anyway, she pulled out the nail buffer and began to buff my nail, the results were amazing, my nail was so shiny and smooth, and it was so fast too. Well, she tried to tell me they were having a special sale today it was buy two for $60 dollars rather than buy one for $60 dollars. I decided not to buy it, but during the night I was so amazed by the results and how short it took to get it that shiny I decided to go back the next day and buy it. When I got there she tried to tell me that they were $60 each, not knowing the what they had offered me before. I told her what the girl had said to me the day before, and she said since I was told two for $60 that's what I would get, and she also gave me some extra pads for the buffer as well. When I got home to try and buff the rest of my nails I was shocked it was not anything to what they had shown me at the mall, when I ran the white side across my nails it didn't become shiny and it hurt the skin under my nails, like it was burning. I went back to return it a couple of days later and the guy there tells me that it must be a defect when, even though all the extra pads worked the same. He gives me new pads for it, and puts some on the buffer. He had a little attitude about him as well that angered me. When I got home the pads on the buffers are the same as before I had exchanged them, but the extras were the same as the kiosk girl had showed me the first time. This experienced has angered me so much, even though the correct buffer pads work greatI would never buy another product from them no matter how good it was because of my experience with them.
Note: No one negotiates the price down. They do this for everyone so if you pay $25 (or $30 due to inflation) you're getting it at MSRP, they just want you to think you're getting a deal so you'll buy it.
BUT, I effing love this thing and so far it's lasted a lot longer than the 99 cent buffers I often bought at sally's. Is the whole kit worth $30? Yes, the ingredients even check out (no mineral oil!).
I bought this kit in San Diego at Horton Plaza (they have like 4 booths set up to get you at every corner!!) I actually negotiated down to $25-from $50 or $60 bucks, so I figured this kit would cost less than one item I'd usually buy at Sephora, so I thought what the hell I'll finally buy it! I'd had the nail buffer demostrated on me quite a few times and loved it, but always resisted the hard pushy sales tactics. I'm glad I finally decided to get this kit though because it is actually really great products. Of course the nail buffer is the highlight of this entire kit, and it works great! Although, I haven't been able to get quite the same shine as the salesperson, but I'm sure the more experienced I get with it the better the results will be. It makes my nails look sooo glossy, almost better than clear polish, and since I've never gotten fake nails and rarely wear polish, this makes my nails just look healthy and flawless!!! The cuticle oil is nice too, but I really can't report too much on it yet since I haven't been using it long enough to see it's true results. Overall, I think it's a great kit, but I will definitely be stopping back by the booth to get a short training session on using the nail buffer as well as they do-there's gotta be some special technique they're taught to get that shine just perfect =)
I am reviewing Seacret Salt Scrub (Vanilla). I used this in the tub - handful of scrub repeated a couple of times all over. My skin hasn't been so soft since I was a teenager.
I particularly liked the effect on my legs. I used my own shea-based lotion afterwards. I'm sure this won't last the 2 years promised at the kiosk if I use the product more than once every 2 weeks, for my own care sake, not more than once a week. I don't enjoy anything too! vigorous. Even then 2 years for this product seems a little hopeful.
With regards the reviews here about the possibility of overusing the nail file - this wasn't mentioned to me and the tip will be very useful.
I have the face mud and will review it after a couple more uses.
Got this kit at the mall for $25. That's the price I paid two years ago, as well. I'm sure if I'd continued to resist the hard sell, I could have gotten it cheaper. Overall, the kit is pointless -- mediocre cuticle oil, body lotion, and emory board. The buffer, though, is the best all-in-one I've ever found and produces a long-lasting shine with a very small time investment. The only trouble is that if you use it more than once every 3-4 weeks, you run the risk of significantly thinning your nail, which isn't pretty or good. If you only use it every 3-4 weeks, you have a period of time where part of your nail is nice and shiny and part is dull with ridges. If you wear your nails bare, though, this is the best option I've found.
Also, be aware that this buffer will wear out and stop working as well as it did when you first got it. This will probably happen within one year, despite what your sales person told you. I have never tried to take them up on their one-year replacement guarantee, because I don't keep receipts. Based on the hard-sell behavior of their sales people, the fact that the company seems to have changed its name more than once, etc., I doubt they would actually replace it for no money. If anyone has had experience with this, please say so. I only say this so that people reading these reviews understand that it's a very good buffer but that they should negotiate to pay as little as possible for it, since it's not going to last forever.