Beauty

Product review: Seacret Nail Care Collection

I was cornered into trying out the Seacret body moisturiser on my last visit to Select Citywalk mall. When I admired its smell and texture, the saleswoman asked me if I’d like to try out a bit of magic.

She then proceeded to buff my fingernails with a cuboid, using different coloured sides in succession. The result was a bright, shining nail — glossy, as if I had used transparent nail polish. Magical, indeed.

I was so impressed that I bought the entire nail care collection (MRP Rs 3,500, but she also gave me another product of MRP Rs 3,000 as a free gift), which comprises four products. I used it the same evening on both hands and feet, and was absolutely delighted with the result.

The kit includes this wonderful buffing block, which has three separate sides: the blue side is coarse, the grey side is a smooth buffer, and the white side has a sort of coating on it which transfers a high-gloss shine on to the buffered nail. Once you are done with this process, you put a few drops of a ‘cuticle oil’, which is non-sticky and unscented. This fills in the dry cuticles (left over after buffering) and makes your nails feel well-moisturised. At the end, comes the body lotion – yes, the same one that tempted me into the Seacret stall in the first place.

According to the literature on the box, Seacret products are made using minerals from the Dead Sea, and the nail care collection also contains fruity and other healthy ingredients. The buffer comes with a 12-month warranty (but sadly, I didn’t keep the receipt). The whole family has been enjoying the body lotion, and I’ve done the buffing and moisturising routine twice now, two weeks apart, with the same fab result each time.

I’d been thinking of giving up on nail polish for a long while now, but my nails weren’t smooth and shiny enough to go without polish, especially for important meetings and events. Well, now I’m free of the constraints of hunting out a matching colour and then removing it a few days later (because what looks worse than chipped nails?). I’m polish-free and lovin’ it.

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