CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Are you fed up with spending money on manicures, or spending all your time doing your nails yourself? A product called Naked Nails claims to be the answer to achieve shiny, beautiful nails in just seconds – but does it work?
We asked Sarah Karcher of Cape Girardeau to help us put Naked Nails' claims to the test.
Karcher was married in May, and naturally – she wants to show off her gorgeous wedding ring, but her nails are not as shiny as she'd like them to be. As a newlywed and a full-time student Karcher says she doesn't have the cash to continually go in to the salon to get her nails done.
"When I was working a full-time job, I was getting manicures at least once a month," said Karcher. "Now I'm back to being a full-time student so I generally just keep them trimmed at home."
Naked Nails' commercial says the solution to this problem for Karcher and others like her is to "get naked." Naked Nails claims the so-called "miracle tool" will transforms natural nails "from dull and drab to shiny and beautiful in seconds."
Priced at just $14.99 at Walgreens, Karcher hoped Naked Nails would live up to its claims and offer her nails a shine to match her diamond ring.
"If it works – it's worth it," Karcher said.
Karcher removed Naked Nails from the box, and put in two AA batteries to power the device. She attempted to read the instructions, but found there was not much to read.
"It just says lightly glide over the nail for one to two seconds at a time and do not apply pressure," said Karcher.
Karcher started with the blue filing roller, followed by the purple buffing roller and then the white high-shine roller. She was pleased with how easy it was the switch from one roller to the next.
"These slide on and off pretty easily," said Karcher. "Seems simple enough."
Naked Nails made short work of the ridges in Karcher's nails, and smoothed them out swiftly and nicely. Karcher also liked the way Naked Nails evened out the tips of her nails.
"I actually like it for the edge," said Karcher. "It works pretty well, and it actually goes where you want it to."
Karcher didn't see any shine from the first two rollers. She put on the high shine roller and went to work, and as the commercial says – in just seconds, Karcher's nails did have a natural shine.
The product makers claim Naked Nails makes it look like you're wearing clear nail polish, but Karcher didn't think the shine was that extreme.
"It is pretty shiny," said Karcher. "I wouldn't say it looks like I have clear nail polish on, but it's definitely better than it did before. It's not a miracle product, but it's definitely less ridged, and it is shiny. Now I have another reason to look at my hand!"
Karcher gave Naked Nails 4 stars on this Does It Work test.