NakedNails is a cordless nail buffer that claims to transform your nails from dull to beautiful in seconds. How? By giving you an instant shine that looks like clear polish, without the chemicals, mess, or the expense of going to the salon.
Using micro-buffing technology that buffs nails more than 30 times per second, NakedNails quickly and easily does all the work for you over 2 simple steps:
- Use the Smooth Roller to instantly buff away ridges and other imperfections.
- Switch to the High Shine Roller for a glossy, healthy shine that lasts weeks.
Whether you’re looking for a manicure or a pedicure, NakedNails claims to provide “salon service at home.” But will it provide a solid value for your money?
That’s what you’re here to find out. And to provide a complete answer, let’s first talk about price.
NakedNails Price & Refund Policy
NakedNails is priced at $14.99 plus $5.99 S&H. Each set includes:
- 1 NakedNails Base Unit
- 2 Smooth Rollers
- 2 High Shine Rollers
- 1 Nail Shaper
- 1 Callus Remover
NakedNails comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. To request one, you’ll need to call Idea Village’s customer service department at 855-602-7831.
Is this similar to the price of NakedNails’ competition? Does it even have any competition?
Are There Similar Products To NakedNails?
In short, yes. It’s common for ASOTV products to be slightly modified versions of products already widely available elsewhere, and NakedNails appears to be no different.
To see what we’re talking about, try typing the phrase “cordless nail buffer” or “cordless nail polisher” into your favorite search engine. You’ll come up with thousands of results, some of which are designed very similar to NakedNails—many of which are priced much lower.
Want an even better suggestion? Try searching for similar products locally (they’re popular enough that they can be found at almost any big box retailer or pharmacy), which could save you time, not to mention money on the non-refundable S&H charges.
Regardless of where they’re purchased, how do nail buffers like NakedNails work?
What Is NakedNails’ Micro-Buffing Technology?
Whether you’re doing it by hand or using a cordless device like NakedNails, nail buffing essentially involves the same process: “using buffers of successively finer grit in order to make nails look more consistent and shiny.” Or what NakedNails likes to overcomplicate by calling “micro-buffing technology.”
This is caused by the way light refracts off the natural striations in finger and toe nails, making them appear shiny when they’ve actually just been sanded down.
At least from a convenience perspective, we can certainly see how NakedNails (or any other cordless buffer) can make the process easier and less labor intensive.
But here’s the thing: In most instances, a thin lacquer is applied over your nails after the buffing is complete. Why? Because the shininess created by NakedNails quickly goes away due to normal wear and tear, and this lacquer helps extend the results. Otherwise, you might not realistically expect your shininess to last for weeks.
Other than this, can you really expect NakedNails to work as well as the manufacturer claims?
The Company Behind NakedNails
NakedNails is manufactured by Idea Village, a big player within the “As Seen on TV” industry. Idea Village also makes many other popular products, including the Micro Touch One Razor and Tough Blade, Copper Fit, and Yes! by Finishing Touch.
Among hundreds of HighYa reader reviews, these products come with an average rating of 2.5 stars. Why?
Although some customers seem to have been pleased, most appear to complain about poor quality products that don’t work as advertised, as well as difficult customer service experiences.
Despite their 125 closed complaints (as of 10/9/15)—most of which referenced many of these same concerns—Idea Village held an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau at the time of our research.
Long story short, is this what you can reasonably expect with NakedNails? As such as new product, it’s difficult to say. Although it’s certainly something to keep in mind.
The Bottom Line about NakedNails
Can NakedNails’ buffing rollers provide you with a quick and easy shine? Like the thousands of nearly identical nail buffers out there, probably so.
The key here is that while NakedNails might be slightly lower on the pricing scale than some of these local options, if you factor in the non-refundable S&H charges—not to mention that you’ll have to ship it back to get a refund, at your cost—it suddenly becomes much less of a bargain.
Our recommendation? To save yourself some money (and potential hassle if you’re not satisfied), check out local options before placing your NakedNails order.
In the mean time, you can also check out these DIY tips for shiny nails!
5 out 6 people found this review helpful
No Way to Reach Customer Service. Do not ORDER.
I received an e-mail that my items were on back order, so I called the company to ask about it. My call was automatically dropped! So I tried to cancel - and there was no way to contact the company by phone or e-mail, because the phone numbers and emails with my order, and also the ones on the website would NOT go through.
I do not trust any company that takes your credit card info and does this. Now I have to monitor my credit card carefully, because this could to a total scam! If the product comes, I will send it back.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend