I promised my daughter, Macy, the other day that she could go shopping while we were in Omaha for a doctor’s appointment for her. Her hard-earned babysitting money has been burning a hole in her pocket, and she insisted she needed new clothes for the upcoming county fairs.
We went to Westroads Mall where she went one way, and I went the other and kept tabs via cellphones. My first stop (after the little girls’ room) was Cinnabon – only to find out they were shut down! My mouth had been salivating for a Cinnabon since lunch at Le Peep where I intentionally did not order a cinnamon roll and left room for a Cinnabon. Oh well, my hips didn’t need one anyway.
While walking past the Seacret Spa kiosk, the saleman man offered me to try their lotion. No, thank you. I was in no need for a sales pitch, but then he complimented my fingernails asking if they were real. I’m a sucker for compliments, and yes my nails are real! I used to bite my nails until I discovered Nail Tek and have been faithfully using that for years.
He talked me into giving him “just 15 seconds” of my time for him to show me something. And he had a sexy accent, so okay. He took the Nail Tek polish off my right thumb and used the Seacret Ocean Dead Sea Nail Kit (buffer and cuticle oil). I have to admit that I’m not easily amazed, but I was amazed, as my right thumb now looked better and shinier than the rest of my nails! And in 15 seconds (him and I counted together). And then he let me try it myself on my left thumbnail, and it looked as good as the right. I felt like I was on an infomercial. RIP Billy Mays.
I was practically sold, except for the price! $69.95 included a custom-designed buffing block / nail file (with lifetime warranty), nourishing cuticle oil (free refills), and lotion (your fragrance choice). I declined, so of course, he wants immediately drops the price to $59.95. Still no deal, as I didn’t come to the mall to shop for myself! As I decline again, he offers TWO complete sets for $59.95. Not a bad deal, but if they offer a lifetime warranty and free refills, what do I need a second set for?
I told him I’d think about it, and he continued to follow me “Wait, wait…” I’m wondering how low he would go on the price had I stopped. But I did think about it – I knew I’d come home and research it and look for it even cheaper! And I did!
Amazon’s price is $33.95 with Free Shipping (and no tax for most) with a list price of $69.95 (so he was correct on that). But I wanted it for less!
Next up, good ‘ole Ebay.com! Dozens of offers listed the Seacret Nail Kit for under $20 shipped! Guess where I ordered mine?? Yep, Ebay was the winner, winner, chicken dinner! Now I can’t wait to try it on all my nails!