This is Nose Secret
It’s no secret that we really wanted to make fun of Nose Secret, the plastic splints you squeeze into your nostrils to temporarily straighten and streamline your nose.
C’mon – a bent piece of plastic with balls at each end that you squeeze and pinch and shove up your nose to make it look better? Imagine a dilapidated porch on the front of a farmhouse, propped up by a couple of 2x4s. That’s the basic idea behind Nose Secret, and while we at LookinGood are fans of piercing and picking them when necessary, this sounded disgusting and dumb.
Much to our surprise, though, everyone who has gotten past the “ick” factor and used the silly things, loves the product. It works for them. And we’ve gotta say, some of the before-and-after pictures, like the one we used above from the citygeisha.com blog, are downright cute.
Nose Secret bills itself as instant nose correction, suggesting the little device as an alternative to a surgical nose job. It claims to make a thick nose look thinner, a hooked nose straighter and a crooked nose less bent. The testimonials from men and women are pretty amazing, even though the video on YouTube is not. Your $34.95 gets you the starter kit consisting of the splints in all three sizes: small, medium and large.
Once you get past the hangup most users had – the idea that you might snort one of the thing so far in you can’t get it back out – you figure out what size your nose needs and follow the placement instructions. The little devices are supposed to be invisible to the outside world, and the company suggests you wear them for short periods of time at first to get used to the feeling. One user suggests tying strings to them (not in public of course), to help eliminate the worry that they’ll slip too far up your snout to remove.
Nose Secret gets a mention on RealSelf.com from a plastic surgeon who probably does a lot of nose jobs and who comes down against it. On MakeupAlley.com, however, another site that offers user testimonials, the product earned a 4.4 out of 5 rating.
If you’re thinking about trying it, the Nose Secret website cautions against wearing the device while sleeping, swimming, working out or doing any strenuous physical exercise. No one mentions what happens when they sneeze. If those babies go flying, your secret’s out.