January 22, 2018

Why Does Sephora Diamondbuff Look Like a Nail File for Your Face?

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Meet the Sephora Diamondbuff by Bee Stunning that sort of looks like a nail file for your face. I’m sorry, that’s immediately where my mind went with this. After looking at it a little closer, well, I still think it looks like some sort of foot or nail file.

It’s actually a microdermabrasion tool created with real diamonds apparently and the price proves it at $60 bucks for this little tool. It’s actually a little scary looking to me but you can apparently use this to gently exfoliate your skin and it’ll improve the texture making it appear brighter and smoother.

In all seriousness, I’ve had a tool like this used during a facial and they aren’t as harsh as you would think. However, I’m not sure I’d know how to wield one for myself. Knowing me I’d take off a layer of my skin or poke an eye out while attempting to exfoliate. True story, these are the days of my lives. I’m that klutzy.

Of course, everyone on Sephora is hailing this as the moon and stars of the skincare world but I’m grown very wary of the reviews that appear on their site (and on Amazon) lately. It seems like everyone was given a sample for review or they got it from Influenster “which is a source of honest product reviews”.

I think sticking to my physical exfoliation might be best. Because you know, visions of Mason Verger are jumping through my head.

What do you think of the Sephora Diamondbuff?

Sephora Diamondbuff is available now at Sephora.com.


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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Kish

    I was terrified at the thought of scratching that thing across my face! Some things are best left to professionals, in my mind anyway lol. I’ll stick to Nip+Fab glycolic night extreme pads and once a week Philosophy microdelivery exfoliating wash.

    • Isabella Muse

      EXACTLY! I would be terrified to do it!!!!!!!!!!! A pro sure why not. me? I’d prob end up with a layer of skin peeled off my face! LOL!

  • Krutika Puntambekar

    hahaha i had this in my cart, and a friend had to reel me back and in and say I don’t need it.

    That’s a good point you bring up about the influencer sending people products to review. I was really looking forward to some good reviews looking at the new Kat von D lipsticks, or the new Hourglass Fiber brow gels but most of the people that have posted reviews received the product for free… I just feel like that somehow isn’t right.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ve received free products in the past as well! If the person giving the review is truthful it shouldn’t be an issue. It’s when they lie about results that sucks 🙁

  • kjh

    Bingoooo, plus with my current craziness, i’ve given up the Clarisonic and even forego the konjac on occasion. Quit foot filing, too! Until this whatever is over. I think (not know) that derms say this kind of thing makes microtears in your skin that aren’t always visible, but can let in bad shit. Like pollution, makeup to trap, etc. semi-related: when the Asian brands use the word ‘anti-dust,’ is that a polite euphemism for pollution? No way i’d trust myself with this or microplaning. Pros, probably, if I got derm clearance.

  • ruth

    I’d end up looking like the guy in Hellraiser with his skim peeled off like a grape. this girl is clumsy and isn’t to be trusted with face scrapie things!

  • Nimue

    Common sense prevails, good for us all. There are so many excellent products available to permit gentle daily exfoliation–and coupled with a good make-up remover and toner we should be good to go. Remember the diamond exfoliation machine, it just irritated my skin and the benefit was very transient and beaucoup $$$$. I’m using a very soft complexion brush maybe 2X per week as well as moroccan red clay powder as a mask mixed with rose water and argan oil.

  • Nimue

    You know I start to become a little bit enraged what with every “new” whatever/whatever out there with a marketing ploy gratis. Good thing we’re savvy, better that we share our ideas and views and look out for one another, thank you Isabella for leading the pack.


    • Isabella Muse

      each year that goes by I’m more and more jaded by “new” products especially ones with marketing that promises the world. I guess with age we gain experience and aren’t as gullible! ;-D Aw shucks thanks but it’s clever readers like you that also lead the pack!

      • Lesley

        Isabella Muse, this is not a “new” product…has been vetted by the pros for 18 years and they LOVE IT!. You clearly say you never used it,,,you should stop trashing products that have been around a whole lot longer then you have had this blog. I dare you to publish this…you won’t you only publish your nasty comments that have zero merit. I have used this tool for a long time and LOVE IT and so do all of my friends that use it. You are doing a disservice to your readers because they are missing out on a great product. The beautiful thing about this product..is it has no suction..which makes it very gentle…so no micro tears that come with suction and you control it. The lady who is on TV is very very nice and I personally thing you are a jerk for trashing her product. Especially when you never tried it.

        • Isabella Muse

          Lesley. who’s trashing anything? Where did I trash the product please explain? I said that I was probably to klutzy to use a product like this and that I’ve had products like used on my face and they actually work but I don’t know if I know how to use one myself. Please do point out where I’m trashing it. Please try to be a LITTLE more mature when leaving comments on my blog. I’m glad the diamondbuff works great for you but you need to really calm down and re-read what I said in my post.

          • Lesley

            All of your comments are negative…and without using it yourself…it is not productive to any of us for you to instigate negativity. The point of these blogs is to share your experiences…not make negative comments so that you sway others from trying a great product. Maybe you should reread your posts. Anyway….I just came across your blog….and I just happen to use this product and love it and was really shocked to see your negativity and your little negative animation on a product your never tried. And the Diamondbuff looks nothing like a nail file…so the whole start of your thread was just so off base and negative. I tried to buy one for my friend and it sold out on Sephora very quickly, so it can’t be all that bad. You should give it a try, honestly you would love it.

        • Lisa

          I agree with you. The entire conversation these ladies have been having is negative. The product actually works amazingly. I have a microdermabrasion machine at home that has suction, and this little tool works much better. As far as peeling the top layer of skin off like they were saying… sure you may do that, if you have no common sense on how hard or how long you buff your face. This can be used on other places that you have dry skin; elbows, ankles, knees. It’s amazing. Maybe you should not comment or review a product unless you have personally used it.

          • Isabella Muse

            I’m glad this method works for you Lisa that’s great. As for commenting about a product I haven’t tried I can’t say I’ll be doing that. This is my website and I consider it a safe and free space that I tend to express my thoughts and opinion on many different things that I have tried and many I have. I also encourage others to do the same! That’s the fun of the site. We all share thoughts, ideas, etc..on makeup, beauty, skincare, etc…!