Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Review: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish

I've been waiting and waiting to try Sally Hansen's new nail polish, Miracle Gel, for what seems like forever (but was probably just a couple of weeks).  I must not have visited my Target the week the Miracle Gel showed up on shelves (I know, shocker), and by the time I saw the displays all of the good colors were gone.  I kept checking back, until I finally realized that I could just order it online when I was purchasing some furniture.  I went for Wine Stock and also grabbed their top coat.

The Miracle Gel is supposed to be like a gel manicure, but without the UV light and without the tricky removal process.  You just apply two coats of the color (no base coat!) and then one coat of the special top coat and let it dry.  When it's time for removal, regular nail polish remover will take it off.
The polish itself went on really nicely, it has a big brush which helps it to go on in two or three swipes.  I was confused about whether it needed sunlight to dry (because the directions talk about it using regular light to dry), but painted my nails at night and they still dried fine.

The pros of this polish is that it is way shinier than regular nail polish.  At day seven it was just as shiny as on day one.  However, the polish makes the claim that it lasts up to fourteen days, and mine started chipping on day four.  Mind, I was building furniture (I gotta live my life!) but not all of the chips were from that.

Overall, I really liked the look of the polish (especially the lasting shine), and it did about as well as my regular nail polish usually does before it chips.  I'm definitely going to buy a few more colors!

Have you tried Sally Hansen Miracle Gel?  How did it work out for you?

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  1. I haven't tried it yet, but I've read great reviews in magazines so far

  2. No, I haven't even heard of it before now.. Hmm, now I'm curious...

  3. Thank you for this! I just saw these in CVS the other day and was wondering how effective they are. I may just have to go buy some now!

  4. I am so glad you reviewed this product! I have seen it around lately and wondered if it was worth it! I think I wil have to give it a try now :)


  5. I am so glad you reviewed this product - I wasn't sure if it was just the Olivia Wilde ads or if I was really interested. Might have to give it a whirl now myself!

    xo, katie // a touch of teal

  6. Hey- a girl can't put her life on hold for her manicure. You gotta test-drive that stuff for real! Haha. :) Great review, babe! I need to try this. :)


  7. I was just eyeing this stuff the other day trying to decide if it would actually work. Maybe I'll pick some up next month because this girl has a Groupon $15 Shellac mani on wednesday morning :)))

  8. I have just started to paint my nails weekly (it's my Sunday night ritual), and I'm enjoying playing with different kinds and brands of polish. I'll have to try this Sally Hansen polish out!!