Hi Stylers! I hope you all had a great weekend. I apologize that today’s post is so late – I’ve had an extremely busy weekend but starting tomorrow, we’ll be back on our regular schedule! Today’s ‘Manicure Monday’ post is more of a review.
A few Monday’s ago, I talked about the salon gel manicure – and the chance that when you get one, you may not always get what you pay for. So of course, when I saw the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish I was dying to give it a try. If you haven’t seen or heard of this new product yet, it is simply a set of gel polishes that claim can be used without an LED light. It’s currently going for about $15 for a set of the gel polish color and the clear gel top coat (pictured below), and different colors can be purchased for about $8-$10.
Applying the gel polish color I found it went on just like your regular nail polish. It calls for two coats of the gel color and then one of the top coat. It had a nice consistency and went on easy, but honestly to me, it didn’t look or feel any different then a regular nail polish with a clear coat. It says it’s supposed to last for 14 days, so I will keep an eye on it to see if this proves true. If you’re interested in purchasing this product, I might suggest you try putting three coats of the gel color on instead of just two. Also, make sure you have enough top coat on the brush before applying it, because if not it will leave the gel color looking a little rough and bumpy.
The final review: I plan to see if it stays on for the 14 days as it claims. Depending, I may by the product again. It wasn’t the worst, I’m just not sure if it can be considered “gel polish” – it definitely does not provide the same results as gel polish applied with LED, but it’s great for the at-homer who is trying to save some money!