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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Review

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Mom Among Chaos
Honestly, I had just about given up on trying these products from the drug store claiming to give you gel-like nails.  I love getting shellac.  If I had tons of money to blow I would get them done on a more regular basis.   The last time I went to get a shellac manicure the nail tech cut a huge chunk out of my finger.  I was tired of going to places that spoke very little English.  I always try to make it clear that I have very delicate and thin nails.  I'm positive 90% of the people I have told never realized what I was saying.  Anyway, I decided to dish out close to $20 bucks and try yet again.

I have tried it all, gel nail wise. I have tried just about everything on the market. So, I was skeptical. I made sure I took my time when I applied this one. You apply two coats of color and one coat of the gel top coat and then let it dry. Here is the thing, you have to let it air dry. You need a good 30 minutes of dry time. I painted my nails and decided to get some miles in with a walk so I wouldn't touch anything. While I was walking, I could actually feel my nails hardening.


So, I bet you are wondering what my results were.  I was very pleasantly surprised.  I am pretty rough on my hands.  I type quite a bit, and I'm in water a ton.  Usually, I can only get one day before the chipping starts.  Once it starts, the polish is really quick to disappear.  Here are my results after one week.


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They look pretty darn good after one week.  Yes, there is chipping, but they still look like I had just painted them the day before.

I was so excited I went and bought another color.  I didn't take my time with this one, and they have chipped faster.  I'm going to try to redo them.  

I have also read that you can use the gel top coat with any polish to make it last longer.  Of course, it works the best with the gel nail polish.

Would I recommend Sally Hansen Miracle Gel?  Yes, I would.  It's still not as good as shellac, but it comes pretty darn close.