Hi there everyone. Today I’m here with a review on Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel Polish*. As a busy girl with a job at a veterinary clinic, my nails get lots of abuse. So naturally, I’m always looking for polishes that will be able to stand up to the beating my nails get. I had a gel manicure once and loved it, so I was excited when I found that Sally Hansen made a polish duo that was supposed to do the same thing as a gel mani. I’m also going to go ahead and apologize for a lack of day-by-day pictures (the last couple of weeks have been pretty busy for me).
Advertised Benefits & Features:
- 14 days of color & shine
- removes easily
- high gloss shine
- no UV light needed for the durability of a gel manicure
I’ll list the ingredients at the bottom of the post. So far, it seemed like this was exactly what I needed. I decided to go with the Rosey Riviter polish, I can’t stay away from a good shade of pink. 🙂 Now for the instructions…
Instructions for Use:
- start with clean nails, no base coat required (I used one anyways, who wants stains?)
- apply 2 thin coats of Miracle Gel Color & allow to dry completely between coats
- activate curing with 1 coat of Miracle Gel Top Coat & let dry
So two coats of the color & top coat later…
Rosey Riviter is a beautiful petal pink creamy polish. This polish actually needs about 3 really thin coats in order to dry properly and get full color, but it’s honestly not a huge issue since thin coats dry faster. As promised, it does provide a great shine, just as a gel mani would. However, it did not hold up like a gel manicure would. The next day at work I noticed that the tips were fading, and a day after that I found a chip. 😦 Of course, I’m bad about taking care of my polished nails and I rarely get around to re-applying a top coat…but with this I assumed that I shouldn’t have to re-apply it). The polish seemed to hold up fine on my day off though.
I’m going to have to assume that no polish is meant for girls with tough/dirty/hard-on-the-hands jobs. Because I do know that pretty much all of my other polishes worked fine for me when I had a desk job (oh those were the days). Oh, and polish is also apparently not meant for girls that don’t have the time to put on another top coat every other day or so.
Overall though, I feel like the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish did a fairly good job. There was very minimal chipping and wear visible throughout the 2 weeks, and they did in fact remain pleasantly shiny the entire time. And, just as promised, it was removed easily with normal polish remover.
The Beautiful Geek Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
So what do you guys think? Have you tried this yet? Or have you found a “gel mani” polish line that you prefer? What do you think I should review next? Let me know in the comments below!
Ingredients: BUTYL ACETATE, ETHYL ACETATE, NITROCELLULOSE, ACETYL TRIBUTYL CITRATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, TOSYLAMIDE/EPOXY RESIN, STEARALKONIUM BENTONITE, TRIPHENYL PHOSPHATE, GLYCIDYL NEODECANOATE/PHTHALIC ANHYDRIDE/TMP CROSSPOLYMER, AQUA/ WATER/EAU, ADIPIC ACID/NEOPENTYL GLYCOL/TRIMELLITIC ANHYDRIDE COPOLYMER, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, ISOSORBIDE DICAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, SILICA, DIACETONE ALCOHOL, ETOCRYLENE, KAOLIN, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/IPDI/PPG-15 GLYCERYL ETHER COPOLYMER, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, CORALLINA OFFICINALIS EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PHOSPHORIC ACID, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DIMETHICONE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, POLYVINYL BUTYRAL, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED CONCHIOLIN PROTEIN, METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, TIN OXIDE, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 ALUMINUM LAKE (CI 19140), FERRIC AMMONIUM FERROCYANIDE (CI 77510), D&C RED NO. 6 BARIUM LAKE (CI 15850), ALUMINUM POWDER (CI 77000), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), D&C RED NO. 34 CALCIUM LAKE (CI 15880), D&C RED NO. 7 CALCIUM LAKE (CI 15850), D&C YELLOW NO. 11 (CI 47000), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), D&C VIOLET NO. 2 (CI 60725)].
*items in this post were purchased by me. I am not receiving any form of compensation for this post.