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(Nail) Polish Porn: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish Review

Over the summer, Sally Hansen came out with a new line of Miracle Gel polishes that promise to offer a gel-like at home manicure without the hassle of the UV light. These polishes come with a special top coat and each costs anywhere from $8 – $10 depending on where you shop. Thankfully, drugstores usually run great Sally Hansen sales so they are quite affordable. I picked up three shades over the summer and have had quite some time to test these out…

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In short form, I love them. The formula is on the thicker side offering great opacity and lasting time. I was able to wear all three shades for close to a week before any serious chipping occurred.

Granted, I’ve read some not so kind reviews of this formula but to each their own. Many of the issues I read about stemmed from the slow-drying polish and top coat which is definitely true. The top coat is not fast-drying, I repeat, not fast-drying. I waited a solid 10-15 minutes between layers of the top coat and it was still a bit sticky. Bummer, but not a huge deal to me. To achieve my long-lasting success with this polish formula, I used a base (one or two coats), the polish (two coats) and either Miracle Gel top coat (two coats) or Miracle Gel top coat (one coat) and a regular top coat like Seche Vite. This sounds pretty intense but it works…so…. 🙂

Considering a gel manicure can run upwards of $40, this is a much more affordable, at-home option. Plus, the shade range is incredible! The Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line is still my absolute favorite, but this line near the top! Go ahead pick up a set and give it a whirl – just remember about the tricky top coat!

Other Sally Hansen ‘Polish Porn’ posts: Pacific Blue // Barracuda // I Lilac You // Style Steel 1 & 2

What’s your track record with at home gel manicures? Salon gel vs. at home gel – who wins the battle? What’s your funniest “I moved before the polish dried” story? 

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26 thoughts on “(Nail) Polish Porn: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

    • Yeah, I’ve seen that one too! I wonder if that’s their answer to the issues with the original Pacific Blue. Maybe just stock up on the colors you can get then find the top coat elsewhere? They’re so worth it if you’ve got the time – maybe when your girls are napping (so you won’t have to use your hands)? Ha:)

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  1. I have the Greyfitti and love it! PS- have you tried Jamberry products yet? That should totally be your next nail review if you haven’t already done it (I’ve been out of the game for awhile!)

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    • Ooohhlala! I love that name – Greyfitti! I’ve heard of Jamberry (a college friend is a consultant or whatever and is always spamming my feed about it – LOL) but I’ve never tried it. Are they expensive? Do you like them? I have some nail strips coming in soon from a different company so I’ll definitely do those fo sho.

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      • Haha my former college roommate is now a consultant and she conned me into it. They’re $15/sheet, but you can usually get two manis out of them. I prefer to use them just on an accent nail, though. I got annoyed with the full set after a week, but the accent lasted me a good two weeks.

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      • $15 a sheet?!?! SHEESH. That’s like buying one (or two) bottles of polish for one (or two) wears. Yikes. I guess they have to build in a hefty margin for their consultant fees ermmm profits. Ha. But I can understand the appeal of a no muss, no fuss nail routine especially if they last that long and without chipping. Hmmm… I’ll give these nail strips a try soon 🙂

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