Thursday, 6 April 2017

SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL {REVIEW}

Sally Hansen is "THE" American nail care brand that seems to have been around forever, but it was in 1957, 50 years ago when Sally Hansen, together with her chemist husband, pioneered a nail protection formula called Hard As Nails. 
I have to admit that I remember this product well, as it was touted as
 “the nail clinic in a bottle", 
and still forms part of their nail collection today.


Sally Hansen Miracle Gel


After reading several reviews about their Miracle Gel I thought I would give it a try, as my nails are never left bare and I rarely post reviews on nail polishes, to be honest there isn't all that much to say about them. However this Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the exception to my general rule.

Seen as a breakthrough in gel nail polish,I was quite excited to get that "salon look" at home by applying the Miracle Gel Nail Polish by Sally Hansen. The 2-step gel manicure needs no light due to its natural-light-curing technology.
It sounded so easy, as no base coat is needed and just apply 2/3 coats of the colour 
(I chose the shade Birthday suit, but there is a wide selection of shades) and then one coat of the top coat.

The brush was a pleasure to use and the polish glided onto the nails, yet it was easily removed with a normal nail varnish remover, making the whole process extremely easy.
The final result was excellent and it did look like I had been to a salon for a gel mani and I was initially super impressed...


Sally Hansen Miracle Gel


However on the third day I began to notice slight crazing, but there were no chips and overall the mani still looked good.
The problem really began on the fourth day as the crazing became very noticeable and I had to remove the polish, which I found alarming, as Sally Hansen claim that there is
 "up to 14 days of colour and shine".


Sally Hansen Miracle Gel on 4th day


I don't personally see the point in this claim if the nails soon reveal the cracks and crazing on the top coat and here I'm assuming it's the top coat and not on the base colour.

I will be trying the colour on its own without the top coat just to see what happens, but this is sold as a two part process.

Overall 
I absolutely loved everything about the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel with the exception of the crazing and for any future use,
I would need to remove and re-apply every two days to get that "just salon manicured look", which is totally impractical for Moi...



Available at Sally Hansen stockists countrywide

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Base Colour

R119.99

$9.99

£9.99


Top Coat

R119.99

$9.99

£9.99






2 comments:

  1. That sucks- I have the same colour and if hold ages (which translates to about 6/7 days) on me. I do find Even with my other colours in this range top wear time is more 6/7 days not close to the 14 as they claim.

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    1. Hi, 6/7 days would be wonderful, but 2/3 days is not acceptable, but I am going to give it a few more chances as the duo is not cheap.

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