Wednesday, October 8, 2014
First Impressions ~ Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel Nail Polish
Makeup Maniacs, have you seen this stuff at your local drug store? It's Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel Nail Polish.
Depending on where you purchase this, you will spend anywhere from $7.99 to $9.99 per bottle. The color polish can also be bought together with the top coat, which is actually a necessary step in this 2 step nail polish system. The pair can be bought for anywhere between $13.99 & $15.99.
So, like I mentioned above, this is a 2 step gel polish system. You do not require a light, unlike traditional gel nail polishes. If you follow directions, this polish is supposed to last and give you "up to 14 days of color & shine".
Because I love the look and lasting power of gel polish, I wanted so much to try this and that's exactly what I did. I paid $15.99 for the top coat and #400 "Smartease" which is a very pretty light pink.
Following proper directions, I put the first coat of Smartease on my clean nails (no base coat needed per package). After letting it dry, I applied a 2nd coat. I let that dry and then swiped on the clear top coat.
I did this on a Friday night and by Saturday evening (24 hrs.), I had 2 chipped nails on my right hand. Whaaa?? I thought it would last, at the very least, one week, but ONE DAY! I was really upset that I paid so much for these products! And I quickly learned that this stuff removes just as easily as regular polish.
On my 5 star scale, with 5 being the best and a 1 being the worst, I give this 1 star! I will sum this up in one word: DISAPPOINTING
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