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Jul 21

Gel polish minus the light // Does it work?

I have always been a nail bitter, I would bite my nails so low that there would be hardly any nails left to bite. I always thought that it was a terrible habit that I just couldn’t break, that was until last year I was put on anxiety medicine. After about a month on that medicine I noticed that I actually had nails! I was shocked because I hadn’t even had the slightest urge to bite my nails, I guess it was anxiety that caused it over all this time.

I have to admit that I really love having nails, especially being able to wear awesome nail polish on my nails. The only thing that I really dislike is that I can never seem to find any nail polish that will last long than a day or two without chipping.

So whenever I walked into Walgreens a week ago and saw this Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish, that up to 14 days of color and shine really caught my eye. Then again that $20 price tag did as well… luckily for me it was on sale for $16 so I bought it up and crossed my fingers. Keep in mind if this works I will be able to use the finishing clear coat along side any colors in this set, so I won’t have to buy one each time.
Sally Hansen Miracle gelInitially I was kind of disappointed in how thin the polish was, I ended up having to put three coats of color instead of the recommended two. After putting on the clear finishing coat I could immediately tell a difference in this polish, not only did it dry in just a small portion of time but the color was shiny and vibrant! Now came the ultimate question…. would it last?
Sally hansen gelThis photo was taken on day SIX of me wearing this polish. It still looks as shiny and vibrant as day one, and without a single chip. I want to be clear that I did not go “soft” on my nails I did all the things that I would normally do and more, in fact I got hot glue on one nail and peeled it off without it even messing up that nail!

I even went back and purchased a pale pink color called “Smartease” and I cant wait to try it out!

2 comments

  1. Dagmara

    Hmm, interesting. I have been looking at the at home gel kits with light for a while now. I have to say that I am always on the look out for the next -best- thing in nail care/nail polish. This seems like something easy enough to apply and I like the fact that you don’t need to use the UVA light to harden the gel. How do you remove it? do you have to soak it off or will a regular nail polish remover work just fine?
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    1. Stephanie Rutledge

      Thats the best part, it is totally removable with regular nail polish. In fact it was easier to get off than some of the typical nail polish!

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