Thursday, February 19, 2015
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel- Redgy
Today I am going to share with you the most recent polishes I received from the people over at Sally Hansen. I have been wanting to try out these and I am so happy that Sally Hansen was kind enough to send one over for me to test out. This is the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish with the Topcoat. This is a 2 step system that is supposed to give you the long wear and shine of a gel manicure without the UV light and hard removal.
It is said to give you up to 14 days of color and shine with easy removal and no light needed. These are available at CVS, Target, Walmart, Walgreens, Ulta, and KMart. It is available in 45 shades. You can buy the shades and the Topcoat separately or if you are just trying this for the first time you can purchase a shade and Topcoat together in a "starter kit". They retail for roughly $7.99-$9.99 (depending on where you go). I searched online to see if I could find a price on a "starter kit" but cannot find one online, I know I have seen them at my local Walmart so you may have to search for the "starter kit" or just purchase them individually.
This one Sally Hansen sent me is in the shade Redgy, it is a bright red that is gorgeous in person. Now with these there is no base coat required but I did because I wasn't sure if it was going to stain or not (I am currently still wearing this so I'll have to do an update and let you know how it wore or if it stained. You apply 2 coats of color, wait for it to dry, and then add one coat of the top coat. I on the other hand did not wait for my color to dry before applying the top coat (I was a little rushed) and they only issue I had was that on a couple of nails the color dragged a bit when I applied the top coat. Now had I waited for the color to dry like I was supposed to I wouldn't have had that problem.
Removal for this is the same as any other nail polish you use. You can use acetone or non-acetone nail polish remover and it easily comes off. So far after a few days of wear I can tell you that my nails are still just as shiny as when I first did them and as of yet I do not have any chips or tip wear. I didn't have any issues with application on these, they applied just like any other polish. The top coat does say in the instructions to avoid getting it on your skin but I don't think it's going to be too big of an issue if you do (I did get a little on my cuticle on one nail and it's just fine, it came off in the shower like a regular polish comes off the skin).
I am very pleased with these and I think I will be picking up a few more shades to add to my collection. I love that the shine lasts so long on these because that's one of the things I hate the most is when my top coat dulls and I have to add another coat to revive the shine. If you haven't tried these yet you should do so as soon as you can because you are going to love them, especially if you are someone who loves a gel manicure but hates the removal.