I haven't written a nail post in what seems forever! I have started to dip my toes into the no UV light needed nail polish systems that promise upto 14 days of wear and shine! That is a fairly lofty claim. I was wondering if the Miracle Gel system would last as long as my usual base, Sephora Formula X, and top, Seche Vite, coats would.
I tried out the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel system in B Girl, which is a beautiful mint blue shade. It took me 3 coats to get a nice finish. The first 2 coats were streaky. I found that this polish took forever to dry in between coats, a good 15 minutes each. The top coat took that long as well, so this manicure took me over an hour to do, not fun! But the color is beautiful!
Once all the coats were finally dry my nails looked great, Shiney and even. Even though it took forever and a day to do my nails, I was thinking it might be worth it, if it lasted 14 days!
Sadly, it did not last he toted 14 days for me.
I still had quite a bit of shine but my thumb and index finger had a few chips. I think that maybe if this had been a nude color I wouldn't have noticed the chips quite so much. But with such a bright shade you could notice the chips quite a bit.
Removal was just as claimed as though! It did not take much more work to remove the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel than a regular polish. Just a few more cotton pads, and I think that was partially due to the fact that I had 3 coats of polish on!
I was able to get a solid 7 days of chip free and shine wear from the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel system. Which is still pretty good, but I can get that from my regular base and top coat with any polish used with them. For me the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel system did not live up to its claims of 14 days of chip-free shine.
Have you tried the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel system? Were you able to get 14 days of wear? Or 7 like me?