Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Review, and Vis Monday Reminder

I am forever looking for a solution to my weak, peeling nails. This new product from Sally Hansen hit all the right notes in its advertising, and I quote:

2 Steps
Up to 14 Days of Color & Shine
Easy Removal
No light needed

So I bought a combo-kit of Miracle Gel including a color (Creme de la Creme) and the clear top coat. I didn’t love the whitish “color” of the base but it’s all that was left at the drugstore. Popular stuff.

The kit was about $15, not bad for two polishes. I’ve tried them and here’s my opinion. I’d love to hear yours if you’ve tried this or similar gel-like products.

  • Miracle Gel doesn’t produce a result that could ever pass for gel nails. I had gel nails once, and they are super-shiny, tough and have some thickness. This kit gave me a shiny manicure that looks like any home manicure I’ve done.
  • The longevity, however, is excellent. I have topped up the clear coat once, and it’s now almost a week with just minor fading at the tips.

So I am pretty satisfied, and still on the hunt for a non-light-system gel polish. All tips (heh!) are appreciated.

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  1. I have alway had soft, splitting nails, but it was intensified by a very stressful 6 months. They were so bad that I couldn't even pick up something without them breaking off. I found Nail Tek II treatment at my local Target and have been using it for the past few months. What a change! Highly recommend it. It seals the layers together so they're not peeling off all the time and actually makes the nail stronger by changing it's composition. And I've been able to keep polish on my nails for more than a week at a time now. As lifechanging as nail polish can be, I guess! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You beat me to the punch on this one as I was about to write on it myself. Agree agree agree. The colors are not the least bit subtle (my drugstore had a full range). My taupe one does, in fact, look like house paint (very opaque).

    But it has stayed on quite well (going for the ten-day mark). I have gardened, cooked, cleaned and did dishes without any gloves (hate them), so that's something. One benefit to the opacity is it does mask my thin, peeling nails. Their other product (Nail Rehab), a sheer pale pink treatment is quite good too. I believe you have mentioned that.

    So, a good solution for bad nails but will not replace my dear-departed acrylics.

  3. Interesting. Don't think it is over here yet. Opi do a gel without the lightbox but I don't much like the colours except one which I might try as I find it impossible to keep any normal nail varnish on for more that about 1 day.

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