Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish Review

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 Sally Hansen recently launched their new nail polish line which promises to be an innovation in gel manicures. According to them, their new line of 45 (!) gel nail polish colors promises '14 days of color and shine' with no UV light or base coat needed with 'two easy steps.'

I don't use gel nails regularly due to the UV light needed to dry the manicure and just end up using the Dior Gel Top Coat (holy grail product!) on top of my regular nail polish for my manicures. 


I was really curious on how this would turn out since I don't have the best luck with their products in general and I'm not the biggest fan of their nail polishes in particular. 

The color polish is supposed to double as a base coat and not using a base coat on its own to prevent the nails from staining made me cringe. I find that nail polishes that are two-in-one base coat + color are a gimmick and skipping base coat in a mani is a cardinal sin in my book. For this review, however, I followed their instructions and skipped my regular base coat, but I don't recommend this at all if you paint your nails regularly.

The color I was given was 330 Redgy, which seems hot pink on the bottle, but is actually red with a pink undertone. 


Pretty self explanatory for beginners. Instructions also on the packaging.


The color went on more opaque than I expected, with plenty of shine in the first coat alone. The brush was way too wide and application was a bit messy even with my large nails. I can imagine that those with smaller nails would have a messy application process.

First coat with no cleanup. Lots of shine and color payoff. Note the varnish on the skin next to the nails due to the width of the brush.


The formula is smooth, not goopy or thick, which I was worried about. I do recommend thin layers, which is what I did. You could get away with one coat if you wanted, it's that glossy and has excellent color payoff.

Finished look with two coats + top coat. 

The color was superbly shiny, more than the Dior Top Coat and looked as if a professional did it. The color didn't dull, although it did get less shiny as the days went on. 

Manicure a week later. Slight chip on the pinkie and less shine than the week before.


I liked the gel nail polish a lot, although I thought the top coat could have been better. I think I'll use my own gel top coat with the Sally Hansen colors. It is important to note, however, that Sally Hansen's top coat is only to be used with its nail polish counterpart and won't work well with regular nail polish. 

The Sally Hansen gel nail polishes (and top coat) retail for $9.99. Check it out here.

Will be buying Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line? Let me know in the comments! 




Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own. Thanks for reading! 
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