13.08.2014
I practically jumped for joy (okay, there was definite jumping involved) when I heard that Sally Hansen was rolling out their own line of at-home gel manicure products.
The Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Gel Manicure Starter Kit makes an at-home gel manicure so easy.
My nails feel silky smooth, the finish is shiny and luxe, and so far, they pack serious staying power.
Sally Hansen’s Salon Gel Polish™ is a professional at-home gel system that delivers the salon experience at a great value. Also – I’m hosting my very first giveaway this week and would love for you to check it out!! I am dying to try this…I LOVE gel manis and would love to try doing it at home myself…are they for sale in stores yet? You already know I do my manis and pedis at home following my Easy 5 Step Manicure tutorial. So one week when I shared a picture of the results on my facebook wall and instagram feed an APW reader named Christian  left me a comment on this manicure photo recommending  I try the gel nail kit. I did a little research and saw the Sally Hansen Gel Nail Kit at Walgreens I wanted to try.
Although I have a Walgreens 5 minutes from my house I heard there was a Walgreens in Greenville that had a nail bar. The nail bar is basically a section of  Walgreens dedicated to serving the needs of the nail enamel enthusiast by providing a nail salon type atmosphere and one-on-one attention. Since my husband drives that way to work I decided to ride with him to check out the hip new nail bar.
Gel nails are supposed to last two weeks before chipping whereas my regular polish lasts about five days. In addition to the nail kit I bought some nail stickers to add a second layer of design to this week manicure. I’m going to show you how easy it is to apply the gel manicure plus show you the final result with the nail stickers.
This is what my nails looked like after applying the base coat and just one coat of nail enamel.
Now it’s time to repeat step to by applying another coat of color and curing the nails under the LED light. Step 3: Now add a top coat, cure for 30 seconds, then wipe the nails clean using a nail cleanser pads. Once my nails were done I added some detail to my nails which was inspired by what I am seeing in my flower garden this week.
I allowed the white nail polish to dry a few minutes before applying the flower details which are tiny stickers and very easy to apply.
After applying the stickers, I added a clear top coat to keep the stickers from peeling off.
After applying the Sally Hansen Gel Nail polish I can already tell the difference in the thickness of this enamel.


Overall, I love the ability to apply salon like looks at home and if my polish last for anywhere close to 14 days I’ll definitely be adding more gel polish colors to my nail rotation.
Thats strange yours burned under the light, as ive been doing mine for along time and never had that problem.. Also if you run out of the cleasening wipes try makeup pad with sanitizer works just the same. Love the design and the way your nails look but it does sound like it’s a bit expensive for me right now. Nibs & Nails Presents Great Lakes Lacquer in Lightning Streaks Blue and The Shimmering Gold Sea (Inspired by Diamine) Swatches + Giveaway! Nibs & Nails Presents Heather's Hues A Most Majestic Blue (Inspired by Diamine Majestic Blue) Swatches + Giveaway!
I recently decided to enter a nail art contest held by Nails by Ms Lizard on her Facebook page. The new line consists of 11 shades of nail polish plus one UV-gel-like clear top coat that cures thoroughly in natural light for a durable, high-shine finish.
The black bottle is the Top Coat and it is developed to be used together with the Miracle Gel™ colours. I really like all 11 colours from the Miracle Gel™ collection in Malaysia but I only brought these 3 colours home. Birthday Suits requires 3 coats to achieve this cream colour, I really love this nude color!
Grey Matters is such a gorgeous blue with some grey tone, I think it matches so well with denims! Once you’ve painted two even coats of color onto your nails, paint a clear coat and dry all fingers in the LED lamp once last time. Compared to regular nail polish, this gel polish gives you high-gloss, mirror shine color that lasts for up to 2 weeks without dry time, chipping and smudging. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen.
I do my own because it’s cheaper than going to the salon and I get a lot of joy out of pampering my hands once a week.
It’ll be great if using gel nail polish increases the time between nail polish reapplications. To get crisper lines you can tape of the area where you want the white to show up or use a nail enamel pen. The upfront cost is pretty steep but If you’re already spending $20+ dollars every two weeks on manicures this is a less expensive alternative. After a few days of wear I concluded I applied it too thick because I started seeing air pockets under the gel where the enamel was separating from the nail. I have been wanting to get my nails done but don’t want to pay for them, so this is definitely a better alternative for doing my own at home. It was such a beautiful Good Friday, and I hope your Easter weekend is off to a good start.


Tonight is a bittersweet post because Frenzy Polish announced last week that she is closing her doors. Unlike the gel manicures in the nail salons, the Miracle Gel™ can be removed using normal nail polish remover, no special remover is needed! I love connecting with you guys by sending personal messages, testimonies, prayers and words of encouragement. This was very uncomfortable and will deter me from applying the gel manicure as often as I would if there was no burning. I see those kits in the store all the time but it seemed too complicated for me to do myself.
I’m looking forward to trying again I think they should last longer with thinner coats. When I’m not busy loving on my little one or traveling for work, I like to craft, throw parties and experiment with hair and makeup.
It is the same as using the Top Coat on other nail polishes, the colours will turn out different as well. At the end of a busy day, you can usually find me curled up in bed with a glass of wine watching an episode of the Real Housewives of anything. Unfortunately I don't have 2 weeks to fully test these, but my mom had great results with no significant chipping for around 5 or 6 days.
The Miracle Gel Top Coat applied well, just make sure you wait about 5 minutes before applying it.
I’m not sure what top coat comes with the kit but you can apply stickers over the top coat and do your artwork and seal it with the gel top coat. This product seems to be variable based on body chemistry, so this may not work as well for you. I have also tried just using the top coat with my regular polish, and it definitely extends the wear! These are supposed to prolong your manicure for up to 14 days with no LED or UV light needed.
The polish and topcoat retail for around $10 each, but there is often a bundle pack of both for a discount.
I can get about 1 full week with normal polish and the Miracle Gel top coat, and about almost 2 weeks with the Gel Polish and Gel Topcoat! I think this is a little steep for drugstore products, but is well worth it if it works for you.
You can use this with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes (like I do here) or regular nail polish with the gel topcoat.



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