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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Results -part 1

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Gel manicures are just so pretty.  They’re always shiny and they last, last, last!  I’ve only done them maybe a dozen times, but I totally understand why people are obsessed about getting them on a regular basis.  My issue is usually the desire to change my color every few days.  Gel polish isn’t really intended for that.

But, a few days ago I broke a nail on my right hand.  If you follow me in Insta, Twitter or Facebook then you probably saw the picture I took yesterday.  It looks like crap!  And it keeps splitting!  So, I thought I would file everything way down and do a gel polish. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel has gotten really great reviews from bloggers and magazines, so I gave it a try.

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I really love the color.  It’s a perfect marsala in my opinion.  If you’re into that whole “color of the year” thing, this color is for you.  It’s also a great fall shade in general.

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Application was super easy and this formula does not require any special light.  Two coats of the color and one coat of topcoat.  Done.  You can’t get easier than that.  The brush is nice and has a slight rounded corner.  The polish is smooth and self leveling. When I was done, I sat around watching HGTV for while it cured then went on my merry way.

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As you can see, the results look really smooth and glossy.  I’m really pleased.  But how will it hold up to my constant typing and just daily life?  I’ll let you know in about a week 😉

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Have you tried the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish?  Do you have a favorite home gel kit?  I’d love to know!
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24 Comments

  1. Allison

    October 27, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    I love that shade. It’s similar to butterLONDON Vintage. Marsala has been a big hit with me this year! I haven’t tried the SH Miracle Gel yet. I’d love to try it because, as you said, it doesn’t require a light to cure. Putting it on the list!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      I’m definitely loving the shade. The wear, I’m not sure about yet.

  2. Eugenia Lung

    October 27, 2015 at 7:12 PM

    I have not tried this particular one but I kind of do!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:29 PM

      It’s a great color for fall

  3. Desstany

    October 27, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    That color is so pretty!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM

      Totally… I couldn’t pick a better wine for fall. It’s just dark enough without being vampy. I love vampy, but options are great 🙂

  4. Shipra

    October 27, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    That is such a delicious color! Looks AMAZING on you too! <3
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM

      Aw, thank you!

  5. Bailey

    October 27, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    I don’t get a week of wear from these, but I love the shades and always end up with another one each time I pop into the drugstore. This shade is gorgeous!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:30 PM

      Yeah, I’m still evaluating how the wear is, but I’m thinking a week isn’t going to happen.

  6. Phyrra

    October 27, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    I’ve heard great things about this line.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      The colors are great for sure.

  7. Erika

    October 27, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Tres Chic nubs. I havan’t tried the Miracle Gel, yet.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      Thanks! 😉

  8. MarciaF

    October 27, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    I have a set of Miracle Gel but haven’t gotten around to using it. I need to dig it up now.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:31 PM

      I would love to know how the wear is for you

  9. Kath TheFabZilla

    October 28, 2015 at 1:54 AM

    Haven’t tried this yet but I know I should!!!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      Worth a shot, right? 🙂

  10. Renu

    October 28, 2015 at 6:58 AM

    I need to try the Miracle Gel polishes – the gel effect without the curing process is a great idea!
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:32 PM

      I totally love the concept. But, I don’t think they’ve perfected the wear time to really match the gels.

  11. Lisa Heath

    October 28, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    I’ve tried these out and they weren’t bad at all!

    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:33 PM

      Did you get a week out of it?

  12. Kristina

    October 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    This color is so pretty! I’ve never gotten a true gel manicure but I have always wanted to.
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    • Mandy Chameleon Stampede

      November 4, 2015 at 5:34 PM

      True gel lasts just beautifully. That is one thing that’s hard to beat.

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