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Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit

Sally Hansen

Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit

Shell We Dance

Item #: 2252844

Saving you time and money. Up to 10 salon gel manicures at home & up to 2 week wear.

  • Salon tested
  • Safe
  • No dry time & nails feel protected
  • Easy removal

    The LED lamp will cure (set) your manicure to a solid, high-gloss finish with zero dry time. Starter Kit contains all you need:
  • 1 LED Lamp
  • 1 Gel Base Coat
  • 1 Gel Nail Color
  • 1 Gel Top Coat
  • 10 Nail Cleanser Pads
  • Acetone Remover
  • Cuticle Stick
  • File & Buffer
  • Instruction sheet

    Benefits:
  • Up to 10 gel manicures per kit - great value vs. the salon
  • Up to 2 week wear
  • No chips
  • No dry time
  • Flawless mirror shine
  • No DBP, Toluene or Formaldehyde
1. Apply base coat - cure for 30 seconds. 2. Apply color - cure for 30 seconds (then repeat with 2nd coat). 3. Apply top coat - cure for 30 seconds & wipe with nail cleanser pad. Done!

Precautions: Flammable. Do not apply to damaged or infected nails. Avoid eye and skin contact. In case of contact, rinse with water; if irritation occurs, consult a physician. If swallowed, seek medical attention. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep out of reach of children.
Gel Base Coat: Ethyl Acetate, Alcohol Denat., Di-Hema Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, Butyl Acetate, Heptane, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Hema, Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate, Isobornyl Methacrylate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Trimethylpentanyl Diisobutyrate, Polyvinyl Butyral, Camphor, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide, Hydroxycyclohexylphenyl Ketone, Benzophenone-1, Dimethicone, D&C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725), D&C Red No. 33 (CI 17200).

Gel Nail Color: Di-Hema Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, Hema, Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate, Synthetic Wax, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydroxycyclohexyl Phenyl Ketone, Polysilicone-13, Butyl Acetate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Nitrocellulose, PEG -12 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Red No. 33 Aluminum Lake (CI 17200), D&C Red No. 30 Aluminum Lake (CI 73360), Ultramarines (CI 77007), D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake (CI 15850), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), D&C Red No. 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410), D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), Carmine (CI 75470), D&C Violet No. 2 (CI 60725)].

Gel Top Coat: Di-Hema Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, Hema, Hydroxypropyl Methacrylate, Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide, Hydroxycyclohexyl Phenyl Ketone, Polysilicone-13, D&C Violet No. 2 (Ci 60725).

Nail Cleanser Pads: Isopropyl Alcohol.

Acetone Remover: Acetone, Aqua/Water/Eau, Methyl Soyate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Limonene, Parfum/ Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract.

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Sally HansenSalon Gel Polish Starter Kit
 
3.7

(based on 122 reviews)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (66)
  • Good value (61)
  • Long lasting (49)
  • Good pigmentation (38)
  • Easy to use (26)

Cons

  • Wears off easily (13)
  • Not effective (8)
  • Flakes (5)
  • Difficult to apply (4)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (13)
  • Women (11)
  • Special occasions (10)
  • Weekly use (10)
  • Normal skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (34), Classic style (29), Budget shopper (21), Trendy style (13), Brand buyer (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (22), 10 minutes (6), 1+ hour (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (41), Medium (26)

Reviewed by 122 customers

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Saving so much money!

By Jackie

from Wilder, VT

About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying
  • Good Value
  • Great Color
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Not Sally Hansen rounded polish brush

Best Uses

  • Any Time
  • Special Occasions

Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

I go to the nail salon every 2 weeks religiously to get a manicure with the shellac polish. I have been doing it for years and have probably spent upwards of thousands of dollars. But purchasing the starter kit and some extra polishes, it's paid for itself in to visits. I do with there was a wider variety of colors, but I'm pretty simple myself and don't stray from the classic neutrals or reds very much. I love this product and I'm so happy with the results. At home pampering time is so much better then having to wait weeks for an appointment, and being on someone else's time. I can take as long or go as quickly as I want.

  • Age:
  • 30-44

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome!!!

By DS

from Dallas

About Me DIY Nail Artist

Pros

  • Easy to Apply
  • Fast Drying
  • Gentle Formula
  • Good Applicator Brush
  • Good Value
  • Great Color

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Any Time

    Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

    I was ready to return this product but then I realized I was skipping the last step. The lamp is just like what's at the salon just smaller. Everything felt like it set except it was sticky soooo do NOT forget to wipe your nails w/ isopronol or the alcohol wipes (that comes in the kit) It literally dried in TWO seconds. I was amazed!!! If this product isn't working for you basically you are not following instructions.

    • Age:
    • 30-44

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    HUGE MONEY SAVER!!

    By Valerie Paige

    from Calgary, AB

    About Me DIY Nail Artist, Manicure/Pedicure Addict, Trendy

    Pros

    • Easy to Apply
    • Fast Drying
    • Gentle Formula
    • Good Applicator Brush
    • Good Value
    • Great Color
    • Long Lasting

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any Time

      Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

      This is a wonderful kit!! I purchased it back in December and haven't been to a salon since. The kit pays for itself in only one use, it's incredible. I know the kit says that it's up to only a couple weeks wear, but I've had them last for up to 2 months at a time - and the only reason I didn't keep them on is because I got bored with the colour and changed it! Here are some of the troubleshooting tips I've discovered through months of my own use:
      - If the gel is peeling or tearing, you most likely used too thick of coats and the gel could not properly cure.
      - If the gel is chipping, you most likely didn't prep your nails well enough.
      - If the gel is sticky at the end of the process, you didn't use the cleansing pads as instructed.

      PRO TIP: instead of buying the cleansing pad refills, you can just buy a bottle of isopropyl alcohol, much cheaper!

      • Age:
      • 18-29
       
      5.0

      Just like the salon!

      By Carly

      from Calgary Alberta

      About Me Natural, Trendy

      Pros

      • Easy to Apply
      • Fast Drying
      • Gentle Formula
      • Good Applicator Brush
      • Good Value
      • Great Color
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Any Time

        Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

        This set is awesome! I seriously don't know how it could get a bad review. I quickly did my hands and feet in the 40 minutes my baby was napping. Even though I didn't take my time they turned out amazing. I'm very hard on my nails being a new mom, but even after a few days they still look perfect. No chipping, peeling or lifting. I'm seriously so happy with this purchase!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        I thought I'd like this more & it would work better. :(

        By JessMidwest

        from Midwest USA

        About Me Natural Style

        Pros

        • Easy To Apply
        • Good Pigmentation

        Cons

        • Flakes
        • Wears Off Easily

        Best Uses

        • Special Occasions

        Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

        I got this pretty much when it first came out, needing a long-lasting manicure for a trip to Cali. To my disappointment I had chips literally a day later, and I didn't do anything rough with them!. Over time I discovered a few tips and tricks to make them last longer. Make sure to cover the end/tip of your nail with the gel coating. I started leaving a little bit of room near my cuticle, so that I could get some of the gel on my nail there and not just have the gel reach the end of the strip, or they'd chip near the cuticle. I also used two thin layers of the gel, which greatly added to the manicure time. :( I would also reapply the gel mid-week; necessary to make them not chip. Unfortunately these steps made it ever harder to soak the strips off. Very unhappy about how time consuming it is. Also, sometimes the strips are very thick and dried out, which means they don't stick well before the gel. A big miss for Sally Hansen. I much prefer the Real Nail Polish Strips. They come in more designs, are easier to apply, come off easier, take much less time to apply, and really last longer.

        • Skin Tone:
        • Fair

        (5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        how to use light

        By gt

        from sa

        Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

        after 60 seconds. get alcohol and whip off the sticky layer then put on ANY POLISH YES ANY let dry not under lamp then top coat and cure for 60 seconds works great dont need to use gel colors if u have to keep puttn it under lamp u r doing it wrong

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Easy to use and nails have a mirror shine on Day 5

        By blackbeauty

        from western wiscinsun

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Look Of Nails

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Women

          Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

          Instructions were clear and I followed them. The nails are a mirror finish and on day 5 they look great.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 10 Minutes

          (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Don't buy if looking for gel quality or convenience!

          By Thrifty fashion nut

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value

          Cons

          • Not Effective
          • Poor Texture

          Best Uses

          • Weekly Use

          Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

          These reviews are simply not accurate.

          I love gel nails but this kit does NOT perform! First of all dry time is so long. Probably 20-30 minutes to the touch and 90 minutes for pressure, so I do them right before bed or watching a movie.

          The directions say one minute per coat step ( there are 3: one base, color, then top coat). I think the light cuts off around 45-50 minutes so I have to press it twice. When you are done the nails feel gummy, as if the layers have not chemically sealed. Normally the beautiful thing about gel nails is the no smudge worries but this is awful.

          The only pro is that this does last 10-14 days without a single chip even with dog washing or dish washing. It's not a full month like my other gel nails, but I usually get bored of the nail design after 2 weeks anyways. If I had to do it again I would probably try a gel like top coat because the process is unbearable!

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          ok

          By Jazzycortes

          from oregon

          Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

          The lamp does not dry as fast as I was expecting, other than that the polishes are like Any others .

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Works well - easy to use

          By amcg

          from port chester ny

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

              I bought this as an alternative to salon visits. While the salon results are better, I feel like this gives a really good result for the money. I have used it with the included polish (which was quite easy to remove) and another brand of gel polish.

              The light worked well for both brands although I did run it through 2 cycles with the other brand. The mani lasted as long as I would have expected - about 10 days - in both cases.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

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