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Sally Hansen

Miracle Gel

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Sally HansenMiracle Gel
 
3.4

(based on 243 reviews)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (155)
  • Effective (103)
  • Good value (73)
  • Lightweight (22)
  • Long lasting (13)

Cons

  • Not effective (57)
  • Poor texture (32)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Chips easily (4)
  • Complicated to use (4)

Best Uses

  • Women (69)
  • Weekly use (62)
  • On-the-go (33)
  • Daily use (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (103), Brand buyer (88)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (124), 10 minutes (47), 1+ hour (30)

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5.0

Great Product

By Linda

from Battle Creek, MI

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value
  • Great Colors

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

      This is the best polish I have ever used. It lasts almost 2 weeks with an additional touch up coat every few days. My nails have never looked better and strength is great. Thanks Sally!!

       
      5.0

      Love Miracle Gel

      By Pet Lover

      from Sarasota Florida

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

          This is a great alternative to an expensive salon visit. The application is pretty simple a couple of coats of polish and a top coat-that's it. The polish lasted for about 8 days on me and I really liked that I could use regular polish remover. I bought a light shade and as is usual with those nude type polishes, it took a couple of coats to ensure a smooth finish.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Lasts days longer than anything else!

          By Lesifer

          from Columbus, OH.

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Lasts Longer Than Opi

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weekly Use

            Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

            I typically use expensive brands like OPI. I'm a bartender, so I'm constantly using my nails to open liquor bottles, putting my hands into sanitizer solution, etc. Basically my hands take a beating, and even with a top coat, most nail polishes chip within a day or two. This is the best product I've found for long-lasting nail polish. I can go days without chipping, and can wear this for a week (with minor chipping near the end). It comes off fairly easily with regular nail polish remover and my nail beds don't feel damaged after I use it. I also got tons of compliments on the light blue shade, Sugar Fix. Highly recommend this product! :)

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 1+ Hour

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Didn't last

            By cmk

            from MI

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

                While this lasted longer than regular nail polish does on my fingers, after 24 hours the tips were chipped. Within 4-5 days the polish started peeling off.

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                It works!

                By Denise W.

                from Indianapolis , IN

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lasted 7 Days
                • Nice colors

                Cons

                • Chips After Day 7

                Best Uses

                • Weekly Use

                Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

                First things first, you MUST use the top coat with polish for it to work 100%. I noticed some bad reviewers weren't using top coat. Second, you MUST allow for the polish to completly dry between coats (I let it dry 10 minutes between coats and do 3-4 coats)Then a final coat of the special topcoat and let it dry THOROUGHLY. I am talking a good two hours. Also it does say you need "natural light" during dry time. Something like a window on a sunny day... That makes a huge difference. I did it last night after dark and used a table lamp to "cure" it and it worked "OK". I have a couple pitting areas where I think my sheets were touching overnight. I just covered the spots with a nail art sticker and another clear coat and you can't even tell. Most days I do this on Saturday morning and it truely does come out perfect if done right. I do notice chipping around day 7 but honestly I work in health care and my hands go through a lot. So color me impressed.
                Another thing I haven't seen mentioned in the reviews is that you can use the special gel top coat with REGULAR nail polish also. I had some Sally's Wine Hard as Nails stuff that I loved the color but it would chip literally the next day. I used two coats of the regular wine and the gel top coat and I swear I got sick of it before it wore off! It lasted 8 days before I finally took it off. So that alone is a super bonus aspect to buying this. I was worried I'd never use my other colors again so that's good news.
                I think you realy just have to set aside some quality time to this right to get the proper results. If done correctly it will hold up way better than reg. polish alone. All my old top coats are trashed now.
                You can not use a base coat with this and make sure your nails are free of anything. File the edges and CAP off the polish and it'll go the distance.
                The 14 days of wear slogan is a bit far fetched and I can only assume it's for those who can baby their nails all day. I am not one of them, but hey... I'm happy with 7 days!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Love this stuff!!

                By CAmsden

                from Lexington, SC

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Fast drying
                • Good coverage
                • Good Value

                Cons

                • Limited Colors

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

                  I'm a nail polish junkie, with an arsenal of polish that includes everything from Sinful to OPI and Zoya, and would have given this polish a 5 out of 5 if there were more colors available. I am hard on my nails (lots of computer work) and have oily nail beds so I have a hard time keeping much of anything on my nails for longer than 1 or 2 days without it chipping. Even a gel manicure from a salon barely lasts me a full 7 days. This however, will last me longer than most other higher end polishes do. I can get 3-4 days of guaranteed wear out of it, which is pretty good for what I'm used to. Like I said, even a gel manicure doesn't last me a full 7 days. I prep my nails by wiping them with alcohol, then apply a basecoat (Essie 3-Way Glaze). Follow with 2-3 coats of polish, and a single top coat. The coats dry incredibly fast, and it is the ONLY polish I can do before bed and not wake up without sheet creases on my nails. The biggest aspect of this polish that makes it like a gel for me (aside from the quick dry time) is that it has the strength of a regular gel polish. I have issues with my nails breaking or chipping sometimes with regular polish, but I don't have that issue with this at all. I've recommended it to two friends so far and they both love it just as much as I do. Biggest tip I can give... don't overwork the polish or the top coat. It dries faster than a normal polish and if you continually try to smooth it out, it will start to get streaky or look like its clumping up.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  so easy to use

                  By Laura

                  from Tyler, TX

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

                      skip the time and cost of a salon visit!

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 10 Minutes
                       
                      4.0

                      Pretty Good Value

                      By Katie

                      from Boynton Beach

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Good Value

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Women

                        Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

                        I would try this brand again in a different color. It did last a long time on my nails.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 30 Minutes
                         
                        4.0

                        Color

                        By Katie

                        from Boynton Beach

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Good Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Women

                          Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

                          Goes on great I just picked the wrong color. Will try another color. It did last a long time

                          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                          • 30 Minutes

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Over Priced Nail Polish

                          By CurlyHEad

                          from BirchRun, MI

                          About Me Budget Buyer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel:

                              I have tried Sally Hansen miracle gel hoping to at least last a couple of days. I have tried it alone and also with the top coat. Still not successful. I did like that it covers very well in one coat and looks marvelous, but it just doesn't last for me.

                              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                              • 10 Minutes

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