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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
 
3.6

(based on 118 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (62)
  • Good value (57)
  • Long lasting (46)
  • 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)
  • Weekly use (10)
  • Special occasions (9)
  • Normal skin (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (34), Classic style (29), Budget shopper (21), Trendy style (11), Brand buyer (9)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (22), 10 minutes (6), 1+ hour (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (41), Medium (26)

Reviewed by 118 customers

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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

(3 of 7 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

(2 of 2 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 11 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
         
        5.0

        excellent

        By Laura

        from Romania, EU

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • On-the-go
          • Weekly Use
          • Women

          Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

          excellent product

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Fun product!

          By B.

          from Boise, ID

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

              The kit works well. I just wish the bottles of gel were larger and that the kit provided more than one color gel.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Put on exactly per instruction it peeled off within hours

              By Nickie

              from South Shore, Ky

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

              I used the product the way the directions said and the polish started peeling off in just a few hours after application

              (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love this at home kit!

              By AndiBanana

              from OC, Calif

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable Nail Polish
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Color Range

              Best Uses

              • On-the-go
              • Weekly Use

              Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

              I was skeptical to purchase this. My experience with the SH Miracle Gel line was disappointing and I wanted something that was truly instantly dry and a gel like finish. I have never had a salon gel manicure on my natural nails so I have nothing to compare it to, but I love this kit! I stopped getting acrylic nails over a year ago and have been jonesing for that perfect polish look without the damage, I have finally found it!! I have had the kit for over a month now and have done 2 manicures and 1 pedicure. As far as wear/usage is concerned, I get 7-10 days on my fingernails, but my toes lasted 3 full weeks until I got tired of the color but it was still wearing strong! I am a "picker," so the first sign of peeling and I am a mess! I cannot leave it alone! If you can leave it alone you will likely have longer wear. I had some problems the first application because I got it too close to the cuticle which caused a ridge upon grow out that caused premature peeling, and I did not rough up my nail with the enclosed file as per the directions, so they peeled off in full strips. These are very important prep steps (along with the alcohol wipe) not to be skipped. I did not rough them very much the second time, just a little but it made all the difference. What I love about his compared to the Miracle Gel is the thickness of the coat. It acts as a ridge filler and really gives that deep high gloss shine you'd expect from a gel, I didn't get that with the Miracle Gel.

              I love the Shell we Dance color. The photo with this review if on my first time, I only used 1 coat of the Step 2 Shell We Dance Color between the base and top coat because I wanted a sheer/natural look. This gel kit really stands up to serious hand-washing and swimming and also helps my pathetic nails grow longer by adding some flexibility and strength. I actually had to cut them before the second mani, usually I break or peel far before that.

              I also love the Pink Pong color which is a great opaque neutral for my very light pink skin tone. The Raisin The Bar was way lighter on my nails than on the box so I returned it. I used this on my daughter with a regular polish (SH Extreme Wear Black Out) and it had some good staying power (lasted about a week) I am likely going to try it with my miracle gel colors in the fall to see if I get the look I'm after. The true test will start once school begins, I am a chemistry teacher and really rough on my hands, especially on lab prep days.

              Lastly, you can try this confidently from Ulta, they were not the cheapest I found, but their return policy cannot be beat which makes it risk free and keeps me a loyal customer!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes

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