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Sally Hansen

Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit

Shell We Dance

Item #: 2252844

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Sally HansenSalon Gel Polish Starter Kit
 
3.6

(based on 111 reviews)

68%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (61)
  • Good value (53)
  • Long lasting (46)
  • Good pigmentation (37)
  • Easy to use (23)

Cons

  • Wears off easily (12)
  • Not effective (7)
  • Difficult to apply (4)
  • Flakes (4)
  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (13)
  • Women (9)
  • Normal skin (8)
  • Special occasions (8)
  • Weekly use (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (33), Classic style (29), Budget shopper (19), Trendy style (11), Brand buyer (8)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (19), 10 minutes (5), 1+ hour (3)
    • Skin Tone:
    • Fair (40), Medium (26)

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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
       
      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

      (1 of 1 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

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love this kit!

      By Jules

      from Louisiana

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

          If you are a first time gel user read all the instructions. Tips: make sure to get a good coat over the whole nail and set only as long as light is on. Not necessary to keep under longer.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Not as good as I hoped

          By Nads

          from Toronto Ontario Canada

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • It Looked Great After It
          • It Was Very Easy To Use

          Cons

          • It Just Started Peeling O
          • It Lasted One Day
          • It Was Very Disappointing

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

            I tried giving it another chance and the same thing happened.it was very easy to use and it looked great after it was done .. it just peeled off after a day not 14 days .. I used it on my natural nails... I thought maybe it would work better on acrylic or gel nails..I was so excited only to be disappointed in this product...I would not recommend buying it

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love this kit!!

            By Rebalo

            from Chicago

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

                I was rather skeptical about purchasing this product, but I am so happy that I did. I have done 3 gel manicures with this kit, and the gel has stayed on with no chipping for two weeks. I found that regular polish was a pain, and having to repaint my nails every 2-3 days was getting tiresome. This kit is easy to use and the polish lasts for 2+ weeks ( if you are willing to keep the color). I am very happy with my purchase and will only be using gel polish from now on.
                It is important to use the alcohol pads to prep the nails BEFORE you put on the base coat. This enables the gel to adhere to the nail better. I also keep my nails under the lamp for about a 90 secs, to make sure that the gel is cured.
                And, taking off the polish is a breeze. Yes, it does take about 30 mins but, I have been able to take the gel off without it ruining my nails. When I want to change the color of the gel, I file off the top coat ( the shiny part) of the gel and put my fingers in acetone. The gel chips right off in the acetone. I am beyond happy with this product!!!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would certainly buy this product again

                By GG

                from Suwanee, GA

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Effective
                • Good Value
                • Lightweight
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

                    This is by far the best nail product ever. I received this as a Christmas gift and I love it. It's everything it says and more. My shiny polish lasted over 2 weeks. I couldn't possibly go without it now after trying it. Exellent product. I will surely buy this nail polish and coats after I finish these. Very well satisfied.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 30 Minutes

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    love product nails looks professional done

                    By licha

                    from wapato, wa

                    About Me Brand Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

                        I love this product. It makes my nails looks professional done. It last up three and half weeks.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 10 Minutes

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        pretty good product

                        By Andrea

                        from Winchester, VA

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Not Effective

                        Best Uses

                        • Women

                        Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

                        It last longer than regular nail polish, but not as long as they say. In my case it lasted 4 days.

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 30 Minutes

                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        I would by this product again

                        By ampayne8

                        from Hindsville, AR

                        About Me Budget Buyer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Effective
                        • Good Value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sally Hansen Salon Gel Polish Starter Kit:

                            Love this product

                            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                            • 30 Minutes

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