Rated 4.11 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review It works!
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!
Most Helpful Critical Review not 14 days!
I got this as a result of all the reviews i read..i am so dissapointed..its not cheap and not worth it.after 3 days the nail polish chipped of the top and on one nail half of the paint is gone. i attache a pic.Followed the instructions to the tee.i do my own nails and i do the same thing even add a base coat before polish but this time i didn t as per instructions.I have 20 opi nail colors and i can tell you that the apple red holds off way more.I have a toddler and i do a lot with my hands and i was really hoping this gel was it!it wasn t...i ll never buy it again bcoz it is expensive and not worth it,:(
Reviewed by 10919 customers Lasts a week
Maria from Pasadena MD
Used with the 101 top coat these nail polishes last me a week!
This top coat smells atrocious and it dents for HOURS after.
This product is a waste of money from Nunya St.
I've used a lot of different brands and kinds of polish, but this is by far the worst smelling polish I have ever used. The fumes that come off of this are abhorrent and sting the eyes, even when applying from a decent distance away.
It also doesn't even work well as a top coat. The base polish was completely dry and did not dent before I put on the top coat. It has been well over an hour since I put on the top coat and it is STILL denting with the lightest tap of my fingernail. I did as thin a coat as possible with this polish, so the coat being too thick to dry is not the issue. This top coat just sucks.
The color polishes from this line are really good, but don't buy this top coat. Just use whatever top coat you usually use instead.
I would buy this product again.
Long Beach from Long Beach, CA
This product works great!
Good top nail coat
Mimi from California
I have used this product a couple of times, so far it keeps the nail color intact for a week. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the first time I used it I only put one coat on my nails. The second time I used it I put on 2 coats and it kept the color longer.
The quality of this stuff is fantastic. Looks like a salon!
Chlo Bug from Dallas , TX
I will use this when I can't get to the salon! Love the way it looks
Love the Street Flair color!
Dee from Lexington, KY
I love all the gel colors, but Street Flair is a subtle change from the harsh darks of winter, to some lighter colors for spring/summer.
My summer go to!!
Dee from Lexington, KY
Pink Tank is my go to color for my summer pedicures! Love it and have been using for years! Last a long time on your toes.
Camryn from North Carolina
This top coat makes my $2 color polish look like a salon manicure!! Wonderful shine and no bubbles/bumps even with a pretty thick coat.
asimeral from Lincoln, CA
Smooth, self leveling, 2 coat coverage.
asimeral from Lincoln, CA
I love the smooth formula, which applies with no special effort.
Jess from Florida
I normally don't paint my own nails, but have recently become engaged and would like to keep my nails looking nice as I feel like my hand is on display at all times now (weir adjustment lol). I have never been great with nail polish, but this gel polish is so easy to use! I have used it three times now (two different colors) and have loved the outcome of it each time. I don't exactly get the 14 day use out of it that they say, but I do get a weeks worth before it starts to chip (I used my hands a lot).
Cori from Rancho Cucamonga, Ca
This product was so thin I had to use 3 coats then a top coat and it still showed every detail of my nail, not smooth like other gel nail polishes I have used. It cracked on the first day and just looked untidy. I do not recommend this product.
I used this product. I was ecstatic that it lasted so long
Gin from WA
Loved the look of the shimmer polish. Lasted about 8 days doing simple things like dishes, laundry and light housekeeping chores. Failed when I scrubbed sink with comet, it faded about halfway down the nail. I thought "That's OK, I'd use it again". Then after I removed it , my nails split in layers like I have never experience in my 74 years. Now the left index finger is splitting 1/4 inch down from the top. It says base coat not needed, but after my nails heal, I might try again but with base coat. I loved the polish while it lasted. I will not wear it for 8 days the next time.
Texture isn't the best
Carmen from Stockton Ca
My mom picked this color out to match her dress. I did her nails and the quality wasn't that good. Won't be buying again
JEN from Phoenix Ax
Canela from CA
I bought the blueish color and it's stunning!
None from Waterford ct
Goes on very smooth
Wow I've never seen a nail polish that will last for a while
Lupe from Texas
I used this product often I love it...
It's been 2 hours and it's still not set!!!
Abbi from WI - Wisconsin
Biggest waste of money and hope. I never paint my own nails because they just chip so fast that I feel it's a waste of my time. This stuff still hasn't set and I bought it based on the recommendations from ulta reviewers. Is there a big secret I'm missing? I put the 2 coats of color and one of the top coat just like it says.
The best nail polish ever!
Jessica from CT
This was my first time trying this polish and it certainly will not be the last! I did my nails on Wednesday and today and Monday and they still look great! No chips! I am more than impressed! I followed the instructions with no base coat, just two coats of color and the Sally Hansen gel top coat. That's it! I don't think I will be using any other polish as this is the best! If you haven't tried it yet, you are definitely missing out!
bex from Allentown pa
this took 3 coats to cover, started chipping by the next day, and cause my nails to peel off in layers. it's like it literally dissolved my nails
waste of money
Jesss from NewYork
Nothing is good
Great product. Easy to use.
Eileen from West Seneca NY
Easy. There is a great video to watch online at the sally jenson website. How the brush is designed and how to hold the brush. Great tips. Must use the 2 step process. Hasn't chipped at all. No more 50.00 gel man is for me.
Holllaa-Gram...more bleh brown
Jilly! from PA
Love this brand and all but the color "Holllaaa-Gram" is definitely more brown than purple. Kinda bummed about that because the polish is so pretty in the bottle but just meh on your nails. I might try to do a different base color (like purple) and then use this over top to see if it helps get rid of the brown tones.
Amazing!! Looks great and lasts well!
Sav from Roanoke, VA
I have tried every nail polish out there and this is by far the best line! OPI chipped within a day or two and took forever to dry...this stuff? Lasts 5+ days without chipping and doesn't look streaky or like I did them. Btw I don't even use the "top coat" because I just don't feel like it's needed. There are so many color options and I truly feel that the price is great considering how much product you get and the quality of it. Will definitely keep growing my collection!