I was hesitant to post this product as my Fanatic Friday item but so far I have been nothing but smittened by it! I can’t even recount the amount of times I walked into a Walgreen’s or a Walmart, Sally’s or Target only to stare down the Sally Hansen Gel Polish starter kit and then walk away. It was a showdown of my frugality and the nail polish’s high price tag. I would walk out empty handed every time. Then I saw it, the catchy commercial for miracle gel polish that is cheaper and doesn’t require the LED lamp light. If I wanted to pay 60 dollars for a nail polish kit I’d just go to the nearest nail salon.
So I recently tried the Miracle Gel when I spotted it at Walmart; surprisingly, I could not locate it at Walgreens. The color selection was sparse and I could tell it had been picked through pretty well. I settled for my favorite dark shade of wine. The color is 460 Wine Stock and I also picked up a very Christmas-time shade of red I believe called Red Eye. I did my nails on Sunday and it is now Friday and I barely have any chips. I keep my nails short from routine of keeping short nails for color guard. I spend about half of my day typing on a keyboard for classwork or actual work-work (lesson plans, etc). The other half is spent at the gym and a lot on my hands and lifting weights. On nice days I’m working outside in the garden, washing dishes, cleaning house…nail polish doesn’t last long on me. Regular nail polish I have to remove within a week because it will chip and be inappropriate for work. I also have deep ridges in my thumb nails for whatever reason.
So, when I tried this I was skeptical. I used Wine Stock and applied as the directions stated on the box. Two coats (although the darker color required more coats) and then 1 coat of the miracle gel. So far it has been 5/6 days with little to no chips. Also, an added bonus is that it flattened out my bumpy thumb nails and made them nice and smooth. I love the gloss effect and how smooth and cured they feel on my nails. I could never get this affect from regular polish even with a hundred coats of top coat.
I was nervous to post this today because I have not tried to remove the nail polish yet. That is one unknown that I worry about. After investigating the cost/reward ratio of the real gel kit I learned that special remover and a polish remover tool was necessary. Apparently, this stuff is supposed to come off easily without any tools…Just regular remover. I’ll find out soon…
Have any of you tried the gel kit? The miracle gel kit? What is your take on the cost to reward ratio?
I’m not going to lie, I still think about the full priced gel manicure set… 😦