Now I won’t bore you again with the details of my now well-documented beauty laziness yet again, but trust me when I say, if there is one thing that has my waving my finger manically in the air and proclaiming “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”, it’s painting my nails. Now don’t get me wrong, I adore the look of polished, sleek, manicured nails. I had gel nails for eons, but the combination of the ongoing cost and boredom of sitting in a salon for an hour breathing in nail dust every four weeks eventually got old. But as regular polish tends to chip on me sometimes within MINUTES of applying a fresh coat (okay, maybe not minutes, but within a day), I haven’t seen the point of doing them at all, and as a result, my nails have been doing a lot of prancing around in their birthday suit. So when Sally Hansen waved around promises of a “miracle” polish which lasts a whopping 14 days, I have to admit there was some scoffing in my household. But then curiosity got the better of me…
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Colour Nail Polish*
Look, I’ll be upfront with you right now. 14 day wear (on me) is a bit of a stretch. I can’t get these polishes to stay on my nails past the 7-ish day mark before the polish starts to lift. But – 7 days! That to me is like a Christmas miracle come early. I can handle 7 days. I’m sure I can find it within myself to polish my nails once a week. I’m not so SURE of it.
I’m a big fan of the shade range. I rocked Street Flair on Instagram last week in honour of the warm spring weather, and this week it’s all about the cheery raspberry shade Pink Tank. I find the brush is easy to wield – even with my left hand onto my right hand nails. NB. my left hand is about as uncoordinated as a right-handed person’s left hand can possibly be. After you’ve applied your two coats of colour and a once-over with the top coat, the finished look is shiny and opaque – or what I like to call, ‘Smartie Nails’. It’s nice to be reminded of chocolate when I look at my hands.
The verdict? I’ll definitely keep using these for the foreseeable future. It’s nice to have colour on my tips again after a long hiatus – even better when the colour is not immediately horrendously chipped or lifted off.
The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel range is available at Priceline for $16.95 ea.
Have you tried the Miracle Gel range? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!