UV-less Gel Manicure Put To The Test by Nicole

Gel ManiGel manicures are all the rage right now. Having a long lasting manicure is something we all dream of, but we know it is not always possible because of how much we use our hands throughout the day. If you’re anything like me, you’re at home manicure looks good for a couple of days before the paint starts chipping away. It is frustrating because we all hoped that it would look good for a little while longer.

Gel manicures seem like they are a wonderful solution to having a nice, long lasting look that is durable. Of course, with a professional gel manicure there is an added cost of going to the nail salon to apply and take off the polish properly so the nail is not damaged. Do not get me wrong. Going to the nail salon is fun and relaxing, but going frequently is just something that will not make my wallet happy.

Fortunately, due to the high demand of a longer lasting manicure, a new and improved gel manicure has entered the beauty scene. Gel polish without UV or light treatment has been advertised by multiple brands including O.P.I., Essie, and Sally Hansen. Since I am always wanting my nails to look good longer I decided to give the new gel polishes a try. I went with the Sally Hansen brand. It is a little less expensive than O.P.I. or Essie, and I kept walking by it every time I made a trip to Wal-Mart, so I decided to give this one a try.

Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel is so simple to use. In two steps you have a manicure that will last. Just paint on the color in however many coats is appropriate and then add the top coat. That’s it. Two steps that are identical to when you apply normal nail polish except this lasts longer. Now, I will admit that in the ten days that I had on the polish there was a little bit of chipping. Not a lot, but a tiny amount. For the most part though it lasted while I did my every day activities. It even withstood a weekend of camping, which I was pleasantly surprised by. Another selling point for this nail polish was how fast it actually dried. I’m always so impatient when I do my nails. I don’t have the time to sit there and wait for it to dry perfectly. This brand dried so quickly and chipping or smearing didn’t happen once I started to use my hands after applying the polish. Probably the thing I am most surprised by was how easy it was to take off. All you need is your normal nail polish remover and that is it. It will come off and it is very easy to remove.

All in all, this is a product that I look forward to using all the time. It is something that all nail polish lovers will enjoy. I know that I am super excited to expand my nail polish collection!

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