I’ve never specifically given a testimonial for any product, but these nails are worth it! I wish I were getting paid for this, but, alas, I’m not that lucky. Here it is:
Today is Thursday and I painted my nails last Saturday, so it’s been 5 solid days. During that 5 days I have done dishes by hand, cleaned a bathroom, cooked, sewn, and best of all, worked in the yard 3 days! I don’t wear gloves for any of those chores and it often takes a couple days to get the dirt stains off my hands after working in the yard, even scrubbing with a fingernail brush. I dug in the dirt, pulled weeds from around rocks and blocks and spread mulch. These nails held up like a heavyweight champ. They have zero chips, even where I cracked a nail. See the little notch on my ring finger? The very tips of the nails are a little bit worn, but nothing noticeable unless you are really looking. Are you ready to find out what brand this is? Perhaps you think they were done in a salon or by someone with one of those fancy lights for gel nails? Nope, none of the above. I did them myself (I am the furthest thing from a professional manicurist.), at home, with no special lights or training, with……….Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish and top coat. Yep. Sally Hansen. I bought it myself at Target for $7.99 a bottle.
That seems expensive for nail polish, at least it does to me, but it is completely worth it. I put it off for a couple months because I didn’t want to spend that much money on nail polish, but I splurged one day. You have to use the top coat also, so initially I had to spend $16. I decided that it was cheaper than the $50 for a mani-pedi and it would last for dozens of uses. The color on my nails above is actually the second bottle of polish I bought and not my favorite color, but I wanted to try something different. My daughter picked it out and it wasn’t what she thought it would be either. On the same day, she picked out some polish for her, but on her teenager’s budget she went for the 2 bottles for $3 brand. We have redone her nails nearly every day since. Her comment after seeing how well mine held up was that she would have to invest in some of that. Smart girl. By the way, the polish on my toes (same Sally Hansen Miracle Gel) has been on for 3 weeks and is still shiny and beautiful.
On fingers and toes I used 2 coats of color and 2 coats of the top coat. I use regular nail polish remover and cotton balls to take it off. It takes a little effort at first, but I’m not sure if that’s because of the 2 layers of top coat or not. I never used to use top coat. Another thing that I noticed was that the color doesn’t stain my nails and hands when I remove it. The first color was a reddish color called Redgy, which I love. I was expecting the skin around my nails and the nails themselves to be a little stained after removal, but nothing. It was all perfectly clean. Made me smile. The whole experience has made me smile.
As much as I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE getting mani-pedis, I can’t afford to get them very often and Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish is the next best thing. Did I mention?….….No light required. OK everyone, (both of you ) I’m done extolling the virtues of Sally Hansen. Go out and get some so you can see for yourself!
Have a Great Day!