You know I love nail polish so I was very excited to try out the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish sent to me for testing by Influenster. They sent me the color Redgy to review. You apply two coats of the color over no base coat and then add the top coat. The formula was easy to work with and self leveled well. The unique thing about this product is that you get the long wear and shine of a gel polish but you don't need a UV light. I'm particularly happy about that because I'm wary of the unnecessary UV exposure needed for regular gel polish to cure.
I'm not usually someone that requires ridiculously long wear on a manicure since I like to change my nail color at least once a week. I was intrigued by the claim that this polish lasts up to 14 days though. I went ahead and tested it over my trip to Las Vegas because I knew I wouldn't have time to paint my nails while I was there. Overall I wore it for 10 days and I was amazed by how durable it was.
After about 6 days I noticed slight wear at the tips of my nails, but there weren't any true chips. By the time I got home there was a decent chip on one nail because I was picking at it. What I was super impressed by was how shiny my nails looked even after 10 days. That top coat must be magical! Once I was ready to take it off I used regular old acetone. It came off just like regular nail polish!
(After 10 days of wear)
You can find Sally Hansen Miracle Gel at most drug stores, Target, Walmart, etc. They have 45 shades including some nice nudes and an awesomely bright blue, so I'm sure you'll see a shade you like.
Bottom Line: I was very pleasantly surprised by this nail polish. This formula is so shiny and durable. (I honestly didn't expect it to perform as well as it did.) It's a cutting edge gel hybrid that I'm sure you'll start seeing more of in the future. Try it out if you like high shine nail polish or are just sick of your manicure chipping after a couple days.
(Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.)