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Favorites Friday! Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Sallly-MiracleThis week’s Favorites Friday feature is Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel nail polish. We’ve been wanting to try this for a while to see if it lives up to it’s “miracle” claims.

The product promises 14 days of color and shine with no light needed. Since the other gel kits with the LED light are a bit more of a procedure, the Miracle Gel is an enticing option. You can purchase the nail color and the top coat for around $10 each, or the duo pack for about $16 at your local drugstore.

After applying the color and top coat, we did notice more of a gel-like finish than most of our other “regular” nail polishes. The finish is a bit smoother as well. The two application steps were super easy, and the result flawless. Now, as the product promises up to 14 days of color and shine, let us admit that the glossy manicure did start to chip before the 14 days were up. It definitely lasts longer than the average polish, but there is an advantage to the longer lasting gel that requires the light.

Overall, a great product for the low price point compared to an gel kit with an LED, and much less of a hassle. Check out our Facebook page to leave your own review!

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Kiss Nail Artist Nail Art

Monday, August 29th, 2011

There are plenty of great kits that you can buy in the drugstore that allow you to make your own nail art. However, if you’re not artistically inclined or just don’t have a steady hand to do it, you can try Kiss Nail Artist Nail Art. We really liked the Expressionism set, in particular the black ones with the rhinestones. They are basically stickers that you place on your nails, and it looks like you went to the salon and got nail art. We really liked that besides the design the stickers were clear so you really can’t tell that your designs aren’t painted on. This is a pretty goof proof product and is easy to use. To apply, we suggest only putting designs on a few nails per hand for a more simplistic look.

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Sally Hansen Crackle Overcoat

Monday, August 8th, 2011

If you like O.P.I’s shatter, you’ll really like Sally Hansen’s Crackle Overcoat as well. It’s less expensive, and it comes in 8 shades. The crackle overcoat is a nail polish that separates upon application, revealing the shade of nail polish you put underneath. Our favorite combination was the black crackle over white nail polish. You only need one coat of Crackle, and it dries in 60 seconds. We also used Crackle with Sally Hansen’s Double Duty Strengthening Base & Top Coat, it made our manicure last forever! Every nail will have its own unique mosaic pattern. To see what Crackle looks like watch the video here.

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Kiss Everlasting French Better than Salon Nails

Monday, June 13th, 2011

While press on nails are never going to stick to nails the way acrylics do, Kiss has certainly come close. We tried their Everlasting French Better Than Salon nail kit and were really impressed by the quality. It really looked like a salon job, replete with fun designs on each nail. This product claims to last for seven days and we got 8 days of wear with only one nail coming off. Fortunately, they give 28 nails in each kit so we easily replaced the nail. This is a great product for special occasions. Going to the salon to get fills for acrylic nails on a consistent basis can get expensive and time consuming. Just putting on the Kiss nails seems more practical. The downside is if you keep the nails on for longer than 7 days they don’t look as great as when you first apply them. For more available nail designs, go to

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Broadway Nails Nail Dress Stick-On Wraps

Friday, May 27th, 2011

Broadway Nails has a neat line of nail stickers that look like the intricate designs you would get at a salon. Since they are stickers, the great thing is you have no dry time and don’t have to worry about smudging your nails. However, you really need to take your time putting these on. If applied incorrectly, the stickers can get bubbles or folds which ruins the nailpolish effect. We tried the wild pink leopard print design and loved how unique it looked. Unfortunately, this only gave a day of perfect looking wear (to be fair; this was tested short, thin nails). Next time we will use the tip from the Broadway Nails website, which is to use a clear coat over the stickers for extended wear.

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