Sally Hansen Poolside Paradise Miracle Gel [partial]Friday, June 05, 2015
Have you tried the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes yet? This was my first time trying them and I have to say, it was an interesting process. I have 4 shades from the 7-piece Poolside Paradise summer collection.
The only thing I will say about these polishes before I get into swatches is that you definitely need to make sure both coats of polish are *completely* dry before applying the top coat. Otherwise, it'll drag and you'll have a smeared manicure. I had to let my nails dry for at least 5 minutes before applying the top coat. When you do apply the top coat, get plenty of it on your brush to make sure you've got the entire nail covered. I'd also recommend sealing your tips. I did not and had a little bit of tip wear. Total dry time including the top coat was about 15-20 minutes. I wanted to make sure everything was completely dry before going on with my day.
The first shade I have for you is Rum Punch. This is a delicious creamy pink shade. Application was easy - these have the signature Sally Hansen wide brush. This definitely makes it easier to get your nail entirely covered with color. This is 2 coats plus the Miracle Gel top coat.
Life's a Peach is a darker coral shade and I absolutely love it. It's super bright in person and I did my wear test using this shade. Like I said, I didn't seal my tips so I had a lot of tip wear (I'm also typing for most of my day at work). I had a little bit of shrinkage on the sides of my nails but that didn't show up until a few days after initial application. Shows is 2 coats plus the Miracle Gel top coat. Overall, I'd say the wear on this isn't terrible. I might spend a little bit more time on my nails the next time I wear a Miracle Gel shade and see if I can get it to last longer. It did 3 days without tip wear and a week without nail chips.
Morning Sunshine is a gorgeous yellow shade. Not too bright and very delicate. I did use 3 thin coats to get full opacity since yellow shades typically don't do well with just 2 coats. The Miracle Gel top coat did just fine with the 3 coats.
Lastly, we have Dive Bar. What a wonderful color! SH describes this as a true cerulean blue. I would wear this shade all year long, to be honest. But I'm also a HUGE fan of shades like this.
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