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Welcome to a brand new Friday Finds! I hope you enjoyed this month's Fall beauty edit that I shared earlier this week, and I look forward to sharing more seasonal beauty picks as well as more Fall fashion and holiday decor. This week's picks include a wide variety; from the cutest Halloween dog toy and Halloween mugs and as always some wonderful beauty picks for the perfect relaxing weekend. I don't know how the weather is where you're at, but for us, the air is chilly and we have been having so many grey rainy days. It's the perfect weather for staying in and shopping online. Enjoy!


First, let's look at that adorable Halloween dog toy. At Sweet Beest, where they design pet toys for the modern home, you'll find a nice selection of rope tug toys and fun squeaky toys. Inspired by a love of their pets, home decor, and textiles; the products at Sweet Beest are designed with modern patterns, high-quality fabrics, and natural materials that are better for your p…

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish Review


While I was excited to try the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish, I have to say that I was quite disappointed. I did follow application directions, and I also used this particular polish on three different occasions just to be sure before posting this review. I've been a Sally Hansen fan for a long time, but this Miracle Gel was disappointing.
I have heard from other beauty bloggers who say they had luck with the lighter shades. Though each time I wore the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in #500 Mad Women, it chipped by the 3rd to 4th day every time. I also had an issue with the applicator brush on the top coat breaking (a problem I've come across several times in other consumer reviews of the product).


I do want to point out that the top coat is quite amazing and is worth the money. Though I've read from professional manicurists that you should wait 24 hours after regular nail polish application before applying a gel top coat. I did this, and it certainly made my polish last much longer! It also helped smooth out any imperfections that occurred during the initial nail polish application and drying time.


PROs
  • beautiful colors
  • super shiny finish from top coat

CONs
  • requires a lot of dry time between layers for proper application
  • does not deliver on "up to 14 days of wear"
  • over-priced given the lack of quality

BOTTOM LINE: It simply isn't worth the money. To get a color and topcoat, you have to fork over about $15.00. I've had $1.00 quick-dry nail polish from the drug store that lasted longer than this polish. While the colors are beautiful, and the shiny top coat itself is worth the money, I think the brand put way too much emphasis on it being a long-lasting polish and the next big thing in at-home manicures. If you put the word "miracle" in a product title, I should be able to turn water into wine while I'm using it.

How to Remove Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish at Home

I've received this question from numerous readers. You don't need anything other than the typical supplies to remove this gel polish at home - some cotton balls and nail polish remover from the drug store. Though some reviews state that it comes off just as easy as regular polish, that just wasn't the case for me. It wasn't too difficult, but it certainly took a little more time and effort than it takes to remove regular nail polish.

Have you tried the Miracle Gel polish or any at-home gel polish by other brands? What was your experience with the product? Let me know in the comments below.


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  1. I felt the same way about the nail polishes as well. I bought the white color and I thought maybe it was just that one color that was disappointing and I was thinking of maybe trying another color, but it seems like the whole line just isn't that great. Thanks for sharing your review :)

    - Mariah-Ruthel
    http://mariahruthel.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks, Mariah! It's nice to get a review on the lighter colors. I heard that the lighter ones worked for other bloggers, so I was maybe going to try some other shades too, but it seems it's a waste of money. Good to know.

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  2. This is a great honest review! Although the polish didn't last, it was a beautiful color!

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

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  3. When I use this product on my nails my polish chips in like a week but I find if I reapply the top coat every other day or so it last longer (if I polish my nails on Sunday I reapply the top coat on Wednesday). It's even better when I use it for my pedicures. It last longer than it does on my nails.

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