Hello, I'm back again!
I'll warm up with a manicure post featuring one of Sally Hansen's recently released Miracle Gel polishes - and my personal pick of the colours. Sugar Fix is one of those irresistible (to me) periwinkle blue creams which I just keep quietly accumulating. This is my first experience with any kind of gel polish so I didn't have any particular expectations apart from extended wear. With this polish you skip the base coat, apply two or three coats of colour then finish with Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel top coat - this step is a must. The polish will then 'cure' in natural light without any need for a special UV lamp.
I found the colour polish a little on the thicker side so a little care was needed to avoid any streaks, and the top coat is not a particularly quick dry formula so took over 30 minutes to cure to my satisfaction. Once dried the manicure was certainly long wearing and the fresh looking finish easily lasted a week for me with no sign of tip wear or chips. I was impressed enough to wear another shade from the range for the first two weeks of my vacation and it stayed in fresh condition until around the 10 day mark when a few little cracks appeared in the finish, although it hung in there pretty well for the next few days by which time I was bored and well and truly ready to remove it! Speaking of which, removal is just the same as regular polish as the polish is easily dissolved with standard polish remover.
Enough about the product - onto the pictures...
My next post will run through my vacation empties so I can get them out of the way before I share my Japan and Hawaii buys!
Chat soon :)
(Products were provided for my consideration. All comments and opinions are my own.)