07 October, 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel: Sugar Fix

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...
 
Sun
 
 
Shade
 
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.)

14 comments:

  1. You back from your vacation ? welcome back ?
    Its a stunning shade Vita, looks so good on you..

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    1. Thanks Saumya! I can never get enough of periwinkle blue :))

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    1. I hope they're not LE because the formula is great too!

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  3. gorgeous shade that one - looking forward to the empties posts (and maybe we can see some Laura Mercier pan action, too?)

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    1. I'll have to snap an updated pic of the LM palette because I hit pan on the two highlight shades and have made a bit of a dent in a few of the other eye shades now - the blushes seem to keep on keeping on though because only a light pat of the brush picks up enough colour for me!

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    1. Yes! It's the thing for spring/summer!

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  5. Beautiful shade, Vita! I haven't tried any of these newer formulas yet, and to be honest, I really can't be bothered to learn new things, LOL. I hope you had a wonderful vacation!

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    1. Thanks Larie! It was a wonderful vacation and I can see myself going back to Japan a third time - I also want to go back to Hawaii too for a more laid back vacay next time and be a bit more of a beach bum than tourist! Lol

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  6. Glad you're back! I'm starting to associate you with periwinkle polishes. :) I haven't tried this new series and don't want to -- so tired of faux gel. BUT I still don't have a decent periwinkle that suits my skin tone.

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    1. Yay! Go ahead and make that colour association cos I love it!

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  7. I actually liked the formula and was surprised they lasted at least a week - until I decided to take them off. No chipping and all. Impressed! Wonder if they have darker shades though.

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    1. I'm really impressed with the wear! There's quite a good range of darker shades in the line - I have a vampy red I want to try although I'm getting right into the spring colours now :)

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