Wednesday, October 1, 2014

SALLY HANSEN: Miracle Gel Grey Matters & Top Coat

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Grey Matters and Top Coat

Hi guys! Today I have the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gels to share with you today :] If you're not familiar with this Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line: It's an affordable gel polish system that cures with a special top coat instead of a lamp. It also removes with normal polish remover - no soaking or scraping! It's said to last up to 14 days in 2 easy steps. Is it too good to be true? Or is it worth giving a shot? Find out after the jump!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Grey Matters
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Grey Matters

The polish I'm reviewing from the Miracle Gel line is called Grey Matters, which is a medium, aqua-blue toned, grey creme. I really love this color, it's a pretty and unique color.

Applying this gel polish is quick and easy! You apply 2 coats (per the instructions) of the Miracle Gel color, Grey Matters, followed by a coat of Miracle Gel Top Coat. Grey Matters applied just like regular polish and was easy to clean up my mistakes with my ELF Concealer Brush.

There are no instructions on how long to wait to apply the top coat, so I guessed? LOL. The dry time equals the gel cure time. I applied 2 coats of Grey Matters, waited a few minutes and the applied the Top Coat. The top coat was also smooth, not thick at all, and easy to apply.

The drying process was interesting. I was worried because it looked like I applied the top coat too soon; it looked like it smeared the base color... but the smeary streaks ended up fading away as it dried. My mani was still dent-able after 30 minutes. It took about a full hour for it to dry completely. I did notice the polish change after it dried, tiny random bubbles were visible in some nails. The next morning I noticed my ridges started to show through the polish. (I don't have ridges on my left hand because I buff them down :X, bad bad, I KNOW!! But my ridges are super deep and it's easier to do that instead of a ridge filling base coat for every swatch lol). I'm wondering if a 3rd coat of Grey Matters would of fixed the ridges issue?

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel wear

Here are my nails 5 days after applying the Miracle Gel. These nails have been washin' some dishes, scrubbin' the house, doin' some laundry, washin' my crazy hair, and playin' at the beach. I wasn't gentle on them, to say the least! Aside from the 2 chips, I was pretty impressed at the tip wear. I goofed and I didn't seal my tips, next time I will for sure. I'm sure that would prevent the chips! For me 5 days is the max I usually get out of my manis, and 75% of the time the wear is more drastic than this. It didn't last for me as long as light gel manis usually do, but I'm still impressed.

If you're not feelin' Grey Matters, don't worry! Sally Hansen has FORTY-SEVEN Miracle Gel shades! Check 'em out below:

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Collections of 47 colors

In addition to being a quick 2 step application, the removal is the best part! This gel polish comes off with regular polish remover. I used Zoya's Remove + and it came off just like plain 'ol nail polish. No soaking or scraping this polish off your pretty nails :] LOVE IT!

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Price: Miracle Gel price: Around $8+
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What do you think of the Miracle Gel line? Have you tried any? If not, are you planning on it? I think I might pick up another color to try some nail art designs and a color I'd rather wear on my toes ;] hahaha

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Have a great HUMP DAYYYYYY!
These polishes were sent for review. Others were purchased by me. My opinions of the brand are my own and are not influenced in any way. Please read the disclaimer tab for more information about my reviews.


  1. The finished result is nice but pfffffttt, I know I couldn't deal with 30mins for it to dry completely lol. Thank you for the post.

    1. LOL! Not even 30 minutes, an entire freakin' hour! D: I tried to fold towels after 30 minutes, no go!

  2. I really like the colour of Grey Matters My manis always last a week or more Try Tops and Tails by Butter London It's not cheap but makes my mani last and last I'm wondering if this polish stamps well? Hope you maybe do a MoYou design with this polish and see how it works? Am following you Thanks for this review

    1. My problem is that I'm SUPER hard on my nails. You know the don't use your nails as tools picture polish pages share? I'm sure that was inspired by me LOL! I also use a hardener as a base coat, which I think contributes to the chipping - but I have to use it :-/ C'est la vie!

      I'm wondering the same, I'm thinking of picking up a black to see how it goes. Although, I am pretty sure the top coat will smear any design (painted or stamped)...

      Glad you enjoyed the review :] Thanks for following~

  3. Beautiful colour :) I love your blog and I have followed you with Bloglovin and GFC. If you ever get a chance to check out my blog I would be delighted, thanks!

    Camille xo


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