I've never had a proper gel manicure done before, but since we're in the era of gel finish nail polishes that do not require any LED/UV light, I don't really feel the need to have one done anyway. And least now as Sally Hansen have brought out something similar this month, the same sought-after gel finish but with the promise of the lasting properties of a gel manicure as well, in the new 'Miracle Gel' nail polish range.
RRP: Miracle GelNail Polishes- €9.99
RRP: Miracle Gel Top Coat- €9.99
RRP: Duo Packs (1 top coat + 1 colour) - €14.99
|L to R: 'Birthday Suit' / 'Street Flair' / 'Redgy' / Top Coat / 'Pretty Piggy' & 'B Girl'|
Available in pharmacies nationwide since last week, the range consists in 18 shades which are categorized in four colour collections: Flawlessly Nude, Street Pastels, Runway Shock & Mad Mod. Two coats of colour + one coat of top coat will give you a beautiful gel finish mani with lasting properties of "up to 14 days", according to the brand.
Quote from press release:
"THE TECHNOLOGY: The Miracle Gel manicure contains patented Tube Technology. This allows a higher level of actives and continuous care ingredients to release into the gel lacquer film, prolonging the integrity of the film resulting in beautifully durable, shiny nails. The advanced Colour Coat and Top Coat formulas contain an oligomer, and the Top Coat also contains a photoinitiator. Thephotoinitiator in the Top Coat formula reticulates with the oligomer contained in the Colour Coat, thus curing the formula without the need of an LED/UV light. As the manicure cures over time, it becomes more durable due to the increased hardness of the film. So LED/UV lamp curing is not necessary, only natural light. Then, when you’re ready to change up your look, Miracle Gel comes off easily with both acetone-based and acetone-free nail polish remover –no soaking, wrapping, scraping, or filing necessary."