Hello polish nerds! I’m back! Ha! Get it? Back? Well, not really. With my stupid back problems, this post has taken me months to get done, but I think the finished result will give you all the buy/don't-buy info you're looking for. Let's look at the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel swatches for Spring/Summer 2016.
In Canada, the addition of these pretties brings the grand total of available Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Shades up to a whopping 72 colours. Amazeballz! We’re lucky here – we get the most. Nowhere else in the whole world has access to this many shades of Sally Hansen. Yay, Canada!
sally hansen miracle gel swatches
Because I still can’t sit here at my desk for extended periods, the descriptors will be short ‘n sweet. If you need more info, just holler in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Electric Pop (above). A beautiful two-coat formula. Oh! And the top coat has been reformulated – it’s thicker with 2x the plumpy-ness. Some prefer version 1.0, but I’m okay with either as they both work equally well for me.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Pink-terest (above). That’s two coats with no top coat. In Canada, this shade is available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart. That’s right – exclusively. There are a handful more and I’ll list them for you at the end.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – World Wide Red (above). Is it red? Uh, nope. Does it really matter? Uh, nope. Instead, it's a pretty, somewhat muted orangey-coral which I like. You can’t tell from this shot, but there are slight Visible Nail Lines (VNL) so perhaps I should have done three coats?
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Scarlet Starlet (above). Two coats with no top. It doesn't really get much easier than this.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – V-amplified (above). This shade is a little patchy in two coats but if you use exactly the right amount on your brush, it’ll level itself out and you might be able to get away without a third layer. I did!
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Head Bang (above). You might find this formula a little thick, but do your two coats and it’ll level itself out and give you a smooth finish.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Rock On (above). This shade wasn’t meant for me but hey, maybe it was meant for you? That’s two coats with no top coat. Maybe I should have topped it and popped the shine? Maybe that would make it more palatable for me? Meh - Underglitter – it’s just not my cuppa.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Stilettos & Studs (above). Apparently, I forgot to take notes for this shade but I think this was three quick coats. She’s a sheer-looking lilac-leaning steel grey that I’m kind of head over heels for. The shimmery in there reminds me a lot of polishes from a couple decades ago. These kinds of polishes always make me smile.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Stilettos & Studs over CSM A Bleu Attitude (above). Look what you can do with a single coat of Stilettos & Studs over something dark! I know, beautiful, right? If I’d added top coat, it’d be so much more amazing. I didn’t though – you know, because I’m lazy like that.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Byte Blue (above). Another 2-coat shade! It’s all so consistent and I tell ya what, consistency is one of my absolutely favourite things about Sally Hansen polishes.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Punk-ish Purple (above). Oy, having said how much I love consistency, I found this shade to be a little inconsistent. The formula is marginally thin, so beware of flooding. You can get to opaque in two coats though, so just go easy. Take an extra few seconds in your application and it’ll be swell. Trust.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Mötley Hue (above). A smashingly juicy warm raspberry in two easy coats. What’s not to love??
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Digi-Teal (above). A spring/summer turquoise-leaning blue that gets to 100% opaque in two easy coats.
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Let’s Get Digital over CSM Dream Boat (above). That’s one coat of the new SHMG Let’s Get Digital over two coats of the new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Shade Dream Boat. Pretty, huh? It’s a sheer, pink-flakie laced shimmery thing that I don’t think is meant to be worn alone. I think it’s meant as an overcoat. I’ll show you!
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Let’s Get Digital over CSM Good Morning, Glory! (above). See? I know you’d more than likely never think about layering what appears to be a blue polish over a definite dusty rose but look what happened! Shimmery pink flashes of genius. Mind blown, right?
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Let’s Get Digital over Revlon Black Magic (above). Mmm-hm. That’s one coat of Let’s Get Digital over one coat of my Black Magic. You know you wanna. I can tell. And furthermore…
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – Let’s Get Digital over Revlon Black Magic Mattified (above). Unhh! That’s a total of 3 coats of polish. One black, one Sally H MG Let’s Get Digital, and one matte. Do it because it’s stunning. I implore you.
And that’s it friends! Those are all the new additions to the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel line for Spring/Summer 2016. I’ve heard lots of rumbling and grumbling from people going out and getting smitten with Let’s Get Digital only to get home and find it’s not what they thought it would be. If you’re one of those people, don’t wear it neat. Slap it over something else and see what happens. It’s an awesome little shade-shifter with so many applications its fairly mind-blowing. It’s my favourite of all the new additions.
Availability: I gotta tell you about the shades you can only get at Shoppers. They are as follows: Pink-terest, World Wide Red, Let’s Get Digital, Digi-teal, and Head Bang. All the rest are available at mass retailers all over das globe. Also, at Amazon.com. For more information on all this stuff, visit Sallyhansen.ca or Sallyhansen.com. For more Beautygeeks swatches of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, head on over to this 47-swatch lazy-link post.
You going shopping? If you do, you just know I need to know what you get!