Hallo, my nail polish friends! Guess what! If you’re in Canada, there’s a new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel collection that’s only for you! If you’re anywhere else, you can still hang out here and look at da pretty colours – I won’t tell.
So what do we have? Six shades of Miracle Gel that are a “cool alternative to traditional pastels so you can really show off your personality.” Now, swatchicles!
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Sally Hansen After Altar 034 – Miracle Gel Spring 2018 (above). She’s a very pretty barely-blush ivory crème that makes me smile. She’s also 3 thin coats and mine needed a wicked-good shake to get all the pigments properly mixed.
Sally Hansen Ocean Daze 033 – Miracle Gel Spring 2018 (above). I know, right? Crazy great colour! Is it blue? Is it green? Is it both? I dunno, but I dig it! Know what else? I had to work for it. I tried really hard to get this done in 2 coats, but I failed. I think I must have been going in too thick because I kept getting little pinprick bubbles. This is my 2 attempt and it’s 3 thin coats. It’s not perfectly level, but once I slap on a coat of my Miracle Gel Top Coat, I think it will be.
Sally Hansen Shell-ebration 046 – Miracle Gel Spring 2018 (above). How’s that for a perfect peachy pastel neutral, huh? That right there is 2 coats and if you can’t seem to achieve level, don’t worry about it and don’t fight the polish. All you gotta do is add your top coat and voila – level achieved!
Sally Hansen I Lava You 031 over Shell-ebration – Spring 2018 (above). Lookit mah pretteh nailz!! That’s one coat of Lava over 2 coats of Shell-ebration. Why did I choose to use the Lava as a topper? Here, I’ll show you!
Sally Hansen I Lava You 031 (above) – Miracle Gel Spring 2018 (above). That’s 2 generous coats and for me, that’s enough. It’s still sheer but I think it’s supposed to be that way. I could probably build to opaque in a bunch more coats, but it’s light and feminine this way. Sometimes it’s good to know when to stop, know what I ‘m sayin’?
Sally Hansen Just Maui’d 036 – Miracle Gel Spring 2018 (above). I love this shade of Spring! And them little fleckies in there? Hand it over, man! Oh! Application: 2 coats then wait a coupla minutes for it to set up. Then hit it again with another thin coat and you’ll hopefully get to what I got.
Sally Hansen Golden Glow 043 – Miracle Gel Spring 2018 (above). And finally, there’s this rosey-gold-flecktastical confection. I know you’re looking at it and thinking it’s a bit sheer and it is – even after 3 coats. Am I okay with it like that? You betcha.
So there you go! That’s it, that’s all! And now it’s time to discuss this Pastel Punk collection (that’s available now nation-wide at mass market retailers in 🇨🇦) and how we feel about Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. Do we like?