I'll admit, I haven't gotten on the gel-nail-shellac-train yet. Mostly because I'm terrible at committing to one color, but also because I don't like paying $50 for anything at one time! A month or so ago, when I was at a bridal show with my friend Megan, we were each handed a sample Sally Hansen Miracle Gel set, which I couldn't wait to try!
Much like regular nail polish, you paint on two coats of color and a top coat of clear. Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am. You're done.
After exactly 7 days, my nails looked like this (below). Just a few chips and a little bit of grown-out nail. After a week with regular polish, I usually have more bare-nail showing than polish, so I was pretty impressed.
Best part about this version of the gel-nail is the ability to take it off quickly, with regular nail polish remover. I've heard horror stories about how hard it is to take off shellac...doesn't sound fun!
I loved the Pink Cadillaquer* color that I was given, but I can't wait to get a few more that will fit in with a Fall wardrobe. Some of my favorites from the website are: Tidal Wave*, B Girl*, Greyfitti* and Dig Fig*.