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Gel Polish Manicure at Home with Sally Hansen (video)

26 October 2012 No Comment Disclosure

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I am super excited about these new products from Sally Hansen. I was given two Sally Hansen gel starter kits to try out through Walmart. So I gave my Mom a ring and we planned to have a girls night of movies and manicures the day they arrived.


Watch this video on Youtube: http://youtu.be/lf68-87hyok

Inside of the Sally Hansen Gel Polish Starter Kit you get everything you need for a salon inspired gel manicure in the comforts of your own home. This kit is a 3 step kit so it comes with 3 different gel polishes (numbered): a gel base coat, gel color, and gel top coat. The directions on how to apply the product was pretty easy to follow. Apply the polishes in order using the LED lamp (included) in between to dry each step.

I applied my first EVER gel manicure using the Sally Hansen Gel Polish Starter Kit just over a week ago (I applied it last Thursday night). I’m very impressed with how well this manicure has held up. I’m very tough on my hands and a typical manicure with regular nail polish hardly lasts a day before I’ve messed it up some how. So for this manicure to have lasted 7 days thus far is a big win in my book.

I’m a busy mom. I don’t have time to sit around every few days and repaint my nails. With Sally Hansen Gel Polish Starter Kit the dry time is very minimal. As soon as I’m done with all of the steps I can go about my day and not have to worry about messing up my new manicure. As a mom of two boys that is constantly kept busy, I love this!

The Sally Hansen Insta Gel Strips Starter Kit is like the Gel Polish Kit except this is only a two step process. Like the Sally Hansen Salon Effects that I adore so much, the Insta Gel Strips are easy to apply. They also use an LED lamp to seal the polish to the nail just a smaller version.

I love to paint an accent nail a different color or pattern. I think it just makes a manicure unique. I usually paint my ring finger differently than the rest of my nails. So when trying out these new gel products, I opted to cut the Sally Hansen Insta Gel Strips into stripes and apply them on top of the gel polish. Insta Gel Strips can be used to cover the entire nail or cut up to do different designs like a patterned french tipped manicure.


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I think it is safe to say that I’ve officially been converted over to gel manicures. I can’t wait to get some different colors in the gel polish as well as some fun patterns in the Insta Gel strips. Be on the lookout for these products at your local Walmart.

Have you tried this product or a similar product before? What are your thoughts? Do you like it or not like it?
Have you ever had a gel manicure before?

Walmart momDisclosure: I am a Walmart Mom. I have been compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post as well as given samples of the items mentioned in this post. As always my participation is voluntary and opinions are my own. My experience may differ from your own.




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