30 September 2014

Twinsie Tuesday- Biggest Splurge

Hey all,


Easiest Twinsie Tuesday post ever! The only brand I have ever splurged on is OPI. They are the hardest to get my hands on and they have a few amazing polishes that I just couldn't pass up. Unfortunately some of those polishes have been duds but this particular one is amazing. This is OPI Every month is Oktoberfest and it's beautiful.  By far one of the best polishes I own and if I were to run out of it tomorrow I would definitely buy another bottle. 


I have on 3 coats without a topcoat. The shimmer in this is so pretty. It lasts a good while on the nail too which is always a bonus. Unlike other expensive brands that compromise on quality I think OPI are fairly consistent on that part. 


 Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
​ Marisa at Polish Obsession
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Cuti-CLUE-les

29 September 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel vs Essence Gel nails at home kit- Comparison

Hey all,


I thought I would put together a quick comparison of the 2 recent gel manicure at home kits that I have tried out. The first kit I tried out was the Essence Gel nails at home kit. This is what you would call a "proper" gel kit as it comes with a UV light to cure the polish. It's a bit time consuming as you need to prime your nails,cleanse and cure both the special base and topcoat that you need for this kit. A good aspect of this kit is the fact that you can use any polish you want with it but you do have to let it dry on its own. I would say go for a 2 coat polish to save yourself some time.  This is a more expensive kit.

On the other hand the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. You do not need any special equipment outside of the polish itself and the topcoat. Unlike the Essence kit you can use any basecoat that takes your fancy. It's fairly quick drying but not as glossy as the Essence kit unless you use 2 coats  of the topcoat. Sally Hansen have a large range of colours already out using the Miracle Gel formula. The polish is thin on your nails and lasts for a good 5 days with some tip-wear. The Essence kit ends up far thicker and it can look unsightly in my opinion. It does have the potential to last longer on the nail compared to the Miracle gels and it has a bit of a learning curve to get the perfect even manicure. 


Both have pro's and cons depending on your own tastes. They aren't the most expensive sets in the world but it's good to know which would suit your own lifestyles. 

If you have any more questions about either of these kits then let me know down below.

Cuti-CLUE-les
**Products were provided for review**

26 September 2014

Essence gel nails at home kit: step by step review and wear test (picture heavy)

Hey all,


Today I have the full Essence Gel nails at home kit review that I mentioned last week. In order to achieve the desired manicure you will need the mini led lamp (€24.99), a nail primer (€2.99), cleanser (€2.99), peel off basecoat (€3.99), clear topcoat and a glitter topcoat (€3.99). You can buy all of the items separately or in a starter kit that is exclusive to Pennys which includes all of the above abar the led lamp which you'll need to get aswell. You do not need a special polish for this system. Any polish will work with it but I urge you to use the peel off base coat. Removal will not be pleasant unless you have a peel off basecoat. Trust me, I tried it with a regular one and it was not pretty!


First things first you have to push back your cuticles and clean you nails with the cleanser. Then you add on one coat of the primer. Next you apply a thick coat of the Peel off basecoat making sure it is even on each nail before placing it under the led lamp for 10 seconds (the light atomatically shuts off after 10 seconds so no need to worry about timing anything). Once that is done you have to cleanse your nails with the cleanser again to get rid of the residue. As you can see I had a few hiccups with this step and I was left with some indents where the base coat wasn't even or thick enough (this was my first go at using the kit so I'm not entirely sure what the problem was)


Now it's time for some colour. You can use any old polish with this system which is a bonus so I went with Essence Happy Ending from the regular colour and go line. This is a bright barbie pink creme. I have on two coats. You need to let the polish dry on its own before adding on a topcoat. Just like the base you need to apply one thick even layer of the Gel nails clear topcoat in order to get a smooth glossy finish. Finally you wipe the nail once again with the cleanser to get rid of any residue and you are good to go!


Seeing as I had a glitter topcoat from this range I added on an accent nail using the Essence gel nails at home wow! effect gel topcoat in 4 Glitterland. I love this glitter! The colours are beautiful, the size of the glitters is just spot on and it spreads out in a lovely even layer without the need for any dabbing. 

I also switched things around a bit on my thumbs. I chose Essence Dopey for the base with a coat of Glitterland on top. Apparently this wasn't a great combination seeing as the entire nail popped off within 4 hours of applying the polish. Disappointing.


Day one of the wear test went fine. Nothing else popped off and the nails stayed perfectly glossy. I do think the finish is a bit too thick for my liking. Obviously not everyone will notice it but when you paint your nails as often as I do it is pretty noticeable.  It's not so bad looking at them in the pictures but if you see them from the side the thickness is incredibly noticeable. 


I decided to try something different. I took off the basecoat and redid the whole manicure on my other hand with a regular basecoat. I wanted to see if a regular basecoat would extend the life of the manicure even further. Peel off basecoats just sounded like a waste of time to me. In general they are used for glitter polishes for easy removal so I figured it would impede the length of a gel mani rather than improve it.


Day 2 of the test. Still no sign of any chips or tipwear. They still look glossy which is something I was worried would fade as the days went on. Nothing else really to report!


The other hand is doing just as well. I would say the finish is a bit better given the fact the basecoat I used is a lot thinner compared to the peel off base on the other hand. No chips or tipwear over here either,


Day 3 and I'm starting to have some issues, First off when you apply the base and topcoat you have to make sure you don't get any on your skin. If you do you need to wipe it off with polish remover before putting your nails under the lamp. I didn't do this because I didn't notice it (sure they are completely clear like, how in the name of god would I see it) and it stuck to my skin like glue. Now this is grand until you eventually notice it and try to pick it off. Seeing as you cured it, the excess bits are still connected to the base coat so once you pull at them you end up chipping off the basecoat on your nails too! I had 2 gouges on my pinky and index finger because of this which resulted in me picking at the rest of the nail constantly unbeknownst to myself.


See that big lump on my middle finger (sure how could you not see it in fairness!) I have absolutely no idea what happened there. If I was to guess I would say I was either trying to scrape off a label of open a lid on something. This bugged me a whole lot! It was so obvious and really affected the look of the manicure.


Day 4 and I must admit I'm bored of the manicure. You can see the chips on my pinky finger now. This finish isn't as glossy as when I first applied the polish but not noticeable tip wear which is pretty impressive!
This was the last day of my wear test. The lump on my right hand peeled off and I decided it was time to move on to the next manicure.


 Overall I'm really in 2 minds about this kit. It definitely has its pro's and cons. I can honestly say I doubt this would last the 10 days  they claim. Sure no manicure would that long and still look good. Removal is pretty easy with the peel off basecoat. Just pick at it and it'll be off in a minute or 2. With a normal basecoat it is horrific and I would not recommend it at all. It took me a fair while with plenty of polish remover and me basically scratching off. 

It is one of the more budget friendly gel kits that you can get which is good to know if you are looking into doing your own gel nails at home. I'll leave it up yo yourselves to decide whether or not this is worth buying as it really depends on what you are looking for. I like to change my nails a lot so this isn't practical on a day to day basis. For a once off / special occasion who knows! I will give it a couple more goes just to get the hang of it and see if I can improve on any of the mistakes I made the first time around. I'm thinking of trying it over some textured polishes to see if it will smooth them over completely instead of wasting time adding on 2-3 coats of a regular topcoat. If that works out I will definitely let ye know. I'll also be doing a comparison of the Essence Gel nails at home kit and the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes next week so stay tuned for that. Hopefully it won't be as long as this post!

Cuti-CLUE-les

25 September 2014

Atomic orange

Hey all,


I was supposed to be showing ye some swatches of another polish today but they are still on my camera. I was sure I had them copied and edited but they must have slipped through the net. Instead I have a quick post on the Nails Inc Atomic polish. I have on 2 coats without a topcoat.


This is easily one of my favourite orange polishes. I use it for everything, especially nail art.  It has a great formula and the shade itself is just really pleasing. My bottle is way past the half-way mark so I'll need to start looking for a replacement soon but for now this will do me grand. 

Cuti-CLUE-les

24 September 2014

A breezy picnic

Hey all,

 A quick post for ye today. When I first played around with the 2 NYC polishes I was sent a while back I ended up with this manicure, I completely forgot to post it and then I came across the pictures and thought it's now or never!


Here I have on 2 coats of both Hudson Breeze (blue) and Picnic on the lawn (green). I used a small dotting tool for the polka dots. The formula on both of these polishes is amazing. Both are perfect in 2 coats and they are pretty shiny on their own but you're always better off adding on a topcoat for extra gloss and improved wear time. 

Cuti-CLUE-les

23 September 2014

Twinsie Tuesday- Neutral nails

Hey all,


A pretty basic design for this weeks Twinsie Tuesday challenge. I wasn't 100% pleased with the outcome of this manicure so I ended up adding on some colour and a bit of nail art. I'll show ye that in another post. Back to today, we were told to do a neutral nail theme which is hard enough I think. Neutrals nails are a bit boring in my opinion. I'd sooner go with a plain bright polish rather than make a huge effort doing nail art with neutral polishes that you don't tend to notice on the nail. They all blend in pretty well with each other.


I started off with Ciate My fair lady. This is 3 coats. Then I striped off the nail and added on Barry M Lychee. The tape pulled off some of the polish on the ring finger even though I left the base polish to dry for ages before even attempting to do some nail art. It's so frustrating! I added on a matte topcoat so the 2 neutral colours would stand out a bit more than they would with a glossy coat. 


 Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
​ Marisa at Polish Obsession
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Cuti-CLUE-les

22 September 2014

You're my dandelion

Hey all,


A while back every one seemed to be mad into doing Dandelion inspired nail art. It kind of slipped by me and I never got around to giving it a go. I was playing around with some polishes recently and I ended up with this dandelion themed manicure and I kind of like it. It's a bit abstract (especially from afar) but sometimes nail art is more fun like that. Maybe it's just me.


I started off with 2 coats of Lac Attack Puddle Jumping. I really love the blue flecks in this polish. It turns a semi boring colour (grey isn't all that amazing on the nails in my opinion) into something really interesting. It makes such a good base for nail art but it's also incredibly pretty on its own. The nude polish is Illamasqua Monogamous.  I think the ring finger came out the best. It's crazy how the simplest nail designs can be the hardest to perfect!

Cuti-CLUE-les

19 September 2014

The Book Look- Can't Stand up for sitting down by Jo Brand nail art and book review

Hey all,

Can't stand up for sitting down is the highly anticipated release from Jo Brand. This is the follow up to her memoir "Look back in hunger". It is 353 pages long and you can find it on Amazon and The Book Depository.


Part 2 of Jo Brand's memoir concerns the later half of her career. Brand starts to take her comedy career seriously, leaving her stable job as a senior sister in a hospital. We get small glimpses into her family life and the ups and downs that made her who she is today. Having thoroughly enjoyed the original book, Look back in hunger, I couldn't wait to get started on Can't stand up for sitting down. You can see the original review I did on Look Back in hunger as well as the nail art here.


It was disappointing. I laughed out loud a lot during the first book but I don't think I even managed a smirk with this. It was basically a list of all the things Brand likes and dislikes mushed into a book. I wouldn't say it was boring but I found myself reading it just to get it finished. It doesn't hold a candle to the original which was interesting, full of very funny and some very sad tales from her early years. You  get to know a lot more about her political views and what she thinks of other comedians. Brand recalls some of the earlier shows she took part in and what she actually felt whilst doing them. You realize that not all shows are how they appear. One comment about countdown really shocked me but apparently it was big news in the UK at the time. It did make me rethink the show although I wouldn't say I was an avid viewer to begin with. I was interested to learn that she took part in quite a few tv shows and comedy sketches. I had assumed Brand had always remained in the Stand up comedy camp and didn't dabble in other areas. 

Overall I gave Can't Stand up for Sitting down a 2 out of 5.  It was ok but I was expecting more so it didn't live up to my expectations. I hoped she would talk a lot more about her family life (how she met her husband, how she juggles life as a comedian travelling up and down the country with 2 young kids etc) but she merely mentions them in passing and that's it. I did read a few reviews on the book before I got it which mentioned the fact that it was more of a big list and not at all like the first book but as with most things, you have to try it for yourself to really form an opinion of it.


For my nails I started off with 2 coats of Barry m Blueberry ice cream. This is actually a 4 day old manicure but it made the perfect base for this look so I left it on. I added on some polka dots using Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Right Said Fred (red) Barry m Greenberry and an unknown white polish. The silver is the Kiss nail art striper and the blue that makes up the half moon is NYC Hudson Breeze. 


All of the colours I used in this manicure appear on the cover of the book in some shape of form. I really like my nails, it's a shame that I had to take it off so soon after doing it. I think the colours really went well together. It's not often I wear a lot of blue polish. Apparently some people think blue polish is "tacky" although I completely disagree.

Cuti-CLUE-les

18 September 2014

Rocking some bourbon

Hey all,


I wore Misa Bourbon on the rocks at the start of last week. It's one of the few polishes that I would wear non stop for a week or 2 without feeling the need to change it around. The only reason this didn't last a week is because walloped my finger off of a table or something and it chipped a bit at the top. I knew the chip would get worse if I left it (I would pick at it until it did!) so I changed them. I swear if I put on a polish I don't really like it won't chip at all (despite my best efforts) but when I really like something it'll crack and chip like there's no tomorrow. 


These swatches were actually taken last October which is hard to believe! I honestly thought they were from July. I don't know where the time goes. Either way it's just as pretty now as it was back in October. I have on 2 coats with a coat of the Sally Hansen inta-dri topcoat.

Cuti-CLUE-les

17 September 2014

Essence gel nails at home - Happy ending with glitterland accent

Hey all,


Next week I have a full review of the Essence Gel nails at home kit including a first impressions and wear test. For now I thought I would show ye the manicure I achieved using the kit. I have on the peel off base coat from the gel nails kit, 2 coats of Essence Happy ending which is a beautiful pink creme from their colour and go range and the clear gel topcoat. For the accent nail I used 1 coat of the Essence Gel nail at home Wow effect gel topcoat in 04 Glitterland.


This was taken right after application and you can see how glossy it is. I didn't use a topcoat over the accent nail and it looks amazing. The glitters look like they're are suspended in the gel rather than just falling flat on the nail. Like I said I'll have the full review next week (it's a long post) but let me know what you think of the finished look below.

Cuti-CLUE-les

16 September 2014

Twinsie Tuesday- Accent nails

Hey all,


A nice easy challenge for this week as part of the Twinsie Tuesday group. This is a great group for making you branch out and try new designs and use polishes you normally don't get much use out of. This time I just went with the flow. I had absolutely no plan and no set polishes to use. I started off with 2 coats of Nails inc St James. Even though red isn't my favourite, you wouldn't believe the amount of it I go through in a year. 


For the accent nail I did a little window design. I used some white paint for the outline. I filled in the rest with Essence Black is Back. I thought it needed something else to make it really stand out as an accent nail. I rooted around in my stash and out popped China Glaze Snowglobe (which is amazing and I completely underestimate how pretty it is). I dabbed that into the middle giving it a nights sky kind of look.I topped it off with a matte topcoat to make the glitters in Snowglobe really stand out. 

That's all for this week. I look forward to seeing what the other ladies came up with for this challenge. 


 Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
​ Marisa at Polish Obsession
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Cuti-CLUE-les

15 September 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle gel (110) Birthday suit swatch and review

 Hey all,


This is the last polish I have to show ye from the new Sally Hansen Miracle gel polishes that are being released in Ireland this month. This is the shade 110 Birthday Suit. Unfortunately the formula on this one isn't great. I needed 4 coats for full coverage but I will say that you'd never know it needed that many coats unless someone told you. On the nail it looks perfect,not at all thick. Birthday suit is a light beige creme. Like all the other polishes I have tried from the Miracle Gel line it is very glossy on its own but a topcoat will help prolong the wear time.



Unless you are absolutely in love with the colour and you're willing to put up with doing 4 coats then this is probably one to skip. I'll end up keeping this as a pedicure polish as I do like the colour a lot but I paint my nails at night and I'm sure they'd end up smudged in the morning. I don't tend to have a lot of time to spare to allow them to dry fully when I do 3 coats never mind 4. 

So that's it for my Sally Hansen miracle gel review. Let me know which colour was your favourite and if you plan on picking any of them up once they are released. I have seen swatches of a beautiful brown that I hope to pick up when I come across a stand. I think this is one of the best Sally Hansen collections so far in terms of colour choices. They really went all out with this one and it payed off.

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September.

Cuti-CLUE-les
**Product was provided for review**

12 September 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel (210) Pretty Piggy swatch and review

Hey all,


The penultimate post in my Sally Hansen Miracle gel review. Today I have my possible favourite polish from the 5 I was sent to try. This is (210) Pretty Piggy. Not only is the name adorable but the colour is just spot on. I would say it's a orange toned pink creme. I love this and it would look great as a pedicure polish (as the name would suggest)


I have on 2 coats. It can get streaky so take your time with the first coat and you should be away with it. I've worn this a few other times and I needed 3 coats so it's a bit hit and miss.  Like the other polishes in this range, Pretty Piggy is so glossy on its own but I would always add on a topcoat if I was planning on wearing it for a couple of days. 

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September.

Cuti-CLUE-les
**Product was provided for review**

11 September 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle gel (330) Redgy swatch

Hey all,


Redgy is one of my favourites from the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel releases. It is a lot more like a true raspberry in person and it is brighter than the camera picked up. It's beautiful.  The formula on Redgy was amazing. I have on 2 coats without a topcoat and again, like Street Flair, it is incredibly glossy on its own. 


Raspberry shades are better than red in my opinion. They look amazing on the nail and the formulas tend to be incredible. I would add a topcoat on if I was wearing this for a couple of days just to keep it looking this good. I did put a basecoat on before applying this just in case it stained. This shade of polish can stain your skin pretty badly so I didn't want to chance it. Redgy is a definite winner for me. 

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September.

Cuti-CLUE-les
**Product was provided for review**

10 September 2014

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel (240) B Girl swatch

Hey all,


Today I have a swatch of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish in 240 B Girl. They say you don't need a basecoat with the Miracle gel polishes but I have one on just in case. It only takes a minute to put it on so it's not a big deal for me. B Girl is part of the Street Pastels collection.It is a pastel blue creme that is pale but not completely washed out.


The formula on B Girl is ok. You'll need 3-4 coats depending on your nail length to get this streak free. Pastels are pretty much a pain to work with in general but seeing as they claim the Miracle gel polishes are all opaque in 2 coats I was a bit disappointed. As I mentioned in the review you are better off applying these polishes in 3 long strokes otherwise you're increasing the chance of it looking streaky.

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September.

Cuti-CLUE-les
**Product was provided for review**

09 September 2014

Twinsie Tuesday - Teal nails

Hey all,


The challenge for this weeks Twinsie Tuesday post was Teal nails for Ovarian Cancer awareness. I only have a handful of teal polish so this was a pretty easy one for me. I just grabbed a few and used them all in this manicure. I started with 2 coats of China Glaze Exotic Encounters on my middle and ring fingers. I left that to dry for a while before striping it off and adding on Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Blue Streak. Finally I added on Estee Lauder Black Turquoise to the tips and the middle to finish it all off. Black Turqouise is the polish on my Index and pinky finger.


I made the mistake of adding on a crappy topcoat which bubbled and ruined the look of the manicure which was incredibly frustrating! Thankfully you can't really see it in the pictures but in person it was awful. Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie Tuesday links down below to see what they came up with for this weeks theme.


 Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
​ Marisa at Polish Obsession
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision

Cuti-CLUE-les

08 September 2014

New! Sally Hansen Miracle Gel swatch and wear test with 270 Street Flair

Hey all,


Today I have a pretty exciting review for ye. The new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes are coming to Ireland this month and I have 5 of them to show you all this week. I thought I would do a wear test first to see if they live up to the 14 day wear claim. Truthfully I don't think any polish will last 14 days on your nails and still look good. 


The first Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polish I put on was 270 Street Flair. This is a really pretty dusty mauve/ lilac creme. I have on 2 coats and I have to say the formula on this one is one of the best out of the 5 I have tried so far. It dries a bit darker on the nail compared to the bottle. It's really glossy on its own. In fact in the first 2 pictures here I don't have a topcoat on. This is my current pedicure polish and I love it. I would say you are better off applying these polishes using the 3 stroke method.If you keep dabbing and brushing more on it will end up looking streaky and messy. That's not the case with Street Flair but it definitely rings true with 2 or 3 of the other polishes I have tried. 


Not much to report on for Day one. I did scrape my index finger right after I put the polish on so I quickly filled it in with a dab of polish so that explains the slightly bumpy look on that nail. I put on a single coat of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel topcoat as recommended. The topcoat isn't what I expected when it comes to a gel kit. It goes on fine but when it dries you can see the marks left by the brush. It's not noticeable at all unless you look at it up close but for a gel manicure I expected it to leave a perfectly smooth surface. It does shrink a little when you put it on and you can see the around the cuticles in particular. Dry time for the polish is great. I use thin coats and it's almost the same as a regular polish. I give the topcoat a couple of minutes extra to dry just to be on the safe side. 


Day 2 and the polish looks just as good as when I applied it. The shrinking hasn't gotten any worse but you can see a slight hint of tip wear on some of the nails. I am not gentle with my nails so I wasn't overly surprised by this. No chipping on either hand.


Day 3 and the tip wear is again showing on a few more nails but not enough to be noticed in person. The only damage going on here is around my cuticles! Despite a lot of rough work the surface of the nail has no sign of scratches of any indents which is pretty surprising! Even though the topcoat isn't super shiny it is hardy and has kept the manicure looking good.  


Day 4 and I am getting sick of the colour. It's been a while since I kept a polish on this long. You can see my nails are growing, as is the gap between my cuticles and the polish. The tip wear is pretty much the same as yesterday. The manicure still looks good.


Day 5 and the last day of my wear test. The tip wear is beoming a bit more apparent and the areas where the topcoat shrank away from the polish is more apparent. There is a slight chip on my index finger around the cuticle but it's not as noticeable in person as it is in the macro shot. The manicure is still in pretty good shape though. I could have gotten another days wear out of it but I needed to give my nails a break from nail polish over the weekend. My other hand was looking pretty much the same but with a tad more tip-wear showing through. 

Overall I am pretty pleased with the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel kit. The wear time is better than an average nail polish but I wouldn't go overboard with it and say you'll get 14 days wear out of it and your nails will still look good. They'll be pretty battered if you use your hands a lot. Although the topcoat isn't the most glossy, it is really durable and it kept my manicure looking good over the course of the week.  

The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes and topcoat cost €9.99 each. You can pick up a duo pack for €14.99 which included one colour and one topcoat. There are 18 shades in this collection and they'll be available in Ireland around mid September. I have 4 more polishes to show you over the coming week. A quick heads up, not all of the formulas are as good as Street Flair.

Cuti-CLUE-les
**Product was provided for review**

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