It really isn't that often that I review a polish or product that I find to be a true disappointment. I have had some formulas that are not the best but I know that I can at least use them for nail art. I actually hate writing bad reviews and always try to find the positive in the product. I think that in the almost four years that I have been blogging I can still count on one hand my bad reviews. So you can probably guess were all this rambling is leading.
I have five lacquers from Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel Poolside Paradise collection. These are actually the first Miracle Gels that I have swatched. I have been curious about them since they released. Most of the no light gels I have used are nice and opaque with a decent formula. I assumed that this is what I would experience with the Miracle Gels. Not so much...
Morning Sunshine! - soft, subtle yellow. With any yellow there is that chance that will be streaks. It is a typical problem with yellow polish. As a gel I was thinking that it might have some streaks but would settle in two. Nope. In two coats it was streaky and a third coat didn't help. Horrible formula and application.
Rum Punch - bubblegum pink. Typical pink formula. Tad bit thin but wearable in two coats. As you can see in the photo there is still some VNL.
Pink-A-Colada - peachy-pink sheer. I was not expecting to see such a sheer polish in a gel collection. I applied two coats and knew that it would take many more to achieve opacity.
Lip Palm - dusty teal. This one had a slightly better formula and I do like the color. I applied two coats and had a small bit of streaking.
Life's a Peach - bright coral. Best formula of the bunch. This one had the gel formula I expected from them all. Nice pigmentation and good coverage. I applied two coats.
These selections from the Poolside Paradise Collection were not what I expected. Other than Life's a Peach, they did not have the no light gel formula I expected. They were difficult to work with and the formula was not great.
Sally Hansen is releasing a reformulated Miracle Gel Top Coat and shades, which I hope are better. Stay tune for that review!
Let me know about your experience with Miracle Gel. Was it better than mine?