Before I review this product, I need to tell you a little back story about gel nail polish and my nails. When Shellac first came out I was obsessed, any nail polish which promised to stay on my nails longer than 3 days was a winner. I'm not very dainty when it comes to my manicures and generally ruin them within 2 minutes of leaving the beauty parlour (normally when putting on my seat belt in the car), so the idea of a long wearing gel nail polish always thrilled me. The thing about Shellac that no manicurists (except the lovely French Pink ladies in Melbourne) ever tells you is how damaging it is on your nails. The gel doesn't allow your cuticles to breath and dries your nails out. I naturally had weak nails and after getting Shellac applied countless times to my nails, my nails weakened and actually started to hurt because they were so thin. From that day on, I swore off any Shellac or UV light nail product.
This is why I am so excited by the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel, it gives you the longevity of a Shellac like product but without needing to soak your finger nails in harsh acetone to remove it. I love B Girl, it's my favourite colour, it's a beautiful grey blue which reminds me of a muted Tiffany colour (and let's be honest ladies, who doesn't love Tiffany?). I had to give my nails three coats of the polish and one coat of the top coat, and it dried so fabulously quick. I was amazing, I thought after three coats my nails would smudge but they didn't. Below is a picture of me wearing them for over 5 days. All I can say, is this is love at first use!