Sally Hansen
Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D

The Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D topcoat for nails has made its way into stores – the latest in a series of high shine coats that are made to emulate the look of gel nails. I think unless you’ve got into the rhythm of having regular gel nail appointments, and someone else can do the take-off, the difficulty in removing gel polish at home is insurmountable. I’ve variously come across people who say they find the soak and removal easy; it doesn’t present a problem, but for the majority, it’s the single thing that holds people back from investing in gel manicures.

To my knowledge, there is no topcoat in the world that helps polish last as long as a gel manicure, but I still think the ease of being able to do something similar at home will eventually decimate the gel market. While my information says that there is no need for UV light, it’s avoiding the word ‘curing’ so it’s hard to tell if it’s a daylight cure product or not. What I can say, in initial testing, is that it gives huge shine and a very smooth finish.

I’ve spotted Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D at various prices around the internet.. the cheapest being Superdrug at £4.63.

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