Thursday, June 27, 2013

Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Acrylic Gel Nail Polish Review

Hello everyone! How's your Thursday afternoon going? I hope you all are enjoying the awesome summer days.

As I mentioned in a previous video, I wanted to review the Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Acrylic Gel nail polish. I bought mine from Walmart a few months ago for less than $5. I think the price is very affordable for the amount (0.44 oz) of polish you get. I bought this product because I noticed some issues with my nails about 1 to 2 months after I had my son. It's really bizarre but some of nails on both hands were lifting off the nail beds. It was very frightening because I thought my nails were going to fall off. I decided to do some research on nail issues on google and of course I looked on google images. Wrong thing to do!!! Never look at google images when you think something is wrong. It will scare you when they're might not even be a need to be afraid.

After speaking with a pharmacist at my local Target I was able to breathe a sigh of relief when I was informed that my nails weren't going to fall off nor that I had nail fungus (which is what I thought I had). I was informed that I had a vitamin deficiency and that I needed to start taking Biotin supplements on a daily basis. Biotin is a supplement made to strengthen and improve hair, skin and nails. If you are wondering, I am taking the Target up and up store brand of this supplement. No need to buy the expensive brands for this item.

I decided that I should probably give my nails a break for the constant manicuring. I knew I needed to let my nails breathe in between manicures and nail polish changes. It's a hard adjustment because I have been dedicating a few hours every sunday for years for my manicures. So below is the lowdown on this Acrylic Gel.

First off, I wanted to inform you all that I have been using Sally Hansen nail products for years since my early days in high school. I am pretty familiar with the Sally Hansen line. This item is readily available at most drugstores and grocery stores. Even Ulta carries Sally Hansen nail products. I really like how this polish has a thick gel like constancy. Just an FYI, this will not give your nails the thickness of actual salon professional acrylic nail sets.  I like how this polish is thick enough to provide protection to my nails. Let's face it, our day to day activities may not always be so kind to our nails. I think the thickness of this polish is just right. This polish helps prevent my nails for breaking, splitting and cracking. It does apply rather thick so you need to work fast when painting your nails. Make sure you have an even coating so that your nails dry quickly and evenly. This polish lasts a good 5 days on my nails. It has also helped extend the wear of my regular nail polishes. Sometimes I just use this acrylic gel on my nails with nothing else and there's times where I use it as a base coat. It works really well either way. The bottle is a light blue color but the product dries clear on your nails. I have noticed that this nail polish has helped my nails get better and healthier. I still have a slight problem with the nails lifting but it's getting better with time.

The only down side of this product is that by the time I finish one hand, the gel starts to dry on the applicator. When this happens, it's hard to get an even coating on my second hand. So if you work fast it may not even matter to you. If you like to take your time with painting your nails, then do one hand first, wait a few minutes and then paint the second hand. If you choose to wait in between painting your hands, make sure you replace the lid and close it tightly. I think when air gets inside of the bottle is when I find this problem to happen. It's not a deal breaker for me. I can manage to overlook this little problem.

Overall, I am very pleased with Sally Hansen Hard as Wraps Acrylic Gel. I would definitely repurchase this item and recommend it to you all. Even if you're not into painting your nails with colors, glitter or rhinestones, I think you will enjoy the benefits of using this product. Below are pictures of the bottle itself and the applicator. If you try this product, please let me know how it works for you. Feel free to comment on my blog or leave your comment on my channel.

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