Review : Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

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After my Seche vite went all gloopy and I ruined it further by stupidly adding nail varnish remover to it to try and bring it back to life (Seriously it works with other polishes!) I decided to admit defeat and purchase a new top coat. There are so many avaliable, but the words 'Mega Shine' caught my eye!

Now usually I cant keep the same colour on my nails for 10 days, but to put the claims of 'Keep manicures beautiful up to 10 days' I decided to see how long I could stick with the same colour for reviewing purposes!
I admit, this topcoat does give a nice shine to your nails and drys quickly. For me it took slightly longer than 60 seconds, maybe about 90. This could of course be because I applied it little too thickly perhaps. I will have to remember to make my application a bit thinner in the future to test the 60 second theory out.  As for keeping my nails beautiful for up to 10 days... well after about 2 days the nail polish began to wear away at the ends of my nails. Now of course, I work at a computer all day so tapping away at the keyboard isnt going to help really. However I never had this problem with Seche Vite, in fact my manicures stayed 'looking beautiful' for about 5 days, rather than the 2 or 3 (if im lucky) Sally Hansen Mega Shine gave me.

Another thing that is a bit annoying with this top coat is the packaging. The bottle is silver, therefore I cant actually see how much I have left in there. At the moment I dont need to worry as its still fairly new. But when it gets further down the line and I've used up a fair bit, it will be a problem. I like to know when I am running low so I can pop out and get a back up ready, unfortunately that isnt going to happen with this product and I will just have to guess!

I dont usually like to give negative reviews but I figured I would share my thoughts incase some of you were drawn in by the claims to keep your nails looking fab for a long period of time. The Mega Shine claims are true though, it does provide a good shiny top coat just a shame it doesnt keep my nails looking fresh for longer. I have to say I think I will have to return to my trusty SV, even though it pains me to spend so much on a top coat!

What's your fave top coat. Maybe you can recommend me one that is good and doesnt break the bank!

Much love

11 comments:

  1. If you want a great fast-dry top coat that doesn't go gloopy (Seche are so cheeky because you can ONLY thin it down with their own special 'Seche Restore'...), try INM Out The Door, Orly Polishield or China Glaze Fast Forward. They're my favourites :-)

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  2. Emma_Cosmetic_Charm8 August 2012 at 11:15

    I want to try Seche Vite, you always see nail bloggers using it and their nails look so amazingly shiny. Not liking the thought of it going gloopy though! x

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  3. Wow, thanks for the heads up for not putting nail varnish remover in my Seche Vite. I do love Sally Hansen, but since using Seche Vite i'm sold. Sally Hansen is a fab cheaper alternative though - maybe use it as a base coat? have you tried Instra Dry? x

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  4. Bethnie Jade =]8 August 2012 at 12:53

    I tried putting nail varnish remover in my topcoat too and it made it worse! I use sally Hansens Insta Dri and its been my fail safe top coat for ages now. I work in a shoe shop and grabbing boxes all day out of a stockroom doesnt mean good things for my nails but ive just lasted a good week without any chipping at all when i use that :) give it a whirl :) xx

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  5. I've never been that impressed by the Sally Hansen topcoats. I tried this one and it chipped after a day, then I tried the No Chips Fast Dry one and it didn't work either; went horrible and gloopy after two weeks too :/
    xx

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  6. I bought myself a Sally Hansen topcoat last year, it was awful! Took forever to dry, and didn't do anything for my nails at all!

    Gabby, Tread Softly x

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  7. Ahh I feel your pain with the chipped and battered manicure :( I always use a topcoat, and have to say I have stayed faithful to Rimmel Pro Superwear Ultrashine Topcoat since I first used it...it is super shiny, and hard wearing. I can make a manicure last me at least 7 days and usually only change it because I am bored not becuase it it chipped. Can't think how much it is off hand, but it's not much? Hope that helps! R xxx

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  8. Ahh I feel your pain with the chipped and battered manicure :( I always use a topcoat, and have to say I have stayed faithful to Rimmel Pro Superwear Ultrashine Topcoat since I first used it...it is super shiny, and hard wearing. I can make a manicure last me at least 7 days and usually only change it because I am bored not becuase it it chipped. Can't think how much it is off hand, but it's not much? Hope that helps! R xxx

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  9. Oh no, such a shame this isn't the best product, I was thinking of trying it but the packaging would annoy me too much I think. I like being able to see how much is left too! xo

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  10. The only Sally Hansen topcoat I got on with was insta-dry otherwise there not the best:/
    http://whimsicalwishes12.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. I might just purchase Seche Vite after my Sally Hansen top coat(same as yours) runs out..it is simply awful! Having shrinkage at the cuticles..even though it is not noticeable from normal distance, it's really annoying to me! ):<

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