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Beauty Panel Review: Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat

What is under $15, ultra glossy and life-changing? Sally Hansen’s new Gel Shine 3D Top Coat, of course! Or at least that is what they told us. We asked four of our beauty experts (including me!) to put Sally Hansen’s claims to the test and give the new top coat a spin.

The Gel Shine 3D Top Coat is said to dry in just seconds with no light needed. It is formulated with an exclusive Vinyl & Gel Tech Complex that gives any nail polish a gel-like manicure finish, leaving nails plump and brilliant. Plus, it removes with your regular nail polish remover. Too good to be true? Read on and see what our experts think (and to find out how you can win your own!).

Sara Koonar “ Editor-in-chief of 29Secrets

sh-saraMy nails grow so fast and sometimes it is hard to justify the price tag of a gel manicure when it grows out in just a few days. The problem is, I love the look of gel nails. Especially the shine and durability. That’s why I was so interested to try Sally Hansen’s Gel Shine 3D Top Coat.

After applying my favourite Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish in Back to the Fuschia, I painted on the new top coat and immediately I noticed how it plumped my nails and added an undeniable glossy finish. The best part? The quick dry time! Which was fantastic as I was painting my nails at my desk. Within minutes after applying I was digging around my purse to find my phone and there was no mess or chips at all. This top coat has saved me time, money and the hassle of a lamp. I would definitely recommend it to all my boss girls on the go!

Elaine Atkins Beauty Blogger, ElaineLoves.com

sh-elaineWith the warm weather finally here I’m giving up my beloved neutral tips for something a little more vibrant and happy! Normally I would take the time to head out for a shellac manicure since I love the ultra-glossy shine of a professional gel mani “ especially when using bright colours. Life has been hectic these days and I haven’t had a chance to make a salon appointment, so I reached for the Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat, to use over my Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polish in Back to the Fuschia, to see if it would give my manicure the gel look that I wanted. I absolutely loved the effect it gave my nails “ the high gloss shine made my tips stand out full with drama. I was very impressed at the look I had achieved on my own!

The best part? Unlike shellac manicures the polish and top coat removes instantly with any nail polish remover. Which is a blessing if you’re like me and can’t seem to EVER get your at home mani quite right the first time.

Stacey Brennan – Beauty Vlogger

sh-staceyAs someone who doesn’t paint their nails very often I was excited to try the Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat because I am constantly changing my polish in the salon and I love gel polish. When I used this for the first time I made quite a mess due to its thick nature. After a little bit of practice I got the hang of it and love the results. It is completely 3D looking, like I just stepped out from a fresh polish change. The best part is it comes without the damage to my nails or the price tag. I love that this product means I can change up my polish (now wearing: Sally Hansen Insta Dri Nail Color in Petal Pusher) whenever I want and comes off easily with regular polish remover. I would definitely suggest giving it a try for yourself.

Bahar Niramwalla – Editor-in-chief or BeautyDesk

sh-baharAt the end of the day, I may adore the idea of a gel mani, but I absolutely love the *look* of a shiny gel mani. Seriously though, I just don’t have the time to go and get them done. Thanks to Sally Hansen’s Gel Shine 3D Top Coat, I’m living the nail-life with glossy tips and all without having to venture outside my door. Thanks to the broad brush, it’s almost a single stroke application and the plumping vinyl complex adds volume which makes my nails (painted with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Nail Color in Petal Pusher and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Hello Pretty) look as if I’m sporting a gel mani and, in reality, it’s all an illusion. A glossy, shiny, 3D, perfect-looking manicure illusion.

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This post was brought to you by Sally Hansen. The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sally Hansen.

42 responses to “Beauty Panel Review: Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat”

  1. Broad nail brush!!! I love this already!! Whoever finally invented the wider brush for nail polish is a genius!! I also love the look of GEL and this would be perfect to add to my growing collection of Sally Hansen products!!

  2. My nails have always been thin and brittle. Would love to try Sally Hansen’s Gel Shine 3D Top Coat.

  3. Id love to try it so that I can have a nail painting party with my granddaughter. She is totally obsessed with nail polish and we would have so much fun putting on matching colors.

  4. I have terrible nails some are thin others are thick, they split and crack, I try to shape them and put polish on but always seem to make a mess.

  5. This would be perfect for the summer and we are so busy and its hard to find the time to do my nails, thanks

  6. ive tried Revlon and avon instant gel nail polish and top coat but was an epic fail for me as with regular nail polish.im always doing dishes and I don’t wear rubber clothes.cant stand them.makes my hands sweat and itch.i have yet to find any polishes that can hold up to a week of dishes.3 days at best.usually by second day small chips.so im on the hunt .I will try this and see if it can make it past 3 days.wish me luck

  7. My daughter paints her nails at least once a day. This is her favorite thing to do! She has a gel light but it takes “so long” to dry. With her constantly on the go this product will be a perfect addition to her collection of nail products!

  8. I’d LOVE to try Sally Hansen’s Gel Shine 3D. My nails only grow so long and then get side cracks or peel. It looks like a great product!

  9. Since I’ve gotten older my nails are brittle and break easily and split on the ends, I would love to try to see if this would help with this problem. Ty for the chance.

  10. I rarely apply nail polish to my nails because I always manage to ruin it within minutes. 🙁 I would love to try Sally Hansen’s new Gel Shine 3D Top Coat to see if its quick-dry, long-wear features might change the way I feel about nail polish and open up a new realm of “beautydom” for me. 🙂

  11. I have long natural nails which I take great pride in. I would love to try Sally Hansen’s Gel Shine 3D Top Coat to keep them looking fabulous.

  12. I’d really tried because I work in sewing and my tabs and not for very thin. It would be nice to try the new Sally Hansen Gel to see if it works for me

  13. I love applying nailpolish to my toe nails in summer. I would love to try Sally Hansen gel polish on them.

  14. I would love to try the Sally Hansen Gel Shine 3D Top Coat, my nails are brittle and don’t grow long without breaking off, so I need something good quality like this.

  15. Use Sally Hansen all the time. Have tried other products but have always found that Sally Hansen works the best for me.

  16. Lately my nails are chipping really bad.I just get them to grow out to a nice length and they chip off so that I have to cut them back again.It would be nice to try the new Sally Hansen Gel to see if it works for me!

  17. @29Secrets I want to try because my nails are naked, Im ashamed to say @SallyHansenCA’s #3DGelShine topcoat because…

  18. My nails are really thin and split easy due to thyroid problems…I would love to find out if this would work for me! I would love to see a manicure last longer than 5 mins before flaking off along with more fingernail! fingers ( and nails, er lack of nails…crossed lol)

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