Monday, 2 December 2013

Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat

This product has been on my shopping list for a rather long while now. My Seche Vite has been looking a bit gloppy and sorry for itself for a while now, so I thought I would treat myself to a glossy new top coat. I've heard great things about Sally Hansen's Mega Shine in the beauty community so I figured I would go ahead and see what all the fuss is about!

It was between Sally's Fast Dry Top Coat and her Mega Shine Top Coat but I ended up with this one as I hoped it would give me the glossy finish a love and still not take too long to dry. My hopes were definitely answered as this product dries very quickly - much quicker than I expected - and gives a good shine too.

But honestly, I was a little underwhelmed by the amount of shine given. Seche Vite gives a thick, gel-like look whereas Sally's Mega Shine was incredibly thin I thought. It was still shiny but there wasn't that overload of gloss which was what I was looking for.

I am generally quite hard on my hands at the moment which is probably why this top coat only made my manicure last 3 days before chipping. That's an ok amount of time but I would have hoped for more considering it advertises a 10 day chip-free mani. Then again, I've been carrying heavy boxes recently and the advertising probably didn't take that kind of work into consideration. Having said that I would hope that you don't have to sit down for 10 days and do nothing to keep your manicure pristine.

If I had to pick again, I'd probably head back to Seche Vite. I know that it makes my polish chip less,  dries quickly and gives me the results I want. I know it's not the best for your nails but I'm not a nail polish addict who paints them multiple times a week, so I'm sure they will cope.

Have you tried any of Sally's top coats? Let me know how you got on a which one is your favourite in the comments below :)

Sally Hansen Mega Shine Top Coat - £6.39 from Boots


  1. I've not tried this but often looked at it because like you my Seche Vite doesn't last so long and it's pricey too, but think I'll stick with what I know if this isn't as shiny as it's meant to be, I do like the thick glossy coat Seche Vite gives me :) x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

    1. Yeah I think Seche Vite is way superior to this one. However I'm still on the hunt for something that will top Seche Vite and not go so gloopy! xxo


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