I saw the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes in Target last week and decided to give them a try.
I chose the color 'Redgy' which is an orange-ish red (orange-ish is a great description)
Overall, this polish is definitely not similar to gel. Gel typically lasts 2 weeks before I see any chips whatsoever and this polish starting chipping on day three.
BUT, I didn't use any type of base or top coat, just two-coats of the polish. I decided to go without because I wanted to see just how long the polish would last on its own.
Gorgeous colors in the collection, I really like this color a lot
Considerably affordable (~$8)
The brush is freaking-amazing. It shapes really well to your nails
Doesn't last as long as I think a "gel-imitation" polish should
Takes a while to dry
Considering I didn't use a base and top coat, this polish stood up considerably well against other brands (Essie for example... love their colors, absolutely hate their formulation) but it's more like a regular polish than anything remotely like "gel." I give it a B-, but mostly because I just love the brush so much.
Have you tried these polishes? Let me know in the comments what you think!