If you didn't buy one the first time round, then you were definitely thinking about it by the second. And by the third, well... we've got you covered for all of your at home gel manicure needs. There is no doubt we are all missing the salon, and feeling put together with some new paint, so why not bring the experience home and give one of our top gel-manicure gadgets a go?
Le Mini Macron
This compact gel nail kit is perfect for on the go applications, especially when a devastating chip occurs. There are two different models. Firstly, for before mentioned chips, a one nail at a time travel kit which allows you to repaint one nail and set it with the UV light, coming with a range of different colours, starting at £27.99. The second model is for either your full hand or toes, coming with a set of colours in the kit, from £55.
Le Mini Macron
Le Maxi deluxe gel manicure kit, £55
Pioneers of nail technology, The Manicurist have engineered this gel polish that is still set using a UV lamp, but can be removed as a normal nail polish, instead of struggling with foils and acetone. The varnish is claimed to last and remain shiny up to 10 days. At the heart of The Manicurist brand, is an ode to the classic French polish, with their colours being classic and natural, with a real focus on the health of your nails, and keeping them looking neat. With a range of colours and sets available from £69.
Green flash French pouch, £105
The brand that I have heard mentioned the most during the various lockdowns. The MyLee gel nail polish essential kit includes everything you need as a professional or even an at home DIY nail artist. For £90, you can get the salon strength lamp, top coat, base coat, 4 coloured gel polishes, lint free wipes, prep & wipe solution and the gel remover.
Essential gel polish kit £90
The Salon System is a kit that offers 10 applications of gel nail polish in your chosen colour. Alleged to last up to 2 weeks, the kit includes a UV lamp, base & top coat, nail primer, gel cleanser, lint free wipes and a buffer for £34.99.
Starter kit in 'pink chiffon,' £34.99
This kit comes with the most goodies. A UV Lamp, 6 gel polishes in nice neutral colours (which are used in salons), top & base coat, matt top coat, 3 nail files, nail tip stencils, nail bash, gem stones, nail brush, cuticle fork, dotting pen, cuticle pusher AND 2 nail separators all for a mind-blowing £39.99. Look no further, this is absolutely all you need, and the best value for money.
Essential gel polish kit, £39.99