5 At-Home Gel Nail Kits That Deliver Professional Results
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Le Mini Macaron Maxi Rouge & Moi Deluxe Gel Manicure Set, £64.99
Best For: Travel & Gifting
For a long-lasting, glossy and speedy at-home gel manicure, this portable set has it all – a compact mini LED lamp designed to look like a macaron (hence the name), four gel shades, a chic storage pouch, a USB charging cord, 20 remover wraps, a nail file and a cuticle stick. You might baulk at the price, but actually it’s the most affordable on this list. Plus, it’s designed to be taken everywhere – from friends’ houses to holidays.
Available at Sephora.co.uk
14 Day Manicure Signature Gel Polish Starter Kit, €89
Best For: Beginners
We couldn’t leave out SL favourite 14 Day Manicure. This starter kit has everything a nail novice could need, and it’s all designed to be as simple to use as possible. Again, you can choose your own shades, with 200 cruelty-free colours on offer. These gels claim to last up to three weeks and set under the LED lamp in as little as 30 seconds. Plus, the brand has been given a spanking new look thanks to Luxe & Co – so every piece will look extra chic on your beauty shelf.
Available at 14DayManicure.com
Manicurist Green Flash Set, £89 (was £125)
Best For: Formula & Nail Health
Manicurist’s clean formulas still offer impressive colour pay-off and its bespoke sets come complete with a powerful but compact travel lamp to help you achieve impressive results in as little as 30 minutes. Gels should last nearly a fortnight and soak off in under two minutes. Plus, because it’s bespoke, you can handpick the nail shades you want included in your kit before you purchase it.
Available at Manucurist.com
Selfgel Kit Home Manicure Atomic Red, £99
Best For: A Salon Experience
To fully recreate the salon experience at home, you need this kit. It includes a gel prepper, a peelable base, a nail colour, a gloss, an LED Lamp with a USB cable, cleanser wipes, a nail file and a prep-and-remove pusher. The polish itself is innovatively formulated with a peel function, so that rather than soaking off the nails, you can simply peel the colour off when you’re ready for a change.
Available at Pn-Selfcare.co.uk
Sistaco The Deluxe Set, £75
Best For: Customisation
One of the most aesthetically pleasing kits on this list, this marble set includes a unique vegan gel powder formula as opposed to a typical gel polish. It’s a little fiddlier, sure, but the results are seriously impressive. Unlike other powders that need dipping into, this one can be painted on like a normal polish using a brush, making it easier to do from home. It also gives you freedom to create hundreds of shades by mixing and matching the powders together.
Available at Sistaco.co.uk
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