How To Do Your Own Salon Gel Manicure At Home

September 5, 2019 14 comments

Getting gel manicures is one of my guilty pleasures, and I love how it keeps my manicure intact for so much longer than traditional polish. The fact that once you are done, you are done. No risk of dinging or chipping your polish by reaching into your bag and that high-shine finish lasts as long as two weeks. Then along came the gel nail kit, complete with LED light, for the manicure fan with a steady enough hand to replicate a salon finish at home. When I started to see different ways to do your own version of a gel manicure at home online, I just had to know if it actually worked. I’m thrilled to report that I’m typing this on day seven of my current at-home gel manicure, and my nails are still in near-perfect shape! I know doing your nails at home is not the same as going to the salon because sometimes you just want to be pampered by someone else, but it’s pretty close to the real thing for a fraction of the price and it only takes 15 minutes!

Now our favourite at home gel system is this one. It comes with everything so is perfect as a starter kit.

  • 80W LED UV Nail Lamp
  • Nail Separators
  • Nail Cutter
  • Steel Push
  • Cuticle Fork
  • Dead Skin Shear
  • Nail File
  • Sponge Polishing Strip
  • Nail Art Soak Off Clips
  • Cleaning Cotton

This is honestly fantastic, the lamp itself does the job amazingly fast and it is so simple to use. I love all of the tools that come with the kit. They really help to give a professional feeling gel manicure without the massive price tag for one trip. I’ll honestly never pay for a salon gel manicure again!

If you like the idea of a DIY gel manicure but don’t have the patience, a great option for you is the Dior Gel Top Coat. You can put this top coat over any nail polish to extend the life of your manicure for days longer than usual. Just use regular polish remover when removing.  

We’re super excited to be able to offer our readers the chance to win a UV Lamp Gel Nail Starter Kit. We have 2 sets to giveaway, Good luck!

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  • Firstly, this promotion is open to residents of the UK only.
  • No purchase necessary.
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  • Entry is only available online. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received, only partially received or delayed for any reason.
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