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NicknameNotTaken Mon 01-Aug-16 14:26:44

I'm looking for a gel polish kit which I can use on me, and some of my friends whose nails I do occasionally. Does anyone have any recommendations? Cosmo have a list here, has anyone tried any of them? Thanks!

Glittershoes22 Mon 01-Aug-16 14:40:29

I have the red carpet manicure kit and think it is very good. Loads of colours of polish and finishes (metallic, glitter, normal) and it leaves me with perfect nails for a week and a half before I get the odd chip here and there. I am pretty heavy going on my nails and I don't have the patience for reapplying conventional nail varnish which lasts me 3 days.

Only downside of the gel nails is the time it takes to do as you have to cure every layer under the UV light and getting it off is a right pain imo.

I have just started trying essie couture which is meant to be an alternative to gel. They last me about a week but take hardly any time to paint and remove so I prefer them at the moment.

NicknameNotTaken Mon 01-Aug-16 14:45:04

Thanks Glittershoes. Lots of my friends are dead set on gel although I don't like it. I might give the essie couture a go, I love their polishes. And the colours are lush! smile

Scoose Mon 01-Aug-16 15:04:25

I have the Sensationail kit and really like it but agree it takes ages to do nails but I use that as an excuse to pamper myself

sorryformyself33 Mon 01-Aug-16 22:37:01

I have a bluesky starter kit that I bought on amazon - so far so good

jackstini Tue 02-Aug-16 09:50:32

SensatioNail here too - had it 4 years now and love it!
Really easy and they always have deals on regularly grin

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