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I have the kit by Sensationail and find it very easy to use and their polishes work well. Some of them are dodgy colours and don't look like the advert but i wrote to them about that and they sent me a bunch of varnishes for free.
I also have the Sensationail gel to polish which suits me brilliantly as I have an embarrassingly large collection of normal polishes. You can mix the polish with the transformer to do a traditional gel manicure which will last about 10-14 days IMO, but you can also just paint your nails normally and then use the transformer as a topcoat, which will give you a solid 7-10 days.
I've been doing mine at home for a while now and after some trial and error I can say that CND Shellac polish is the best by a mile. Followed closely by NYK1 (which is a lot cheaper but the CND polish goes on easier). I didn't get on with Gellish at all, terribly shrinking. Red Carpet manicure is okay, as is Blue Sky.
I like Bluesky colours but only tend to get a week or so out of them. CND are amazing and have the best staying power I've found. The CND lamp is great but there's one by Mylee on Amazon that's a close second (and much smaller).
BoredOnMatLeave I don't know if it would make them less attractive to bite but it certainly protects and keeps them strong. It forms a much harder and tougher surface than regular nail polish, making nails a lot less prone to breaking... in my experience anyway