At-Home Gel Manicure Kits With the Polish and Lamp Included

Get that salon look without leaving your couch.

Woman's hand with nails painted with fingernail polish under gel light.
Say goodbye to chipped polish and hello to a manicure that looks salon-perfect for weeks.Pexels

Nothing beats the feeling of a fresh manicure, especially when it’s the gel variety, which can stay flawless for weeks. But when there’s no time to get to the nail salon, an at-home gel kit comes to the rescue—with the added benefit of extreme hygiene, because you know exactly where your tools have been (i.e. nowhere).

Beetles Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit with 48W UV/LED Light Nail Lamp Base Top Coat (3 Timer Setting), Soak Off Gel Color 6 Spring Summer Mauve Set Manicure Tools Essentials Nail Art Designs Series 2

9-Free

Snag half a dozen paint shades, a file, a buffer, cuticle oil and more—plus, of course, the crucial curing contraption to give your fingers (and toes) shine for weeks! Its bottomless construction makes it easy to sanitize.beetles Gel Polish

Polishes labeled as “9-free” lack nine harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde, toluene, parabens and acetone. Those who seek a vegan option should look for options that are 21-free, which omit a host of additional ingredients, including animal-derived ones.

Gel Nail Polish Start Kit with 82W UV Nail Lamp and 6 Colors Gel Polish and No Wipe Top and Base Coat and 10PCS Nail Art Manicure Tools Set

Beautiful Neutrals

A high-tech design featuring a digital timer guides you through the curing process, guaranteeing a mistake-proof job every time. It also prevents the possibility of overcuring, which can make removal more difficult.Joytii

Gel manicures are notoriously hard to take off; that’s part of the appeel, of course—oops, we mean appeal! But no matter how tempting it may be to peel off your gel, don’t: You’ll end up stripping your nails too. Instead, have an acetone nail polish remover on hand, and invest in a gel-removal kit.

Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit - 6 Colors Gel Polish Set Base Top Coat, 36W LED Nail Dryer Lamp with Full DIY Gel Manicure Nail Tools by Vishine 8ml #12

Create Nail Art

In just 30 to 60 seconds, paint is cured to a hard, perfect lacquer thanks to this combo-light option (it uses UV rays too). The pack also includes stickers and striping tape to create flawless French lines and other fun designs.Vishine

LED lamps cure faster than UV and don’t expose your hands to harmful rays, but they only work with LED-specific polish. (UV lamps work with all gel polishes, and many lamps use a combo of both types of light.) If you crave a UV curer but you’re concerned about the effects, invest in a pair of UV-blocking gloves.