This kit is genius if you are someone who spends around £30 every 6 weeks getting gel nails done in a salon. If you're anything like us then you'll get bored of the colour after 2 weeks and end up picking it off anyway!
This starter kit from United Beauty includes a top coat which can be worn over any of your regular nail polish to transform it into a gel..amazing!! There is also a mini LED lamp to cure the top coat and set it along with 4 nail wipes to remove residue.
Wipe over your nails with polish remover to ensure the nails are free of old polish or dirt.
Apply 2 coats of any nail polish and leave to dry off totally for around 20 minutes. Once the polish is completely dry you are ready to transform them into a gel finish.
Plug in your mini LED lamp and switch it on. Place your four fingers under the lamp and then press the on button twice so that the 60 second light is lit. Leave your fingers under the blue light for the duration until the blue light clicks off. Next place your thumb under and repeat.
You will notice the top coat looks lighter under the lamp and you can see exactly where you have applied it which makes noticing mistakes easy. The top coat is invisible in natural light however so don't worry, you won't see any areas you have missed.
After you remove your fingers you will feel a sticky residue on the nail, simply wipe over the nails with the included cleansing wipe and all of the tacky feeling will be removed without disturbing the top coat underneath.
The nails are left beautifully shiny and hard, exactly as your nails feel after spending an hour getting a professional gel manicure.
The polish I have used is Chanel Rouge Noir which is notorious for chipping quickly. After using I found my polish lasted around 10 days which isn't as long as a professional job but it will get you through your weekend away or whilst on holiday.
To remove the polish, soak your nails in acetone and wipe over with a cotton pad.
This time of year it's almost impossible to get an appointment slot so this kit makes it much easier to have perfect nails ready for the party season without having to fit in a trip to a salon.
This starter kit is £49.99 and once you finish the top coat you can re purchase on it's own for £14.99. You only receive 4 cleansing wipes in the kit so these will run out quickly. The wipes are purely isopropyl alcohol which you can purchase easily from salon stores or online.
What a fab gift for Christmas, we would certainly be happy to find this under our tree on Christmas Day.