The first and only time I got a gel manicure at the salon, I chose a set of pink-and-purple gradient nails (so 2012, I know) that lasted what felt like forever. While the extra-glossy finish and chip-free staying power lured me in, I wasn’t exactly thrilled with a bill that was the equivalent of a week’s worth of groceries.
Now a new breed of gel manis that you can do sans nail technician promises to give all the benefits and none of the drawbacks of their salon predecessors. I’m a big—no, huge—fan of these treatments, which work without the aid of UV lamps.
Get the full scoop in this month’s issue on the new nail trend: at-home gel manicures.
Dying for even more nail intel? Check out Anna Norman’s weekly nail-spiration column—Mani Monday.