It's Not Too Late For A Gel Mani & Pedi

These easy-peasy D.I.Y gel mani kits are lifesavers

Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails Set, $56 from Sephora.
04 Feb 2016

Butter London Patent-Gel Top & Tails Set, $56 from Sephora.

No UV light necessary. Just paint on this base coat followed by any nail colour of your choice. A minute or two later, simply finish with the Patent-Gel Flawless Topcoat. The tacky-textured base coat clings on to your nail polish to give it a smoother, longer-lasting finish. And the base and top coats are formulated to bond together for a gel-like, chip-free finish.

Ciate Geltox System, $138 from Sephora.
04 Feb 2016

Ciate Geltox System, $138 from Sephora.

This kit consists of a buffer, nail cleanser, hoof stick, Geltox top coat and LED lamp. Start by cleaning nails with the cleanser on a cotton pad, buff and shape then paint on your own base coat and nail colour of your choice. Make sure these dry completely before applying the Geltox top coat and curing with the LED light. This will set everything, then simply wipe again with the cleanser on a cotton pad and you're good to go.

Depend GelLack Start Kit, $99.
04 Feb 2016

Depend GelLack Start Kit, $99.

This kit has a nail cleanser, base coat, top coat, LED lamp, orange stick and nail file. Wipe nails clean with the cleanser before painting on the base coat. Apply the GelLack Nail Colour (not included in the starter kit), then apply the top coat. Cure each layer under the LED light for a minute and you've got a full set of perfect gel manicured nails to flaunt.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Duo Packs, $16.90.
04 Feb 2016

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Duo Packs, $16.90.

Paint two coats of the nail colour, then seal it with the gel topcoat, which is amazingly cured with natural light to give you the gel nail finish. And the best part is that it removes with regular nail polish too.

No hope of getting a nail appointment so close to CNY? Not willing to pay those exorbitant CNY surcharges?

Then pick up one of these D.I.Y gel nail kits. They promise the super-shiny gel nail colour effect and are pretty long-lasting and hardy too.


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