Gel Nail Polish Kits for the Perfect at Home Manicure

Getting started with gel nail polish can be intimidating because there are so many different products that have to be purchased. With gel nail polish kits, you’ll have everything you need to do your first manicure right out of the box, and at a much lower cost than buying everything separately. They’re fun and easy to use at home. Here are some great choices for someone looking to get started with gel.

sallykitSally Hansen Salon Pro Gel Starter Kit

Includes:

  • Cleanser pads
  • Base coat
  • Color
  • Top coat
  • Remover
  • LED light
  • Cuticle stick
  • Buffer
  • Alcohol cleaning pad

This set has everything you’ll need to do your first manicure. You’ll be able to replicate salon results in your own home. There’s enough nail polish to be used for up to 10 manicures. Each manicure will have a high shine, professional look that won’t chip, and will last for up to 2 weeks. Follow the three easy steps to complete your look. Just apply the base coat, then the color and top coat, and cure using the LED light.

There are some complaints that the entire manicure process is time consuming, however this is not the fault of the kit. The process is essentially the same no matter what set you use, so be prepared to spend some time on your nails if you’re using gel.

redcarpetkitRed Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit

Includes:

  • Prep sanitizer
  • Base coat
  • Color
  • Seal & shine top coat
  • Pre & Post application cleanser
  • LED light

This is another kit that comes with all of the essentials for a gel manicure. The lamp included in this set cures gel in 45 seconds using an LED light. When you’re done, you’ll have long lasting, polished nails. This set is very user friendly. It comes with directions that will walk you through all the steps to get your nails just right. The set also includes a USB power cord so that you can do your nails by the computer!

sensationailkitSensationail Gel Polish Starter Kit

Includes:

  • Gel cleanser
  • Gel primer
  • Color gel polish
  • Gel base coat and top coat
  • Lint free wipes
  • Double sided nail buffer
  • Manicure stick
  • LED lamp
  • Instruction sheet

Take your time, and don’t rush through the process and you’ll have the perfect manicure with this kit. The polish that comes in this set is durable and provides great coverage. You’ll end up with a super-glossy shine finish that will last for weeks. Manicures using Sensationail gel often last up to 3 weeks, although there may be some nail growth visibility after keeping the polish on that long. This kit has caused some people to give up regular nail polish all together. It’s that good.

gelishkitGelish Complete Starter Kit

Includes:

  • Gelish Mini Pro LED Light
  • Foundation base gel
  • 2 colors
  • Top coat
  • Nourish cuticle oil
  • PH bond
  • Cleanser
  • Remover

This set includes all the basics plus an additional nail color. It has all the stuff that you’ll need for a full manicure like cuticle sticks, gloves for protection from the light, and even a USB cord. The light itself is compact enough that it’s easy to store anywhere in the home. It’s also the perfect size for pedicures. The manicures should last for about 2 weeks even if you don’t go easy on your nails. Some say it even lasts up to 3 weeks. It’s all in how you take care of your hands.

orlykitAlready have a lamp? Orly Gel FX Starter Kit

 Includes:

  •  3-in-1 cleanser
  • Base coat
  • 3 colors
  • Top coat
  • Cuticle oil
  • Remover
  • Foil remover wraps
  • Instructional DVD
  • Catalog
  • Instruction sheet
  • Window decal (useless, but fun I suppose?)

This is a great kit for anyone who already has a lamp, but wants to get the rest of the necessary products in one go. This set will take you through the entire gel manicure process. The DVD will walk you through all the steps for using each item correctly. You get 3 different polish colors, top and base coats, and prep materials.

When you’re ready to remove the polish, you’ll find everything needed for easy removal. This is a definite bonus since removal is usually the step that turns people off of gel manicures. The colors may vary with each, set so it may be a good idea to get in contact with the seller beforehand. Otherwise, if you like a mystery, it could be fun seeing what you get!

All of these gel nail polish kits are the perfect way to get you started with everything you need. Grab a kit, pop in your favorite show, and get ready for a long, yet rewarding process. On the bright side, the manicure will last so long that you won’t need to do your nails for weeks. That’s time saved in the end.