this week we tried
An at-home gel manicure
WE USED a Le Mini Macaron kit. WHAT IT’S FOR This kit contains everything you need to do your own gel nails at home, including a little LED lamp. PREP FACTOR I pushed my cuticles back with the tools provided and gave my nails a light file to give the polish a slightly rough surface to adhere to. OUR EXPERIENCE While I didn’t have high expectations I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to use and how long the polish lasted on my nails. The only real downside is you can only cure one nail at a time – but there’s no basecoat or topcoat needed so that helps to reduce the total time. The LED light plugs into a USB port on your computer or laptop so can be used anywhere. OUR VERDICT This kit will set you back little more than the cost of a single professional gel manicure, so it works out to be super cost-effective. I’d recommend it for anyone who loves gel nails but doesn’t want to shell out the money to get them professionally done. While the polish doesn’t last as long (around 10 days) as professional nails it looks great and was super hardwearing. The kit is well priced and small enough to fit in your handbag. BUT KEEP IN MIND there are only a limited number of colours available (16 in total) that work with this kit. EXPECT TO PAY $69.99. YOU CAN VISIT Selected pharmacies or see leminimacaron.co.nz.