Up until recently, gel manicures were offered exclusively in salons. They involve applying several coats of gel polish to nails and then curing the polish under a UV lamp for two minutes. The results are a smooth, streak-free, high shine manicure that does not chip.
Much to our delight, gel manicure starter kits with lamps are now available in stores. In some kits, the gel polish comes in a bottle, in others as strips. The colours offered vary from one brand to the next.