The 5 Best At-Home Manicure Sets

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Doing our nails at home has become normal at this point. And while nothing beats a professional giving you the full treatment (especially the massage), at-home manicure kits definitely offer a nice alternative for when you can’t make it to the salon.

In general, we’re big fans of Olive & June’s Mani System (which makes at-home nail care and regular manis a breeze), but when life calls for some gel polish for extra strength or acrylic tips for some sassy length, we swap in one of these five kits.

Meet Your New Favorite Olive & June On-the-Go Mani System

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1. beetles Poly Extension Gel Nail Kit

If you want to give yourself a gel extension manicure, this kit comes with six colors that range from white to dark nude. It also comes with an LED lamp to dry the polish quickly, 48-piece nail molds, a nail file and a brush to easily clean up excess polish. Start your treatment off with the Slip Solution and Base Gel and top off your color with the Top Coat for shiny nails that can last over two weeks.

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2. le Mini Macaron 1-step Gel Manicure Kit

Acrylics not your thing? This set comes with all of the essentials you need to get the perfect gel mani. It includes one polish, a mini LED lamp, a cuticle pusher, a mini nail file, 10 remover wraps and of course, instructions. The polish dries in less than 30 seconds, so you can quickly give yourself a fresh mani when you're pressed for time. Plus, the LED lamp is compatible with any of your favorite gel polishes so you can switch up your mani using the other colors you already have.

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3. kiss False Nails Salon Dip

This kit has all of the tools you need to get a solid dip powder manicure at home. It comes with 20 white nail tips, a pot of dip powder, a tray for the powder, a sponge to remove excess powder, a cuticle stick, a nail file, nail glue and an activator for the gel. (Be warned: Your friends and family may ask for your services once they see your nails.)


4. makartt Press On Coffin Nail Set

If you’re a fan of long acrylic tips, this simple DIY set is your best bet. Press on the clear tips with the enclosed glue and file them to your desired shape and length. You can choose whatever color polish you like and simply throw on a top coat to lock in the color for weeks. The kit comes with 500 nail tips for many applications.


5. autynie Poly Gel Nail Extension Kit

This comprehensive kit has everything you need to achieve a salon-grade mani-pedi. With eight glittery colors, you can switch up the shades whenever you want and we love that the set comes with extra glitter and rhinestones (in case you're looking for an extra pop of glam. Aside from the glitter, the nails and the polishes, you also get a brush to clean under the nails, a file, a rhinestone applicator and tweezers to ensure precise placement.

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Olivia Dubyak

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Olivia Dubyak is PureWow's Commerce Editor and textbook Capricorn. She studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has gone from New York City to...
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