Sure, we learned how to remove gel polish at home a couple of weeks ago—but since then, our nails have been bare and, quite frankly, sad looking. It’s time to call in reinforcements: a manicure set. Equipped with everything from cuticle nippers to fun polish shades, these seven manicure sets make doing your nails at home way easier than you thought, whether you’re a pro or novice.
7 Manicure Sets That Make At-Home Manis a Breeze
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1. Olive & June The Studio Box
Best For: Total At-home Mani Newbies
Olive & June is known for the Poppy, its universal polish bottle handle that makes painting your own nails way easier (even when using your non-dominant hand). Also included in this manicure set are a bunch of other essentials like nail polish remover, a clean-up brush for easy touch-ups, a flat-edge nail clipper, a dual-grit nail file and even a bottle of their vibrant polish—which you get to pick, BTW.
2. Sundays Manicure Kit + Polish Set
Best for: Salon Devotees
While you can’t get to the salon every couple of weeks, opt for the next best thing: a mani kit from Sundays, the popular NYC salon chain. Pick a non-toxic polish shade you love, and Sundays will send along everything you need (like a buffer, hydrating base coat and quick dry oil) to make your manicure look top-notch. Psst, this kit is 25 percent off right now with code ‘GiftMom25.’
Buy It ($88)
3. Dermelect Nail Recovery System
Best For: Tired Nails
This probably isn’t exactly the manicure you had in mind—strengthening nail polish isn’t exactly glam. But if you’ve been sporting gels or acrylics for as long as you can remember or just need to build up your nail health, this is the set for you. And while you’re at it, you might as well give them some extra love. Between the fortifying nail and cuticle treatment, nail strengthener, nail thickener and ride filler, you’ll be coming out of quarantine with the healthiest nails of your life.
4. Sephora Collection Tough As Nails Deluxe Manicure Kit
Best For: Minimalists
This convenient (and cute) travel case contains a dual-ended cuticle pusher, an angled nail clippers, a regular nail clipper, cuticle nippers, nail scissors and a toenail clipper. Aka everything you could ever want for a DIY-mani. Did we mention it’s up to 20 percent off (depending on your Beauty Insider status) as part of Sephora’s Spring Savings Event?
5. Charlton Home Pulbrough 10-piece Manicure Set
Best For: Mani Perfectionists
In need of some serious shaping? This kit contains the eight essential tools you need to get the job done. After cleaning up your cuticles and filing each nail down, you’ll feel like you’re back in the salon chair—not sitting on your living room couch. There’s no nail polish included, but we’re guessing you probably already have a favorite shade in mind.
6. Remington Reveal Manicure & Pedicure Kit
Best For: Impatient At-home Manicurists
OK, this multi-tool looks a little intimidating, but we promise it’s not as scary as it looks. It just makes manicures way easier (and quicker) since the motor does all the work. The two speeds and eight attachable heads allow you to file and polish your nails with precision. Oh, and it also comes with nail clippers, a cuticle pusher and toe separators if you’re feeling ambitious enough to try a pedi on your own too.
7. Deborah Lippmann Come Fly With Me Essential Manicure Set
Best For: Beauty Lovers
Deborah Lippmann makes some of our favorite nail polishes, so we were psyched to discover this manicure set. Start out with the nail polish remover mitts, then work your way through using the nail file, buffer, base coat, nail color and topcoat. Finish things off with the included hand cream for an ultra-pampered feel. $59 may seem a bit pricey, but given that each bottle of Deborah Lippmann polish is usually $20, it’s a pretty good deal.