It takes up approximately zero space and can be used over and over, all while being the price of about one trip to a salon.
"This comes with everything you need for your very first at-home gel manicure, including gel remover and a cuticle stick. In addition to the cuticle stick and 10 gel remover pouches, you'll also receive an LED lamp that looks like a cute, 'lil macaron, a USB cord that connects to your laptop to power the lamp, a nail file, a set of instructions, and a gel polish color that matches the color of the lamp (cuuuuute). I wasn't totally feeling the pink nail polish that week, so I ordered another bottle of their nail polish in gray. The lamp is designed to automatically shut off after 30 seconds, so you don't need to count yourself! Thirty seconds later and I was EXTREMELY impressed. I rubbed my finger against my nail, expecting the polish to just smudge off, BUT. IT. DIDN'T. It was fully dried and had a really nice shine to it. Y'all, I'm not even exaggerating when I say that it took me less than 10 minutes to paint AND fully dry the nails on the rest of my hand. But the ultimate test was when I decided to see how well my mani would hold up after 14 days of wear. No chips!!!! I could see my nails beginning to grow out, which didn't bother me. Honestly, I'm looking back on all the moments when I let myself wear chipped nail polish because I didn't want to deal with the hassle of re-painting and waiting for them to dry and I AM SHAKING MY DAMN HEAD." —Jasmin Suknanan (check out her full Le Mini Macaron review)
Get it from Urban Outfitters for $35 (available in three colors) or Le Mini Macaron for $35 (available in eight colors).