After you’ve polished our nail experts’ in-home manicure tips, it’s time to put your technical skills to use. From gels to dives, these are the best nail kits worth taking for a test drive during quarantine.
Dip powder nail kits
Tell bonjour The DipWell Set French Starter Kit, which comes with everything you need for a classic pink and white nail set. Très chic!
Dip Starter French Set Starter Kit, $ 45 in DipWell
The Modelones Basic Powder Dipping Kit includes six color powders in neutral shades of tan and pink, along with two bright options, and (like all nail kits) does not require a UV or LED lamp.
Modelones Powder Immersion Starter Kit, $ 40 at Amazon
If the deeper colors are more your speed, choose the DDIGEjin Immersion Powder Kit. The striking purple, blue and black palette makes a bold statement, but this simple four-step immersion system is ideal for nail beginners.
DDIGEjin Immersion powder kit, $ 19 at Amazon
Calling all tough girls and boys: Mefa says her Dipping Powder Kit uses a special formula to give you long-lasting, splinter-free resistance.
Mefa Dipping Starter Kit, $ 50 at Amazon
Gel Nail Kits
The Red Carpet Manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit is a glamorous beauty salon in a box. This system leaves nails looking shiny for weeks and comes with an LED light, nail primer, base coat, top coat, nail and cuticle oil, cleanser, nail polish remover, and a gel polish in a striking shade of red.
Red carpet manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit, $ 160 at Amazon
Start the season with the AB Gel eight-piece nail kit. With a selection of pretty pastel glazes, all you have to add is an LED light.
AB Gel Starter kit, $ 17 at Amazon
Le Mini Macaron Rose-Creme Gel Manicure Kit includes the brand’s best-selling 3x Shine Top Coat, known for giving manis extra-shiny shine and long-lasting, chip-free coverage. The package also includes a bottle of gel polish, a cuticle stick, a mini nail file, 10 remover wraps, and an LED lamp (which can also be used for home pedicures).
Rose-Creme Gel Manicure Kit and 3x Shine Topcoat Pack, $ 40 in Le Mini Macaron
Attention Matte Nail Fans: Homost Matte Gel Polish Set is the kit for you. Choose from a variety of colors, ranging from petal pink to sensual merlot, all of which can be applied in four simple steps.
Homost Matte Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit, $ 17 at Amazon
The Shelloloh Manicure Package offers maximum performance for your money. Complete with 10 gel polishes, an LED light, top and base coats, nail decorations, and a handful of nail tools, this kit has something for everyone.
Shelloloh Gel Nail Polish Kit, $ 38 at Amazon
Polish Nail Kits
For old school lacquer lovers, this Deborah Lippmann spring swatch includes six mini polishes in clear, sweet, and extra-bright colors.
Deborah Lippmann Beyond The Sea Gel Lab Pro Set, $ 36 at Sephora
The Christian Louboutin Loubitag Set offers luxurious, ultra-pigmented, long-lasting nail color. Inside the beautiful packaging, the set contains two bottles of Louboutin’s iconic stiletto nail lacquers in bold, eye-catching colors.
Christian Louboutin Loubitag Nail Set, $ 60 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Naked in Neon Set by Nails Inc. offers plenty of neon twists, plus a perfect nude shade.
Nails Inc. Nude in Neon Nail Polish Set, $ 22 at Sephora
Nail Art Kits
Born Pretty Blossom Watercolor Kit invites you to turn your nails into works of art. This easy-to-use seven-piece pack gives nails a veined watercolor effect and is suitable for UV, acrylic and natural gels.
Born pretty Blossom Watercolor Nail Polish Manicure Kit, $ 19 at Amazon
The Rainbow Sky Capit Foil Freak Kit by Young Nails promises a striking and metallic effect. With an easy three-step app, why not let your freak flag fly?
Young nails Caption Foil Freak Rainbow Sky Kit, $ 15 at Ulta
Create your own custom designs with Migi’s proprietary nail pencils. Double-ended implements feature a nail brush on one end for base colors, and a novel pencil tip on the other side for painting original creations.
Migi Nail Art Pens, $ 25 (set of 8) at Amazon