The best nail kits for the perfect at-home manicure

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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 at DipWell
DipWell

Dip Starter French Set Starter Kit, $ 45 in DipWell

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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 Dipping Powder Starter Kit, $ 41 at Amazon
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Modelones Powder Immersion Starter Kit, $ 40 at Amazon

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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 Dipping Powder Kit, $ 19 at Amazon
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DDIGEjin Immersion powder kit, $ 19 at Amazon

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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
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Mefa Dipping Starter Kit, $ 50 at Amazon

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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
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Red carpet manicure Pro 45 Starter Kit, $ 160 at Amazon

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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 in amazon
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AB Gel Starter kit, $ 17 at Amazon

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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 at Le Mini Macaron
Le Mini Macaron

Rose-Creme Gel Manicure Kit and 3x Shine Topcoat Pack, $ 40 in Le Mini Macaron

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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
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Homost Matte Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit, $ 17 at Amazon

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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
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Shelloloh Gel Nail Polish Kit, $ 38 at Amazon

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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 Kit at Sephora
Sephora

Deborah Lippmann Beyond The Sea Gel Lab Pro Set, $ 36 at Sephora

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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.

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Saks

Christian Louboutin Loubitag Nail Set, $ 60 at Saks Fifth Avenue

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Naked in Neon Set by Nails Inc. offers plenty of neon twists, plus a perfect nude shade.

Nails Inc. nude in a neon nail polish set, $ 22 at Sephora
Sephora

Nails Inc. Nude in Neon Nail Polish Set, $ 22 at Sephora

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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
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Born pretty Blossom Watercolor Nail Polish Manicure Kit, $ 19 at Amazon

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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?

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Ulta

Young nails Caption Foil Freak Rainbow Sky Kit, $ 15 at Ulta

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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
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Migi Nail Art Pens, $ 25 (set of 8) at Amazon

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