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With their flawless finishes and chip-free staying power, gel manicures have taken the salon world by storm. But there’s no denying that this trend has a few shortcomings—namely, damaged nails and a premium price tag. Thankfully, we now have another option: Deborah Lippmann’s brand new Gel Lab manicure set. This DIY gel mani kit offers the same high-gloss perfection without any downside.

How it Works

Score a salon-quality, gel-like mani at home—without dealing with bulky UV lamps or the prospect of brittle nails. The Coat of Arms base coat is formulated with epoxy resin to keep polish intact, and the Shining Armor top coat gives you the glossy, mirror-like finish of a gel manicure. Bonus: this foolproof duo can be used with all your favorite polishes and comes off with regular remover.

How to Use

First, apply one coat of Coat Of Arms base coat. Next, apply a colored nail polish of your choice, then finish with a coat of the Shining Armor. Wait one minute between each coat.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

So far so good

I have used this product three or four times and it seems to do the job. Hasn't left my nails yellow like some of the users have described. However, since I'm a nurse and wash my hands a hundred times a day, when the nail polish starts to chip it comes off in sheets.

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Decent
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So I used this and my nail polish still chipped in a day or two. I haven't tried again with a different kind of nail polish yet though so I'm optimistic that it will work better.

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Not worth the price - begins peeling by day two
Purchased

I have heard people rave about this product so i finally made the investment. I am so disappointed - it comes up in huge pieces by day two. Not only does it come up, but it damages the surface of my nails when it does.

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Great, but not quite what I expected
Purchased

I love Deborah Lippmann products, and I love the idea of getting a gel-like manicure without the UV light. Well, my manicure lasted for about three or four days with this product before my nail polish started to peel and crack. I expected at least a week! But since I cannot make a regular manicure looking fresh and shiny past a day or two, I will still use this product.

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It was ok

I received this as a gift from my mother in law. They do wear better than normal nail polishes but I don't feel like it quit up to par with a real gel manicure. For me the real gel still lasts longer, about a week if I do it myself and this lasts about two days where regular nail polish won't make it through a day for me.

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Great finish
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This gives my nail polish a great finish. I definitely notice my nail polish lasting longer without chips. It's maybe not as effective as an actual gel manicure, but definitely helps normal manicures.

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Disappointing
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Although the top coat goes on beautifully and super smooth and shiny, my nails always chip within a few hours ( I do wash my hands often at work though) The base coat also stains my nails yellow..don't know what's up with that

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Phenomenal Product
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Absolutely worth the investment vs. 45 dollar gel manicures that end up wearing off early for me anyway. The shine is beautiful and it makes my nails feel stronger.

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MUST BUY
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I do my own nails often and the gel lab has been an absolute game changer. It truly extends the life of your mani and makes your nails much shiner. I highly recommend!

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Worth the price, worth the effort
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If you are OCD about your nails and really want to devote the time and money into doing them right yourself, this is the set to use. You have to be really precise with a brush, and the minute between coats (2 for the last) makes the process definitely go slower. But for your effort, nails don't chip for a week and are virtually dry in 15 minutes!

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