WATCH AND SHOP: 4 Weeks With No Chips and It's Good for Your Nails?

11/11/2013 at 06:00 AM ET

Ah, the impossible polish decision: Go with a regular mani and accept that it’ll chip anywhere from 12 hours to seven days after you get it. Or, shell out significantly more cash for a gel manicure, spend an entire evening doing it, giving you plenty of time to resign yourself to the fact that you’ll have brittle, destroyed nails.

Well, we found a third, much more appealing choice. It’s a gel polish that you can apply at home, doesn’t require any special light unit, takes about 10-20 minutes to do, actually strengthens your nails (seriously) and lasts up to four weeks without chipping. Watch the video to see it in all its amazingness and check out the colors we’re offering.

So, to recap, here’s what makes this polish so great.

1. No chipping. Can we get a hallelujah?
2. Using this stuff is actually good for your nail health. There’s no formaldehyde in the polish and take it from us: After removing it, your nails will look as if you hadn’t had any polish on them at all. No breakage, no white patches, no thin areas.
3. The whole process is quick and easy. One coat, stick your hands in the sun for two minutes, repeat, top coat then two more minutes in the sun, swipe with rubbing alcohol and done. (And note to lazy ladies or those living in overcast regions: This editor did her nails without the sunlight step and her mani lasted over two weeks.)
4. Yes, that’s right, there’s holding your hands under a UV light in a salon for half an hour. That means way less damage to the skin on your hands.
5. The colors are gorgeous. We picked a mix of on-trend and classic shades.

Oh, and can we add a bonus reason we love the nail polish? It’s affordable. Maybe not when you’re considering a basic, drugstore polish. But definitely when compared to what you’d pay for 60 gel manicures (that’s how many you can get out of one bottle). And if you’re a first-time Joyus shopper, you can get an extra 10% off orders of $50 or more and free shipping by entering PEOPLE10 at checkout.

Once you try it, we have a feeling you’ll never want to go back to another kind of polish. It’s that good.

–ZoĆ« Ruderman

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maybellineny queen on

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Aneta on

I get gelish non-chip, takes 30 mins and led light is used, really no damage. Very sceptical about this.

Leanne on

I used this for my wedding and it is amazing!! LOVE that it’s a Canadian product as well. Not a bit of damage to my nails after it came off unlike the other salon brands.

Tanya Branham on

Do you remove the nail polish with regular remover?

amanda on

this product doesn’t work – very thin and light comes out spotty and does not dry well at all – very disappointed

sandy on

why do they show an LED light on their site? I thought you use the sun.

sandy on

Also, I got one gel manicure in a salon and it totally peeled off after a couple days. Total rip off.

Denna on

This is very similar to the CND Vinylux polish – it can be found on Amazon for much cheaper (I’ve bought mine anywhere from 2.99 – 7 per bottle). It lasts without chipping for 14 days.

Jmk on

Does anyone know, does it come with the gel overlay? I just bought the Sally Hansen miracle gel polish and you have to buy the topcoat separate.


Love this product. Picked it up after reading this article. Put it on and it looks great. Dried in no time.

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