How to nail a gel manicure at home – no light needed!

Let’scut to the chase: you adore the shine, durability and colour of a gel manicure, but you’re just not willing to shell out £30 every two weeks to keep your nails looking sharp.

Doing your own gel manicure used to mean expensive at-home kits with fiddly lights, which were both time-consuming and inconvenient. Luckily,technology has now caught up with your desires – and your finances – and you can have the long-lasting salon manicure of your dreams, without a salon or pricey lights.

How, you ask? Rimmel London’s Super Gel, a two-step gel colour system that’s going to change the way you do your nails.  

Simply layer on two thin coats of your favourite Super Gel colour, allow it to dry, then lock it down with the Super Gel top coat.

It’ll dry down like an ordinary nail polish, but the results are anything but ordinary – glossy, glorious colour that’ll last for up to 14 days.

It won’t ruin your nails like a salon manicure can and comes off as easily as any other nail polish. And at £5.99 for the polish, and £5.99 for the top coat, both of which will last you for months’ worth of manis, you’ll find yourself with all sorts of spare cash.

How to nail a gel manicure at home – no light needed!

Need a little help choosing your favourite colours? These are our picks for the summer:

Shallow Bay: An aquatic turquoise that immediately makes us wish we were lying by the pool, favourite book in hand. Wear to transport yourself to sunnier climes.

Cocktail Passion: A bright, party coral pink that will lift your spirits. Add your favourite cocktail and your favourite friends for a summer evening to remember.

Blue Babe: A classic shade that slots straight into the trend for everything blue this summer, this will go perfectly with your denim cut-offs and oversized sunnies.

Which colour will you be wearing to the beach? Try these holiday-perfect shades that will make your DIY manicure a thing of beauty.