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Getting your nails done is therapeutic and a great stress reliever. But if you’re a DIY kind of person, you might prefer doing your nails on your own. That way, you can experience all the different styles, art and colours at your own pace without having to spend a fortune.

What is the difference between nail polish and nail lacquer?

Nail polish is created to give you that artistic look and feel, so your fingers will look attractive. Nail lacquer is designed to protect your nails instead. However, nail lacquers do come in various colours and texture as well. So if you have sensitive skin and nails, do opt for nail lacquers instead. Otherwise, nail polishes are just fine, plus they generally have a wider variety. Nevertheless, do check out our colour selections below! We’ve even listed an affordable starter kit you can get your fingers on.

Rosalind’s Candy Gel Nail Polish has a smooth, shiny finish and a polish that goes on with specks of glitter in it. Perfect for parties and festive seasons, the shine from this polish last for up to 30 days. It is also perfect for people who aren’t fans of the strong smell typical of nail polish as Rosalind’s has nearly no smell.

Bright colours are perfect for stamping! Use either nude or white as your base colour and stamp your nails with red, wine or maroon for a festive season look. Pink shades are also great for a fun night out with family and friends.

This gel nail starter kit makes for an amazing gift for someone who is interested in nail arts. The 36W UV lamp is designed to instantly cure all UV products including top coats and builder gels. The LED lamp that comes with this kit is also suitable for both hands and feet, so you’ll only have to get one set.

4. 8. Charm Chica Gel Nail Polish
Best for a French manicure

Pink and nude colours are perfect when it comes to a French manicure. This selection from Charm Chica makes for great options as your base colour before drawing the white line at the tip. But if your nail bed is already a pink shade, you can get away with just a white line at the tip!

Elite99’s gel nail polish is one that goes on like polish and wears like gel. It is suitable for both UV and LED lamps. This convenience allows you to use either one to achieve the same perfect shiny finish. As long as it is cured properly, this nail polish can last up to 2 to 3 weeks.

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6. 3. Vika Korean Trend Gel Jam - Peach
Best gel nail polish for LED light

Imported from Korea, the Vika Korean Gel Nail Polish offers both colour and glitter gel nail polish. It is easy to apply and has a non-toxic cosmetic formula that is safe for pregnant ladies. This nail polish claims to last up to 3 weeks with 30 seconds of curing under LED light.

7. 2. Orly EPIX Step 2 Flexible Sealcoat
Best gel nail polish without UV light

Turn any nail polish into a gel nail polish with this flexible seal coat. The 2-step hybrid gel system doesn’t need any lamp curing to dry and it provides a high shine finish to any nail polish. Believe us when we tell you that sealing your nail polish with the Orly Sealcoat is the secret to make them last longer.

8. 9. Pretty2u Soak Off Gel Polish Base & Top Coat Set
Best gel nail polish top and base coat

Base coats are important to ensure that your gel nail polish is chip-free and streak-free. It’s also much easier to apply another layer of colour after applying a base coat. As for the top coat, it’s applied to give a glossy or shiny finish to the nails and to make sure the gel nail polish lasts longer. Achieve all of this with Pretty2u’s base and top coat set. Now your manicure will stay looking fresh for a long time!

Some popular nail colour options for weddings are pink, peach, white, nude and of course, french manicure. Here we introduce you to OPI’s ‘Stop It I’m Blushing’ gel nail polish. This polish is a beautiful nude colour that has a peach undertone that will be perfect to complement the gold or diamond ring you have on your ring finger.

Pretty2u’s Soak Off Gel Polish range offers a variety of colours to nail art lovers. But for nail art, we’d highly recommend using a black gel nail polish as it is dark and will show up on bright colours easily. This option is made of the highest quality and has gone through strict testing methods. With the perfect consistency and colour intensity, be ensured that your nail art will look its best!

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