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All The Best Gel Nail Polishes For A Chip-Proof Manicure
Let’s face it, regular nail polish walked so gel formulas could run. The quick-drying, long-lasting, high-shine alternative to standard polish has levelled up the manicure game, making chip-free nails a reality.
So for those who are ready to make a longer-term commitment that doesn’t require a trip to the salon, an LED light or even a time consuming soak-off removal, it’s time to acquaint yourself with these smudge-proof, at-home gel nail polishes.
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OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish System
Available in just about every shade imaginable, the OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish System is part of a three-step routine that involves a specially formulated base and top coat to deliver a high-shine, professional finish manicure that lasts up to 10 days. No polish-setting LED light required.
“The absolute BEST part was that it dried SOOOO QUICKLY!! And as someone who ALWAYS smudges her nails this was amazing for me. They're literally touch-dry in about a minute.” - Debbie Black
$22.95 at Myer
essie Gel Couture Nail Polish
essie’s Gel Couture Nail Polish range has been designed to last. With no need for a base coat, these uncomplicated, long-wear shades (that will stay with you for up to 12 days chip-free) offer something for everyone. The only downside will be having to choose between the striking reds, vibrant purples and sheer nudes.
$16.95 at Adore Beauty
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish
There’s a reason this bh favourite has taken out multiple Best In Beauty Awards. Formulated with a patented technology designed for longer wear, the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Nail Polish offers a life-proof manicure. For a professional finish, paint two coats of colour and one coat of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™ Matte Top Coat. And when the time comes, easily remove with a regular nail polish remover.
$16.95 at Chemist Warehouse
Maybelline NY SuperStay 7 Days Gel Nail Color
Enriched with calcium, iron and silica, the Maybelline NY SuperStay 7 Days Gel Nail Color range offers a smooth, gel resin formula. Plus, their one of a kind, patented full-fit brush moulds to every nail shape for a flawless, chip-free finish.
“The end result feels almost like it was done by salon. It dries very quickly, no more than 15 minutes. I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THE PRODUCT. I would definitely purchase more if they produce more colours that i would wear.” - Joey502
$7.95 at Chemist Warehouse