Sure, gel manis are great, but we don't always have the time or money to go out and get our nails done. What's a girl to do if she wants her manicure to have staying power, but isn't a salon regular?
Enter Le Mini Macaron, the cutest little gel manicure kit that is designed after - you guessed it - a French macaron cookie. The patented petite machine in poppy hues looks adorable, but don't underestimate its power. Inside is a strong, single-finger LED lamp that cures the gel polish in 30 seconds (other lamps on the market can take up to two minutes). Flip it over and you can use it on your toes.
Here's how it works: First, you file down your nails. Paint on a coat of Le Mini Macaron's three-in-one gel polish (no base coat or top coat needed), cure each finger for 30 seconds under the light, then repeat the paint-and-cure process one more time. Your finished mani will last seven to 10 days.
The kit costs $35, which is a little more than the cost of a single gel manicure. It comes with the LED light, USB cord and charger, gel polish, nail file, cuticle stick and 10 remover pads. The polish matches the color of the lamp, which is just adorable.
And, our favorite part: If you take the kit with you to work (which is super easy, because it's tiny), you can plug the lamp right into your computer or laptop with the USB cord. Desk manis, anyone?
Better say your goodbyes to your nail tech, because you won't be needing her services any longer.