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DIY Manicure and Product Review of Orly Smart Gels System For Gel Nails At Home

DIY Manicure: We Road-Test The Orly Smart Gels System

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I applied the top coat and set for 60 seconds each round. The instructions recommend 60 seconds only for darker colours, but I was just about to hit the sack so I wanted to be sure they were dry! As you can see, the result is amazing, salon-like quality.
As a final step, I applied cuticle oil at the end as instructed. This keeps the nail bed moist and conditioned.
Overall, I was really impressed with how easy the whole process was — I think I'm a convert...
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Stockists: Orly Beauty 
Skill level: Easy peasy

Gel nails — they're all the rage right now as more and more women are experimenting with colour on their nails but haven't got time to fix chips every other day. Gel nails have, for the most part, a three week chip-free guarantee so you can imagine my excitement when Orly's at-home Smart Gels system hit my desk. Now I have to admit, I've never had gel applied to my nails before (you all know I paint them at least twice a week!), so I was a little hesitant... but I needn't have been. The Smart Gels system is fool-proof and the results are salon quality. I tried the perfect red-orange, Haute Red, and I actually did both my hands and my feet. Why not, right? Click through to see the results.

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