The best nail lamps so you can have a salon-quality manicure at home
WE love a good manicure: something about having gorgeous, shiny nails makes us feel ready to handle anything, whether it’s a shrieking toddler or an intimidating job interview.
But in our increasingly busy lives, finding time to get our gel manicures done in the salon can be tricky and expensive.With these top nail lamps, professional-looking manicures – that last – have never been easier to achieve at home, on your sofa, in your PJs.mini electric nail drill
Gel manicures, which last two to three weeks, are fab since you can find virtually any colour you’re after in a gel nail polish shade.The nail polish just needs to be painted on before its cured under a UV or LED nail lamp – a LED lamp can cure gel polish in under 45 seconds, while a UV lamps take two or three minutes.
UV lamps contain the same light you’ll find in the sun or a tanning bed, and have a bad rap as a result: if you purchase a UV nail lamp to use at home, wearing fingerless gloves or high-protection SPF on your hands is recommended to minimise skin ageing or damage.
LED lamps also emit UV radiation, so it makes sense to protect your hands in the same way if you’re using one of them.
You can make your at-home mani work in just three steps with one of these nail lamps and you can watch Netflix throughout the whole process. Bliss.One of the leading brands in nail care, the Mylee Pro is the home lamp you’re likeliest to find in your local nail bar.
It’s designed to cure nails super-quick – like 15-second quick – thanks to its Innovative Convex Technology, and it comes with a detachable tray which means it can handle at-home pedicures, too.
The LED bulbs are positioned to ensure even light distribution, and there are three timer pre-sets for 15, 30 and 60-second cures.
It’s compatible with all your fave gel nail brands, like OPI, Essie, Gelish and CND Shellac, and it even comes with UK, US and EU plugs for easy travel portability.