For Your Friend Who Thinks Regular Manicures Are Boring:
Online reviews for Sally Hansen’s Insta-Gel Kit are polarizing: They’re either raves or flames, depending upon the experience, but so far I’m in the “fan” camp. I’m enjoying the smoothness of the color and the ease of application. Each kit comes with insta-gel polish strips, one gel top coat, the usual nail cleaning tools, and an adorably mini LED (note: not UV-yay!) lamp that allows you to do one finger at a time. Insta-gel polish strips come in signature solids as well as patterns.
Sally Hansen Insta-Gel, $27.99 for starter kit