Aren't gel manicures the absolute best? I mean, between the high shine, the lasting colour, the quick-drying, how could we not love them? But shelling out every few weeks for an in-salon treatment (plus the extra cash for removal) adds up.
If you can't afford your salon gel manicure habit anymore, luckily, there are a roster of simple-to-use DIY gel nail kits, bringing the staying-power and glossy finish of gel formulas straight to your home - for a fraction of the price.
And if you want to save even more pennies, you should try your hand at DIY gel polish removal, too (and don't even *think* about peeling them off!).