The Best Gel Nail Polishes: 324K Reviews
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The Best Gel Nail Polishes: 324K Reviews

Based on 323,755 Influenster Reviews

So what is gel nail polish anyway? Gel nail polish reacts to special light, so it requires drying under a LED or UV lamp. This unique process bonds the polish to the nail making it last much longer than traditional nail polish. It's typically performed at a professional nail salon, but now there are gel polishes that you can use at home!

Check out Influensters' top-rated gel nail polishes and tell us in the comments which color you're dying to try.

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Gelish Soak Off Gel Polish
BY GELISH
4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars77%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars4%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%
4.7 / 5 (769 reviews)
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Nikki H.Nikki H. said...
I love this polish!
I've been spending upwards of $30-$45 every 3 to 4 weeks to get my nails done for years. For the longest time I just opted for regular polish until one day it was recommended I try gel/shellac polish. This was the first brand that I tried while getting my nails done. I fell in love! Now I have a collection of colors and a UV lamp at home so that I can do my own nails and save the thousands of dollars I've been putting into nail salons back in my own pocket!
There's a rainbow of gorgeous colors to choose from! Some metallic, some with little metallic flecks as well as gorgeous flat colors for any time of year! The only secret to this type of polish is to apply in THIN LAYERS!!!! Thicker layers do not cure properly and tent do bunch up and not dry. I'm currently wearing 2 colors I put on last night! This is long lasting and chip proof! I absolutely love it and will never go back to regular polish if I have the choice!!! ...read more
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Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™ Nail Polish
BY SALLY HANSEN
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars55%
  • 4 Stars25%
  • 3 Stars12%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Star3%
4.3 / 5 (9,299 reviews)
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Stacy W. said...
After reading many reviews, I finally purchased this gel polish. I was pleasantly surprised when I found it in the two pack (it included the gel nail color & the gel topcoat and as a bonus, on the inside cover, it included a $2.00 coupon off a gel polish). Depending on the nail color, (just like many other regular polishes), you may have to apply 2-3 coats. Let me just say, the finish is BEAUTIFUL! I have natural nails & they had a nice hard finish that were super glossy & shiny and that shine lasted! I'm extremely hard on my hands and the polish lasted over 2 weeks. Because I'm hard on my hands, I did reapply the top coat once a week to make sure it wouldn't chip. I always use OPI's Chip Skip and Orly's Bonder basecoat underneath ALL of my polishes because they really work great for me to extend the life of my polishes. Since purchasing this, I've already purchased another color. I really loved these miracle gel polishes! My only complaint is, I've had to go to multiple locations to find different colors. I really wish the stores would have a complete color line.
P.S. Additionally, these were a great buy b/c you don't have to purchase an LED or a UV light. They work without it and removing the polish was easy. I didn't have to soak them at all. I used a cheap non-acetone remover. ...read more
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SEPHORA by OPI gelshine™
BY SEPHORA
4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars81%
  • 4 Stars16%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars0%
  • 1 Star0%
4.8 / 5 (117 reviews)
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Carolyn G.Carolyn G. said...
I am a gel manicure convert and this kit is what did it for me! I bought it via woot and it cost just a little more than what a single gel manicure in a salon would be. You can use other gel polishes with the OPI base and top coat. I like that the light is an LED not a UV. Great way to give yourself awesome gel manis at home. Nice clear instructions as well! ...read more
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Pure Ice Shine with Gel Tech™
BY PURE ICE
4.2 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars60%
  • 4 Stars20%
  • 3 Stars11%
  • 2 Stars4%
  • 1 Star4%
4.3 / 5 (182 reviews)
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Danielle R.Danielle R. said...
I generally wait a few days before sitting down and reviewing the items received in my VoxBox, but this product was exceptional. It provides as much shine as those quick dry top coats like Seche Vite (maybe more) and gives my nails a great finish. If it weren't for my inability to not use my heads every eight seconds after painting my nails are poor manicure skills, you'd have thought I just come from the salon. This is truly a great top coat. I use two coats, unsure if that contributes to anything. It doesn't bubble if you're patient and let the coats underneath dry at least halfway. As for staying power? I've been wearing it for a bit over 24 hours and all is well, but we shall see
...read more
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SinfulColors SinfulShine® with Gel Tech™
BY SINFUL COLORS
4.4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars64%
  • 4 Stars24%
  • 3 Stars7%
  • 2 Stars3%
  • 1 Star2%
4.4 / 5 (1,860 reviews)
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member-13b48674a said...
I bought this because there was a combo pack with a cute color and the top coat. The packaging didn't boast that it lasted long, but I was hoping that it did, since it said something about gel right on the bottles. It wasn't expensive compared to many other brands. I went home, buffed my nails lightly, and followed the directions, two coats and then the top coat. It stayed on GREAT, I couldn't believe it. It only started to wear down on the tips of my nails from normal wear. After five days, I thought that I would buy more, and hope that THEY lasted the same (because sometimes flat colors last well, but the shinier colors might not). I have since bought 3 more colors and am paranoid that they will one day stop making it and I won't have any more! My other nail polishes will probably get thrown out because they are a waste of my life!! Nobody has time for that. :) I will buy more and I am actually on here to find more colors...if I could only find a French manicure that stays on for a week, that would be amazing. ...read more
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