Red Carpet Manicure
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Red Carpet Manicure LED GEL Polish and products from the Red Carpet Manicure system for a beautiful manicure that gives in minutes, weeks of gorgeous color and incredible shine, that lasts and lasts.
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Rated 4.44 out of 5 stars
I recently got engaged and in an effort to start saving $$ for the wedding and knowing my nails would be center attention from people wanting to see the ring, I purchased this at home gel nails starter kit to avoid going to the salon every 2 weeks. While I can do a pretty good mani/pedi, I am an amateur and was a bit intimidated doing my own gel mani for the first time. The whole process (although a bit time-consuming) was actually pretty easy. The detailed instructions are very helpful and the products that come in the kit are easy to use and seem to be good quality. I've done two manicures now and they've lasted me a whole two weeks (and could have lasted longer), while I've gotten gel manis at a salon before and they have sometimes only lasted 1 week or less. My only very minor complaints are that the power cord is kinda short for the light and it would also have been nice to have a digital countdown timer on the top of the light. That being said, the light is auto-timed to 45 seconds, so it shuts off automatically when it's done, which is nice. Overall I am very pleased with this kit, the results, and the money I am able to save by doing a salon-quality manicure at home.
I was really hoping to get good use out of this product as I like to keep my nails polished all the time. It's easy to use and dries quickly but my issue is with long lasting. I bought two separate nail polishes and tried the one included in the box. All three chipped within a few days. I followed every single direction...applied it thin, covered the tip of my nails and curated the nails for the exact fine required. I'm not sure I could have done any more but they all chipped within a few days. One of the nail polishes I got not only chipped but changed colors. Unfortunately this has to go back. I am jealous of those girls that found no issue with it as I was hoping to use this to replace getting my nails done at the salon.
Leah from Pennsylvania
Great value for the price! Definitely a good starter kit for those new to working with gel polishes.
2020Bride from San Francisco
This is a great product and the starter kit is perfect, it's get you everything you need! I followed instructions and also buffed my nails with a different buff that was not provided to really help smooth out my nails and then used the buff stick they provided. Then followed their instructions! With lighter colors I found its better to do a 3rd cost of color for a more solid coloring. This lasted really well and no chips! Once I get better painting with my non-dominant hand this will be great for at home and so worth the money! Best Buy in COVID-19! The light is a smaller, I have to do my thumb separately than the rest of my fingers, but I am okay with that. Would recommend doing the larger light for saving time, probably will purchase the big light, as I do not see salons opening in my area for a while.
veronica from lakewood, ca
pay for this instead of paying for two manicures at a salon! i noticed people saying that it doesn't cure properly but they must have not read the instructions. the first coats are going to be tacky even after drying so DO NOT TOUCH THEM. after the top coat, you're supposed to wipe it down with the purifier to remove the tackiness. my nails look like i went to the salon. i don't think i'm ever going to pay for manicure ever again. so happy with this product!
Lilyrose from Louisville, KY
Love this kit, i had a friend recommend it to me because I've always struggled with regular nail polish. Ive done my nails three times since I've gotten the kit and I'm obsessed. It last for about two weeks at a time and its super easy to do your nails, I also love how the UV lamp has a timer so it turns off automatically. The color i got with my kit wasn't the greatest though because i had to do three coats at a time for it to show. I have since bought a different and its done a little better. I overall really like the kit and would recommend for anyone to try it.
Summer from MO
Full disclosure, I actually bought the "Best Day Ever" kit but evidently that kit is no longer available (no wonder I got it for so cheap lol; yay clearance). It appears the only difference though, my kit included some items to prep the nails and foils to help remove polish. I'm so happy with my purchase I wanted to leave a review and this seems to be the closest thing to what I got.
A couple extra notes for full context: 1) my only other experience with gel polish was years ago, purchasing an at home kit I saw in an infomercial. It did not go well. And 2) I'm not very good at painting nails. Very messy. But I still try because I love all the pretty colors. :D
Gave myself a manicure last night and idk if it's the formula of the polish, the brush design, or both, but every step applied so quickly and easily! My hands are pretty shaky so usually I have to go really slow so my nails look somewhat decent. But this stuff seemed to just glide on perfectly with little effort. Even during the tacky phase of each step if I accidentally touched or bumped a nail, it didn't get messed up (this happened with the 1st kit years back). My manicure isn't flawless by any means but I think with some practice it'll get there. I can't afford regular trips to a salon to have pretty nails, so products like this are really great. I would highly recommend these kits and really looking forward to adding more polish colors to my collection!
AS from Pennsylvania
Love the products it came with
Amy from Omaha
Dryer is super small, have to do thumb separately. And I have somewhat small hands. Dries well though. The other items in it are good too. Haven't used the nail polish that came with it, but used two from this brand and they're not great.
Nail Xpert from Ann Arbor
I was so excited to try this because I love painting my nails but hate having them chip a day later. I was told good things about this by an employee, raving about how awesome it is. I tried it as soon as I got home and it chipped the next day and completely peeled off!! I did it correctly, as I've been doing nails for a long time so I knew what I was doing and this just wasn't it. Also, the nail polish colors are so transparent you'll need about 5 coats to actually look like the color in the bottle which ends up taking a ridiculous amount of time just to do your nails.
I returned this product, and have nothing good to say about it. Don't waste your money...or your time!
Katie from Ohio
Bought in store a couple weeks ago to do my nails for vacation in FL. It lasted the whole week (and longer) swimming and being in the ocean. I am so pleased with this product!! Buy it buy it buy it!
This is my first time doing gel at home. Uniform and smooth color. We will see how they last. The lamp is tiny
Ash from New Jersey
I like that this kit includes everything you need to do a gel manicure. I would have given 5 stars but I wasn't impressed with the quality of the gel color included in the kit. I found it kind of thick which made it hard to get thin coats of color.
Everything else that is included is really good and when used with another brand of gel color results in a nice diy manicure.
Christina k from San Diego
Just used mine yesterday and my nail legit look good and my daughters asked for there's to get done with the kit. Only thing that sucks is the nail polish colors are so small other than that easy to use during this pandemic and saving $$
CGuerra from Houston Texas
It didn't take long to completely do my nails from start to cleanup. I'd say around 20 minutes. The light is small so I do my thumb separately. I do wish the kit came with a pair of uv gloves though. I did feel my nail beds get hot under the light also (gloves won't help that but it made me wonder about what my skin is going through. The polish lasted about a week until it started pulling up from my nail but that may have been bc I didn't not buff the nail enough. But despite that the polish stayed on and the shine was great.the price point is great when comparing to going to the salon.
M from United States
I have been growing out my nails and I wanted to paint them. Going to a salon I spend at least $40 for a gel manicure and in the hopes for doing things for myself I bought this starter kit. Let me tell you that it turned out great! I recieved a light peachy colour, which I didn't use the first time but I used the colour PR Darling and my nails came out amazing. The instructions are easy to follow and as long as you follow the instructions the end result will be a great one for the price. It also did not take me long to do everything about 35 minutes. I recommend.
Denise from Michigan
I purchased this machine so I could do my nails due to salons being closed. I could hardly get my toes from one foot in the dryer. Was lucky to get 4 fingers in at one time. Tried to polish after just one time under the light and the polish smeared due to not being dry enough. I love the products that came with it by not the machine. I just ordered the bigger machine that Ulta has, I hope it is better. I did send a message hoping to get a reply.
Tt2508 from Kansas
Tried this out a couple days ago and my nails turned out really good. Followed the directions and had no problems!
Lina from El Paso, TX
Easy to use and really lasts 2 weeks. Even when salons open after quarantine I'll keep doing my nails this way at home!
Loofah from Indiana
I have never had gel polish on my nails, and I was so curious about whether or not I'd actually get 2 weeks out of it. Well, I did my first application 2 weeks ago, and my nails still look flawless! Not a single trace of wear, and still so shiny. This is blowing my mind. This kit was so easy to use. The lamp dried every coat to perfection. I also got the peach nude color in my kit, and yes, it was streaky and separated. But I just applied it as-is, and after two coats, it was beautiful and perfect. I love this color. I'm going to change it this weekend, but I'm definitely not bored with it yet. The kit does include remover solution and some foil wraps, so that's a nice bonus for removal purposes. This kit will pay for itself after my second application, so I am very pleased. This is the best beauty purchase I've made so far this year.
Lauren from Virginia Beach, VA
Kit comes with everything you need and easy to follow instructions to achieve the perfect manicure. I don't go to the nail salon often but I love the long wear time of a gel manicure. I'm really happy with the results after using this kit. I ended up purchasing an extra color but I liked that the kit included a neutral nail color. The self-timer on the UV lamp is just right.
Jess from Michigan
it was really easy to use, I was a little surprised to get an oddly shaded nude/pink "creme de la creme" bottle of polish instead of the insinuated red, but I bought other nail polishes with this so it wasn't a big deal. I also think something was wrong with my top coat "brilliance" because the brush was hard and kept adding a hard buildup of polish on the brush/stick that made it hard to even insert back into the bottle making it very difficult to complete the manicure (it ended up being so clumpy) after doing one set of nails. I have it soaking in a shot glass of acetone to see if I can remove the buildup.
over all I am happy with it so far, the issues I have with it are easy to replace fixes. we'll see how long the manicure lasts
ED from Philadelphia
I bought this product after getting my first gel mani at a salon because I always think "I can do that myself." And I can! The kit has everything you need. I especially like the lint-free wipes. I thought I was smarter than the directions, but they really are thorough. Just like other polish brands, formulas are different amongst colors; some RCM polishes work better than others. My Pro 45 kit came with a peachy beige color, but I found I had to shake the bottle between fingers because of separation. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY! Gel polish is spreadable. If you're complaining about chipping, peeling, etc, make sure you followed the directions carefully and not applying too thick. The polish does peel off easily, but if you aren't messing around with it, the manicure will last 1-2 weeks. Mine was able to last with frequent hand sanitizer use (I work in health care) for a week before I got bored of my color and wanted to switch.
AllieB from Fairfax, VA
This kit was super easy to use to remove my gel polish and to repaint them. I've also used the set on my toes, which came out well, too. I did purchase a different polish because the one that was included was almost a tan color.
Cheryl from Maryland
I bought this as it came with tools needed to get started doing my own nails. The peach nude color came out more orange than peach or nude, and after 3 coats it was still a little see though. It made the whites of my nails look dirty. The tools that came in were pretty cheap quality. I ended up buying new tools and polish off a major online retailer for a huge fraction of this starter kit cost which was also a lot better in quality.
Brittaney from Pasadena, Texas
Looks like I got my nails done professionally! I had to do 3 coats of color with the light pink it came with which was kind of expected, but I have no issues other than that
Marissa from Indiana
If you get the starter kit that comes with the dark red color, I would highly recommend getting a different color to use. When I first did this using that red, I was really discouraged. It was so hard to work with and my nails looked really sloppy. Once I took that off and started over with a different color (I ended up using a light purple) it was much better. It looked just as good as it would if I had gone to the salon for a professional manicure. As long as you follow the instructions, it's easy peasy and works great. I'm looking forward to seeing how much money I'm going to save by skipping my nail appointments.