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 4.41 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.
Keeping it simple from Los Angeles
Easy to follow instructions tried a mani pedi this afternoon. The application went well. Would recommend a steady hand for Application and an hour of your time. Results look great. Can't wait to explore different polishes
Barb from La Habra, Ca
I WORKED for this manufacturer and participated in testing of many of the polishes. I won't use any other products even after being laid off.
Kab from Chicago
I used to go to the salon for mani/pedi, due the pandemic the price inflation of pretty much everything has affecting me. I rather to save $ and buy more food.
I'm an anxious person that lacks patience and coordination on my left side.
So I finally decided to invest in my own tools to do my own nails. Encouraged by my siblings that are really good doing hair, makeup, nails by themselves, gave me the courage to try by myself.
I bought this beginner set in Ulta, followed the instructions that reinforced what my siblings told me.
I feel extremely happy with the results and with this gel set of tools.
I was able to concentrate enough and to be patient with myself and the results were fantastic.
I do recommend this product to beginners even with the lamp that only fits 4 fingers, I had to do the thumb separately but it was a no big deal to me.
Now I am enjoying doing my manicure, relaxing at the same time and saving $. 👏🏻🤗
I will try the pedicure next time🤔
Beth from USA
I'm not sure why this kit has poor reviews, likely user error?? I've had this kit for almost 4 years and I love it. However, when I first started using it I wasn't crazy about it because I was inexperienced at applying gel polish! Now I've had years of practice and my nails always come out looking perfect. I even receive comments from the nail techs when I have pedicures done at the salon! I use my hands A LOT (gardening, washing dishes, cleaning, sewing) and I'm always impressed at the durability and longevity of the gel polish. I only end up removing because my nails grow out long before the gel chips/lifts, or I get bored with the color (I'm going on week 3 of my current mani and they still look good!) The kit also works well with other brands of gel polish, my faves are ASP, Finger Paints & Geláze.
My best advice; THIN COATS! And always ALWAYS cap the free edge. I've also been experimenting with applying an additional top coat and sealing the free edge again after about a week. So far this has helped my mani last even longer!
Seriously, BUY THIS KIT!
Danielle from NC
I just want to say that I was very impressed with this kit. I have always tried to find salon quality products without having to go to the salon, and this is it! I had one chip after like 3 weeks almost. in my opinion, this is way better than the dips even. the process and removal just overall is so easy and my nails look healthiest with this method too. definitely sticking to it.
Maria from Salem, OR
I carefully follow the instruction, but my nails are sticky after the whole process. Next day they are not sticky, but the polish starts peeling up in several days, never stays 3 weeks as promised. I would not recommend this kit.
bri from mass
this is my first gel polish kit i've purchased and i honestly love it! i'm only giving it 4/5 stars though because some of the polishes in the kit have a bad smell and is a little difficult to work with but over time i'll improve !
Angel from Nashville
terrible product won't dry stayed gummy peels right off waste of time and money
Megan P from New Jersey
I can't say enough good things about this kit. I'll start by saying I'm HORRIBLE at most beauty related things: manicures, applying makeup, hair, etc. But I really wanted to give this a shot because the thought of being able to get a long lasting, beautiful mani at home was appealing to me. I followed the steps in the provided instructions carefully, and ended up with an absolutely beautiful manicure! By my second try, I had a full 3 weeks of shiny, gorgeous nails. I'm so happy that I invested in this kit, and am excited to purchase several more colors so I can continue to do my own gel manis at home!
lisa from wisconsin
I use this at home for myself
Mia from Mississippi
The first few times I tried painting my nails, I hated it. I kept trying to get the layers of polish super thin, but it just kept peeling off in a couple days. I finally decided that since I couldn't get the layers thin enough I should cure my nails for double the time.
That finally worked and now my manicure lasts for 2 weeks before I have to remove it. If you can play around with it and get the layers super thin, you probably won't have to cure as long. I'm just no good at thin layers so I make up for it with curing time.
Cscotty from Cleveland
I picked up a kit. I read all the instructions and followed each step.
The first time I did one I think I didn't ensure my nails were really smooth after filing. A few days after the first one I went to file what felt like a rough ridge and that broke the top coat up to where the polish was able to be peeled off my nail.
The second time I really cleaned and filed my nails. Followed all instructions to a T, and it lasted about a full week- but that's fine for me. I like to change the colors about that often anyway. The shine does last and the look is as if you went into the salon.
I also do not work in any chemicals, and I wear gloves in my line of work.
I think it's way better than a regular at home mani bc you get at least one full week before chipping COULD start IF at all.
Depends on how you look at it and how long you hope it to last.
Try it out!
Margot from Southern California
I have owned and used this kit since 2012. I love it and it has paid for itself many times over. I do try to get a salon manicure once or twice a year because I enjoy the pampering and nail and cuticle cleanup that I can't do as well myself ... but no one shapes my nails as nicely as I do.
I like that this LED light is timed at 45 seconds so I'm sure to get the proper curing time for other polishes, like OPI.
I take this kit traveling for convenience. I forgot it once and had to get a manicure at a strange salon and at a time when they could fit me in. Hubby reminded me to pack my kit on our next trip.
My once beautiful nails were destroyed after cancer treatment. Gel manicures have been their salvation — long and strong again, often going 4 weeks between manicures (when I'm wearing clear color) that I can do on my own schedule.
Krystin from Montana
This product produces a beautiful manicure. After about 5-6 days it does start to peel. I am fine with that as I usually do my nails each weekend anyway. The packaging claims that the manicure lasts up to 21 days but I have found that it is closer only to 7 days. At least my manicure looks nice for the week!
Linda Linda from Sierra Vista, AZ
My nails are short and thin, this is a good investment! They are actually growing now!
Jane from Mn
This product is fabulous. I got the same result as going to the salon. Very happy with the purchase.
Alena from San Francisco CA
I absolutely love this kit. I've been using it for years now and I just get better over time. The gel lasts a little less than 2 weeks. I love the red the kit comes with. I've purchased it many times since the kit. My only complaint is that the bottle colors and the polish colors are often sooo different. I only buy the polish colors in store to see what the color actually looks like. Other than that I've been so happy and highly recommend this!
I read other reviews and I'm confused why they are saying it's sticky. I've never experienced that, I think they aren't following the instructions!
CoffeeGirl325 from North Carolina
I am completely sold on this line! With right at eight years of experience using this product, I can say without a doubt, it is the best I have found for at home use. I highly recommend this line! I have spent lots of money paying to get my nails done, now I do not have to anymore! I do have one more thing to tell you...if you work with your hands, in any kind of chemicals, or have your hands in water almost 24/7, you will not like this, unless you use gloves. Chemicals can break down the adhesive in a short amount of time, therefore making the wear time much shorter than the two weeks I had told you about. I am a pharmacy technician and work with my hands a lot, I have had no trouble whatsoever keeping this gel polish line on. My sister however, it did not work so well for her. She is really rough on her hands (her words not mine) and refuses to use gloves (again her words not mine) when cleaning, so it wasn't a good fit for her. I'm a glove girl when it comes to cleaning, so that is just something to think about before you make your decision about your purchase of this product. I feel like anyone who loves to have their nails done and it look professional, this is definitely the ticket! The color I have on in my pictures below, is a discontinued color. It is the last of it..."CRY"!
kelli from clovis
Ive sat under this light for 45 min and its still tacky!
Kathleen from California
I bought this when Covid started. I work in a warehouse, and my nails need protection. I don't like the nail polish it came with, but other colors from the same brand turned out better. The color lasts about two weeks, but my nails feel very raw when I remove them.
Olivia from St. Louis
I bought this on a whim after researching the prices of gel manicures at the salons in my area and being too impatient to wait for an appointment. It seems kind of pricey at first, but will pay for itself after a few applications and it comes with literally everything you will need - including files, lint free wipes, cuticle sticks, cuticle oil, and polish remover. I found the instructions to be very user friendly and the results I got are pretty good for my first time. Once I get better at painting my own nails I feel as if my results will be pretty close to salon quality. The entire experience took a little under an hour, I just watched a TV show while I did it. It hasn't been long enough to see how long they will last but so far I'm happy with my purchase. Make sure you wipe the nails at the end or they will continue to be tacky!
Mel from Phoenix AZ
Tried with UV light to make nails dry for an hour and they were still tacky. Really wanted to love this but did not work.
Jen K from ohio
This is the only polish I use now. I'm a bartender, so my hands get pretty beat up at work and my manicure always lasts close to three weeks. You must finish with rubbing alcohol, just like they do in the salon, or nails will always be sticky.
Patty from Manhattan
I love this product! For my first time it was a little tricky I ended up doing all five fingers at once and it ended up being a mess 😅 and it's hard to add all 5 fingers under the light (it is kinda small). So the 2nd time I did my thumb , then two fingers at a time and they look perfect and beautiful, it's not all time consuming it was relaxing just pampering yourself and watching a show as you do this !
Smorey from Nj
Maybe it's user error, but I've tried this kit multiple times and the top coat NEVER dries! Not worth it!