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Best At-Home Gel Mani Kits: Tried, Tested, & Rated

Written by: Merilin Notton



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We love home mani kits. All the gel nail essentials you need to create salon-worthy nails are nicely bundled into one package, making the whole process so much easier. If you, too, are on the hunt for the best at-home gel nail kit, we've got a few that just might take your fancy.

We asked our team and Brand Ambassadors to try out our top-rated gel mani kits and rank their favourites to help you out. Whether you're looking to gift one of these bundles to a special someone or want to treat yourself to improve your DIY nail game, here are our top picks.

Best At-Home Gel Nail Kits

Average Reviews


Black Convex Curing Lamp Kit w/ Gel Nail Polish Essentials

4.8 stars


(worth £127)

The Full Works Complete Gel Polish Kit - Siren

5.0 stars


(worth £188)

The Full Works Complete Gel Polish Kit - Aristocrat

5.0 stars


(worth £210)

The Parton Kit

5.0 stars


French Me Kit

4.6 stars


The Y2K Kit

4.8 stars


#1 Black Convex Curing Lamp Kit w/ Gel Nail Polish Essentials (Worth £127)

First up on our list is our Convex Curing Lamp Kit, featuring our gel nail polish essentials, and it's definitely one of the best gel nail kits in our collection.

This handy kit is great for beginner gel nail enthusiasts as it comes with all the basics for a home mani, including our signature Pro LED Lamp, a Base Coat and Top Coat Gel Polish, and 4 beautiful gel colours in our signature shades Pastel Chic, Soft Touch, Requiem For A Pink, and Diva.

As with all our polishes, these shades are formulated with our signature long-lasting and chip-resistant gel, resulting in flawless nails for up to 3 weeks.

You get everything you need to prep your nails for polish, too, with our 2-in-1 Prep & Wipe solution and Lint-Free Wipes and removal with our Gel Remover.

“This kit with the black curing lamp is seriously amazing! It’s got everything I need for perfect nails at home”

Jack Harper (@jxckhxrperart), Mylee brand ambassador

#2 The Full Works Complete Gel Polish Kit - Siren (Worth £188)

@myleebeautyofficial POV: you’re starting your gel nail journey in 2024 and just discovered Mylee’s Full Works Kit 😇 Everything you need to #nailityourself all in one place 👏 📹 - @simlynails shows us how gives herself a Mylee mani using Up My Street & Hollywood Twist #Mylee #nails #gelnails #nailtrends #naillooks #nailfinds #nailhowto #nailart #naildesign #nailartideas #nailideas #nailkit #nailartkit #myleekit ♬ original sound - Myleebeauty

Our Full Works Complete Gel Polish Kit in the Siren edition is a must-have if you love a chic mani.

This kit includes...

The shades included in this kit complement each other really well, making it easy to create a variety of nail looks. 

You'll find a selection of glitter gel polishes, like our Hollywood Twist in a striking silver glitter and All Eyes On Me in a beautiful lilac with chunky and fine glitters. For a classic look, we've also included neutral shades like our CaramelUp My Street, and Earthy Vibes.

“I love this kit, it gives me flawless nails and the colours included are perfect. I love the purple and silver tones. It always lasts on my nails for 3 weeks, and then I like to switch it up for a different colour. The kit has everything I need to apply and remove my mani.”

Ellie Simmons, Head of Brand at Magnitone

#3 The Full Works Complete Gel Polish Kit - Aristocrat (Worth £210)

Our Aristocrat Full Works Gel Polish Kit is another fantastic gel polish starter kit. Just like the rest of our Full Works Kits, this includes everything you need for professional, salon-quality gel nails at home.

The colours in this kit will elevate your mani game with rich, bold shades. There are 4 glitter polishes, including our shades Hollywood Twist, Gold Digger, and Deep Purple, alongside 4 other cult favourites, like Californian Love and Break A Red.

You'll also receive an assortment of Nail Art Foils, Gel Polish Soak Off Clips, Sweet Almond Nail & Cuticle Oil, and a Foot File – that's a lot of nail goodies!

“This kit was the perfect birthday gift for my mum! It has everything she needs for chip-free gel manis and pedis at home, complete with a fancy LED lamp and 8 amazing polish colours. I love that it includes all the prep tools, even a foot file for pampered toes! This kit is like saying 'Happy Birthday, treat yourself to a spa vibes!”

Savannah Cook, Mylee Brand Manager

#4 The Parton Kit

If you're already equipped with a Pro LED Lamp and you're looking to expand your gel colours collection, you'll love our  The Parton Kit.

This kit includes a range of 8 wearable shades for every occasion, unlocking endless nail look possibilities. The selection even includes some of our bestselling shades, like Primrose Hill, As Red As It Gets, and Pastel Chic.

Gel colours included: Pastel Chic, Primrose Hill, Solo Act, Once In A Blue Moon, Peach Perfect, As Red As It Gets, Fields Of Gold, & Frosty Start

You'll be sure to find your next go-to nail colour in this neat bundle, and the shades look beautiful when worn alongside each other.

It doesn't just stop there, though. You'll also get a Base Coat and Top Coat Gel Polish – the perfect pairing for achieving a flawless mani.

#5 French Me Kit

@myleebeautyofficial The ultimate French mani HACK has just landed 😱 Say hello to the French Me Kit 👋 Featuring two iconic shades, It’s A Match & Break The Ice and our brand new stamping tool, Stamp It Out 👉 this kit has everything you need nail a fuss-free Frenchie! #mylee #nails #gel #gelpolish #gelnails #naillook #frenchmani #frenchtips #frenchnails #frenchnaillook #nailhacks #easynails #quicknailart #classicnails #stampingtool #nailstamper #nudenails ♬ original sound - Myleebeauty

This is one of the best at-home gel nail polish kits for creating French tips, and you soon won't be without it.

Our French Me Kit contains two classic French mani shades: Break The Ice – a crisp white shade for the tips – and It's A Match – a sheer nude for the base.

The best bit about this set is the Stamp It Out silicone nail stamper, and it'll help you achieve perfect French nails time and time again. Simply paint the white gel polish onto the stamper, push the tip of your nail into the cushion, and remove to reveal your effortless French tip. It's as simple as that!

You could also use with silicone stamper with other gel colours to create a French mani with a twist.

#6 The Y2K Kit

Y2K nails have been in the spotlight for a while now, and we don't see them going anywhere for the foreseeable!

The Y2K Kit features 4 shades inspired by the 2000s, so you can create lots of fetch nail looks. Our cult-favourite Primrose Hill is the ultimate pastel pink, and it pairs prettily with the cranberry red Kiss Kiss, beige-toned nude Cozy Nights, and glittery pink Disco Ball.

You'll also get our signature Base Coat and Top Coat Gel Polish to round off the kit.

The Verdict: The Best At Home Gel Mani Kits

From full-blown home gel kits to must-have colour bundles, we have a fab choice of at-home gel mani kits that'll help you elevate your nail game better than ever. Take your pick from our team's top picks above or head on over to our entire range of kits to explore more.

Plus, you’ll get free standard UK delivery on orders over £25!

Check out our blog or follow us on Instagram for gel design inspo using your new nail goodies.


What is the best at-home manicure kit for beginners?

Our Full Works Gel Polish Kit in Siren is one of our best sets for total gel nail beginners. This nail polish starter kit includes everything you need to start your gel mani collection including our Pro LED Lamp, Top and Base Coat, 8 gel colours, and all the essential removal tools.

Which is the best gel nail kit for nail art?

Our Aristocrat Full Works Kit is one of our top choices for helping to create stunning nail art. Along with 8 Mylee gel polish colours and other essential tools, this kit contains an assortment of Nail Art Foils, which you can use to come up with an array of nail designs.

Our Be Jewelled Nail Art Kit is also a great nail art kit, containing gold leaf, gems, and pearls that you can attach to your nails with the included clear Builder Gel .

What is the best gel nail kit for gifting?

The Parton Kit is a great little bundle for gifting to someone who loves creating their own gel nails at home. We've included 8 versatile gel colour polishes, including pinks, nudes, and glitter shades, which they can add to their existing collection.

They'll also get our classic Base Coat and Top Coat Gel Polish, which will help them achieve a salon-quality mani that lasts up to 3 weeks.

Which gel nail polish kit is best for salons?

Any of our Full Works Kits are great for using in salons. These kits include all the application and removal essentials you need to create professional-quality manis – from the gel polishes to the curing lamp. You can also add to your collection of gel polishes from our range of over 200 colours.

Merilin Notton

Merilin Notton

As the Head of Brand at Mylee, Merilin is a seasoned beauty industry professional with a strong passion for nail art. 

With a background as a licensed beautician and a track record of shaping and elevating beauty brands, Merilin is dedicated to empowering individuals to express themselves through nail art, making them a driving force behind Mylee's success in the beauty industry.


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