California Discovery Part 2

By Amy Lawrenson

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A while back I stumbled across Ulta's website, a US beauty store that sells pretty much everything including this Red Carpet At-Home Manicure Kit. The kit means you can do 3-week manicures at home; genius!

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While in Los Angeles I headed to the bricks and mortar store to check out the kit in person because rumour has it it will be coming to the UK as soon as next year.

As with a regular mani you need a base coat, polish of your choice (there are plenty of shades to choose from) and a top coat to seal the lot. But the difference is that after each coat you pop your nails under the UV light, $19.99 (about £15) which sets the specially formulated polishes. As a 3-week mani can cost as much as £50 in salons and the Red Carpet polishes cost no more than your average lacquer it's well worth buying into, especially if your at-home manis tend to chip within days (or even hours!)

The only downside, you need to be pretty good at doing your own nails as any smudges or polishes in the cuticles will be there for weeks, not just days. Time to start practising!

To purchase the Red Carpet At-Home Manicure Kit click here

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