Mylee Gel Polish LED Kit Review

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Painting your nails makes for a great relaxing past time. When the chores are done and you finally have an hour to yourself, painting your nails can be really relaxing. What’s not to love? You get a pretty result and nail polish that lasts ages, right? Not for most of us. We all know the struggles of trying to dry our nails as quickly as possible, all whilst making sure we’re careful not to chip our hard work over the next 2-3 days. I’d seen gel polish kits floating about online and couldn’t resist the idea of long-lasting, professional looking nails from the comfort of my own home.

For my birthday, my mum let me choose a gift and I chose the Mylee Gel Polish LED Kit. I heard Sophie (from sophdoeslife on YouTube skip to around 5:15 for a tutorial) mention it and thought I’d check it out – her nails always look amazing! This specific kit currently retails for ยฃ90.00ย and includes: the LED Salon Series Lamp, 1 top coat, 1 base coat, 4 x Mygel polishes, 1 pack of 200 Mylee lint free wipes, 1 bottle of prep+polish and 1 bottle of gel remover. It is definitely an investment product – think of all the money you’ll save in the long run! So onto the review…

The first time I used the kit, I don’t think I cured my nails very well and my nails turned out bubbly and peeled off – which I know is not the fault of the machine, because I have since re-done my nails and had no issues. As a beginner with gel nails, I did find the kit a bit daunting at first. However after a read of the instructions I felt good to go.

The steps to completing your nails are as follows:

  1. Prep nails using the prep + polish on top of a lint free wipe.
  2. Apply a thin layer of base coat, cure nails under the lamp for 30 seconds
  3. Apply a thin layer of your chosen gel colour. Cure for 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat step 3 one or two more time to build your layers gradually.
  5. Apply a layer of top coat, but this time cure your nails for 60 seconds.
  6. There will now be a tacky layer on top of your nails, use some prep + polish on top of a lint wipe again to rub this layer away.
  7. Now apply cuticle oil if you have some.

The set button allows you cycle between 15 secs, 30 secs and 60 secs when curing your nail under the lamp

I’ve definitely noticed a big difference between painting my nails with standard polish and using gel polish with a lamp. After a few days wear, I have no chips or loss of shine despite being quite rough with my hands doing chores etc. I think a lamp like this is the perfect remedy if you want quick, but clean nails. Plus it feels like you’re at a home salon, for a fraction of the price! The one thing I’m looking forward to is painting my nails for going on holiday – it cuts the worry of your nails chipping on day 1 and having no remover or other polish to redo your nails.

My nails 72 hours after application and a whole day of cleaning! Wearing Mylee shade ‘pastel chic’

The individual colour polishes from the Mylee website cost ยฃ5.50 which scares me when I’d now like to stock up on lots of different colours. I’m going to see if other (cheaper) brands of gel polish work with lamp and base + top coats. I don’t see why it wouldn’t because the LED light technically does all of the work – but I will update this post when I find out. (Update: works a dream!)

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it’s somewhat helped you make a decision about whether to invest in one of these kits. If you know of any good gel polish brands, please let me know!

Until next time,

Emily x

15 thoughts on “Mylee Gel Polish LED Kit Review

  1. Shannen says:

    Really enjoyed reading this post! This gel polish kit looks amazing, and your nails look so good! Usually gel polish takes a while to get off, so it’s great that the kit includes remover as well. I might need to try the gel before I go away as I was thinking of getting my nails done professionally but it would be cheaper just to do them myself! It’s great that the gel lasts too because I’m always worried about painting my nails before going away in case it chips. Great review! x

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Thank you so much for this comment Shannen! I think my varnish is just gonna peel off you know, so that’ll save me 25 minutes sat there with my fingers in tin foil ๐Ÿ˜‚ it’s definitely a time saver and has long lasting results so I’d highly recommend!x

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  2. Charlotte says:

    I love doing my own gel nails, as I have the similar kit which great. I recommend them to anyone who loves doing there nails. Great post ๐Ÿ’—

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  3. Millie says:

    Damn those nails look good! I constantly fail when painting mine cause either I’m too impatient to wait or I chip it within a day. Great post Emily and hurray for your first review!!:)

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  4. Geraldine says:

    Oo girl your nails look so good!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™Œ I’ve never tried gel nails before, either myself or professionally done but I can see the difference between feel and regular. I might try this one day! Thanks for sharing girly!

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  5. Chloe Osborn says:

    Wow I canโ€™t believe thatโ€™s how your nails look after 72 hours, thatโ€™s amazing! I honestly suck at painting my nails and get so frustrated when I smudge them before theyโ€™re dry or they end up chipping a couple of hours later. This does seem like a great investment!x

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  6. Laura says:

    Hi! I use Mylee kit but (I guess) the sunlight make it hard in seconds, then I cannot use the applicator because too hard to swipe. This is especially the case of the base, then with the others layers is difficulty to finish a good job. Any tips? Thank you in advance!!

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  7. Laura says:

    Hi! I use Mylee kit but (I guess) the sunlight makes it hard in seconds, then I cannot use the applicator because it is too hard to swipe. This is especially the case of the base, then with the other layers it is difficult to finish a good job. Any tips? Thank you in advance!!

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    • emilygabriellax says:

      Hi Laura! How do you mean the sunlight makes it hard? My best recommendation would be to paint your nails avoiding sunlight. Make sure you’ve prepped your nails well – and working in thin layers always helps. So after your base cure for 30 seconds, and build your colour in layers curing for 30 secs at a time. Finally for the top coat I cure for 60 seconds. All these put together should give you flawless application but please do message if you have any more questions! ๐Ÿ™‚

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