Mylee Gel Polish LED Kit – Review

Painting my nails has always been a 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.

So as my 20th birthday is fast approaching, my mum let me choose a gift (and have it early!) and I chose the Mylee Gel Polish LED Kit. I heard Sophie (from sophdoesnails) on Youtube mention it and thought I’d check it out – her nails always look amazing! Watch her chat about it here. This kit retails for £70 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. I think this a super good deal – 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 follow:

  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!

The individual colour polishes from the Mylee website cost £5.50 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.

I don’t think I’ve done a review on my blog yet, but I’m really glad this was my first! I hope you enjoyed this post and if you know of any good gel polish brands, please let me know!

Until next time,

Emily x

10 Comments

  1. May 28, 2019 / 3:34 pm

    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

    • emilygabriellax
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 5:07 pm

      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 😂 it’s definitely a time saver and has long lasting results so I’d highly recommend!x

  2. Charlotte
    May 28, 2019 / 3:41 pm

    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 💗

    • emilygabriellax
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 5:18 pm

      Such a good purchase aren’t they! Thank you for commenting Charlotte 💞

  3. Millie
    May 28, 2019 / 4:44 pm

    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!!:)

    • emilygabriellax
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 5:18 pm

      You should get a lamp!! Thank you Millie x

  4. May 28, 2019 / 7:42 pm

    Oo girl your nails look so good!! 😍🙌 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!

    • emilygabriellax
      Author
      May 28, 2019 / 7:50 pm

      Awh thank you Geraldine!! I’ve noticed a big difference too, this kit seems like a keeper 😍

  5. May 29, 2019 / 11:27 am

    Wow I can’t believe that’s how your nails look after 72 hours, that’s amazing! I honestly suck at painting my nails and get so frustrated when I smudge them before they’re dry or they end up chipping a couple of hours later. This does seem like a great investment!x

    • emilygabriellax
      Author
      May 29, 2019 / 12:11 pm

      They’re still going strong even now it’s mad! I would definitely recommend, so easy and longlasting x

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