Highly rated gel nail products include Sephora by OPI GelShine, Mally 24/7, CoverGirl XL Nail Gel and L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer. These gel polishes and at-home gel manicure kits receive positive reviews from the magazine Vogue and the beauty site XOVain.
Sephora by OPI GelShine is an at-home gel manicure system that includes an LED light to cure the polish. Vogue's review of the system praises its clear instructions, 30-second dry time and durability. The primary drawback cited is the need to dry thumbnails separately from the other nails. This is due to the size of the LED light.
Mally 24/7 is also an at-home manicure kit and includes a light to cure the polish. Long-lasting wear, a wide color selection and high shine are all benefits cited by Vogue. The review cautions users to carefully follow all directions and to work slowly when applying or removing the gel polish.
CoverGirl XL Nail Gel and L' Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer are both gel polishes that do not require a UV light or LED lamp to cure. These polishes are applied like ordinary nail polish. L'Oreal Extraordinaire Gel-Lacquer is a three-polish system consisting of a base coat, colored polish and top coat. CoverGirl XL Nail Gel is an all-in-one polish that does not require a base coat or top coat.
XOVain reviews both the CoverGirl and L'Oreal polishes highly, citing their durability, texture and color selection. CoverGirl is the website's top gel polish pick due to its convenience, long-lasting wear and bright colors.