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By New You Editorial
Posted On Nov 05, 2013

Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab Base Coat and Top Coat

I love the long lasting benefits of gel manicures, but am not thrilled with the damage they cause to my nails. Deborah Lippmann’s Gel Lab base coat and top coat is the new alternative to gel manicures.

When I tried Gel Lab, I achieved the same high shine, longwearing finish, and cushion-like texture of a gel manicure, sans the lamps, tools, and damage to my nails. This two-step system takes about 8-10 minutes to complete and is so easy to use. Apply the base coat and wait one minute to dry. Then paint two coats of nail color. Wait two minutes for the coats to dry, apply a thin layer of top coat and voilà, you’re done.

How to Buy: Deborahlippmann.com; $45

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