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        Editor’s Pick
        Editor's Pick 2015

        Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2015

        Ciaté Geltox Starter Kit

        Gel color options generally leave much to be desired. But this topcoat ups the ante, lending any polish the longevity of a gel. Paint as usual, sweep on the clear lacquer, then hold under the included LED for a minute. Chip-free tips last up to three weeks.

         

        $99
        Best At-Home Gel System 2015

        Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit

        Best At-Home Gel System 2015
        WINNER 2015, 2014

        Red Carpet Manicure Pro Kit

        Though long-lasting gels are the latest advancement in nail lacquers, applying them at home isn't the easiest feat. Says N.Y.C. manicurist Lisa Logan of using this foolproof LED dryer: "You just turn it on and turn it off. It's that simple." As for the color range, the shades are current and "true to what you see in the bottle."

        $80
        Editor’s Pick
        Editors' Pick 2011

        Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2011

        Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer

        Our favorite buffer, hands down. It smooths away bumps and ridges so polish goes on without a hitch and gives days-old lacquer a high shine. Plus, the easy-to-grip design means we can freshen our manicure on the go.

        $4
        Editor’s Pick
        Editors' Pick 2009

        Ped Egg

        Editor’s Pick
        WINNER 2009

        Ped Egg

        This ergonomically designed foot buffer has more than 100 microfiles that banish dead skin and help smooth calluses. Just a few swipes give our feet a professional pedicure feel without having to leave home.

        $10
        Best 2006 Foot File

        Diamancel

        Best 2006 Foot File
        WINNER 2008

        Diamancel

        Made with real, industrial-grade diamond dust, this foot file has a strong grit that helps dissolve calluses with just a few strong swipes. Although it's pricey, experts say this file is worth the cost because it files off skin evenly, doesn't retain bacteria (since it's used dry), and lasts forever.

        $38
        Best 2005 Foot File

        Swedish Clover

        Best 2005 Foot File
        WINNER 2005

        Swedish Clover

        "It's amazing how smooth this file can get your feet," says L.A. nail artist Lisa Jachno, who has pampered the soles of Jennifer Lopez and Kim Basinger. Designed to be nearly indestructible, with a coarse abrasive surface on one side and a finer one on the other, this file can go in the tub with you for ultrasmoothing: It's waterproof.

        $10
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