We love the shiny finish and long-lasting wear of a gel manicure, but the removal process can be just that, a process. Whether you opt to soak your digits in the salon or remove them on your own, changing out your gel nails typically takes a lot of time and effort--- until now.
Just when we thought our fast-drying top coat was the most innovative product in our arsenal, nail brand Alessandro International rolls out their Striplac Kit ($159; alessandro-international.com), a complete gel manicure set that you can peel off whenever the mood to shift shades arises. In terms of application, the Striplac system is pretty similar to other DIY gel manicure options on the market---you have your cleanser, LED light, base and top coat, and gel color---the differences lie in the way you remove the hue. You literally just peel it off!
The manicure should last you at least 10 days (much longer and you may notice a few of the gel pieces coming loose). Use the included cuticle pusher to lift the color off of the nail bed, and for especially stubborn finishes, one layer of the Striplac Peel-Off Activator ($10; alessandro-international.com) should do the trick. We're thrilled that the days of soaking our digits in acetone are officially over, and thanks to the easy removal, your natural nail bed underneath will remain healthy, smooth, and damage-free. Could this product be any more genius? Shop the Striplac Starter Kit for $159 and the full range of gel colors for $18 per bottle now at alessandro-international.com.