What do you use? The kit I use is by Gelish and it includes nail surface cleanser, foundation, pH bond, and Top It Off. I also use the Gelish LED light.
How much does it cost? The kit cost about $50 while the LED light is around $60, however you can use regular lights. Although an at home Gel Nail kit may seem pricey, it is worth it if you want to stop spending money at the nail salon or using up regular nail polish every time your nail chips.
How long does it take? It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete my toenails because you are able to keep going even when one side is underneath the light. It takes about 30 minutes to complete my fingernails since have to stop between hands when one is underneath the light.
How long does it last? At least 2 weeks!
How many nail lacquers are available? Gelish has a wide variety of nail polish colors from nude to neon to sparkly. You can even mix colors and create french tips!
Can you make nail designs? I have never tried to make designs with Gelish nail polish, but I do create designs with regular polish on top of the Gelish.
How do it come off? You soak the nail in Acetone based nail polish. However, after so many weeks the polish will start to peel off on its own.