As with all new nail products, it was our trusted nail artist Miss Pop that gave us the heads up about the new Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab system. We were having cable knit nail art applied that day and she asked if we would be her guinea pig. Sure! We will try anything once, and if it means longer nail polish wear, then yes, yes, a million times yes! With its Coat Of Arms base coat and Shining Armor top coat (doesn’t that just scream STRENGTH?) you just use the Gel Lab system as you would with your regular base coat, leaving a minute between the base coat and your nail color. Did it give longer lasting protection than our regular top coat? Yes, it actually did. And we like that it gives an ultra-shiny and smooth look, without that thick appearance you sometimes get with gel manicures. Best part? You just take it off with regular nail polish remover.
$45 at Nordstrom.com