Professional Gel Nails at Home with NYK1

Professional Gel Nails at Home with NYK1


Hi Guys!

I’ve never really been a ‘lets go to the salon and get a mani’ type. It always seems like a real luxury and expense, where I could use the money for other things such as makeup! Ha ha! I did, however have my nails done in a local salon for my wedding last year, the whole ‘gel’ thing was a brand new concept to me. I was impressed by the process, and even more by the staying power of the polish. My salon mani did not budge, at all. It didnt peel and eventually started to grow off. It got to a point where I either had to have it removed or re-done, and it turned out that both cost pretty much the same price (sneaky) so I decided to remove it myself in the end. The nails cost £25 to be done, then £20 to be professionally removed or £25 to be removed and re-done. So you’re looking at basically £25 a month to have them done continuously. This is where NYK1 come in. They are a fabulous new company that offer everything you need to get the perfect professional salon manicure from the comfort of your own home, and once you’ve bought the kit, you can buy whichever polishes you like – just think of the savings!

NYK1 kindly sent me a kit with everything I needed to get going – it included the same products as what salons use so I knew it was going to be top quality!

The kit includes everything you see in the image above –

  • Acetone Remover
  • Nail File
  • Base Coat & Top Coat
  • Cuticle Sticks
  • Lint Free Wipes
  • Prep&Shine Sticky Residue Remover
  • Nail Buffer

As well as a large UV light lamp shown below –



I got to choose two nail colours to go with my set, so I went with Fudge, a pretty beigy brown shade and Helena, a mid toned purple. The set comes wit full instructions for applying the polish, which are really straight forward and easy to follow.


Above is after one coat – the instructions advise a minimum of two coats of polish, but you can build them as much as you see fit to get your required finish.


The Helena shade of polish needed three coats for full opacity. You literally put the polish on, ‘cure’ under the light for 2 minutes and repeat until you’ve built up the coverage, easy! I couldn’t quite get used to the fact that the nail polish was instantly dry at the end, I’m used to flapping my arms around for half an hour!


I really like this colour with my gorgeous Coast bracelet from House of Fraser which I haven’t had a chance to wear yet! 🙂


The final test is to see if my polish lasts the advertised 14 days, fingers crossed! I’ll keep you posted 🙂

You can purchase complete kits from as little as £64.95 from

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any pro nail products at home and how you got on? I hope you enjoyed my review xxx

This post contains samples provided for review





  1. linda
    5 November, 2014 / 10:21 pm

    Hi michelle
    I started with the start kit in 2013 from NYK1 with about 4 or 6 colours and just keep buying more.
    I’ve just started doing my friends nails and they are so happy that they have beautiful nails.
    Hope you love the kit as much as I do


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