Amazon Has Everything You Need for an At-Home Nail Salon—And It's All Under $25

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Thanks to Amazon, you can treat yourself to beautiful nails right at home with these must-have essentials—no appointment necessary.

A collage of nail treatment, a nail kit, buffing block, base and top coats, gel polishes, and a nail dryer photo

At-Home Nail Salon Essentials for the Perfect Manicure

When you have these nail essentials in your beauty collection, you'll not only save money but you also won't have to worry about squeezing a salon appointment into your already busy schedule. (And did we mention you can get all six of these items for less than $90?) Start by repairing and strengthening your nails with the OPI nail treatment. It can be used as a base coat and paired with other polishes, or you can apply two coats on its own. Over time it will leave your nails looking healthier and help prevent future breaking, splitting, and peeling. Before buffing or applying polish, make sure your nails are clean and shaped to perfection. The Keiby Citom travel manicure set comes with everything you need to prep your nails. Inside the pretty rose gold case, you'll find fingernail clippers, toenail clippers, diagonal clippers, a cuticle nipper (Note: Cuticle nippers are best left to professional nail techs. For at-home manicures, simply soften the cuticles with oil and gently push them back to prevent damage—there's really no need to clip them.), peeling knife, nail cleaner, and a nail file along with tools for facial care. Each tool is made from durable stainless steel that won't rust and stays sharp for up to 10 years. Next, use this buffing block to ensure the tops of your nails are smooth and shiny. You'll find directions printed right on the block so you know in which order to use each side. Step one files your nail, step two smooths ridges, and step three buffs to a shine.

The key to a long-lasting manicure is using a base coat and finishing with a clear top coat, like this duo. The base ensures your polish goes on evenly while the top coat adds a protective layer that helps it last up to two weeks. If you can't decide between neutral nails or a pop of color, this Vishine gel polish set might be for you. It comes with four eco-friendly, nontoxic colors (lavender, gray, and two shades of pink) that won't leave behind a strong smell, plus they can be applied to natural nails, acrylic tips, or used as a UV gel polish. But you can't complete a gel manicure without a curing lamp. This LED UV nail dryer features three timers (30, 60, or 90 seconds) to cure LED-compatible gel nail polish quickly without overheating. As an added bonus, this lamp doesn't emit harmful UV rays, and the LED bulbs never need replaced.

With the help of these tools and a steady hand, everyone will be asking you where you got your nails done!

To buy:

  1. OPI Nail Strengthener, $18; amazon.com

  2. Keiby Citom nail care kit, $12; amazon.com

  3. Buffing block, $13; amazon.com

  4. Vishine gel base and top coat set, $10; amazon.com

  5. Vishine gel polish set, $15; amazon.com

  6. LED UV nail dryer, $20; amazon.com