Meanail Gel Nails Kit Review

Meanail Gel nails kit is a starter kit for people who would like to start doing their own nails at home. Today I will share my thoughts and experience with this kit, because I see a lot of people asking where they can get such kit and I really think this one is worth sharing.

First I’ll share basic information about Meanail gel nails kit and then my experience with it. It comes with all necessary things to do your nails at home – poligel, nail forms, LED lamp, base and top coat, nail files and so on. You can see what is included in Meanail Gel Nails Kit in the pictures below.

Meanail LED lamp
Meanail LED lamp

Lamp included in this kit is a LED lamp, not an UV lamp. Just in case you were wondering, you don’t need a ‘special’ poligel or gel nail polish to get it to work with this lamp. So you can use products suitable for UV lamp in LED lamp.

Meanail gel nails kit
Meanail gel nails kit

What’s different about Meanail Gel Nails system is that instead of building nails on a stencil, you will be provided with nail forms. You simply apply the poligel to the chosen form, push it onto your natural nail and cure it. Afterwards you take the stencil off. As a beginner I find it much easier than building the gel nails on my own with a brush.

Meanail kit does not come with a gel nail polish. Poligel itself has a really nice pink shade and you really don’t need to cover it with another layer of color, if you want more natural look.

You can also purchase a bundle which includes website electric nail drill, which is a very useful tool that allows you to do your manicure quickly and more precisely than ‘traditional’ nail files. You can easily regulate the speed of the drill. Remember to push it gently onto your nails, to avoid damage.

Meanail electric nail drill
Meanail electric nail drill

When it comes to the price of Meanail gel nails kit, it depends on the seller but it is in a pretty much standard price range for such products. I got my entire kit (including electric nail drill) online from bol.com for €98, price of the kit without electric nail drill is €60.

So those are basic information about the kit. Now let me explain a little how I stumbled upon Meanail kit in the first place.

For years I kept my natural nails in really good shape. I was proud of them. But couple months ago my stress levels were through the roof, my body couldn’t keep up with it and it showed – my hair started falling out more than usual, my nails started breaking… So I was desperate to keep them good looking. I got my first set of gel nails back then. I managed to get my nails back into the good shape, only to break them at work couple weeks ago.

This was the reason why I started to think about getting them done again. But since I moved, I would have to look for a new good nail place, my schedule at work was not helpful at all when it came to making an appointment, so I postponed it until I decided that actually I can do my nails on my own. I may fail but at least I’m going to try. I watched couple professional nail artists who explained technical side of entire process – I highly recommend watching Nail Career Education on YouTube. Suzie is a great teacher with over 20 years of experience as a nail artist.

The fact that I not only enjoyed the process of getting my nails done but also watched my nail artist before and the fact that I felt like I had nothing to lose definitely helped. So I got my Meanail gel nails kit and some other things – cuticle softener and gel nail polish in my favorite color.

Kruidvat Cuticle Softener Gel
Kruidvat Cuticle Softener Gel

Instructions that come with the kit are pretty easy to follow. First time I did my nails I took my time but fortunately Meanail system is really easy to use.

I decided to paint my new set of gel nails with black Impulss gel nail polish which I got at Kruidvat. I was really surprised how opaque the nail polish was, because usually black nail polishes require at least 2 coats. Impulss gel nail polish gave me awesome results just after one coat.

Impulss Gel Nail Polish 033 Black
Impulss Gel Nail Polish 033 Black

Here is the result. I know it’s not perfect around the cuticles but I’m happy with it and now I have tools to make it even better next time I will be doing my nails. Practice makes the master, right?

Meanail gel nails kit allows you to do your nails at home any time you want at a pretty low cost, which is a huge advantage for some people (including me). Price of the kit including electric nail drill is just a little bit higher than getting a new set of gel nails at the salon, so just after two uses you are saving money.

You can purchase Meanail gel nails kit online here with quick delivery on the next day.

Nail forms make entire process way easier than traditional way of building the nail on a stencil. For this reason I would recommend it to both beginners and advanced people who want to do their gel nails at home.

If you have any questions, feel free to leave them below. Or maybe you use Meanail kit yourself and you want to share your option?