I am glad I did! I painted my nails over a week ago, and the colour is still going strong. It was easy to do. I just put on a base coat, cured in the LED lamp, added a coat of colour, cured again, painted a second coat of color, cured, and then put on a top coat and cured in the LED lamp again. It was that simple! The kit included the base coat, colour gel polish, top coat, Acetone remover, LED lamp, and nail file.
I didn't like the colour the kit came with, so I bought another colour, Pat On The Black, to paint my nails with. I did find that I was not use to the colour being so thin and runny. Regular nail polish colour is a little thicker, so more easier to apply. I also found, that even though the directions said I only need to cure my nails for 30 seconds, which was 1 cycle under the UV light, my nails were still a little tacky and wet. I ended up putting them in the LED lamp for 2 cycles every time and at the end I did 3 cycles. I did not find I was sensitive to the light, so the extra cycles were fine. But some people might be sensitive to the UV light, so use caution when adding extra cycles in the LED lamp. I also want to note that if you get any colour on your skin or cuticles, make sure you wipe it off before you cure under the light, or its going to be there a while!
Overall, I found that it was worth it to make this purchase (although I did just cashed in my Shoppers Drugmart points). For more information on the Sally Hansen gel polish kit go to sallyhensen.com The Sally Hansen kit usually retails around $80.00. The gel strip mini kit is a little less, but then you can only use the strips. Opt for the actual gel polish kit. With just a little practice, my nails will always be looking beautiful and polished, not matter how hectic my life is! Now what do do with all my regular nail polishes??!!
And P.s!: Try experimenting with different colours and designs! It's so easy to add lines or polka dots to your nails with gel nail polish, because the base coat colour is already dry within minutes! If you make a mistake with your design colour, just wipe off before you cure your nails. The base coat colour will stay! Have fun and keep on gellin'!