I love nail polish just like the next girl. As much as I like the look of a gel manicure I hate what it does to my nails. I recently started using Formula X The System XCEL gel-like polish set to make my at home manicures last longer and look salon professional.
It's an easy four step system: Cleanse, Prime, Polish, Shine. The thing I love about the process is the rounded brushes which are flexible and in one swipe allows you to cover the entire nail. In my opinion this process is a lot quicker and my nails look better as opposed to my previous routine of base coat, polish, and top coat. My manicure lasted a solid 8 days before I started to see some chipping.