Going to get my nails done professionally is a waste of time and money. Gel, acrylics, dip…they all chip of break off. Instead of dropping $30+ to get my nails done every time, I bought a led lamp, polish from, and a nail design kit from Amazon and do them myself. I typically clear gel for the base and top coat and regular polish for the design. Most of the polishes I use are Essie – they have great colors and usually one application does the job. Doesn’t hurt I can get them at CVS practically for free (Extracare Bucks for life).