Nail Harmony Gelish LED Lamps Comparison

Are you thinking of upgrading your UV lamp to an LED Lamp? Nail Harmony offers many types of Gelish LED Lamps to suit the different needs of different users. Yes, these LED lamp can cure any brand of gel polish as long as it’s LED-cured (To know if a gel polish is LED-cured, contact the manufacturer or read the product description).

This guide covers 3 most popular Gelish LED Lamps, which are Gelish 18G, Gelish 5-45 and Gelish Pro 45 Mini.

Gelish 18G LED Lamp

gelish 18g led lamp

gelish 18g led light

gelish led 18g lamp back

Gelish 18G LED Professional High Performance Lamp has protective cover to protect the eyes, variable timer and compact design for working table. It cures 5 fingers and toes at once. So there’s no need to cure the thumbs separately.


  • Cures all five fingers and toes
  • Motion Activated – It will be on automatically when you slide your hands into the opening
  • Preset Cure times button: 5, 20, 30 seconds with an LED Display Timer with Countdown
  • (18) 2-watt LED lights [=36 watts]
  • Patented eyeShield™ to limits light exposure
  • Magnetic tray for effrotless, through sanitizing
  • High Intensity Diamond Reflectors
  • All unit light space is utilized
  • Acetone Resistant
  • Client comfort pad
  • Never need to replace bulbs
  • Gelish 18G lamp has consistent power and performance from the first second out of the box through to the 50,000th hour
  • Adapter input is 110 to 240 volts. This is great for any customer around the world
  • One-year US warranty
  • Meets standard safety compliance world-wide

Curing Time with This Lamp

  • Gelish Foundation Gel – 5 seconds
  • Structure Gel – 30 seconds
  • Top It Off – 30 seconds
  • Gelish colors – 20-30 seconds
  • Gelish Hard Gels Foundation Gel – 5 seconds
  • Hard Gel Clear Gel – 20 seconds
  • Hard Gel Builder Gels – 30 seconds

Power Requirements

Input 100V-240V AC, 50Hz-60Hz. Power consumption: 40W.
For international buyer: you need a plug converter. The lamp we have has a 2-thin-prongs plug for North American consumers.


Gelish 18G lamp is the most expensive but also the most sophisticated among the three. This lamp is geared toward professionals. But of course a DIYer can use it as well. Check out Andrea’s review (from to read her experience with this lamp.


Gelish 5-45 LED Light

Gelish 5-45 LEd Light

gelish led light 5-45

Gelish 5-45 is a high performance LED gel-curing light. It’s smaller and lighter than Gelish 18G, with dimension 7.5 x 7.25 inches. Even though, it’s smaller it cures all five fingers as well.


  • Cures all five fingers and toes
  • Pedicure friendly
  • Only 1 preset, 45-second cure button
  • 18 LED bulbs for cool, safe curing
  • High Intensity Diamond Reflectors
  • All unit light space is utilized, ergonomic design
  • Never need to replace bulbs
  • It comes with an adapter that has input source 110-240V
  • Gelish 5-45 lamp has consistent power and performance from the first second out of the box through to the 50,000th hour
  • 90-Day US warranty

Curing time with this lamp

  • Gelish Base, Colors, and Top Coat:  45 sec.

Power Requirements

adapter for gelish 5-45 light

Input 100V-230V AC, 50Hz-60Hz. Power consumption: 18W.
For international buyer: you need a plug converter. The lamp we have has a 2-thin-prongs plug for North American consumers.


Gelish 5-45 costs much less than 18G, making it more popular among home user. It still cures 5 fingers though it cures longer than 18G version.  It has less features than 18G but works just the same.


Gelish Mini Pro 45 LED Light

gelish Mini Pro 45 led lamp

The Gelish Pro 45 Mini LED Curing Light is especially designed to cure Gelish Soak-off Gel color and products for a beautiful manicure that lasts up to three weeks.


  • Compact ergonomic design
  • Cures four fingers at a time
  • Not pedicure friendly
  • Three Two watt LED bulbs
  • One Preset forty-five second button
  • The Gelish Pro 45 Mini has consistent power and performance from the first second out of the box through to the 50,0000th hour.

Curing time with this lamp

  • Gelish Base, Colors, and Top Coat:  45 sec.

Power Requirements

Input 100V-240V AC. 50Hz-60Hz.  As you can see from the photo above, this lamp has 1 cable and 1 usb-to-wall adapter. International customer can use this lamp by using a plug converter.


This lamp is usually packaged together in the Gelish Complete Starter Kit for beginners. This lamp is the smallest with just 6 inches wide only.  Please beware of the size as some people may find it too small. Perfect for personal use.

A little Note

Nail Harmony just recently introduced a new Gelish Pro Starter Kit with 5-45 LED light instead of the Pro Mini 45. This is great for people who want a bigger lamp. If you want to know more, just read the kit information here.

I hope this guide will be helpful in guiding you to purchase your next LED Lamp. Have you used any of these lamp? Feel free to share your experience in the comment below.

NEW Gelish Starter Pro Kit with 5-45 LED Light

NEW! Nail Harmony just released a new complete starter kit called Gelish PRO Kit that comes with full-size Base, Top, Nourish Oil, phBond and 2 Gelish Colors and a 5-45 LED Gel Curing Light. This kit has included all you need to make your gelish application successful.

Gelish Pro Kit with 5-45 LED Light

What is in the box

  • 1 x 5-45 Led Light
  • 1 x PH Bond (15ml)
  • 1 x Base Foundation Gel (15ml)
  • 1 x Gelish Color Hot Rod Red (15ml)
  • 1 x Gelish Color Light Elegant (15ml)
  • 1 x Top It Off (15ml)
  • 1 x Nourish Cuticle Oil (15ml)
  • 1 x Gelish Cleanser (2oz)
  • 1 x Gelish Soak Off Remover (2oz)
  • 1 x Accessory Kit (cuticle tool with prep pads)

About Gelish 5-45 LED Light

A high performance LED gel-curing light. Cures all five fingers. Light weight. Please note, that this lamp is not similar to the Gelish Pro 45 Mini LED light, which is included in the Gelish Complete Starter Kit.

Gelish 5-45 LED Light


Features includes:

  • Cures all five fingers, and toes
  • Pedicure friendly
  • High Intensity Diamond Reflectors
  • All unit light space is utilized, ergonomic design
  • Preset: 45 second cure button
  • 18 LED bulbs for cool, safe curing
  • Never need to replace bulbs
  • It comes with an adapter that has input source 110-240V
  • Gelish® LED 5-45 lamp has consistent power and performance from the first second out of the box through to the 50,000th hour
  • 90-Day US warranty

Curing time for Gelish gel polish with 5-45 led light: Base 20 sec, Colors 45 sec, Top 45 sec.

International Users

The light has a power adapter that has input 110V – 240V so it can be used almost anywhere in the world. But the power plug is designed for North American consumers. The plug has 2 thing prongs. So for international customers, you need a plug converter that fits your country outlet. Gelish Complete Starter KitPRO Kit and 5-45 LED Light are available at Esther’s Nail Center website at

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Bigcommerce also stated that it has no evidence that sensitive information was exposed.

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Revamped Daisy Duo Gel Polish for Fewer Step Manicure

UPDATE:  We’re looking for bloggers to try out the new Daisy Duo Gel Polish, write and post a review and share the pictures with us. Interested? Just send your email to [email protected] Thank you!


So recently Daisy released their new Daisy Duo Gel Polish line. And we were all excited with the new bottle, packaging and a free gift of nail polish.

Daisy duo soak off gel polish

About Daisy Duo Gel Polish

To start off,  the new Daisy has all-in-one formula, means no bond and no base needed.  The color has base coat included in it.  So, fewer steps for longer wear. And it would last to 21 days. Compare with the old one, the new bottle is more modern. It’s thick with its UV-protection coat and a black cap. It comes with a nice and sturdy plastic box packaging to protect it.

Daisy Duo is LED and UV lamp cured as well. It’s 2 minutes under UV Lamp and 60 seconds under LED Light. And it’s made in USA.  I think all these improvements are impressive.

What Blogger Said about Daisy Duo

The Daisy polishes applied with ease, only required two coats for full coverage and I had no issues curing in my LED lamp. The removal process was also a dream… the soak-off only took a few minutes. ~ Andrea from

How to apply:

  1. Gently remove the shine from nail bed with 180/240 buffer and clean the oil/dirt from nail bed.
  2. Apply 1st thin layer of Daisy soak-off Duo gel color. Be sure to seal the free edge foe each step.
  3. Cure under UV Lamp for 2 mins or LED for 60 seconds
  4. Apply 2nd layer Daisy soak-off gel color. Cure under UV Lamp or LED lamp with the same time as step 3.
  5. Apply Daisy Top Gel. Cure under UV Lamp or LED with the same time as step 3.
  6. Use a lint free pad/nail wipes with nail cleanser to remove the tacky residue on the nail.

Color Swatches

Just like the old color collection, the new Daisy Duo has many beautiful glitter toppers to offer as well as vibrant neon colors. On the the other side, the nude and taupe colors also enhance the swatches to balance it.

daisy duo gel polish swatches


Daisy Duo Gel Polish Swatches


For now, whenever you buy a new Daisy Duo Gel, you’ll get a free matching nail polish. This is great for matching your toes with your hands.

daisy duo with free nail polish


Daisy Duo and the old Daisy are available at Esther’s Nail Center, your online source for gel nail polish such as CND Shellac, Daisy, Gelish and OPI Gelcolor. Daisy Duo is retailed for $13.95 and the old Daisy is on clearance sale for only $8.99 (Reg. $10.99). Visit the website to discover more.

With much to love, I think Daisy Duo is a winner. It’s really worth to try.  What do you think?

End of Year 2013 SALE

Check out Esther’s Nail Center latest sale on Gelish and OPI LED Lamp, Daisy and Adoree nail polish!  Limited time only. No coupon necessary. Visit

LED Lamp Sale



Gelish 18G LED lamp $215. Reg $259.

OPI GelColor LED Lamp $209. Reg. $249.

Gelish Fantastic Four Pack- $32.95. Reg $36.95
It’s like buy a Base Coat & a Top Coat, get FREE phBond & Nourish Oil.

Gelish Matte & Gloss Duo Top Coat – $23.95. Save $3.95 compare to buying separately.
Get a Matte and a Gloss top it off coats.

Daisy Gel Polish Clearance Sale – $8.99 each. Reg $10.99. While supplies last.

Adoree Nail Polish – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE. Purchase at full price. We’ll refund the free items accordingly.

Gel Nail Polish Starter Kit – CND, OPI Gel Color And Gelish

Update May 2014: Just arrived! Gelish Pro Kit, a starter kit that’s similar to Gelish Complete Starter Kit, but with larger 5-45 LED Lamp that cures 5 fingers.

You’ve read a lot about gel manicure and ready to be a do-it-yourself gel manicurist. Or maybe you are looking for a gift for a gel polish fan. Whatever your reason is, this article will let you know about three Gel Nail Polish Starter/Intro Kits from the most popular brands in the market. They are CND, OPI GelColor and Gelish.

For starter, buying a kit will cost less than buying individually. The kit also has all (most) everything you need to do gel application. It helps you starting your gel manicure without getting panic because you miss something important in the middle of your manicure.


complete gelish starter kit

gelish complete starter kit

Like its name, this kit has the most complete set including a mini (pretty small) LED lamp.  The whole kit comes in a small box that weighs only 2 lbs.

It contains:

  • Mini Pro 45 LED Light 110-240V
  • pH Bond (9ml/.30 fl oz)
  • Base Foundation (9ml/.30 fl oz)
  • Top-it-Off (9ml/.30 fl oz)
  • Nourish Cuticle Oil (9ml/.30 fl oz)
  • Nail Surface Cleanse (60ml/2 fl oz)
  • Gel Nail Remover (60ml/2 fl oz)
  • Orangewood Stick
  • Mini Wooden File
  • Plastic Pusher
  • Prep Tabs
  • Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish in Gossip Girl and June Bride (15ml/.5 fl oz each)
  • Brochure.

The Gelish MINI Pro 45 LED Curing Light

It is especially designed to efficiently cure Gelish Soak-off Gel color and products from the Gelish MINI System for a beautiful manicure that lasts up to three weeks. Its compact design is great for at-home personal use and cures 4 fingers at a time. Cures faster than regular uv lamp.

Features includes:

  • a preset forty-five second timer and three 2 watt LED bulbs that never need to be replaced.
  • The compact ergonomic design allows for both comfort and to save table space.
  • The MINI Pro 45 has consistent power and performance from the first second out of the box through to the 50,0000th hour.

International customer needs a plug converter.

The Gelish Complete Starter Kit is $94.99. That’s the lowest among the three.


shellac nail starter kit

CND Shellac Intro Pack contains all you need to start right away. This is the only kit packed in a retail box, directly from CND. So the colors are pre-selected. Don’t mistake it with many Shellac kits that are custom selected by seller, for example on Ebay.

The starter pack doesn’t include a Shellac UV lamp (Shellac is only cured under a UV Lamp). The lamp is sold separately.

What you get in the pack:

  • 1 CND Shellac Base
  • 1 CND Shellac Top Coat .25 oz. ea.
  • 4 CND Shellac Color Coats .25 oz: Cream Puff, Negligee, Wildfire, Fedora
  • CND SolarOil .5 oz.
  • ScrubFresh 2 oz.
  • Pure Acetone 2 oz.
  • Pure Alcohol 2 oz.
  • Shellac Remover Wraps 250-pk.
  • 240/240 grit Kanga Files 20-pk.
  • Orangewood Sticks 20-pk.
  • Shellac Brochure
  • Salon Registry Card

Price is $124.99. With a Shellac UV lamp, your start-up cost comes to total of $273.99.



OPI has 2 kinds of kits, one with an LED lamp and one without.

opi gel color starter kit led lamp

The complete kit (picture above) includes 1 unit of OPI LED Lamp and 1 The Icons Intro Kit. Both LED lamp and Kit come with the original OPI retail boxes.

OPI LED Lamp features:

  • Lightning-speed services with Full Five-Finger Curing
  • Hand sensor-activated
  • Spacious, comfortable interior for all hand sizes & nail lengths
  • Adjustable “feet” for convenient pedicure use
  • 15,30,45, & 60-second memory settings
  • 32 silicone encapsulated LEDs
  • Mirror-finish interior for even light distribution
  • 50,000 hours of LED performance
  • Durable metal construction
  • 2 easy-access power ports
  • 1-year manufacturer warranty
  • World wide power adapter 110-240V 50/60Hz with 2 thin prongs (for North America). You just need a proper power plug adapter for other countries.

The Icon Kit has everything you need to start a gel manicure. It has the iconic OPI nail polish colors such as I’m not Really a Waitress, Cajun Shrimp and Bubble Bath. It is the only kit from OPI that includes a Base and Top Coat while other kits have none.

opi gelcolor the icons kit opi gel color icons complete kit

The Icons GelColor Intro Kit includes:

  • 6 OPI GelColor polishes:
    • Lincoln Park After Dark (0.5oz),
    • I’m Not Really A Waitress (0.5oz),
    • Passion (0.5oz),
    • Cajun Shrimp (0.5oz),
    • Strawberry Margarita 0.5oz)
    • Funny Bunny (0.5oz)
  • OPI Gel Base Coat (0.5oz)
  • OPI Gel Top Coat (0.5oz)
  • Blank Nail Palette with Chain
  • BondAid (1 oz)
  • GelColor by OPI Tabletop Instructions
  • GelColor by OPI Instructional Brochure
  • Expert touch Remover (4 oz)
  • Expert touch Remover Wrap (20ct)
  • Window Cling
  • Instructional DVD
  • Reusable cuticle stick

OPI Gel Color also has 6-gel colors kit that  has no LED Lamp. Usually the kit has 6 seasonal gel colors but without Top and  Base coats. For example, the Mariah Carey Holiday 2013 Gel Color Kit has  6 limited edition holiday colors.

OPI Holiday 2013 Mariah Carey Gel Color

The OPI Gel Color Starter Kit with LED lamp is $329. The Icon Kit itself is $99.

All starter kits mentioned above are available at Esther’s Nail Center, your online source for gel manicure  offering brands such as CND Shellac, Daisy, Gelish, and OPI Gelcolor.

So which one would you choose among the three if you want to invest in doing gel manicure yourself? Please leave your comment below. I would be happy to read each one of them.

FREE Glow In The Dark Water Decal

free glow in the dark water decal

Get a FREE Glow In The Dark Water Decal with any purchase. Valid until October 31, 2013. No coupon needed.

Top 10 Gel Nail Polish Brands

Since the renaissance of gel soak off/hybrid nail polish a few years ago, lots and lots of gel nail polish brands are flooding the market  We used to be able to count just by hand. But now we lost count already on how many brands of gel polish are there.

So in effort to help the new/old gel polish fans on choosing the top ones,  we are making this poll to know which brands get into the list of the top 10.

Therefore, WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please fill out the poll below with all gel nail polish brands you are aware of.  You can add your answers as well. Please share with your friends as well.

By end of this year, we’ll post the result in our blog and Facebook.  Thank you in advance for your participation!! Comment below if you have any comment …

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