Even with the health hazard claims, such as the LED lights used causing cancer (among others), gel manicures don’t seem to be going anywhere. And why would they? The extra-glossy manicures last a minimum of two weeks with little to no chipping. So it seems that the DIY versions may be the holy grail of manicures: affordable and durable. To find out of the at-home versions live up to their marketing hype, I stress-tested three top-rated kits. To find out which one was torture and which was worth the hassle, read on.