Gel nail colours are popular because they last longer than regular nail polish and always look fresh and glossy. However, you have to “cure” and “set” the colour under a UV lamp, potentially exposing your skin to UV damage.

Now, you can give your tips and toes a colourful, high-shine finish with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel and Miracle Gel 2x Volume Top Coat ($16.90 each). Use them together at home to get the look of a gel manicure – without a trip to the salon. Simply apply two thin coats of Miracle Gel colour to clean, bare nails, followed by one coat of the Miracle Gel Top Coat. The top coat gives ultimate volume and shine as it protects, and will make your nails look dramatically fuller, with a high-gloss, mirror-shine finish. You don’t need to cure the gel under a UV lamp either, and you can easily take the colour off with regular nail-polish remover.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is available in a variety of gorgeous shades. Colours such as 238 Regal Rose (a sparkling pale peony) and 470 Red Eye (a delightful cherry red) are perfect for those who want to stand out. If you love classic nude nail colours, try 110 Birthday Suit.

Improve the condition of brittle nails with Sally Hansen’s Complete Care 7-in-1 Nail Treatment ($19.50 for 13.3ml). This revolutionary product targets seven kinds of nail-health concerns, such as discoloration, rough cuticles and ridging, to make your nails feel healthier and stronger.

Available at selected Watsons, Guardian and BHG stores.