Bluesky Gel Polish Review | Why I Started Doing My Own Gel Nails…and Saved a Fortune


Bluesky Gel Nail Polish Review with the Mylee Nail Kit

I’ve always had a love for painting nails. Long time readers will remember my nail art phase and I even had a go at gels too with a kit I picked up off ebay for about £15! Sadly they never lasted and it was all a bit messy so I resigned myself to the fact that I’d be paying salon prices for my beloved gel nails and keeping them to a pre-holiday treat!

Earlier this year I discovered a great at home gel..ish kit that cures a gel-like polish in under 60 seconds. It worked well and did give a good finish, but it just wasn’t as hard wearing or solid as my usual salon Shellac or OPI nails.

Introducing Bluesky gel nail polish, a gel polish you can use at home that lasts as long as any Shellac I’ve had done in the salon! I got the Mylee Gel Nail Kit which has a Mylee Nail Lamp along with a selection of Bluesky gel polishes to try out and I was dubious. Partly because my previous at home ‘proper’ gel attempts had been disastrous and partly because the entire at home kit cost only about £10 more than what I’d been paying for ONE gel treatment at my favourite spa!

Watch my easy video tutorial on how to do gel nails at home at the bottom of this Bluesky Gel Polish Review!

Bluesky Gel Polish

I laid everything out on the table, looked through the instructions and got testing. I’d already had a bit of practice at gel nails having experimented at home before and also watched technicians doing them on me again and again, but even a novice gel nailer could follow the instructions for these as they’re incredibly easy.

Prep, Base coat, Two Colour Coats (curing in between each layer with your Mylee Nail Lamp) Top Coat, Wipe and you’re done! Hard as nails gels in around 30 minutes that look and feel just like Shellac…but do they last?


(First finger painted with normal polish to compare wear time – OPI Liquid Sand in Honey Ryder – Middle & Pinky in Bluesky Gel A90, Ring Finger in BlueSky Gel Tinsel Toast!)

I’ve given this kit a real test before writing up my review – doing the nails of my friends and family too and really putting my nails through their paces! I’m pleased to report that they lasted longer than some Shellac I’ve had and the removal was about the same too.

A lot of people had warned me they might be tricky to take off, but with a bit of a soak they were gone and my nails were completely fine underneath – winner! (Take a look at my super easy tutorial to remove gel nails at home here)

When compared to standard polish, applied even with the best pre-paint prep, there’s no contest. My ‘normal’ nails were chipped within five days, the gels powered through to the 3-week mark as good as new – I am one happy (perfectly manicured) bunny!

I honestly can’t rave about this kit enough, I’ve become a bit obsessed with buying more and more colours! I really can’t see myself having to go back to the salon again (apart from a bit of a luxury pamper occasionally) because the Bluesky Gel Polish nail kit really is a winner and I enjoy giving myself time to pamper and paint them at home.

With the Bluesky gel polishes selling at on Amazon around £6.50 and the whole gel nail starter kit coming in at just £39.99 (don’t forget to add your wipes!), what more could you ask for!


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Gel Nails Starter Kit

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Cuticle Pusher 

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Lint Free Wipes

Nail Colours:

80594 Field Fox

80544 Tinsel Toast

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Have you tried Bluesky gels before? What’s your favourite colour?

I hope you enjoyed my Bluesky Gel Polish and Mylee Nail Kit Review – don’t forget to watch my easy video tutorial on how to do gel nails at home and also how to remove your Bluesky gel nails safely!