Gelish Supply List – What You Need to Get Started

A lot of people ask me what supplies they need to purchase in order to do their own Gelish manicures from home, so here is a quick breakdown of what you’ll need to get started.

Application Supplies:

Removal Supplies:

* These items can be purchased individually or in the Gelish Basix Kit (there’s also a full size version here). I bought the full size bottles, but a little goes a long way with Gelish so the kit is a good value.

If you were to purchase all of the items above, your total should come to about $150 (more if you purchase several color polishes up front). If you think about it, that’s the equivalent of 4 manicures at the salon! You can get dozens of manicures at that price by doing your own nails at home.

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18 Responses

  1. Renee says:

    Have you had to replace the bulbs in your UV lamp yet? If so, I was wondering where you found replacements…

    • Andrea says:

      No, I haven’t had to change them yet (knock on wood!!). I just did a quick Google search and found them listed on several sites including

  2. LJO says:

    Love your supply box….where could I pick one up like it?

  3. Kim says:

    Wanting to buy a LED curing lamp. Do you know what the Melody Susie 2013 12w Violetili LED lamp is like ?
    It’s just for home use.

  4. Amber says:

    Do you know were you can buy all these items I can’t find them anywhere? Both me and my mom have searchee for them cause I just got new colors for my birthday.

  5. Ruby says:

    Hi i am new to these kinds of products and i was wondering what goes with the UV gel… goes with i mean the purple liquid that most people use with the UV gel

    • Andrea says:

      I’m not sure what purple liquid you are referring to. Perhaps it’s an alcohol-based nail cleanser?

    • Ariana says:

      The purple liquid is for acrylics x (If you are not talking about that, if not then your probs talking about the sticky layer remover??

  6. Natalie says:

    Hi I’ve just come across you online, what an awesome thing you are doing spending your time & knowledge helping others! :) I was just wondering if you could please help me? Is there one gel polish top & base coat you would recommend that I can use with all the different brands of coloured gel polishes or do I need to buy a top & base coat from each brand that I purchase a color from? I’ve used CND shellac in the past with Gelish & that worked fine, I’m quite keen to try some of the other brands you’ve mentioned though & obviously it’s preferable for me financially if I can just get the one lot of base & too coats :) Many thanks Nati

  7. Mia tubbs says:

    I am 13 but talented at nail art I am in 8 th grade and I do my friends nails a lot and I was wondering if I should start my own nail shop at my house in the summer

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Mia – it sounds like you are a young entrepreneur! I can’t advise you whether to start your own summer business, but I can tell you that it’s not legal do provide nail services without a license and you also have to work within a licensed facility.

  8. Mia tubbs says:

    What should the total cost of a gel nail art set/kit be

  9. paulina says:

    hi where in limpopo province can i get the gelish pack nail kit