Le Mini Macaron Gives You a Time-Saving Gel Mani at Home

Do you want the polished look of a gel manicure, but without a trip to the nail salon? Le Mini Macaron has a budget-friendly, timesaving solution. The brand crafted a DIY gel manicure system that can bring your nails from unpolished to varnished in 15 minutes. Le Mini Macaron offers tools and step-by-step instructions to recreate that salon-sleek gel manicure at home. The brand’s signature UV-lamp resembles the decadent French dessert that bears its name. This petite product polishes nails to pretty perfection.

This month, Le Mini Macaron is expanding its partnership with Ulta. Ulta has sold Le Mini Macaron’s products on its website since 2017. This month, Le Mini Macaron’s products will appear at the “Impulse Checkout” section of over 1,350 Ulta stores. The first products to debut will be the Pearlescence Gel Manicure Kit ($38) and Lunegloss Black Jelly Nail Serum ($11). The “Impulse Checkout” section at my local Ulta beckons to me like I’m a kid in a candy store, so these products will quickly fly off the shelves.

Christina Kao, Le Mini Macaron’s co-founder and co-CEO, explains how the expansion fits into the brand’s plans for the future. 

“It has been my dream to launch in-store with Ulta since we rolled out on Ulta.com back in 2017. We’ve been thoughtful and methodical about an in-store roll-out because we wanted to make sure we had the knowledge and resources to do it right. Ulta has been an incredible long-term partner for us, and we look forward to expanding our relationship and getting our products into more Ulta customers’ hands.”  

The Pearlescence Gel Manicure Kit captures the dewy glimmer of Hailey Bieber’s glazed donut manicure. It has become a TikTok favorite with over 1.1 million views on Le Mini Macaron’s page. The kit has everything you need to make a minimalist mermaid mani. It includes the brand’s signature macaron UV lamp, cuticle stick, mini nail file, and 10 nail wraps that remove gel polish. The kit also contains three pearlescent gel polish shades that are 9-free, cruelty-free, and vegan. With a blend of white, purple shimmer, and pink, these colors glisten like mermaid scales in the sunlight. It’s no surprise why The Pearlescence Gel Manicure Kit is Le Mini Macaron’s best-selling and most popular product.  

If you’re looking to rehabilitate your nails between gel manicures, try Le Mini Macaron’s Lunegloss Black Jelly Nail Serum. This serum is meant to be worn overnight, so it can nourish your nails and cuticles while you sleep. Its potent revitalizing properties can be attributed to its ingredients, which include black algae, antioxidant black açai berry, and black caviar extract. This slick jelly is cruelty-free and formulated without nine harmful ingredients, including formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, TPHP, acetone, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, DBP, toulene, and camphor. 

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Danielle Cappolla

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Danielle Cappolla is a writer who loves finding new beauty and fashion trends. She was born in New York and spent most childhood weekends exploring the city's hidden gems. She attended college and graduate school in the Big Apple. In her spare time, she enjoys scouting New York's dining, hospitality, cultural, and entertainment offerings.