The 10 Best Manicure Kits

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This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in May of 2018. Your hands betray a lot of information about your hygiene habits. Ensure you always make a good first impression by using one of these manicure kits, which contain all the tools you need to trim nails, remove dead skin, and keep your mitts in fine working order. They're cheaper than a trip to the salon, so you can save money, and are easy to stash in a carry-on for business trips and vacations. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Utilyze Innovative

2. Yougai Grooming

3. Mr. Green Professional

Editor's Notes

October 08, 2019:

Whether you're prepping your nails for an at-home gel manicure or simply want to have clean and presentable hands and feet at all times, a manicure kit provides a portable, straightforward way to do so without the help of a professional. When choosing the best kit for you, bear in mind that some utensils are smaller than others, so take into consideration the size of your hands. A common complaint across this category is that nail clippers fall apart easily, but this can be a good thing when you need to sharpen the blades. By design, they are simple to take apart and put back together, so don't think they're ruined if they come undone.

Our previous #7 Litchi Electric became unavailable, so we upped the ante by replacing it with the Utilyze Innovative, a feature-rich e-file that's ideal for advanced manicurists or those who want to experience higher-grade care at home. We also decided to swap the Morpilot 11 in 1 for the Tomight Portable due to complaints of the former's drill ceasing to work after a few months. The Tomight model is USB-powered, which makes it superior in terms of portability, as you can connect it to a power bank and use it anywhere.

We said goodbye to the OnMe Grooming in favor of the better-received Yougai Grooming and added the Mr. Green Professional to give consumers who are willing to spend a little more another high-grade, middle-of-the-road option in addition to the Familife 11 in 1.

Remember, the tools in these kits may be small, but they are sharp, so keep them away from children and pets. Also, be sure to thoroughly dry them after washing or sterilizing them and keep them away from humid conditions to ensure they stay rust-free.

Special Honors

Czech & Speake Leather-Bound This elegant, notably expensive offering from Czech & Speake features metal instruments that have been precisely made in Solingen, Germany from the finest materials. Each implement sports a durable coating that will reduce signs of wear and tear and is housed in a calf leather case. The set includes slanted tweezers, safety scissors, nail scissors, nail clippers, a nail file, toenail clippers, a cuticle nipper, and a cuticle tool.

The Art of Shaving 7-Piece This set from The Art of Shaving contains corrosion-resistant implements manufactured from highly durable, tempered stainless steel and finished in handsome matte satin. It features a nail file, nose hair scissors, cuticle nippers, moustache scissors, nail clippers, toe nail clippers, and slanted-head tweezers, all packed in a cowhide leather case.

4. Familife 11 in 1

5. Tomight Portable

6. Mifine Men's

7. Utopia Care

8. Corewill Personal

9. Beauty Bon

10. Keiby Citom Travel

Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.

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