Sponsored Giveaway

Very excited about this giveaway!  A few weeks ago I received an email about a new Kickstarter campaign that went up and it was the Le Mini Macaron gel manicure kit.  I was excited for a couple reasons, the main one being it’s cute as can be and packaging can sell me on 80% of items out there.

So what did I do?  I contributed so I could get the purple Le Mini Macaron kit.

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What exactly is this adorable device?  It’s a pocket sized, single finger LED lamp that has a USB so you can plug it into your computer or laptop.  This might not seem like much, but if you’re a gel girl, have you done your own gel nails while away from home?  I have a few LED lamps and none that I own are pocket sized or even travel friendly really.

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This portable Le Mini Macaron kit comes with everything you need to prep and paint your nails, including a vibrant all-in-one gel polish (no base coat, top coat or cleansers required)

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While I haven’t used mine (the Kickstarter campaign is still going!) it seems pretty easy to use.  Once the USB equipped lamp is plugged into a power source, cure a thin coat of the gel for just 30 seconds, then apply a thicker coat for full coverage and a brighter pop of color, and cure for another 30 seconds. Gel nails in 10 minutes flat.

Want a gel pedi?  You can flip the macaron lamp upside down to fit your toes!


If you like the concept and want to help out, make sure to head to the Kickstarter page for Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit.  On the right hand side you will see the different packages set up to contribute if you wish to do so.  Gel nails aren’t for everyone, and I rarely do them, but as I said.. I’m a sucker for cute packaging!

The Giveaway

The creators of Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit were gracious enough to offer a Pink Le Mini Macaron Gel Manicure Kit PLUS a set of 3 gel polishes to go along with it!

Because this is a Kickstarter campaign, it will take a little longer to receive the prize, but they are expected to ship in March (which is when I’ll receive mine as well!)

Must be 18 years or older to enter, open to US only.

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*This giveaway prize was sponsored by Shine & Sheen*


I’m Lisa, a 33 year old mother of one energetic little boy. I live right outside of San Francisco with my son and my boyfriend, Nick . I work full time in an accounting office during the day and as a beauty blogger at night.


  1. Absolutely would I use this…the only thing I worry about is removal and if and how much filing my nail surfaces would damage them?

    • I wish I could answer that for you, but it’s difficult for me to since I haven’t received mine yet. I have removed other brands of gel polish with success and little to no damage done.

  2. Jo Gallifrey Reply

    I’ve never used gels but this looks a really simple system to use. I like that it’s one polish, no messing with top and base etc.

  3. So sad that the Pistachio color is limited edition! I would totally use something like this. I have several gel polishes and two LED lamps, but, like you said, they’re not very portable.

  4. I love Macarons and think this is such a fun twist on it for nail lovers. Definitely a fun piece to add to any collection or vanity.

  5. I remember hearing about this Kickstarter – glad they got it off the ground. It’s cute but I have a mini pod from Katie Cazorla that I prefer. I feel like I’d bump my finger too much in this one.

  6. This is so cute! I love it! I would definitely use it. I also love the idea of a 3-in-1 gel polish…all those steps for regular gel manicures are so time consuming. This is a great idea!

  7. This is definitely super cute! One thing I dislike about traveling is schlepping several bottles in my carry-on for doing my nails, taking up that valuable quart bag real estate, and this looks like it would really streamline and simplify the process.

  8. I think it’s cute! I’d try it out for sure :) seems handy for accent nails with a gel decoration perhaps?

  9. Marissa S. Reply

    it is very intriguing- I would definitely love to give it a try

  10. Thanks Cosmetic Sanctuary for posting this! What a nice write up – and thanks for backing our project :) Have a great weekend – we can’t wait to see who wins this prize!! – Christina / Camelia Beauty / Le Mini Macaron

  11. Kristina Nicole Reply

    I absolutely love gel polish! A one step, on-the-go system is so perfect! Not to mention so cute! <3

  12. I’ve been wanting to try gel polish. This looks like a great way to try it.

  13. Kristina Nicole Reply

    So excited for this giveaway! Thank you for offering it!

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