Travelling mini LED lamp

Mini mouse LED lamp

Mini mouse LED lamp

What do you do about home-done gel nails when you go on holiday?  If you get 2-3 weeks from a product, great, but if you are like me and have fast regrowth, or need to do repairs, you touch up with a complementary lacquer or head to a salon.  Salon prices after DIY can be awesome – I paid over $CAN 80 in Calgary this summer, double the norm in the UK.

So I’ve bought a mini LED lamp for travelling.  It came from the States, via ebay, but was under £20 including postage.  It’s shaped like a computer mouse, is very light, and comes with a two charger cables.  One has the US flat 2-pin plug and the second is a USB charger which you can link into a port on a computer.  BUT – I found that a standard mobile phone charger also fits the socket on the little lamp so UK users can plug it into an electric socket no problem!  This also reduces the
number of chargers you have to pack.

An indispensible little gadget.  There are loads available on ebay – search for mini LED lamp.


2 thoughts on “Travelling mini LED lamp

  1. Thanks for the tip! Do you find the results are the same as with the official Striplac LED? And do you need to put one finger at a time for 1 minute? Kind of time consuming?

    • You can get two nails under at once, depending on size of hands and, yes, it cures correctly. I only use it for trips away, for redoing the odd nail which fails and I bought it before I acquired the Alessandro one which is small enough to pack. Before switching to Striplac I had a UV lamp (4 x 9w bulbs) which takes a full hand and still prefer that for a full manicure as you can’t get your thumb in when using the official one. And it’s still one a one minute cure even with UV.

      Thanks for following my blog.

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