Bonjour! Welcome to Le Mini Macaron…


Le Mini Macaron was founded in 2015 when Christina Kao (who used to go to the salon every 2 weeks to get her gel manicure done) and Francois-Xavier Humbert (who had been working as a beauty & nail buyer for a French brand) decided to combine forces and create a nail brand that lets you DIY gel nails when you want, where you want! 

Christina (who is Taiwanese-American) and Francois (who is French) were both living in Shanghai at the time. It was really common to go to the salon to get your gel mani done…but the cost and time it took (to go there, wait around…and then to go back when you had to remove it) were serious pain points for her! So the two of them put their heads together and came up with a DIY nail kit that would give you the freedom to do your nails at your own convenience…and at a price that would be really affordable. “Gel nails shouldn’t have to be a splurge! Everyone should be able to have a gorgeous mani whenever they want. It’s a real pick-me-up when you look down and your nails are done,” says Christina. “I really wanted to make this available to everyone!”

Le Mini Macaron gel nail kits were designed for anyone and everyone. Whether you’re totally new to gel, or you were a salon-addict before and now prefer to DIY at home, or you’re used to doing your own gel manis already…our gel polish and macaron LED lamp were made to be SO fast and easy. The 1-step gel system combines base coat, color and top coat in one little bottle. And the LED light cures the polish in just 30 seconds. Literally, it’s totally dry and chip-free and you can go about your business. Get your #nailsdid in just 15 minutes…!

And did we mention it’s a MACARON?? This is the cutest little LED light out there…!

When you’re ready to remove your gel, check out our remover wraps which give you a salon-removal experience in the comfort of your own home. “We know that you’re busy and you’re on the go. The last thing you want to worry about is your nails. So we created a system that would make application and removal fast, easy, convenient and affordable. Because who doesn’t want to change up their polish color to match their outfits every week?! (Yes, ok, I do that…!)” says Christina.


With over 85 polish shades in the range (and counting), Le Mini Macaron has got all your manicure needs covered. And with a new range of nail care, now you can treat your nails with a little TLC when you’re in-between manis! Of course, don’t forget your hardworking feet…LMM’s line has also recently expanded to include spa pedi sets when you need a bit of #selfcare.


We’re so happy that you found us! Take a look around our site, follow us on Instagram for the latest sneak peaks, nail inspo and behind-the-scenes with our team…or get in touch with a question or comment!



Christina & Francois