Press & Media Mentions

Beauty editors and bloggers love Le Mini Macaron! Check out what they have to say: 


DIY a Gel Manicure in 30 Seconds With This Gadget
Kate Puhala, January 21, 2015
"The portable kit comes with a streamlined set of tools that covers everything you need to prep and paint your nails, including a bottle of vibrant-hued all-in-one gel (no base coat, top coat or cleansers required) and the single-finger confection-shaped LED lamp from which the kit gets its name. Pretty freaking adorable."

Does a DIY Gel Manicure Work as Well as the Real Thing? We Investigate.
Cortney Clift, September 10, 2015
"Overall, I was super impressed with this. It’s cute but also ultra functional. Did I mention that it also comes with a USB cord that you can plug into your laptop?!" 

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Ashley Macey, October 28, 2016
"We loved this product when it was first released on Kickstarter, and now they’re back with even more gel manicure sets and polishes. This time around, the company is raising money for their new limited edition holiday gift sets featuring their iconic macaron gel manicure LED lamp and six brand new gel polishes. Get ’em while they last!"

Lisa Cohen Lee, December 12, 2017
For less than the cost of a salon gel mani, you can give this adorable kit with all the goods to get a lasting one at home. What’s more, the mini LED lamp looks like a bakery macaron and is way cuter than anything you’ll see at a nail salon.

Amanda Richards, November 28, 2017
"Le Mini Macaron has a most excellent Gel Manicure Kit, complete with nail tools and a macaroon-shaped gel light, so you can skip the salon and save money on your gel manicures in the new year."

"Upon reading the instructions, I was convinced it wasn't going to work and I'd end up with nail varnish streaked across my keyboard. But thankfully, that wasn't the case. The polish really does dry that quickly, it looks good and it took one minute. So yeah, this is my new favourite way to do my nails."

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"Your nails emerge looking healthy and glowy... And my hands feel better too. My cuticles are no longer sore and red and ragged, and my nails don't look so ravaged when polish-less, either. Basically, I can now go on about my gel manicure-loving business without a single ounce of regret. And for that, Le Mini Macaron, I salute you."

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Carly Cardellino, December 21, 2015
"This Kickstarter-funded nail kit comes with a mini macaron-shaped LED lamp with a USB and power charger, a matching gel polish, cuticle stick, mini nail file, and 10 gel polish remover pads. The tiny LED lamp can cure any gel nail polish and you can even give yourself a gel pedi with it too!"

Le Mini Macaron, the Express Manicure Kit 2.0
Stéphanie Cheron, April 18, 2016
"Une manucure simple, brillante, longue tenue et surtout rapide sans devoir passer par la case "salon de beauté" et dépenser chaque mois des sommes faramineuses tout en perdant un temps précieux. Bref, une véritable révolution beauté!" ("A manicure that is simple, brilliant, long-lasting and fast without having to go to a 'beauty salon' and spend monthly sums of money while losing precious time. In short, a true beauty revolution!")

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Mary Jane Peters, November 23, 2016
"In preparation for the holiday season, the ELLE Canada beauty team has rounded up the best beauty gifts under $50. From false eyelashes housed in an adorable Christmas ornament to super luxe face masks, we have a option for everyone on your list – naughty or nice."

"Find manicure salons too spenny? This super-cute portable LED lamp will save you loads! Plug it into your laptop, get painting – the polish combines a base coat, colour and topcoat in one – and let the lamp do the setting. Expect high shine, pro-finish tips that last at least a week."

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Bridget March, December 6, 2017
"You can now recreate your favourite beauty salon gel manicure at home or work using Le Mini Macaron's extremely cute and portable macaron-shaped LED lamp. Simply plug your chosen pastel-coloured lamp into your laptop or plug socket using the handy USB connector and paint away."

Bronwyn Isaac, November 29, 2017
"The festive holiday Glitter Gel Manicure Kits ($37) are a great gift for the DIY manicure lover in your life, or a perfect treat to grab before a holiday work party."

Caitlin Miller
"Le Mini Macaron launched as an affordable way to get salon-quality gel manicures in one step, all from the comfort of your home... Le Mini Macaron gets its name from the miniature macaron-shaped LED gel lamp that allows you to take you manicure with on the go. And don't be fooled by the small size. The mini light cures the gel polish in 30 seconds! And it works with any gel polish and has a USB port so you plug it into your lap top for maximum portability."

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November 23, 2015
"A diferencia de las aparatosas lámparas de secado que solemos ver en los salones de belleza, estos mini macarons -que además nos encantan por sus colores y diseños- fijan el esmalte en segundos tras introducir las uñas en su interior." ("Unlike the huge drying lamps that we usually see in the beauty salons, these mini macarons - which we also love for their colors and designs - affix the gel in seconds after placing the nails inside.")

"There’s nothing quite like a gel polish manicure; it withstands all aspects of day-to-day life, from washing your hands to doing the dishes, all while maintaining a super glossy, wet-look shine. The downside to gel nails? The time and money you spend getting them done. Newly launched brand, Le Mini Macaron is here to change that, making DIY gel nails easy, affordable and hassle-free. In our opinion, it’s already one of the best nail polish formulas on the market."

This one’s for nail lovers. This gorgeous gift box includes a luxe gold champagne mini LED lamp, 2 mini gel polish colours and a nail file.

Meet the Adorable Macaron LED Lamp
February 4, 2015
"With bright bubble colors and fun flavors, macarons make the perfect muse for nail products. That fun, sugary vibe is half the reason we’re drooling over the new Kickstarter from Camelia Beauty, the Le Mini Macaron one-finger LED lamp. The other half is that it’s wildly practical. This little guy has a USB adapter, which means you plug it into your computer and cure your gel polish at home (only 30 seconds per nail) while you type or peruse the web."

Le Mini Macaron is Back... With More Colors!
Issa Lutfi, October 12, 2015
"Le Mini Macaron turns taste buds into nail art with an eye catching, irresistible LED lamp shaped jut like a French macaron. This innovative design is perfect for girls to do a on-the-go manicure by curing nails in only 30 seconds... Each kit comes with everything you need for DIY manicure at home."

We Tested Possibly The Cutest DIY Gel Manicure Kit, Ever
Jenna Igneri, March 7, 2016
"If you’re a lover of sweets and chip-proof fingertips, then Le Mini Macaron’s Gel Manicure Kit is the nail set of your dreams. Not only is it absolutely adorable, it’s also the easiest way to get a salon-worthy manicure, that will last 7 to 10 days, from the comfort of your own home."

Le Mini Macaron, or How To Apply Your Gel Polish While You Work

March 8, 2016
"C’est pourquoi on est fan du Mini Macaron : un kit peu onéreux, simple à utiliser, rapide et efficace." ("That's why we are a fan of Le Mini Macaron: an inexpensive, simple to use, fast and efficient kit.")

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Emily Orofino, December 14, 2016
"I love getting pampered at the nail salon, but if you're constantly on the go, it can be hard to keep consistent appointments. Le Mini Macaron Limited Edition Holiday Gift Set is, yes, a great gift to give, but it's an even better gift to keep. It comes with a tiny limited-edition gold LED lamp, which is shaped like a macaron, two mini gel polishes (one pink, one red), plus items to keep your nails manicured." — Kirbie Johnson, host and producer, Beauty Junkie and Pretty Unfiltered

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Kristina Rodulfo, December 3, 2017
"Yes, it's a sheet mask for your fingers. Little pouches for each of your digits moisturize your cuticles with lavender, glycerin, and rose and leave your skin feeling oh-so-soft."

Nykia Spradley, December 18, 2017
"Winter hands will need and appreciate these Le Mini Macaron Rose Nail Masks ($5) that restore moisture loss from constant washing, cold weather, and nonstop polish wear."

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October 24, 2015
"The mini macaron shape is super adorable and makes the LED lamp fun to use. It's hard to beat the positive experience with Le Mini Macaron. Not having to stress about trying to get nails to dry is a HUGE plus and basically the entire point. Also, the fact that it can either be plugged into the wall or using the USB cable with your laptop is a another pro! ...if we had to pick just one kit, we'd go with Le Mini Macaron!!"

January 25, 2018
"Looking better with no extra effort sounds too good to be true, right? Well, not according to our friend and beauty guru Gretta Monahan! When she visited our show, she gave us the lowdown on five new products that aim to solve common beauty problems that we can all relate to... ' Masks have concentrated ingredients in them,' Gretta says. 'That’s why they target and they infuse faster and better.'"
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"For a stocking stuffer under $5, these hydrating hand masks will delight the hard worker. These single-use gloves are available in four scents."

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Katie McCarthy, November 13, 2015
"TBH, the product’s too-cute packaging and insanely low price made me seriously underestimate this fabulous beauty value. The included polish is thick and easy to control during application and the process of painting and curing one nail at a time allows you set the polish before it has a chance to bleed into your cuticles. It took just 30 minutes to give myself a glossy red manicure as durable and professional-looking as any salon gel mani. And the teeny-tiny lamp fit easily into my toiletry bag on a trip out of town."

Sheet Masks For Your Fingers Are Here — & They're Kind Of Awesome
Kelsey Castañon, June 28, 2017
" still feels fun and indulgent if you're ever looking to treat yourself on a weekend, and it leaves your hands smelling like fresh flowers for hours afterward. As for my cuticles, they certainly looked more hydrated for a day or so afterward, even if not completely transformed. It made them that much more presentable, which to me was well worth the extra 15 minutes in my day. Much like Shakira’s hips, hands don’t lie."

Roberta Lister, December 8, 2017
"This festive version of Le Mini Macaron’s sweetly packaged at-home gel kit may look cute, but a gimmick it is not. Containing a USB-powered LED lamp alongside all the essential accessories and a bottle of glitter-drenched varnish, it’ll deliver salon-quality results from the comfort of your own sofa."

August 1, 2017
"If you’ve been tempted by an at-home gel nail kit in the past, we highly recommend you make a bee-line for Le Mini Macaron. Unlike its (often highly priced) competitors, the kit is surprisingly easy to use and weighs next to nothing, making it ideal for packing in your carry-on for holidays and weekends away."

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Emma Sarran Webster
" Le Mini Macaron is an adorable, USB-powered gel nail kit that launched last year, and the brand is offering a limited edition holiday box complete with a gold LED light and charger, two gel colors, and the necessary tools for creating the perfect gel mani."

December 9, 2017
"I love this little set  — the box includes everything you need for a DIY gel manicure that lasts. The grown-up glitter shade is perfect for parties." Sonia Haria, beauty director.

December 11, 2017

Rebecca Norris
"We're absolutely smitten over this dessert-inspired nail kit. Available in a handful of pretty colors, the macaron LED light matches the 3-in-1 gel polish included in the kit. You also get a cuticle stick, mini nail file and 10 remover pads to keep you from picking your nail beds to pieces when you notice the first chip — which, BTW, won't be for at least 7-10 days, and even then it will be minor."

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March 23, 2016
"This gel manicure kit is perfect for the girl on the go. The macaron is the LED Light, the polish that it uses is a 3 in one, so it’s your top coat, base coat, as well as color. The light is plugged in by a USB device so you can easily plug this in your laptop and do your nails at your desk."

Tracey Middleton, November 28, 2017
"Ten slip-on mini finger masks to soothe parched cuticles and nails using lavender and rose extracts... the rose scent was to die for. I slid the individual pouches over my digits, then chatted with a colleague for about 15 minutes... When I slipped them off, my fingers felt manicure-fresh."

Dana Oliver, December 14, 2017
"I hosted a champagne and dessert-filled White Elephant party with a few of the top beauty experts in the biz, where they came bearing the best holiday gifts under $100... Of course, nail stylist Gracie J introduced us to the cutest mini gel nail kit that fits inside your pocket... Watch the video to find out why these holiday gifts are perfect for the beauty lovers on your list (or yourself), then shop [before] they’re gone fast!"

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Stephanie Montes, November 22, 2016
"Shopping for the glam girl who has everything is never easy, so we’ve curated the perfect gift guide to help everyone on your list look their most gorgeous in 2017... Get perfect gel nails on the go with this macaron-inspired mini LED lamp."

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