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Line Light: Meet a New Flat UV Gel Lamp -- It Expands to Stand Up, Too

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flat UV gel lamp_Quo by ORLY Smart Gels LED Lamp

This is not a Hello-Kitty type cel phone. It's a flat UV gel lamp for DIY gel manicure/pedicure types.I don't know about you, but I never would have guessed.

Say hello to the new Quo by Orly Smart Gels LED Lamp ($85, Shoppers Drug Mart). A travel-friendly device, this LED UV lamp works flat as a hand-held (try it for toes!). And -- surprise! -- it expands to offer a stand-up, hands-free option as well. (UV gel manicure lamps generally look like these. Same for LED versions.)

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Nifty, isn't it? Karen (our Mani Monday columnist) hasn't yet had a chance to test it. But given the size of the light area -- that rectangle space in the centre as seen in the opening image -- the lamp definitely isn't large enough to do all fingers at once. That adds time to the DIY gel mani. Still, the verdict's not in.

The Quo by Orly Smart Gels LED lamp is designed for use with the Quo by Orly LED-sensitive Smart Gels and launches mid-August exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart.

Whathcha think of it? Would you use it as a flat UV gel lamp or expanded as a hands-free?

Click here for info on LED UV lamps vs fluorescent UV lamps.