I generally do my own at-home gel manicures which last approximately two weeks. But I do like to give my nails a break from gel and sometimes I prefer not to commit to the same color for 14 days. I’ve recently discovered Essie’s Gel Couture line of nail polish which is a good alternative when I am only looking for one week of color. The color selection is great (I particularly like Fairy Tailor for everyday) and the application is quick and easy (read, fast drying). It is recommended that you don’t use a base coat with this system so two quick color coats and the top coat and you are good to go! I’ve found that reapplying the topcoat about halfway through the week ensures that I stay chip-free.