Matte and metallic polishes may win the occasional spot in our manicure rotation, but that classic high-shine gel finish will always be our polish go-to. But as much as we love the smooth glossy color while it’s on our nails, anyone who has made regular gel manicures at the salon part of her beauty routine can attest to how damaging it can be. Even if you follow all of the rules and soak the gels off (instead of peeling, which we’re embarrassed to admit we’ve done), gels can still leave your nails dry and prone to breaking. Instead, we’re trading in the UV light gels for a traditional bottle that delivers the same high-shine finish. Shop our favorite new picks for summer for bold, bright colors minus the damage.