A Soak Off Gel is the same as a No Chip Manicure just a different way using the term "No Chip Manicure." No Chip Manicures is a soak off gel. They both include: A gel (clear, color) application; the removal process includes aluminum foil, cotton, and acetone. There is no need to use a drill to remove a No Chip Manicure. Ladies please, please do not peel your No Chip Manicure from your nail bed; you can weaken and/or damage your nail bed.