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Why Gel Nail Polish is Superior to Regular Nail Polish

  • 5 min read

Are you tired of your regular nail polish constantly chipping and peeling after just a few days? Gel Nail Polish might be the solution you’ve been looking for. Not only does it last longer, but it also provides a flawless finish that regular nail polish can’t match.

Read on to learn what makes Gel Nail Polish so special over regular nail polish, and why it’s worth making the switch.

Gelous Blackout Gel Nail Polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

Why should I choose Gelous Gel Nail Polish over regular nail polish?

Longer Lasting

Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Polish lasts for two weeks or more without any fading, peeling or chipping. Whilst regular nail polish only lasts for 2-3 days before showing wear and tear, with Gel Nail Polish you’ll only need to redo your nails simply because they’ve grown out. Longevity is a huge bonus, not just for cost, but also for a busy lifestyle. You can go about your day without having to worry about your gel manicure or pedicure chipping. Life isn’t perfect, but your mani can be!

Faster Drying

Say goodbye to watching the clock and fanning your fingers to dry, Gel Nail Polish dries much faster than regular polish. Instead of waiting for each coat to dry, it is 'cured' under a UV/LED Lamp for 60 seconds. After curing the final coat, you're all set. You can carry on with your day with a high-shine manicure that lasts for 2+ weeks. No smudges around here!

Stronger Nails

If you’re looking to grow out your natural nails, Gel Nail Polish is a better option. Gel Nail Polish adds a layer of protection to your nails, and by using a Gelous Builder Gel you can add extra thickness and strength to your manicure. Hello long, strong nails!


Is it hard to do your own gel manicure? 

Painting your nails with Gel Nail Polish may seem intimidating compared to regular nail polish, but it’s actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. You don’t need to be a professional to achieve a salon-quality gel manicure at home. With the right tools, a bit of practice and some patience, you'll be able to create beautiful, long-lasting nails with ease. Applying gel polish is just like applying regular polish, with the added step of using the UV/LED Lamp to simply harden the polish for a smudge-free, high-gloss finish. So, don't be intimidated, give it a try, it's not as hard as it seems and the end result is well worth the effort!

Gelous makes doing your own gel manicure simple and stress-free with detailed instructions, video tutorials, blogs with expert advice and a supportive Facebook community to guide you every step of the way.


What do I need to get started?

For a flawless at-home gel manicure, look no further than our Gelous Starter Packs. These popular packs include everything you need to get started, including a Base Coat, Top Coat, Colour Coat of your choice, UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp, Nail File, Orangewood Cuticle Sticks, Cuticle Oil, Lint-Free Wipes and Manicure Removal Clips.

An acetone-based Nail Polish Remover is also required to remove your gel manicure, and we highly recommend the ORLY Genius Nail Polish Remover for fast and easy removal. For added strength, our Builder Gel is the perfect addition to your gel manicure routine. This gel is thicker and harder than other Gel Nail Polishes, helping to reduce nail bending and increase the longevity of your gel manicure. Not familiar with Builder Gel? Check out our blog for more information and guidance on how to use Gelous Builder Gel!


Can I use Gel Nail Polish without the Gelous UV/LED Lamp, Base Coat or Top Coat?

Short answer, no. The Gelous Base Coat, Top Coatand Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp are essential for achieving a successful gel manicure. If you skip these elements, your manicure or pedicure will not adhere to your nails properly nor dry, and could even cause serious damage to your hands and nails.

For the best results, it is important to use the Gelous Gel Nail Polish in conjunction with the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp. The lamp operates within a specific wavelength range, and the Gel Polish is specifically formulated to cure within this range to ensure a perfect finish every time. Using different brands or products may not be compatible, and could result in under-cured polish that can damage your nails. 


Is it worth doing your own gel nails? 

Definitely! Doing your own gel nails not only gives you the freedom to experiment with different styles and switch up your look at any time, but it also saves you money in the long run. Investing in a Gelous Gel Nail Polish Kit or individual polishes is a smart choice as it allows you to achieve professional results at a fraction of the cost of frequent salon visits.

Each Gelous Gel Nail Polish Kit is equivalent to 2-3 professional salon manicures and comes with everything you need to create salon-quality gel nails at home. Plus, the cost of Gelous Gel Nail Polishes is similar to well-known brands such as Essie and OPI, giving you the opportunity to expand your nail colour collection without breaking the bank.


Are there any negatives to Gel Nail Polish?

Gel Nail Polish can be a great option for those looking for a long-lasting, glossy manicure. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using Gel Nail Polish.

Whilst all Gel Nail Lamps used for gel manicures expose you to small amounts of UV rays, this can be easily remedied by applying sunscreen to your hands 15-30 minutes before starting your gel nails. This added step not only protects your hands but also serves as a reminder to apply sunscreen daily.

Gel Nail Polish can also take longer to remove than regular nail polish, but don’t worry, Gelous provides you with easy-to-follow instructions and removal tools to make the process effortless. Pop on our Gel Nail Polish Removal Clips and an episode of your favourite show and your polish will be off in no time.

Gel Nail Polish is the way to go for long-lasting, chip-resistant and smudge-free nails that hold onto their shine. Not only that, but doing your own gel manicures with a Gelous Gel Nail Polish Kit can save you both money and time. Why settle for regular nail polish when you can have salon-quality nails at home? Experience the difference for yourself with a Gel Nail Polish Kit today, you won’t regret it!

Get your Gel Nail Polish and Gel Nail Packs now, with free shipping on orders over $100 throughout New Zealand including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga and more! We also ship throughout Australia, America and the rest of the world.

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