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Our Gel Nail Polish contains no Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phalate (DBP), Toulene, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Parabens, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Triphenyl Phosphate, Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide, animal-derived ingredients and is not tested on animals.
How to apply your Gel Nail Polish Your steps to a stronger, shinier mani.
How to remove your Gel Nail Polish When it's time to take it off.
Why shop with Gelous? New Zealand's first do-it-yourself UV/LED Gel Nail Polish company.
Gelous - Long Lasting Gel Nail Polish
Gelous is New Zealand and Australia’s go-to online store for Gel Nail Polish, UV/LED Gel Nail Lamps, Gel Nail Polish Kits, Manicure Tools and more.
Gelous Gel Nail Polish paints on like an ordinary nail polish, but lasts up to two weeks without fading, peeling or chipping. You don’t have to worry about waiting for your nails to dry or smudging them afterwards — they are hard and perfectly dry once cured with the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp. Stacked up against a regular manicure, a Gelous mani lasts longer, feels stronger, and shines like noone’s business. Gelous products are cruelty free, vegan, non toxic (10 free), high quality and affordable - kind to your nails, your wallet AND the planet.
Convenient packs provide the instructions, manicure tools, polishes and lamp you need to get you on your way to creating your your dream DIY manicure. All products are also available individually for those of us who have a beauty stockpile at home.
Gelous orders are dispatched every business day throughout New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world, so you can have peace of mind that our product will be in your hands as soon as possible. We also offer pick-ups from our handy Auckland warehouse. Can't wait until payday? Don't worry! We've got you covered with Afterpay and Zip. We’ll ship your order straight away and you can pay it off with 4 interest-free payments.
To apply your DIY Gel Nail Polish at home, you start by filing the nails, pushing back the cuticles, buffing the nails and cleaning the hands. Make sure to protect your skin by applying sunblock about 30 minutes before commencing your mani.
You can find a range of tips and tricks to help you create long lasting gel manicures and pedicures on our Commonly Asked Questions page.
Need to know how to remove Gel Nail Polish? To start with, a light buff of the nail surface with your Gelous Nail File removes the shiny Top Coat. You’ll then cover each nail with a Lint Free Pad soaked in Nail Polish Remover and clip in place with the Nail Polish Removal Clips. After letting this sit for 15 minutes you can gently remove the polish with an Orangewood Cuticle Stick. Following this, a soothing coat of Blueberry or Osmanthus Cuticle Oil replenishes your nails with hydrating nutrients.
You can view our full Application and Removal guide here.
So how exactly does Gel Nail Polish work? UV Nail Polish is made up of acrylic monomers and oligomers that bond together when placed under the UV LED Gel Nail Lamp. This process is called "curing" and in just 60 seconds, the once liquid gel turns into a hard coating. Your Base Coat and Colour Coat layers will remain slightly tacky after curing. These coats need to remain sticky so that when you apply the following layer, it sticks to the layer below. As long as you are applying your polish in thin, even layers and curing for 60 seconds, your Base Coat and Colour Coat will be cured. Unlike the Base Coat and Colour Coat, your Top Coat layer should be hard, dried and perfectly cured once you have placed your nails under the Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.
With usability in mind, Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamps have a spacious design — perfect for manicures or pedicures. They contain 30 premium dual wave LEDs that last up to 50,000 hours and operate at 48W, drying gel polish quickly and efficiently. The LED bulbs, are much safer than UV bulbs, last longer and take less time to dry your nails — it’s a win-win!
Shop for trending Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn and Party Gel Nail Polish colours. We’ve got a rapidly expanding colour range of Black Gel Nail Polish, White Gel Nail Polish, Blue Gel Nail Polish, Green Gel Nail Polish, Glitter Gel Nail Polish, Metallic Gel Nail Polish, Grey Gel Nail Polish, Neon Gel Nail Polish, Nude Gel Nail Polish, Brown Gel Nail Polish, Orange Gel Nail Polish, Yellow Gel Nail Polish, Pink Gel Nail Polish, Red Gel Nail Polish, Magnetic Gel Nail Polish, Speckle Gel Nail Polish and Purple Gel Nail Polish.
You can keep your hands hydrated and your nails strong with our Cuticle Oil, Jema Rose 8+ Minute Hand Mask, ORLY Hydrating Creme and ORLY Nail Defense. Our Gel Nail Polish Tools, including Lint Free Wipes, Nail Files, Orangewood Cuticle Sticks, Nail Polish Removal Clips, Nail Painting Finger Rest, Pedicure Toe Separators and ORLY Genius Nail Polish Remover make applying and removing your gel manicure or pedicure easy.