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Why is Gelous Gel Nail Polish a Good DIY Gel Manicure Brand?

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If salon-quality DIY gel manicures are your goal, Gelous Gel Nail Polish is the best answer. The ultimate brand for flawless at-home manis, let’s unpack what makes Gelous such a go-to.

Gelous Very Berry Gel Nail Polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

First things first, what is Gelous Gel Nail Polish?

Gelous is known for its popular vegan, cruelty-free, and 10-free (non-toxic) UV/LED Gel Nail Polish range, allowing you to create salon-quality gel manicures from the comfort of your own home. High-quality and affordable, our products are kind to your nails, your wallet, and the planet.

As New Zealand’s first DIY Gel Nail Polish company, we’ve been perfecting the art of at-home beauty since day one. Our Gel Nail Polish paints on just like ordinary nail polish but lasts over two weeks without fading, peeling or chipping. No need to wait for your nails to dry or worry about smudging them - they’re hard and perfectly dry once cured under the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp. Stacked up against a regular mani, a Gelous gel manicure lasts longer, feels stronger, and shines like nobody’s business. We remove the salon from the equation, allowing lasting beauty to meet DIY simplicity.

What are the benefits of Gelous Gel Nail Polish?

Long-Lasting & Fast Drying

Gelous Gel Nail Polish applies just as simply as regular nail polish, but lasts much longer and dries significantly faster. Instead of fanning your fingers in an effort to fast-track the process, each coat will dry in just 60 seconds, leaving you to wear a high-shine manicure that’ll last for at least two weeks.

Once you’ve applied the final Top Coat layer and cured it under the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp, your nails will emerge hard and perfectly dry. The result? A stunning, long-lasting manicure, free from any bumps, lumps, chips, or smudges. Unlike traditional nail polish, your Gel Nail Polish will only set once cured with the Gel Nail Lamp - no air drying necessary!

Cost-Effective and Money-Saving

Investing in your Gelous Gel Nail Polish Kit may feel pricey initially, but once it’s in your hands, it’s a long-term win. Our customers love saving money on salon visits and adore the flexibility of switching up their manicures whenever it's convenient for them. With annual savings of over $1000 when compared to the salon, it’s hard to look past the cost-saving benefits that Gelous brings. Discover how Gelous’ at-home gel nails can save you thousands by diving deeper into our blog.

Extensive Range

With over 300 Gel Nail Polishes that span the full spectrum of colour, finish and function, Gelous has everything you need to create truly show-stopping manicures. A one-stop-shop for all your at-home gel nail needs, our ever-growing selection of UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp Packs, Gel Manicure Accessories, Gel Manicure Tools, Chrome Powders, Nail Art Tools, and Nail Art Decals ensure you’re forever spoiled for choice and able to let your creativity shine.

Free from Harmful Ingredients

Keeping it clean is in our ethos, so we say no to nasties. Our Gel Nail Polish is 10-free, meaning it’s free from Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phalate (DBP), Toulene, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Parabens, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Triphenyl Phosphate and Tert-Butyl Hydroperoxide, plus absolutely no animal-derived ingredients or animal testing. At Gelous, we deeply care about both our customers and the planet. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing products that are not only safe but also ethically crafted, so you can feel confident with every application.

Boosts Confidence

There’s something truly empowering about having beautiful nails. It’s not just about the aesthetics; it’s how they make you feel. A stunning mani instantly raises your confidence, having you radiate positive energy and exude an aura of composure, even when life gets a little chaotic. And the best part? Unlike a fleeting blow wave or trendy outfit, a Gelous DIY manicure stays with you for weeks.

Nurtures Self-Care

It’s not just the confidence boost that comes with a fresh mani that we love. In our fast-paced lives, a self-care ritual is essential for staying grounded and present. Taking the time out to create a beautiful manicure is more than just pampering yourself, it’s a moment to rest and recharge, leaving you ready to take on the world - even if it is one day at a time.

Does Gelous have good customer service? 

As a locally owned business, exceptional customer service is at the core of what we do and we pride ourselves on offering the best service possible. As our product is tailored to the DIY Gel Nail Polish user, our approach revolves around making things effortless for you. Clear, easy-to-understand instructions, comprehensive FAQs and informative blogs are part of our commitment, and we’re always prompt in addressing any customer service queries you might have.

If our website can’t provide you with the answer you’re looking for, you can reach us through email, live chat, or phone. Customer service emails are cleared every business day, and we aim to swiftly resolve any issues that arise. We understand you’ll want your items quickly, so we’re all about quick processing and shipping. Transparency is important to us, so we provide clear shipping information and returns information throughout our website.

We love creating content for you to enjoy and learn from. Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok or YouTube for all the insider info and inspo, and join our buzzing Facebook Community Group, where our customers share their manicures, talk techniques, offer advice and spark inspiration. Nothing makes us happier than seeing your creations, so be sure to tag us on social media!

How do you buy Gelous Gel Nail Polish?

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

For our Auckland customers, snapping up Gelous Gel Nail Polish is a breeze. Simply swing by our physical store located at 3A Whetu Place, Rosedale, Auckland or opt for our click-and-collect service. Click & Collect orders are swiftly processed every morning, and our in-store hours are designed to accommodate your schedule. Gelous Auckland is open 7 days a week, from 9am-5pm on Monday to Wednesday, 9am-9pm on Thursday, 9am-5pm on Friday, and 9am-3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

In-store, you’ll discover our full range on display, including all 300+ Gel Nail Polish shades, with plenty of parking available and flexible payment methods such as Afterpay, EFTPOS, payWave and cash. Browse through our shelves, explore the captivating colours, and get personalised recommendations from our knowledgeable staff in a flash.

If you’re outside of Auckland or simply prefer online shopping, our website has you covered. From the comfort of your own home, effortlessly explore our entire collection and have your favourite products delivered right to your doorstep. We offer a variety of buy now, pay later methods including Afterpay, PayPal and Zip, as well as the usual credit card, debit card and bank transfer options. Our Shipping Page lays out your shipping options, however, you’ll find free New Zealand-wide shipping on all orders over $100. When you shop online, you'll receive regular updates from the moment your courier picks up your order to its doorstep delivery. So, kick back, relax, and get ready to flaunt those freshly painted beauties.

Is Gelous Gel Nail Polish good? 

Gelous Gel Nail Polish is your go-to for creating long-lasting, salon-quality gel manicures at home. The non-toxic, vegan formula glides on just like regular polish, but once your Top Coat is cured, it becomes impeccably hard and dry for a high-shine manicure that lasts 2+ weeks. Easy to apply and remove, you’ll save thousands on salon appointments, but don’t just take our word for it - read the countless glowing reviews on our website, Facebook and Google and see the Gelous difference for yourself!

"I highly recommend any item from this company. Not only do they have the best customer service I’ve encountered, but the products are actually as good as they say, they last longer than regular polish and look great. I can’t wait for more colours."
- Lee

"I would go to the salon a few times a month and spend easily $60 a pop. This is sooo much better! I can do it myself at home, and it ends up being so cost effective! I love the results, and I’ve only just started using it! Can’t wait to get better, have better results and continue to use the system."
- Stevie

"So shocked about how good the quality is of the products from this website. I’m so impressed considering how affordable all the products are. I got the lamp, cuticle oil, two polishes, the base coat and top coat and some more accessories/tools. My nails look amazing and feel super strong! Couldn’t recommend enough. Not to mention they’re cruelty-free, which is incredible. So happy!"
- Izzy

" I ordered the Gelous Starter Kit and I am beyond happy with the results - no more nail salon appointments for me. Easy to follow instructions and the product applies and cures perfectly. Lasted 2+ weeks with no chipping. Delivery was extremely quick, arrived the next day. I will be purchasing more polish to build my collection! Thank you! "
- Michelle

"Love these products, easy to use and great value for money! No more $50 nails when I can do it myself at home."
- Rose

"Great product, easy to use for an amateur. Goes on well and also lasts. Im hard on my hands and it has been fantastic so far - 2+ weeks without a crack or chip. Love it. Will be buying more colours ASAP."
- Desiree

"I’ve tried a few different at home gels as I have to wear polish for work. I have always had some issues with setting or colour accuracy with other places but so far haven’t had any issue with Gelous. I am very happy with the polishes/equipment/price and will 100% only be getting my gels from here!"
- Amy

"Super impressed with the quality of this at home nail kit. Super easy to use and long lasting. Loving being able to have my nails done at home instead of trying to find time to go to appointments when you have children. 100% would recommend!"
- Sarah

"The service I've received from this company has been absolutely top class. My products arrived extremely quickly and very well packaged. Thanks so much for such an excellent experience of shopping with your company."
- Julie

Gelous Gel Nail Polish offers the complete package for achieving salon-quality gel manicures from the comfort of your own home. Your path to flawless, long-lasting nails starts here!

Get your Gel Nail Polish and Gel Manicure Kits now, with free shipping on orders over $100 throughout New Zealand including Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Hamilton, Tauranga and more! We also ship throughout United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world with free shipping available. 

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