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Gelous vs Gelish - Why Gelous is the Best Gelish Alternative

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Ready to revolutionise your at-home manicure game? Whilst Gelous and Gelish both offer at-home gel nail products, the similarities end there.

Despite Gelish being around for longer, Gelous takes the edge with its affordable, easy-to-use products that are designed with people just like you in mind. Truly caring for and understanding our customers, we really listen to your needs, and reflect these in our well-loved products and their high-quality, long-lasting formulas. With our unparalleled level of support, Gelous makes sure you’ll achieve a salon-quality result, every time.

Gelish on the other hand falls short, with outdated, pricey products and an inadequate level of support that largely leaves you on your own. But that’s why when stacked up against each other, Gelous has the upper hand.

6 reasons why Gelous is the best alternative to Gelish

Streamlined Range

Gelous Pearlescent Rose Quartz gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

Why get bogged down in a confusing array of nail products that you don’t need? Unlike brands that try to do it all, at Gelous, we’re focused on delivering the very best in Gel Nail Products. That’s why our products are not only well-loved for their quality and lasting power, but also because they look great and don’t come at the cost of the earth, or your wallet. With a huge range like Gelish’s it can be difficult to find what you’ll actually use, ultimately costing you time and money.

We don't want to overwhelm you with dozens of unnecessary products that aren’t the right fit for you. Instead, we focus on what you actually need and better these to be the best they can be. By keeping our range focused on what we do best, we’re able to really listen to our customers to create gel nail products that truly work for you. That means your voice is always heard, your needs are understood, and your manicures are kept as fun as they’re intended. Using the best possible products, Gelous makes it easy for you by eliminating the noise and clearing the path to the best possible result.


Gelous Pastels Polish Pack gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand on model

At Gelous, we believe that high-quality gel nail products shouldn't have to come at the expense of a hefty price tag. That’s why we offer our Gel Nail Polish for $20, an accessible price for you to not only get started on your nail journey but also to grow. With Gelish, paying $29.50 per polish adds up fast, and when paying over twice as much for various tools or nearly five times as much for a UV/LED Lamp, this can really set you back in your nail journey. We understand that price matters, so we give you everything you need to create stunning nails at a price that makes sense. With Gelous, you get the best of both worlds - accessible pricing that doesn’t compromise on quality. Why pay more when you can get such high-quality results for less? Don't settle for overpriced nail products that underdeliver - try Gelous and experience the difference.

Prices accurate as at the publishing date.


Gelous gel nail polish - photographed in New Zealand

Gelous provides high-quality, durable and ethical gel nail products that not only look great, but also look after you and the world around us. To us, that’s a no-brainer, but that’s why we’re known for only offering the best. Our Gel Nail Polish is not only vegan and cruelty-free but also 10-free, meaning it’s free from 10 of the most harmful chemicals commonly found in nail polish. Why would you settle for any less? Your health and wellbeing is of the utmost importance, so we make sure to keep it clean with products that are kind to you.

Gelish may offer cruelty-free and vegan gel nail polish but doesn’t provide the same level of transparency and consistency when it comes to its ingredients and non-toxic claims. No matter what you’re buying, it’s important to understand what you’re truly getting - it’s as simple as that. With Gelous, you can have full peace of mind when it comes to the safety and quality of your nail products, that’s why we’re fully transparent about it. Our reputation for quality speaks for itself - using ethical production practices, sustainable packaging and non-toxic, high-quality ingredients, our products offer the professional finish you’ve always wanted. When you choose Gelous, you're choosing a brand that truly cares about your wellbeing and the world around you.

Unmatched Support

Gelous Hippie Trail gel nail art using Blooming Gel - photographed in New Zealand on model

We’re not just a brand that sells nail products, we’re a community of gel nail enthusiasts who want to do everything we can to help you create the perfect manicure. Whether this is a new skill to you, or you’re looking to level up your mani game, we’re dedicated to guiding you every step of the way. Unlike other brands, our support doesn’t stop after you’ve made a purchase. That’s why our Youtube channel is packed with step-by-step tutorials and our Facebook community is full of like-minded individuals ready to offer their support and advice. Plus, we release mini nail-art tutorials every week to keep you inspired and motivated, alongside resourceful blogs to ensure you’re schooled up on all the latest trends. Or, if you need to get in touch directly, we’re always just a live chat, phone call or email away. With Gelous, we make it easy for you to succeed. We go the extra mile, beyond what Gelish offers, so your gel nail experience is as easy and enjoyable as possible with the end result being a flawless manicure you can be proud of.

Effortless Nail Art

Gelous Black & White Snakes Nail Stickers gel nail art - photographed in New Zealand on model

At Gelous, we believe that nail art is for everyone, regardless of skill level or experience. That’s why we’ve made it a priority to provide an extensive range of nail art stickers, transfers and foils, so anyone can create stunning designs with ease. Complete with step-by-step tutorials and endless inspiration, we make sure you feel confident in unleashing your inner artist. Gelish on the other hand lacks in this area, with no such products ranged and fewer options available to support non-professionals in their nail art journey. Why limit yourself when there’s so much room to grow? With Gelous, it’s never been easier to enter the world of nail art, and with everything you need in one place, you’ll never look back.

Customisable Starter Kits

Gelous gel nail polish starter pack - photographed in New Zealand

There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to favourite nail polish shades, so why should you have to fit into a box when you’re just starting out? We understand everyone has different tastes when it comes to their nails, that’s why we offer fully customisable starter packs. Unlike Gelish, which offers pre-packed kits with pre-selected colours, Gelous gives you the freedom to pick any shade you like. Plus, with different size options and various add-ons, such as scented cuticle oils, and matte top coats, your kit is tailored to suit you. We make sure you start out on your at-home nail journey in the best way, with a gel manicure that’s as unique as you. Don’t settle for a pre-packed starter kit that only prevents you from creating your dream mani, take control of your journey from start to finish with Gelous and create a manicure that feels like it’s truly yours.

For an at-home gel nail experience that’s as fun as it should be, try a Gelous Starter Kit today. 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. Designed to make your gel manis easy and enjoyable, you’re free to fully immerse yourself in creativity and fun.

What our customers say about us

Designed with our customers and their success in mind, Gelous provides an easier-to-use, more modern and better-supported at-home gel nail solution compared to Gelish. Far better value for money, Gelous is well-loved for good reason, but why just take our word for it? Check out what other people just like yourself have to say.

“I was tossing up between Gelous and another company and I am so happy I went with Gelous. Most importantly they have a broader range of colours than other brands, their products are very high quality and last well. Fast delivery, sales and great customer service. Would highly recommend this brand A++.”
- Kate

“I have tried gels before at home and they were a disaster. Gelous was easy to use, and I’m so impressed with the end result. I love that there are clear, easy to follow YouTube videos for basic application and nail art too. Excited to add even more colours to my collection!”
- Victoria

“Such a fabulous range and fantastic quality! I love how accurate the colour descriptions are, the formula is super easy to apply and very long lasting and they are a great price. In terms of price and quality, I would truly recommend Gelous over any other gel polish on the market.”
- Olivia

Ready to see the Gelous difference for yourself?

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All information accurate as at the publishing date.

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