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Product & Safety Frequently Asked Questions

23 May (approx): Just White, Black Out, Baby Blues, Orange Sherbert, Bubblegum, French Kiss, That's the Clay It Is, Lavender Whisper, A Little Bit Nude, Mauvelous, Heart of the Ocean, P.S. Olive You, Champagne Showers.

31 May (approx): Arabesque, A Mermaid’s Tale, Blue Haze, Candy Shop, Chin Up Buttercup, Chunky Glitter, Cliff Hanger, Coral Baskin, Coral’s Reef, Darkest Forest, Daydreaming, Deep Blue Sea, Duck Duck Goose, Dracula’s Bride, Dusty Pink, Fairy Dust, Fine Glitter, Green With Envy, Glass Slipper, Grey Skies, Hurricane Alley, Lady in Red, Lemon Sorbet, Lime Sorbet, Making Me Blush, Midnight Blues, Milky Way, Mint to Be, Moss Hysteria, Muddy Rose, Mysterious Girl, Neon Tangelo, Neon Yellow, Ocean Breeze, Pink Lady, Proper Copper, Purplexed, Red Sass, Redwood, Rich Mahogany, Serene Green, Silver Lining, Sparkling Rose, Starry Night, Stormy Seas, Stumped, Swan Lake, Sweet Nectar, Tickled Pink, Tiffany Blues, Tropical Punch,  Vanilla Latte, Very Berry, Walking on Eggshells, Wisteria Lane.

The Products

Gelous allows you to create DIY, salon quality gel manicures from the comfort of your own home.

Our Gel Nail Polish paints on like an ordinary nail polish, but after curing with our Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp it lasts two weeks or more 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.

To create a long lasting Gelous manicure, prep the nails then apply Gelous Base Coat, Gelous Colour Coat, then Gelous Top Coat, curing each coat with the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp.

UV Nail Polish contains ingredients that react with the UV rays emitted by the UV LED Gel Nail Lamp in a process called "curing". In 60 seconds, the once liquid gel turns into a hard coating. The spacious Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamps 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!

Once cured, your Gelous Base Coat and Gelous Colour Coat layers will remain slightly tacky so that when you apply the following layer, it sticks to the layer below. Unlike the Base Coat and Colour Coat, your Top Coat layer should be hard, dry and perfectly cured once you have placed your nails under the Gel Nail Lamp for 60 seconds.

Gelous Gel Nail Polish and the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp are designed to be totally compatible, with the UV LED Gel Nail Lamp operating at 365-405nm and the Gel Polish curing within this wavelength.

View our Application, Removal and Storage Guides here.

Gel Nail Polish itself will not hurt your nails as long as you apply and remove it correctly. Take care to avoid picking at your Gel Nail Polish, as you will inevitably peel away part of your natural nail, leaving it thin and weak. Please make sure to follow the instructions in our Application & Removal Guide to avoid causing any damage.

Yes, you must use all our products to create a long-lasting gel manicure. Use Gelous Base Coat, Gelous Colour Coat, then Gelous Top Coat, curing each coat with the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp. If you skip the Base Coat or Top Coat, or try to dry without the Gel Nail Lamp your manicure or pedicure will not be effective and could even cause serious damage to your hands or nails. 

Gelous Gel Nail Polish and the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp are designed to be totally compatible, with the UV LED Gel Nail Lamp operating at 365-405nm and the Gel Polish curing within this wavelength. Though we use a reasonably generic curing wavelength, we do advise against using different polishes with our lamps, different lamps with our polish, or different brands polishes with our polish as they may not be compatible. Incompatibility could result in under-curing which can cause serious damage to your hands or nails. 

Gelous Gel Nail Polish and the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp are designed to be totally compatible, with the UV LED Gel Nail Lamp operating at 365-405nm and the Gel Polish curing within this wavelength. Though we use a reasonably generic curing wavelength, we do advise against using different polishes with our lamps, different lamps with our polish, or different brands polishes with our polish as they may not be compatible. Incompatibility could result in under-curing which can cause serious damage to your hands or nails. 

Your Gel Nail Polish will last 18-24 months when stored correctly.

All Gel Nail Lamps emit UV light regardless of whether they are a UV/LED, LED lamp or an UV lamp. This is how a Gel Polish cures! Older, “traditional” Gel Nail Lamps used UV bulbs, which needed changing regularly and took far too long to cure Gel Nail Polish. Most modern Gel Nail Lamps, including the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamps use LED bulbs operating on the UV spectrum. The LED bulbs used in our Gel Nail Lamps are much safer than UV bulbs, last up to 50,000 hours and only take 60 seconds to cure each coat of your Gelous Gel Nail Polish!

LED Gel Nail Lamps, LED UV Gel Nail Lamps, UV/LED Gel Nail Lamps and any other variations on the market all emit UV rays and use LED bulb technology.

Many brands like to remove the “UV” word from their Gel Nail Lamp name due to bad connotations. We market our lamps as UV/LED Gel Nail Lamps simply because we want our customers to fully understand what products they are purchasing off us and how they work.

You will get approximately 40-50 manicures or pedicures with 2-3 coats of our 10ml Colour Coats. 

This is a code used by our manufacturer.

Use Rubber Base Coat instead of your regular Base Coat to strengthen flaky, brittle, thin or splitting nails. The Rubber Base Coat bends with your natural nails. During application it will self-level, creating a thicker, more even surface for your Gel Nail Polish to bond with.

Apply 1-2 coats of Builder Gel after your Base Coat to give extra thickness and strength to your gel manicure or pedicure. Builder Gel is harder and thicker than our other Gel Nail Polishes, so will decrease nail flexibility and bending, helping your Gel Nail Polish last longer.

Safety

You should avoid gel manicures if you have extremely short nails or if your nails are in poor condition (thin, dry or split). You can try strengthening and growing your nails in the meantime by using treatments, such as hand masks, cuticle oil and moisturiser.

You should discontinue use if sensitivity or irritation occurs. This may have occurred due to your nails being in poor condition, Gel Nail Polish getting on your skin, under-curing due to thick layers of Gel Nail Polish, under-curing due to not curing for the full 60 seconds or an allergy to the ingredients.

Yes they are. Sunburn or skin damage will only occur if you are exposed to your Gel Nail Lamp for over approximately 75 minutes at a time. When using for the recommended times of up to 5 x 60 seconds, your exposure is well below this! All Gel Nail Lamps predominantly emit Ultraviolet-A (UVA) regardless of whether they are a UV/LED, LED lamp or an UV lamp. The LED bulbs used in our Gel Nail Lamps are much safer than UV bulbs, last up to 50,000 hours and only take 60 seconds to cure each coat of your Gelous Gel Nail Polish.

Still don't like to take the chance? Neither do we! We recommend putting sunblock on 15-30 minutes before using to protect your skin - just as we recommend this before you go out for a walk!

Avoid getting back-to-back gel manicures, particularly if your nails appear weak when your Gel Nail Polish is removed. We recommend a break of at least 1-2 weeks, which will allow your nails to rehydrate and repair.

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