Step up your home mani game

Step up your home mani game

How it works

Flawless gel nails, made easy.

Start by simply prepping your nails, then apply Base Coat, Colour Coat, and Top Coat, curing each layer under the UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp.

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Why Gelous?

We’ve been perfecting the art of at-home beauty since day one.

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TO ENTER

1. Make a purchase during the month of July ($10 spend = 1 entry)⁠

2. Follow our Instagram @gelous.co

3. For extra entries: Tag a friend in the comments of our Instagram Posts (1 tag = 1 extra entry)⁠

Winner will be contacted via Instagram (from the official @gelous.co Instagram account) or email (from info@gelous.co). The winner will be announced via stories once confirmed. See T&Cs here.

TO ENTER

1. Make a purchase during the month of July ($10 spend = 1 entry)⁠

2. Follow our Instagram @gelous.co

3. For extra entries: Tag a friend in the comments of our Instagram Posts (1 tag = 1 extra entry)⁠

Winner will be contacted via Instagram (from the official @gelous.co Instagram account) or email (from info@gelous.co). The winner will be announced via stories once confirmed. See T&Cs here.

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Don't just take our word for it.

Gelous is New Zealand's first DIY UV/LED Gel Nail Polish company with thousands of happy customers across New Zealand, Australia and the rest of the world.

Our Gel Nail Polish paints on just like ordinary nail polish, but lasts over 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 boasts an unparalleled shine. As an added bonus, Gelous products are cruelty-free, vegan, non-toxic (10-free), high-quality and affordable - kind to your nails, your wallet and the planet.

We’ve made it easy for you to get started with our convenient Starter Packs and Starter Kits. These all-inclusive kits are complete with step-by-step instructions, high-quality Manicure Tools, stunning Gel Nail Polishes and a reliable Gel Nail Lamp, giving you everything you need to bring your dream DIY manicures to life. For those of you who already have a beauty stockpile at home - all of our products are also available individually.

Gelous orders are dispatched every business day from Auckland or Brisbane with NZ Post, Australia Post, Aramex and DHL, so you can have peace of mind that our product will be in your hands in no time.

Can't wait until payday? Don't worry! We've got you covered with our Buy Now Pay Later options - Afterpay, Laybuy and Zip. We’ll ship your order straight away and you can pay it off with 4 interest-free payments.

For a flawless DIY UV/LED Gel Nail Polish application at home, begin by completing your essential nail prep. Gently push back your cuticles, file and buff your nails, and wipe away the buffing dust using a Lint Free Wipe soaked in Gel Nail Polish Remover. We recommend taking every effort to protect your skin by applying sunblock about 30 minutes before starting your mani.

Once your prep is complete, it’s time to apply the Gel Nail Polish. Start with a Base Coat layer, followed by an optional Builder Gel layer, 2-3 layers of Colour Coat, and finally a Top Coat layer. Each layer of Nail Gel cures in just 60 seconds under the Gelous UV/LED Lamp. For additional guidance and expert advice on creating long-lasting gel manicures and pedicures, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page where you'll discover plenty of helpful tips and tricks.

Need to know how to remove Gel Nail Polish? Start by lightly buffing the nail surface with your Gelous Nail File to remove the shiny Top Coat. Then, cover each nail with a Lint Free Wipe soaked in Gel Nail Polish Remover, clipping in place with the Nail Polish Removal Clips. After letting this sit for 15 minutes, gently remove the polish with your Orangewood Cuticle Sticks. To finish, apply Blueberry or Osmanthus Cuticle Oil around your nails and rub it into your skin to nourish and moisturise.

View our full Application, Removal and Storage Guides for all your gel manicure needs.

To start, get your nails ready for the perfect gel manicure by first completing your essential nail prep. Gently push back your cuticles, file your nails to the perfect shape and give the surface a buff. Next, dehydrate your nails by wiping them with Gelous Nail Polish Remover, followed by the optional application of Gelous Nail Primer

Once your nails are prepped and ready, it’s time to apply the UV Nail Polish. Start by applying a Gelous Base Coat, followed by optional Builder Gel, then 2-3 Gelous Colour Coats and finish with a Gelous Top Coat. Cure each coat for 60 seconds under the UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp

Watch in awe as the once tacky surface dries to a beautifully hardened finish after your final cure, for a manicure that lasts longer, feels stronger, and shines like nobody's business. Gel nail perfection, made easy.

When exposed to the UV rays emitted by the 48W UV LED Gel Nail Lamp, Gelous Gel Nail Polish undergoes a curing process, transforming from a liquid gel to a hard, durable coating. The Gelous Gel Nail Lamp features 30 dual-wave LEDs lasting up to 50,000 hours, ensuring quick and efficient drying. Notably safer and quicker than UV bulbs, these LEDs operate at 365-405nm, designed to align with Gelous Gel Polishes curing requirements for a seamlessly compatible, safe and efficient experience.

If you’re new to the DIY gel manicure game, our convenient Gel Nail Polish Starter Kits are the perfect choice for beginning your journey. With three versatile options, choose from our Basic Pack, Essentials Pack or Starter Pack. These popular kits include a UV/LED Nail Lamp, Base Coat, Top Coat, Colour Coat of your choice, optional manicure tool packs and optional Matte Top Coat, providing you with everything you need to kickstart your at-home gel manicure journey.

With a range of over 300+ Gel Nail Polish colours, you have plenty of options to choose from. Buy trending Summer, Winter, Spring, Autumn, Festival, Party, Christmas, Halloween, Valentines and New Years UV/LED Gel Polish colours. We’ve got a rapidly expanding colour range of Black Gel Nail PolishWhite Gel Nail PolishBlue Gel Nail PolishGreen Gel Nail PolishGlitter Gel Nail PolishMetallic Gel Nail PolishGrey Gel Nail PolishNeon Gel Nail PolishNude Gel Nail PolishBrown Gel Nail PolishOrange Gel Nail PolishYellow Gel Nail PolishPink Gel Nail PolishRed Gel Nail Polish, Purple Gel Nail Polish, Magnetic Gel Nail Polish, Galaxy Cat Eye Gel Nail Polish, Speckle Gel Nail PolishFluro Gel Nail Polish, Neon Gel Nail Polish, Bright Gel Nail Polish, French Manicure Gel Nail Polish, Sheer Gel Nail Polish, Pastel Gel Nail Polish, Blooming Gel Nail Polish, Builder in a Bottle Gel Nail Polish, Rubber Base Coats and Rubber Top Coats.

When you’re ready to take your gel manicures to the next level, get creative with some nail art using our high-quality Nail Art Brushes. Get off to the best start on your nail art journey with our large range of Nail Art Tools, including Nail Art Brushes, Dotting Tools, Silicone Tools, French Nail Tip Guides, Resin Nail Art Palettes, Swatch Sticks and Swatch Wheels.

If you’re looking to enhance your gel manicure with something a little easier, add a special touch to your mani with our extensive collection of high-quality Chrome PowdersNail Foils, Nail Transfers, Nail Stickers or Striping Tape. Gelous Nail Art Decals come in a range of designs, including hearts, flowers, henna, ocean, roses, suns, moons, leaves, clouds, rainbows, fruits, snakes, cartoons and stars. There’s also a range of colours to choose from, including black, white, gold, silver, champagne, pink, blue, green, red and purple.

Experience easy Gel Nail Polish application and removal with our large range of Gel Nail Polish Tools, including Lint Free WipesDust Brushes, Nail FilesOrangewood Cuticle SticksManicure Removal ClipsPedicure Removal Clips, Nail Painting Finger RestsPedicure Toe Separators, Gel Nail Polish Removal Tools, Gelous Gel Nail Polish Remover, and Gelous Express Gel Nail Polish Remover. Plus, keep your hands hydrated and your nails strong between applications and removals with our nourishing Gelous Cuticle OilAromatherapy Co Hand Cream and ORLY Nail Defense

If you are a new user of Gel Nail Polish, please don’t be disheartened if your first few manicures don’t last as long as expected. There are many tips and tricks to applying Gel Nail Polish that make the difference between a long-lasting application and an application that doesn’t last long enough (i.e. chips easily or peels). Often, new users of Gel Nail Polish make small mistakes during the application process that cause premature chipping or peeling. Once you've mastered your Gel Polish application, you'll enjoy flawless, long-lasting manicures time and time again. Practice really does make perfect!

Please be patient, read our Application Guide carefully, and take note of our tips and tricks.

  • Make sure you are using Gelous brand Base Coat, Colour Coat, Top Coat and Gel Nail Lamp. 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. 
  • Ensure your nails are strong enough for a gel manicure. If your nails are too weak, they can bend and cause the Gel Nail Polish to pull away from the nail. Nourish your nails with products such as Cuticle Oil, Moisturiser and Nail Defense to improve their strength, and consider adding a Builder Gel into your manicure routine.
  • Nail prep is very important and will directly influence the longevity of your mani or pedi. Before applying your Gel Nail Polish, gently buff the entire surface of each nail. Make sure to buff in one direction and remember, you are trying to rough up your nails not make them smooth, so the whole nail should appear dull from the buffing (not shiny). You need to be very thorough with the buffing, paying particular attention to the sides of the nails and around the cuticle, as this is where lifting may occur if not buffed correctly.
  • Make sure to clean your nails thoroughly after buffing, as any residual buffing dust, oil or other contaminants will reduce adhesion of the gel and affect the longevity. To clean, simply apply Nail Polish Remover to a Lint Free Wipe and thoroughly clean the surface of your nails, including the area under your nails and around the cuticles.
  • Use Nail Primer before your Base Coat to prime and dehydrate the nails.
  • Don’t apply your coats of Gel Nail Polish too thick and make sure they are an even thickness. Pay attention to the cuticles and the sides, as this is where Gel Polish can get thicker if you have too much Gel Nail Polish on the brush. To achieve a thin application, remove excess Gel Nail Polish from the brush by circling it around the inside of the bottle neck, pressing it off.
  • Cap every coat of Gel Nail Polish by running the brush horizontally over the free edge of your nail. View capping diagram here. If you have shorter nails, start each coat by using a Nail Art Brush or the tip of your bottle brush to cap the free edge.
  • When applying, start in the middle of the nail then ‘push’ the Gel Nail Polish gently towards the cuticle without it touching. It is important to leave a thin gap between the edge of the Gel Nail Polish and your cuticle when applying. If the Gel Nail Polish is applied to the cuticle, it can separate and lift as your nail plate grows. Aim to avoid getting any Gel Nail Polish on your skin or cuticle, however if you do, remove it with an Orangewood Cuticle Stick, Nail Art Brush or Lint Free Wipe before curing. 
  • In terms of aftercare, avoid washing dishes or using cleaning products without gloves, use Cuticle Oil regularly to help your nails looking fresh for longer, and if you get a snag, file this down so it does not catch and cause further damage.

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