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Why Gel Nail Polish is Superior to Regular Nail Polish

  • 5 min read

Over your regular nail polish continuously chipping and peeling after just a few days? Gel Nail Polish might be the solution you’ve been looking for. It not only lasts longer, but also provides a flawless finish that regular nail polish can’t match.

Continue reading to discover what makes Gel Nail Polish so special compared to regular nail polish, and why it’s worth making the switch.

Gelous Blackout Gel Nail Polish - photographed in Australia on model

Why should I choose Gelous Gel Nail Polish over regular nail polish?

Longer Lasting

Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Polish lasts for two weeks or more without any fading, peeling or chipping. While traditional nail polish only lasts for 2-3 days before showing signs of wear and tear, with Gel Nail Polish you’ll only need to redo your nails simply when they’ve grown out. Longevity is a huge bonus, not just for cost, but also for a busy lifestyle. You can go about your daily life without having to worry about your gel manicure or pedicure chipping. Life may not be perfect, but your nails can be!

Faster Drying

Say goodbye to watching the clock and waving your fingers to dry, Gel Nail Polish dries much quicker than regular polish. Each coat is instead ‘cured’ by your UV/LED Lamp for 60 seconds. Once you’ve cured your final coat, you’re good to go. You can get on with your day with a high-shine manicure that lasts for 2+ weeks. No smudges around here!

Stronger Nails

If you’re hoping to lengthen your natural nails, Gel Nail Polish is a better option. Gel Nail Polish adds a layer of protection to your nails, and by using a Gelous Builder Gel you can add extra thickness and strength to your manicure. Hello long, strong nails!

Is it hard to do your own gel manicure?

Painting your nails with Gel Nail Polish may seem daunting compared to regular nail polish, but it’s actually quite simple once you get the hang of it. You don’t have to be a professional to achieve a salon-quality gel manicure at home. With the right tools, a bit of practice and some patience, you'll be able to create beautiful, long-lasting nails with ease. Applying gel polish is just like applying regular polish, just with the addition of using the UV/LED Lamp to simply harden the polish for a smudge-free, high-gloss finish. So, don't be intimidated, give it a try, it's not as difficult as it seems and the end result is well worth the effort!

Gelous makes doing your own gel manicure simple and stress-free with detailed instructions, video tutorials, blogs with expert advice and a supportive Facebook community to guide you every step of the way.

What do I need to get started?

For a flawless at-home gel manicure, our Gelous Starter Packs are the perfect solution. These popular packs come with 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.

To remove your gel manicure, an acetone-based Nail Polish Remover is also required and we highly recommend the ORLY Genius Nail Polish Remover for fast and easy removal. For added strength, our Builder Gel is an excellent addition to your gel manicure routine. This gel is thicker and harder than other Gel Nail Polishes, helping to reduce nail bending and extend the longevity of your gel manicure. Never heard of Builder Gel before? Check out our blog for more information and instructions on how to use Gelous Builder Gel!

Can I use Gel Nail Polish without the Gelous UV/LED Lamp, Base Coat or Top Coat?

In short, no. The Gelous Base Coat, Top Coat and Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp are crucial for achieving a successful gel manicure. If you skip these components, your manicure or pedicure will not adhere to your nails correctly or dry, and may even cause serious damage to your hands and nails.

For the best results, it is essential to use the Gelous Gel Nail Polish in conjunction with the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp. The lamp operates within a specific wavelength range, and the Gel Polish is specifically formulated to cure within this range to ensure a perfect finish every time. Using other brands or products may not be compatible and can lead to under-cured polish that can damage your nails.

Is it worth doing your own gel nails?

Absolutely! Doing your own gel nails not only gives you the freedom to try out different styles and change your look at any time, but it also saves you money in the long run. Investing in a Gelous Gel Nail Polish Kit or individual polishes is a smart choice as it allows you to achieve professional results at a fraction of the price of frequent salon visits.

Each Gelous Gel Nail Polish Kit is equivalent to 2-3 professional salon manicures and comes with everything you need to create salon-quality gel nails at home. What's more, the cost of Gelous Gel Nail Polishes is comparable to well-known brands such as Essie and OPI, giving you the opportunity to expand your nail colour collection without breaking the bank.

Are there any negatives to Gel Nail Polish?

Gel Nail Polish can be a great choice for those seeking a long-lasting, glossy manicure. However, there are a few things to consider when using Gel Nail Polish.

Although all Gel Nail Lamps used for gel manicures expose you to small amounts of UV rays, this can be easily addressed by applying sunscreen to your hands 15-30 minutes before starting your gel nails. This added step not only protects your hands but also serves as a reminder to apply sunscreen everywhere daily.

Gel Nail Polish can also take longer to remove than traditional nail polish, but don’t fret, Gelous provides easy-to-follow instructions and removal tools to make the process effortless. Slip on our Gel Nail Polish Removal Clips and an episode of your favourite show and your polish will be off in no time.

Gel Nail Polish is the perfect choice for long-lasting, chip-resistant and smudge-free nails that keep their shine. Not only that, but doing your own gel manicures with a Gelous Gel Nail Polish Kit can save you both money and time. Why settle for traditional nail polish when you can have salon-quality nails at home? Try the difference for yourself with a Gel Nail Polish Kit today, you won’t regret it!

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