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

Being 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 regular nail polish but lasts over two weeks without a hint of fading, peeling or chipping. You'll no longer have to wait for your nails to dry or worry about smudging them - they’re hard and immaculately dry once cured under the Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp. Stacked up against an ordinary mani, a Gelous gel manicure lasts longer, feels stronger, and shines like nobody’s business. We remove the salon from the equation, letting lasting beauty meet DIY simplicity.

What are the benefits of Gelous Gel Nail Polish?

Long-Lasting & Fast Drying

Gelous Gel Nail Polish applies just as effortlessly as regular nail polish, but lasts significantly longer and dries much faster. Rather than fanning your fingers in an effort to fast-track the process, each coat will dry in just 60 seconds, leaving you free to wear your high-shine manicure 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 long-lasting manicure, without any chips, lumps, bumps or smudges. Unlike ordinary nail polish, your Gel Nail Polish will only set once it's been cured with the Gel Nail Lamp - you can kiss pesky air drying goodbye!

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 salon prices, it’s difficult 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 offers everything you need to create truly show-stopping manicures. A one-stop-shop for all your at-home gel nail needs, our continually-growing selection of UV/LED Gel Nail Lamp Packs, Gel Manicure Accessories, Gel Manicure Tools, Chrome Powders, Nail Art Tools, and Nail Art Decals guarantees you’re forever spoiled for choice and free to express your creativity.

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 genuinely care for 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 have full confidence with every coat.

Boosts Confidence

There’s something undeniably empowering about having beautiful nails. It’s not just about the aesthetics; it’s how they make you feel. A gorgeous mani instantly raises your confidence, seeing you radiate positive energy and exude an aura of composure, even when life feels a little chaotic. And the best part? Unlike a fleeting spray tan or trendy top, a Gelous DIY manicure stays by your side for weeks.

Nurtures Self-Care

It’s not only the confidence boost that comes with a fresh mani that we're obsessed with. In our fast-paced lives, a self-care routine is essential for staying grounded and present. Setting the time aside to create a stunning 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 hour at a time.

Does Gelous have good customer service? 

As a locally owned business with branches in Brisbane and Auckland, exceptional customer service is at the core of what we do and we take great pride in offering the best service possible. As our product is aimed to the DIY Gel Nail Polish user, our approach focuses on making things easy for you. Straightforward, easy-to-understand instructions, comprehensive FAQs and informative blogs are part of our commitment, and we’re always speedy in addressing any customer service queries you might have.

If our website isn't providing you with the answer you’re after, you can reach us through email, live chat, or phone. Customer service emails are responded to every business day, and we aim to promptly resolve any issues that crop up. We understand how quickly you'd like your items in your hands, so we’re all about swift shipping and processing. Transparency is important to us, so we're sure to provide clear shipping information and returns information on our website.

We absolutely adore 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 bustling 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 with your beautiful mani!

How do you buy Gelous Gel Nail Polish?

Gelous Gel Nail Polish Packaging - photographed in Australia on model

For our Brisbane customers, snapping up Gelous Gel Nail Polish is a breeze. Simply swing by our physical storefront located at Unit 7/1-3 Business Drive, Narangba, Queensland or opt for our click-and-collect service. Click & Collect orders are swiftly processed and will be ready the following business day. Gelous Brisbane is open 5 days a week for all your at-home mani needs, pop in any time between 9am-4:30pm Monday to Friday. In-store, you’ll discover our full range on display, including all 300+ Gel Nail Polish shades, with plenty of parking available. Explore the captivating colours, and get personalised recommendations from our knowledgeable staff in a flash.

If you’re outside of Brisbane or simply prefer online shopping, our website has got you covered. From the comfort of your own home, effortlessly browse our entire collection and order your favourite products to be delivered straight to your doorstep. We offer a variety of buy now, pay later methods including Afterpay and Zip, as well as the standard credit card and debit card and options. Our Shipping Page outlines your shipping options, however, you’ll find free Australia-wide shipping on all orders over $100. When you shop online, you'll be sent regular updates from the moment your order has been picked up by the courier to its all-important doorstep delivery. So, kick back, relax, and get ready to show off those freshly painted beauties.

Is Gelous Gel Nail Polish good? 

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

"Highly recommend to anyone who comments on my own nails. Love how easy the process to purchase is and love following on social media. Highly, highly recommend Gelous!"
- Jamie

"My hubby bought me this for Christmas and it is a game changer! Everything I need to save myself spending money on salon manicures and as an added bonus it's super easy to use. I've only used Red Sass so far - it's holding up great after nearly 2 weeks and the colour is really strong and vibrant. Highly recommend getting the tools as well as the polish - the cuticle oil smells delicious, the nail file is fantastic quality and the wood sticks are very helpful in removing the excess polish!"
- Jenna

"I am obsessed with my Gelous collection so far. I love doing my own nails and definitely saved so much money not getting them done at a salon!"
- Paula

"This was my first time doing a DIY gel manicure and it has lasted exactly a week so far with no lifting or chips!! Application was super easy and I only needed 2 coats. The finish is still super shiny as if I did my manicure yesterday and this includes taking care of 2 children, giving baths, showering, doing chores, etc."
- Rosa

"Great products, great service, great nails and vegan!!! There’s no going back from Gelous."
- Carolina

"Loving building up my Gelous gel polish collection! The colours are gorgeous and the coverage levels are true to what is stated for each polish. Gelous have quickly become my favourite for polishes & other nail products!"
- Mel

"Recommended few people to you since I brought the set 3 months ago. Lasts as long as professional sets I used to get. It took me a couple of times to get it looking good but practice makes perfect. Lasts a lot longer than other gel brands my friends were using. Highly recommend!"
- Hayley

"I’ve been shopping with Delous for almost a year and I am obsessed! I love buying new colours and there’s such an extensive range."
- Alyia

"Fastest delivery I've had out of anywhere recently! Super exciting to order and have it arrive only a couple days later. Love the range of colours and products and the affordability so that I can do my own nails. I was spending $50 every 3-4 weeks to get them done, and with a purchase around $150 (and another recent one around the same amount) I have 10 colours, a matte top coat, some stickers, glitter coats, tools for keeping my nails nice, the lamp, everything I need - it will have all paid for itself within 6 months (3 if you include pedicures) and it is quite relaxing to do them myself as well! Definitely a purchase I don't regret and I've been recommending it to all my friends!"
- CB

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 with orders over $100 to Australia including Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more! We also ship throughout New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Europe and the rest of the world.