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Gelous vs Gelish - Why Gelous is the Best Gelish Alternative

  • 6 min read

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

Despite Gelish having been 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 unmatched 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Gelish on the other hand falls short, with outdated, pricey products and an inadequate level of support that generally leaves you on your own.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 United States on model

Why get bogged down in a complex array of nail products that you don’t actually 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 cherished for their quality and lasting power, but also because they look stunning and don’t come at the cost of the earth, or your wallet. With a broad range like Gelish’s it can be difficult to discover what you’ll actually use, ultimately costing you time and money.

We don't want to overwhelm you with droves of unnecessary products that aren’t the right fit for you. Instead, we focus on what you actually need and perfect these to be the best they can be. By keeping our range focused on what we do best, we’re able to truly listen to our customers to create gel nail products that genuinely 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 smoothing the way to the best possible result.


Gelous Pastels Polish Pack gel nail polish - photographed in United States on model

At Gelous, we believe that high-quality gel nail products shouldn't have to come at the expense of a costly price tag. That’s why we provide 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 quick, and when paying over twice as much for various tools or nearly five times as much for a UV/LED Lamp, this can really impede you in your nail journey. We understand that price matters, so we ensure you have everything you need to create beautiful nails at a price that makes sense. With Gelous, you get the best of both worlds - accessible pricing that doesn’t sacrifice 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.


Gelous gel nail polish - photographed in United States

Gelous provides high-quality, durable and ethical gel nail products that not only look amazing, but also look after you and the world around us. To us, that’s a no-brainer, but that’s why we’re noted 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 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 vegan and cruelty-free gel nail polish, but certainly doesn’t provide the same level of transparency and consistency when it comes to its ingredients and non-toxic claims. Whatever you’re buying, it’s essential you 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, hence why we’re fully transparent about it. Our reputation for quality speaks for itself - with ethical production practices, sustainable packaging and non-toxic, high-quality ingredients, our products provide the professional finish you’ve always wanted. When you choose Gelous, you're choosing a brand that wholeheartedly cares about your wellbeing and the world around you.

Unmatched Support

Gelous Hippie Trail gel nail art using Blooming Gel - photographed in United States on model

We’re not just a brand that sells nail products, we’re a community of gel nail enthusiasts who aspire to do everything possible to help you create the perfect manicure. Whether this is a totally new skill, or you’re looking to level up your mani, we’re devoted 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 loaded with step-by-step tutorials and our Facebook community is bursting with like-minded individuals ready to offer their advice and support. Plus, we release mini nail-art tutorials weekly to keep you inspired and motivated, alongside resourceful blogs to make sure you’re in the know with 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, because we want your gel nail experience to be as easy and enjoyable as possible. The end result? A flawless manicure you can be proud of.

Effortless Nail Art

Gelous Black & White Snakes Nail Stickers gel nail art - photographed in United States on model

At Gelous, we believe that nail art is for everyone, regardless of skill level or experience. We’ve made it a priority to offer an extensive range of nail art stickers, transfers and foils, so everyone is free to create stunning designs with ease. Complete with step-by-step tutorials and endless inspiration, we make certain you feel confident in unleashing your inner artist. Gelish on the contrary lacks in this area, with no such products stocked and fewer options available to support non-professionals in their nail art journey. Why constrain yourself when there’s so much room to grow? With Gelous, it’s never been simpler 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 United States

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 getting started? We understand everyone has differing tastes when it comes to their nails, that’s why we provide 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 individual add-ons, such as scented cuticle oils, and matte top coats, your kit is made to perfectly suit you. We make sure you set 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 serves to prevent 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 ever-so-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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