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Gelous vs Glamrdip - Why Gelous is the Best Glamrdip Alternative

  • 6 min read

Getting started on your at-home nail journey can feel overwhelming, but with the right brand, you'll find that achieving flawless, salon-quality manicures is actually quite simple.

Gelous is made for people just like you. We bring salon-quality gel manicures to the comfort of your own home with easy-to-use, ethical and affordable gel nail products that apply just like regular polish. What sets Gel Polish apart? It's formulated with special ingredients that react to the UV light emitted by your Gel Nail Lamp. This process, known as curing, turns the liquid gel into a hard coating in just a mere 60 seconds, giving your gel manicure its stunning shine and long-lasting power.

Alternatively, Glamrdip uses dipping powder which seals to your nails using resin-based, ‘glue-like’ adhesives. This involves many fiddly steps during application, including repeatedly applying polish, dipping the fingernail into powder and thoroughly brushing off the excess. Meanwhile, we keep it simple with hassle-free products and methods that can be relied upon to deliver flawless results. That’s why when stacked up against Glamrdip, Gelous has the edge.

5 reasons why Gelous is the best alternative to Glamrdip

Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Polish Application with Red Sass Gel Nail Polish - photographed in America on model


When your beginning at-home nail journey, you’ll want an application process that is simple and straightforward. Gelous ensures this, with an easy application system that carries fewer steps and far less fuss. With our process, there are no complicated techniques or hidden challenges - simply prepare your nails as normal, apply our base, colour and top coat, and cure each of the layers with your UV/LED Lamp. The outcome? A glossy, durable mani (or pedi) that shines like never before. There's no need for special tools, Gelous Gel Nail Polish effortlessly paints on just like ordinary polish, so you’ll be a pro in no time.

This is an easier and more enjoyable option compared to the dipping powder technique used by Glamrdip. Dipping powder is viewed as messy and complicated, with multiple steps that take a lot of time and patience. It involves applying a base coat, dipping your finger into the powder jar at a specific angle, brushing off the surplus, and repeating the process several times. A further polish is then applied to activate the powder, followed by filing, buffing, and shaping the nail, and at last, applying a final coat of polish. With Gelous, you can say goodbye to the trouble and frustration of complicated, time-consuming methods and say hello to a hassle-free, enjoyable experience. Get the stunning salon-quality results you desire, with a simple, no-fuss application using tools that you’re already comfortable with.


Gelous Crocodile Tears Gel Nail Polish - photographed in America on model

Gel Nail Polish is the clear choice for a mess-free manicure, whilst dipping powder can quickly become a mess. The repeated process of dipping your fingers into loose powder and brushing it off leaves behind a pile of excess powder every time. Moreover, if you don’t apply the base coat precisely on the nail, the powder will stick to other areas and is guaranteed to result in a messy outcome. With Gelous, the polish glides onto your fingernail smoother than ever, and with its self-levelling formula, you won’t have to worry about any dips, lumps or bumps affecting your results. Plus, if you find any excess polish smudged onto your finger or cuticle during application, you can easily remove this with an Orangewood Cuticle Stick, Nail Art Brush or Silicone Tool before curing so your manicure is sure to be neat and tidy. We keep things simple, with a fun, mess-free process that can be relied on to deliver long-lasting, salon-quality results.


Gelous Brown and Gold Stars Gel Nail Art - photographed in America on model

The key to achieving your dream manicure every time is having a wide range of colours and finishes to choose from. Unlike Glamrdip’s range of 90 powder jars, Gelous’ growing selection of over 260 Gel Nail Polishes gives you the versatility and flexibility to change up your look whenever you like. With Glamrdip, you’re restricted to a limited range of opaque shades and glitters - for Gelous, these are just the tip of the iceberg.

With our superior range, you’ll find everything from neutrals to neons, all with that classic glossy-shine that we all know and love. Looking to add some shimmer to your nails? Our Glitter and Metallic Gel Nail Polishes will have you mesmerised. Or, go for the minimalist beauty of our Sheer Gel Nail Polishes. Get creative by using our Matte Top Coat or choose one of our Special Polishes for a stand-out look like tortoiseshell, galaxy or marble. With Gelous, the possibilities are endless for your final look. There really is something for everyone, for every occasion.

Don’t restrict yourself to such a limited selection of options. Experience the vast range of choices offered by Gelous and you’ll never settle for less again.


Gelous Pink Clouds Gel Nail Art - photographed in America on model

At Gelous, helping you to take your at-home manicures to the next level is at our core. We understand that nail art is half the fun, especially as you progress. Even as a total beginner, our extensive range of nail art tools will inspire you to create show-stopping designs. With a variety of Nail Stickers, Transfers, and Foils, plus a well-loved collection of Nail Art Brushes, Tools and Guides, we've made sure you have everything you need to unleash your inner artist. Plus, you’re free to get creative with our Special Gel Polishes, like our Gelous Blooming Gel, Galaxy Polish and unique Top Coats that turn your manicures into works of art in a snap.

Glamrdip on the other hand falls short. Placing a cap on your creativity, Glamrdip stocks no nail art tools or accessories. Dipping powder limits your options and largely confines you to basic looks of solid colours. Why settle for basic nails when you can make a masterpiece with Gelous?

We believe in making salon-quality nails as accessible as possible, so that means making sure you have the tools to succeed when trying your hand at nail art. That’s why you'll see we regularly post tips and tutorials on how to achieve trending looks and are always here for support. We have a Youtube channel full of step-by-step video tutorials, blogs that are crammed with advice and an Instagram loaded with inspiration. You’re free to explore and experiment to your heart’s content, feeling fully supported and completely confident.

Kind to You

Gelous Pastels Polish Pack Gel Nail Polish - photographed in America on model

Taking care of your nails with products that are kind to you is crucial. Whilst neither Gel Nail Polish nor dipping powders should cause any damage to your nails as long as they are removed correctly, Gel Nail Polish is less likely to cause irritation as it minimises contact with the skin and greatly reduces the risk of inhalation. Your health is of the highest importance, so the risk of infection from using dipping powder should also be thought of when sharing your jars with another person. After use, bacteria and other germs can live inside the dish and pass to the next person once they dip their finger into the powder. With Gelous, you can rest easy knowing this won't be a worry as nail polish is formulated to restrict the growth of microbes. We use products that are kind to you, so with the correct care, your gel manicures will stay as fun as they’re intended.

What our customers say about us

Gelous is a simpler, less messy and more versatile at-home gel nail solution than Glamrdip, but why just take our word for it? Check out what other people just like yourself have to say.

"Just switched over from dipping powder to gel and absolutely love how easy it is. Also much quicker! Have already placed another online order which I'm picking up today - thank you Gelous."
- Rose

"Gelous are far more superior than competitors I have tried - I just love every single colour and design I've purchased. Great prices and range to choose from. I just love how when I do my nails at home now they make me feel a million dollars!"
- Manda

"So easy to use and great quality! Made the transition from getting my nails done to doing them myself super simple. Amazing range to choose from and always provides efficient and excellent service! I especially love that Gelous provides tutorials on all their social media and YouTube so you can easily get the looks!"
- Lucia

Ready to see the Gelous difference for yourself?

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