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Why Gel Nail Polish is Superior to Regular Nail Polish

  • 5 min read

Sick of your regular nail polish tirelessly chipping and peeling after just a few days? Gel Nail Polish might be the solution you’ve been seeking. Not only does it last longer, but it also provides a flawless finish that traditional nail polish can’t match.

Learn more about 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 United Kingdom on model

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

Longer Lasting

Gelous UV/LED Gel Nail Polish holds up for 2 weeks or more without any peeling, chipping or fading. Whilst regular nail polish only lasts for 2-3 days before showing signs of wear, with Gel Nail Polish you’ll only have to redo your nails simply because they’ve grown out. Longevity is a huge bonus, not just for cost, but also for a busy lifestyle. You can go about the daily pressures of life without having to worry about your gel manicure or pedicure chipping. Life isn’t perfect, but your mani can be!

Faster Drying

Say goodbye to watching the clock tick over and fanning your fingers to dry, Gel Nail Polish dries significantly faster than traditional polish. Instead of air-drying, each coat is instead ‘cured’ by your UV/LED Lamp for 60 seconds. After curing your final coat, you’re all set. You can continue with your day with a high-gloss manicure that lasts for 2+ weeks. No smudges around here!

Stronger Nails

If you’re wanting to grow out your natural nails, Gel Nail Polish is a far better choice. 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 intimidating compared to traditional nail polish, but it’s actually quite easy once you get the hang of it. You don’t need 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 stunning, long-lasting nails with ease. Applying gel polish is similar to regular polish, just with the added step of curing it with a UV/LED Lamp, giving it its smudge-free, high-gloss finish. So, don't be intimidated, give it a try, it's not as difficult as it may seem 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 perfect at-home gel manicure, look no further than our Gelous Starter Kits. These popular kits 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.

An acetone-based Nail Polish Remover is also required to remove your gel manicure, and we highly recommend the ORLY Genius Nail Polish Remover for efficient and effortless removal. For added strength, our Builder Gel is an excellent addition to your gel manicure routine. This gel is harder and thicker than other Gel Nail Polishes and helps 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 guidelines 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 essential to achieving a successful gel manicure. If you skip these elements, your manicure or pedicure will not adhere or dry properly and could even cause serious damage to your hands and nails.

For the best results, it's crucial 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 flawless finish every time. Using different brands or products may not be compatible and could lead to under-cured polish that can damage your nails.

Is it worth doing your own gel nails?

Of course! Doing your own gel nails not only gives you the freedom to play around with different styles and change up 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 wise decision as it allows you to achieve professional results at a fraction of the cost of regular 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. Additionally, the cost of Gelous Gel Nail Polishes is comparable to well-known brands such as Essie and OPI, enabling you to expand your nail colour collection without hurting your budget.

Are there any negatives to Gel Nail Polish?

Gel Nail Polish is a great choice for those looking for a long-lasting, glossy manicure. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when using Gel Nail Polish.

Although all Gel Nail Lamps used for gel manicures emit small amounts of UV rays, this can be easily remedied by applying sunscreen to your hands 15-30 minutes before starting your gel nails. This additional step not only protects your hands but also reminds you to apply sunscreen daily.

Removing Gel Nail Polish can also take longer than regular nail polish, but don’t worry, Gelous provides you with easy-to-follow instructions and specialised removal tools to make the process effortless. Put 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 answer for long-lasting, chip-resistant and smudge-free nails that retain their shine. Further, doing your own gel manicures with a Gelous Gel Nail Polish Kit can save you both money and time. Why settle for regular nail polish when you can have salon-quality nails at home? Try it out for yourself with a Gel Nail Polish Kit today, you won’t be disappointed!

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