Utilizing gel technology, Gelish nail polish is a top quality, long wearing gel nail polish that is worth every cent you pay for it. It also recently featured in our list of the best gel nail polish brands.
Because Gelish uses gel technology, you will need a few items to get started:
- Gelish Base Coat
- Color Polish
- Top Coat
- Nail Lamp
Now this may seem like a lot of stuff that you need just to do your nails, but when you consider how much money you spend going to the salon to get your mani done each time you will realize that this is an investment that will actually save you money! You can also save yourself even more time and buy an all in one gel nail kit (see our guide here)which has everything you need to get started with gel nails.
Because Gelish nail polish is such a thick polish, it requires less coats to get a nice even color. This means that your nails will feel natural and light. Unfortunately this also means that it is a bit harder to apply.
The worst thing about using Gelish – is that the choosing a color is so damn hard! With 222 (yes thats right – two hundred and twenty two) different colors available, you may need a few hours to pick the ones you like 😉
Gelish Nail Polish Cons
Now there are a few things to be aware of which Gelish nail polish:
- The swatches shown online and on the bottles are not very accurate. Be sure to check photos of the color on actual nails online before you commit to buy.
- The polish can be quite thick, which makes it a little harder to apply than thinner brands.
Recommended Nail Lamp
Gelish nail polish works with most LED nail lamps, but you are best to choose a Gelish branded unit for best results.
How Does Gelish Compare?
Gelish fares very well when compared to other brands of nail polish, and is one of the longest lasting nail polishes available.
We recently reviewed Gelish when compared to shellac. You can view the gelish vs shellac guide here.
Buy Gelish Nail Polish
Gelish nail polish is available readily online from stores such Amazon or eBay.
There are many different collections and colors available, below are some of our favorites.
|Gelish Mini Bottles Party in the Rose Garden Kit (6 Pack)||Currently not available||Check Local Price on Amazon|
|NEW Gelish Full Size Gel Nail Polish Basix Care Kit (15ml) + Remover & Cleanser||$42.99||Check Local Price on Amazon|
|Gelish Gel Nail Polish 9 ml Mini Bottles Sweet and Chic Sailor Kit (6 Pack)||Currently not available||Check Local Price on Amazon|