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What makes Vamp Nail Gel different over Gelous & Bloss Gel?

While Gelous & Bloss Gel are recognised for their gel nail products, our Hema Free - VAMP NAIL brand provides a superior salon-quality option that is not only more affordable but also offers New Zealand's first exclusive HEMA FREE Gel Polish range for both DIY users and Professionals. Achieve a flawless at-home manicure with our VEGAN, CRUELTY-FREE, NON-TOXIC, PURE GEL products made from top-quality cosmetic-grade ingredients.  We take pride in our richly pigmented colours and are environmentally conscious (all our packaging is recycled!). By choosing us, you are also backing a local business in New Zealand.

Our gel is packaged in generous 15ml bottles, providing excellent value for money. The meticulously crafted formula guarantees a long-lasting manicure that resists chipping, peeling, shrinking, or fading, offering you more than 3+ weeks of wear.

In addition, we provide special Rubber Base formulas for extended nail durability, along with our durable BIAB Builder Gel In A Bottle. Our range includes seasonal colour collections featuring over 60 shades, with more exciting options in the pipeline. 

Our extensive knowledge in the Nail Industry is unmatched. With over 27 years of experience in the nail business, we are well-versed in nail products and education. We take pride in offering salon-quality nail products exclusively to trained professionals through our sister companies, NZ Nail Academy and Online Nail Academy. We have observed numerous inexperienced individuals hastily launching gel polish brands without proper expertise. Additionally, many consumers opt for inexpensive nail products from platforms like Temu and Aliexpress. While we understand the current challenges and acknowledge that some of these products may work fine, without a deep understanding of the products, the ingredients, and correct application techniques, issues can arise – a scenario we have witnessed. We aim to address this issue by providing consumers with top-quality products at affordable prices, coupled with comprehensive education and support.
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What is the difference between Gel Polish & normal Nail Polish?

Gel Polish is applied similar to regular nail polish but it sets/cures under our UV/LED lamp so it dries instantly. No more waiting around for your polish to dry.  Our gel nail polish are a professional salon-quality brands so we guarantee they will last at least 3+ weeks with no chipping, peeling and are scratch resistant with a superior high shine.  

The truth about HEMA... is it really bad for your nails?

HEMA, short for hydroxyethyl methacrylate, has always been a key ingredient in gel nail products and is often misunderstood. Contrary to popular belief, HEMA is not the enemy. In fact, HEMA is an essential component that helps create the durable and glossy finish that gel nails are known for. It is important to note that like any chemical, proper usage and handling of products containing HEMA is crucial for safety. By understanding the role of HEMA and following recommended guidelines, we can continue to enjoy beautiful and long-lasting gel nail treatments without fear.

It's important to pay attention to the ingredients in nail products, especially if you have sensitivities. Choosing a HEMA-free range can be a wise choice for those who are prone to reactions. While good quality gel products typically contain a low percentage of HEMA, it's crucial to be aware that certain brands may have higher levels of this ingredient, which can lead to allergic reactions. Prioritising products with lower amounts of HEMA can help minimise the risk of any adverse effects on your skin and nails.

Our HEMA FREE Vamp Nail & Gelosophy Brands are manufactured to the highest standards.  and we guarantee that Gel polish is generally safe for your nails, especially if you use high-quality products with a HEMA-free formula. HEMA stands for 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, which is a common ingredient in gel polishes that can cause allergic reactions in some people. Opting for a HEMA-free formula means that the gel polish is made using cosmetic-grade ingredients that are less likely to cause irritation or adverse reactions on your nails. These formulations are designed to be gentler on your nails while still providing a long-lasting and beautiful finish. When choosing a gel polish, look for brands that prioritise nail health and offer HEMA-free options for a safer and more enjoyable manicure experience.

What should I choose? A HEMA FREE range or Gel with HEMA?
Our Gelosophy Gel brand is very low in HEMA and is a very superior range made in Europe but if you are sensitive and are worried about the possibility of developing and allergy then you may want to start using a HEMA free range of gel products. HEMA, short for 2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate, is a common ingredient in many gel products, especially in the beauty and nail industry. However, some people may develop sensitivities or allergies to this compound, leading to skin irritation or other allergic reactions. By opting for a HEMA-free gel range, you can reduce the risk of potential allergic responses and enjoy using beauty products with peace of mind. It's always important to prioritise your health and well-being, and choosing HEMA-free options can be a thoughtful step in that direction.