With the arrival of NEW! Hard gel colours there has been much deliberation 🤔 from our customers as to what to go for now that we are expanding our Advance Hard Gel range.
Lets take a look at Hard Gel vs BIAB and see what to go for next time for all your gel sculpting needs.
Gellifique® has two options, one to gently strengthen the nails and one for a short, sculpted extension.
Also available in two options; sculpting and builder gel. Today we are discussing the Builder Gel range.
☆ APEX GEL. If you mainly work with gel polish clients and need an additional BIAB service due to its popularity then go for the Apex Gel Strengthen. Its easy textured formula applies in two coats. Our Apex Gel Strengthen formula is available in semi sheer and full coverage colours. For something a bit harder wearing or if you are looking to use a "bead sculpting" method then 👉🏻 Apex Gel Extend.
☆ HARD GEL. If you mainly work with sculpted nails then the hard gel option is far better wearing, more appropriate for medium to long extensions and cheaper per service. For suuuuper long and strong nails as well as for clients with severe sensitivity to heat spikes associated with traditional gel formulas Acrylic Gel is your go to.
We are super excited to offer a preview of our Spring / Summer Limited Edition colour collection due to launch this month.
The collection was inspired by currently trending shades in fashion; sizzling pink, Bottega Veneta green, Cerulian blue and bright , bold yellow.
All new colours due to launch week of May 16 2022.
Hello that , perfect shade of mauve! You have been asking for THIS colour since we discontinued it in 2017 and after so many of you asking for it at the Beauty Olympia , London show we went back to the drawing board and decided to bring it back in.
That bold shade of blue that all of you love about Cobalt but in a summer appropriate - shade in Cerulian blue.
An upbeat, inky blue with a hint of purple. if you love Britannica this is the summer version.
The launch of Bora Bora last year has sent you guys raving about this hue and we have sold out of it in a week. So, as usual we are here to deliver! We predict Cerise to become another staple favourite alongside Malibu and Neon Margarita.
Love dark pink? Meet that go to shade for the darkest berry pink.
Oh Bottega Venetta green you are to blame for the love of all green shades thats been booming since last year. Wearing green is not for everyone but this is literally the IT colour of the season. Are you brave enough?
All of you love Daffodil and thats why we always have it in stock. Well ... meet it's delightful companion Buttercup! The brightest, happiest yellow in our honey like formula that applies streak - free!
Almost a year ago we began planting trees in collaboration with the Treenation initiative.
During all the uncertainty that was surrounding us at the time , one thing was certainly clear - living on this planet is a gift and this gift should not be taken for granted.
What can planting trees do for our planet?
Trees address some of the most threatening issues our generation is facing: Pollution, Species Extinction, Climate Change, Desertification, Deforestation, Floods, Poverty, Malnutrition, and even Deadly Viruses. For many of these problems, planting trees is a critical part of the solution.
We try to be as sustainable as possible and to contribute to circular economy by improving our production processes whenever possible while delivering an excellent product at a great value to our customers.
We have many more projects in the pipeline whereby we make these small changes to compensate for the carbon footprint of production.
Shop your favourite colours with Gellifique and support our corporate values this Earth Day.
The full coverage nail tip system offers a pre - made structure to work with, cutting down significantly on service time and offering a solution for very short, bitten nails. Simply apply the nail tip over the entire nail using a Rubber Base Coat for adhesion, and in a matter of minutes create shape, length and strength. Average wear of this enhancement is 3 weeks.
Choose the shape most popular in your salon while the offer lasts.
Sale ends April 23rd 2022.
We have made it even more simple for you to choose your sets by adding a handy column on the right of each set, listing the products with their images included. Now, rest assured that you will not end up with duplicate colours.
click here to see the new feature on our latest sets
At Gellifique® we offer a number of options tailored to suit your needs:
Choose from a selection of beautifully combined pastel shades. Your favourite hues for Spring with an average saving of £11.45.
Acrylic gel Cotton Candy in a soft, pink shade with fine shimmer has been a hit this month so far.
Acrylic Gel features:
PANTONE has finally announced its colour choice for 2022 and we are thrilled to have a PERFECT colour match. Hooray! for Very Peri Pantone shade number 17 - 3938 and the Gellifique colour match in the latest arrival Britannica. A very special shade for Pantone as it paints the future ahead in a new light.
The colour represents a fusion between two worlds of modern life with its blue undertones of stability and what we know already and its violet red undertones symbolising global innovation and what is yet to be discovered.
Natural balance of warm and cool tones which support and enhance one another.
A holistic and harmonious blend of nature infused shades.
Classics and neutrals that convey a message of timeless sophistication.
A joyful and whimsical colour palette perfect coming into Spring of 2022.
Updates in Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1682, of November 12, 2020, will restrict HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC in cosmetic products (under Annex III of (EC) 1223/2009).
The regulation will become effective on December 2, 2020, the 20th day following its publication.
From June 3, 2021, products containing these substances and not complying with those conditions shall not be placed on the Union market.
From September 3, 2021, products containing that substance and not complying with those conditions shall not be made available on the Union market.
These changes include:
(Ref: Safety and Efficacy of Nail Products , 2017, authors H. Arora and A. Tosti)
A retrospective study reviewed 87 patients who worked as nail cosmetologists and found that 47.1% of these patients reacted to at least one methacrylate, with the most common being 2-HEMA, 2-HPMA, and HEA . Furthermore, in studying 55 females with exposure to artiﬁcial nails as consumers and in the workplace, Lazarov described that distant sites such as the forearms,the dorsal hands and ﬁngers, and the face and neck, were more often involved in occupational ACD.Women with occupational exposure also tended to have more chronic dermatitis, although licheniﬁed and psoriasi form dermatitis were also identiﬁed . The distribution of eczematous lesions wasechoed by DeKoven et al., however periorbital, facial, neck, lower extremity, and dorsal foot eruptions were found to be signiﬁcantly less common than eczema of the dorsal hands, ﬁngers, and forearms .
The most common allergens identiﬁed were 2-HEMA and 2-HPMA with over one-fourth of the patients also positively reacting to ethyl cyanoacrylate in the artiﬁcial nail glue . Worsening of pre-existing asthma, new-onset asthma, and rhinitis  in nail technicians has also been observed. Two women who were sensitized to methacrylate monomers, both developed cough, rhinitis, wheezing, and shortness of breath, especially during exposure to sculptured nails at work.
In short, yes. HEMA is a widely used form of Acrylates in the nail industry and is considered to be safe by the SCCS (EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety) in concentrations of up to 35% and 99% respectively when used in topically applied UV-cured artificial nail modelling systems and applied correctly to the nail plate only and avoiding all contact with adjacent skin. (Ref: SCCS/1592/17 Published 2018).
We strive to offer an alternative system to clients suffering from existing allergies to the above mentioned substances. Our products are formulated to avoid sensitivities yet deliver all the properties of a high quality UV/LED curable gel system. We feel our customers benefit from a win - win combination.
If you are wondering how to get to the event of the year for beauty professionals we have created a dedicated page on our website with all the key information.
There is only 2 weeks left before the first professional beauty event takes please since 2019. This is a perfect opportunity to meet and greet the companies you have been investing in for the past couple of years and with almost every company running a promotional deal during the event you are bound to score some bargains for your salon!
The Grand Hall, Olympia
Hammersmith Road, Kensington
Sunday 3rd October: 10am – 6pm
Monday 4th October: 10am – 5pm
NHS COVID Pass
This year, the organisers of the event require proof of COVID status upon entry for everyone. For residents in England, this can be shown via the NHS App or COVID Pass and can be one of the following:
We are so excited to launch our brand new acrylic, branded gel polish stands (fits 100 units) and the new full size Gellifique® Pro Cure UV/LED lamp at the event. Make sure to create an account on our website prior to the event to grab yourself a Gellifique® goodybag and have access to other offers and discounts on the day.
Create an account with Gellifique® (make sure to upload your professional certificate)
Register for your Beauty Olympia Pass
Are you ready to head into Fall 2021?!
A quick and final reminder that the end of the Gelllifique® sale on all UV/LED gel products and accessories is tonight at midnight! So only a few precious hours to go on stocking up on your favourite HEMA free range of products.
Seems the transitional gel polish shades in August for most of you have been light and dark mauve combined with complimenting pink in soft hues.
Chunky glitter is also making its come back with a new twist on a traditional glitter gradient this season. Click on the highlighted text for inspo.
Lets take a closer look at some popular colours this August.
For a limited time only UV/LED gel colours start at £7.91 inc. VAT
# MAUVE & CHOCOLATE
A versatile range of colours that is a popular choice with clients all year round.
# DUSKY PINK
Soft and dusky shades of pink look beautiful on lightly tanned skin for those of you that are not quite ready to let the summer go just yet.
# METALLIC & SHIMMER
These colours look fantastic mixed with any of the above and will see you right into the festive season. See our top picks below.
# NAIL ART BRUSHES
Dont forget to take advantage on savings for nail art brushes and tools until midnight!
To prep and prime the natural nail for product application we recommend using a product that enhances adhesion of nail products to the natural nail and a cleansing solution which has properties to dehydrate the natural nail to remove natural oils which can cause product lifting.
Primers are notorious for being irritating so we are glad to offer an option that does not contain HEMA or p - hydroxyanisole. Acid free primers have a number of advantages over primers containing acids, the most important advantages are:
Pro Tip! Did you know that most primers and bonders loose their properties if the container is not closed correctly? So make sure to close the cap quickly and tightly after each product application.
Get Gellifique Acid Free Primer for just £2.99 instead of £9.89 when you spend £100 on Staleks drill bits, cuticle pushers / nippers or other accessories. This offer is also valid on any of the organic creams, soaps or scrubs from the Natura Siberica range.
An Acid Free Primer is sometimes also called Ultra Bond or double sided sticky tape. An acid free primer leaves a sticky residue that adheres perfectly to the natural nail plate and at the same time provides a perfect grip of the nail products applied, thereby acting as a double sided sticky tape.
The main function of a primer is to create microscopic dents in the natural nail to improve product adhesion. Therefore, it is very important to follow these tips for application:
This product ensure the nail surface is clean from debris as well as oils and other residues which can reduce product adhesion. The primary component of most dehydrators on the market today is Isopropyl Alcohol thus, using a multi purpose product like Gellifique Antiseptic Surface is a more cost effective option.
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Have you ever wondered how new collection are selected?
Each season the team at Gellifique® re - examines its collection and looks for ways to enhance it, by ensuring that our customers are able to offer a colour chart to their clients that every, single client will love to pick colours from at their appointment.
We normally do this by looking at various colour groups and selecting hues that we are still missing as well as monitoring what the latest colour trends are. However, we never launch a colour simply because it is trending on social media or because our competitors have launched it.
The reason for this is that many "trending" colours are simply not flattering on many skin tones (particularly around this time of the year) and most importantly some of them may not be very safe. We know where each component that makes up our products comes from and so introducing a product that has a brand new type of glitter ( as seen trending on Instagram or TikTok) is simply too much research on our end to bother with for the sake of 5 colours that your clients will want to wear once for a Halloween party. We all know which colours we are referring to :) ....
To demonstrate how well the new colours fit into the existing Gellifique® colour pallette, we have selected 7 colour categories and swatched them into 6 colour pops creating a beautiful gradient.
We hope you find these swatches a useful colour guide when updating your collection for Fall 2021.
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From milky nude to soft beige our collection is made up of 20 classic colours . New arrivals are Almond Oil and Cafe Au Latte.
There can never be enough pink for your clients is there?? This season we launched - Rose Tan which fits in beautifully in the pastel colour group of pink hues. There are 27 products in this colour group at Gellifique®.
# BEIGE AND CARAMEL
From soft beige to dark chocolate this 13 shade colour range at Gellifique® is ultra chic. The new colour Sandstone is a completely new , ultra flattering milk chocolate shade with its warm undertones.
Camo and military green is so in this season. Our brand new shade Jet Setter and Cool Camo compliment beautifully our existing range consisting of 18 shades.
# LAVENDER AND LILAC
All year round this colour category is always in demand and our new arrival Lavender is a stunner with no competition. 19 colours in this range.
# BRICK RED
A colour range that is very hard to fill with flattering colours. We think we have done a pretty good job so far and our new editions - Zest, Samba and Poppy are ultra flattering and so hot off the runway.
# WINE RED
The easiest colour range to expand in our opinion as wine red is such a beautiful colour group that everyone adores. We anticipate the new arrivals - Exuberance and Vogue will be as popular as our top sellers Desire and Vino in this range.
Pamper your clients this Festive season with a range of UK certified organic scrubs, butters and lotions with their delicate, natural fragrances and active ingredients.
We recommend opting for a skincare brand that is
free of mineral oils and colourants that through prolonged skin contact can cause irritation.
Wild Siberian Pine extract strengthens the skin and protects it from wind, dryness and cold. Organic Arctic Flax Oil provides a calming effect, softens the skin and intensely nourishes it.
Also available in a smaller size of 75 ml to protect your hands on the go.
The perfect foot bath salt for your clients in this weather. Enriched with healing Calendula and Argan oil.
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A "delicious treat" for your clients spa manicure or pedicure. Choose one of the new arrivals from the organically certified brand Organic Shop®.
Two popular organic hand mask treatments for your clients will come in handy with the cold weather outdoors and central heating indoors ; the two culprits for chapped lips and super dry skin in the winter months.
Deeply nourishes and moisturises dry skin, restoring softness and comfort all day long. Protects your hands from drying out and helps to keep them soft and supple. Hydrolysed Wheat protein deeply nourishes, promotes the synthesis of collagen.
Frost Berries Nourishing Hand Mask has been specially designed for intensive nutrition and hand care. Active ingredients, with highly conditioning properties, explicitly regenerate, deeply nourish and improve the skin protective abilities. This hand mask will help to keep your hands in perfect condition and protect against environmental factors while reducing the feeling of roughness and soothing irritations. As the result, the skin preserves strength and a healthy look.
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We were so pleased to see how many of your were excited to get your hands on our new PRO CURE Lamp at Beauty Olympia in London this month.
An essential product in every salon. Responsibly sourced and manufactured Gellifique® Pro Cure UV/LED nail lamp cures the Gellifique® gel polish in 30 seconds (with correct application) and Gellifique® enhancement products in 60 seconds (with correct application).
Please check our Terms and Conditions for the included warranty with this product
It can be confusing choosing a lamp as prices for the same model range from £120 - £35. A popular expression of "not all that glitters is gold" is very applicable when considering a lamp to be used with your gel system. The Gellifique® system cures perfectly with a lamp that has the following specifications:
However, unfortunately finding a reliable supplier for UV/LED gel lamps is becoming increasingly difficult due to Brexit and other restrictions on transportation. Thus, rest assured that our manufacturers deliver products as per their technical specifications.
Important! Please note based on your salon service time and device usage; the device may have to be replaced every 3-6 month period. Please use your professional expertise to determine when the device needs to be replaced.
Gellifique® Pro Cure Mini is now also on offer for a limited time only. It might be small but it is mighty powerful. Perfect for flash curing your tip system. Available in the Precision Quick Tips Set
Gellifique® colour sets have been created to save you time and money. Our colour experts have carefully selected colours that compliment one another and will look great as a gradient or stylish combined with other nail art elements such as water decals or freehand nail art.
Our gel polish is so pigmented that you can easily create freehand nail art elements with the other colours in the set or if you are looking to create more complex designs with our range, you can easily do so with art gel.
Each set is made up of either 5-6 colours from our signature gel range as well as limited edition ranges and every single colour (if stock allows) is also available for sale individually. By purchasing the set you are
typically saving 10% compared to purchasing each of the colours separately.
Please note the Gellifique® bulk discounts of 20%-30% off do not apply on sets as these have already been discounted.
At the moment we offer a selection of 25 colours sets to choose from in a range of hues and finishes. Lets take a look at few of them or choose your own favourite here.
All of the Gellifique® colours, top , base coats as well as many other gel products are free from:
❗️Di-HEMA trimethylhexyl dicarbamate,
We offer a great selection of streak free pastel and bright pink.
From baby blue to deep navy we have it covered.
A colour selection for those of you with a soft spot for everything peach.
Glossy and elegant nails for up to 3 weeks.
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The key essentials in every nail salon are a good quality primer which does not burn upon application and a 100% lint free wipe that will not ruin your gel polish application.
Both can be found at Gellifique® and the latter is available in array of juicy colours to suit your salon decor.
Select from SNOW , ROSE , ZEST , LIME or AQUA.
PREP and PRIME
A new formula perfectly suited for the Gellifique® Gel System.
This gentle, acid-free, air dry nail primer has a chalky, dry finish and removes moisture from the nail surface to enhance product adhesion thereby, reducing the chance of product lifting.
shop all Gellifique® top and base coats products for great adhesion and long lasting wear.