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  • UV Nail Lamp 80W - NSI Australia
    UV Nail Lamp 80W - NSI Australia
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    LED/UV Nail Lamp 80W

    Original Price $120.00
    Current Price $83.95

    The SUNUV X5Plus UV/LED Nail Lamp with 36 Leds For  80 watts. Made with the latest technology for curing LED and UV products.36 LED lights evenly s...

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  • Matte Top Coat - NSI Australia
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    Matte Top Coat

    Original Price $30.00
    Current Price $20.95

    Tack-Free Top Coat - MATTE MATTE Topcoat is an ultra silky, tack-free topcoat that cures in 60 seconds in LED. This top coat leaves the nails with ...

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  • Dehydrator
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    Dehydrator

    Original Price $21.50
    Current Price $17.20

    Nail Dehydrator is brushed directly on the natural nail plate to clean and dehydrate the surface of nails. Apply this after having buffed and shape...

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  • Press On Tips Gel
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    Press On Tips Gel

    Original Price $25.00
    Current Price $19.95

    Press On Tips Gel is perfect to be used with the Soft Gel Press on Tips. This special Soft Gel Tip Adhesive Gel is a balanced thick viscosity gel p...

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  • PolyGel Kit - NSI Australia
    PolyGel Kit - NSI Australia
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    PolyGel Kit

    Original Price $142.00
    Current Price $99.95

    PolyGel Kit with PolyExtend Nail Forms so amazing! A great nail kit including everything you need! PolyGel can be used for doing great nail extensi...

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High shine, flexible and easy to apply, gel nails are a great option for your own nails and an invaluable part of a nail artist's tool bag. When it comes to sourcing the highest quality gel and shellac nail polish, tools and accessories, you won’t find a better selection than NSI Nails.

Shop a vast array of gel polish colours, gel polishes, holographic gel polish, spider gels, solid gels and soft gel press-ons to suit any style.

Explore our versatile range of shellac nail polish 

Our spider shellac nail polish can add intricate and unique designs to your nails, while our glow-in-the-dark shellac nail colours are perfect for seasonal looks and fun nights out. The metallic shades add a touch of elegance and versatility, allowing you to create glam shellac nail designs that make a style statement. 

Discover our shimmering glitter shellac nail colours

For those who love a touch of sparkle, NSI Australia's glitter options add a glamorous and eye-catching element to shellac nails. These glitter-infused shellac nail polishes allow you to create dazzling and personalised nail designs that complement any occasion or style. Don’t forget to browse our acrylic nails and nail essentials to complete your collection. 

Design your own holographic shellac nails 

Take your shellac nail designs to the next level with our shellac nail polish with holographic flakes. Unleash a shimmering galaxy on your fingertips with holographic flakes that dance in the light, creating a dazzling spectacle with every movement. Your nails will be a true work of art, catching eyes and turning heads wherever you go.

Try our colour-changing shellac nail varnish

Our colour-changing shellac nail polish is not just a manicure; it's a dynamic experience. Watch as your shellac nails transition from one captivating hue to another, creating an ever-evolving masterpiece right at your fingertips. 

Everything you’ll need to apply shellac nails at home

Getting that salon-quality finish on your manicure is easy with NSI Nail’s range of gel nail accessories and tools. If you’re just starting out as a nail artist, our kit for gel nails with a UV lamp is perfect. Our gel nail kits contain everything you’ll need to do natural nail overlays, tips or sculpt nail extensions on a form. If you want the extra length of nail extensions without the time and the hassle, why not try our soft gel press-on kit? This innovative gel nail kit makes applying and enjoying your gel nail extensions easy with minimum fuss. Simply select your preferred tip shape, prep the nails, apply primer and then adhere and cure your press-on nails. Once buffing and cleaning the surface, your new manicure is ready for nail art or a trendy shade.

NSI Nails – professional results no matter who you are

For salon professionals, at-home manicurists and passionate at-home nail art amateurs, NSI Nails makes it easy to create beautiful nails that last. We use HEMA-free formulas to ensure safety without sacrificing anything in terms of quality. Our online store has everything you need — from nail preparation equipment to gel nails accessories and more. Shop the entire collection of shellac nail polish today, or check out our newest arrivals in store! Need help finding the right product, or not sure how to get the dream nails you’ve always wanted? No problem! Chat with our team of experts and we’ll help with anything you need.

FAQs

Gel and acrylic nails have unique strengths and weaknesses, and deciding which one is right for you depends on a few factors.

Acrylic nails are created by building up a polymer powder and monomer liquid over your natural nail and a synthetic nail tip. The result is a hard, very strong nail extension that will be durable and well-suited to creating long and dramatic shapes. If you love a stiletto or coffin nail that extends far beyond your natural nail length, acrylics might be the winner.

Gel nails, by comparison, can be applied over your natural nail or built out with a synthetic nail tip. When cured under LED light, the result is a more flexible shape better suited for daily use. Some users find that the inflexibility of acrylics can place stress on their cuticles and nail beds — something which is avoided with gel manicures.

Gel nails are definitely less damaging to your natural nails than acrylics, which require the natural nail surface to be buffed and roughed up for the acrylic to adhere. Gel nails are shiny and strong, and as long as they are properly removed (no picking, please!), they shouldn’t damage your natural nails and in fact help protect them from any hard bumps and scrapes during our daily life work and activities.

Thanks to the flexibility of gel nails, they offer some of the longest-lasting manicures. With proper care and high-quality gel nail polish, a gel manicure should last up to 4 weeks. A properly cured top coat will definitely prolong the life of your gel nails.

Gel nails are removed by soaking in nail polish remover and then gently coaxed off once softened. Using a soaking remover solution is essential to safely break the bond between the gel nail polish and the nail itself and protect the integrity of the nail.

 

There are some essential gel nail tools you will need to create a manicure at home. The two most essential pieces for your kit are high-quality gel polishes and a UV lamp to cure the polish with. A nail primer, base coat and top coat will also help to better preserve the life of your nails.

If you want to create nail extensions, you’ll also need the following:

  • PolyGel kit which contains nail forms
  • PolyGel to build out the length and shape of your new nail
  • Spatula tool and dual brush and slip solution for easy application

Yes, you can certainly apply shellac nails at home! Using shellac nail polish is a popular choice for DIY manicures. Start with clean, dry nails, apply a thin layer of base coat, followed by two coats of your chosen shellac nail colour and finish with a top coat. Remember to cure each layer under a UV or LED lamp for the best results.

Gel nail polish is a broad category that includes various brands and formulations, while shellac specifically refers to a brand of gel polish. Both types offer extended wear compared to traditional nail polish and require UV or LED curing for a lasting finish. 

One notable difference between shellac nails and some other gel polishes is the ease of removal. Shellac is softer than traditional gel, making it simpler to remove with acetone. The removal process involves wrapping the nails in acetone-soaked cotton balls and aluminium foil for around ten minutes. This allows the acetone to break down the polish coating, making it easy to lift off the nails without excessive buffing or filing.