Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How is gel polish different from regular nail polish?

BLOSS Gel polish cures instantly under a BLOSS Gel UV/LED lamp. This means no waiting around for your polish to air dry. BLOSS Gel manicures have strong adhesion which means they are long lasting. BLOSS Gel polish is chip and scratch resistant which ensures a high-gloss shine that regular nail polish cannot match. 

What makes BLOSS Gel different from other gel polish brands?

BLOSS Gel comes in a large 15ml bottle that will last for approximately 50 manicures. This makes our bottles extremely cost-effective compared to other brands, or even compared to getting your nails done in a salon. Our carefully curated formula ensures that your manicure doesn't chip, peel, or fade for up to 3+ weeks. BLOSS Gel is also known for its BIAB (Builder In A Bottle). Builder gel is a hard gel overlay (used after the Rubber Base Coat) that makes your manicure extra long-lasting. This brings us to our next point of difference - our Rubber Base Coat. We were the first at-home gel brand in the country to offer rubber bases, which quickly saw others follow suit. We don't off regular base gel here at Bloss, as a rubber base is far more superior. Rubber base is different to a regular base coat as it is flexible and bends together with the nail, designed to give extra strength to flaky, brittle, thin or splitting nails. We also pride ourselves on our highly pigmented colours. Alongside being non-toxic (10-free), vegan friendly, cruelty-free & environmentally friendly (all of our packaging is recycled!), by purchasing from us you are also supporting a local New Zealand business. Read why you should choose us over other brands here.

    How safe is BLOSS Gel to use on my nails?

    BLOSS Gel is manufactured to the highest of standards with quality and health in mind. Our polish is non-toxic (10-free), vegan friendly, cruelty-free & environmentally friendly. BLOSS Gel is also certified by FDA, MSDS, CPNP, CPSR, PIF, SGS & GMP. 

    What does 10-FREE mean?

    BLOSS Gel is free of the 10 most common harsh chemicals found in gel products including Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, Parabens, Animal by-products, and Fragrance. 

    How do I remove my gel polish?

    BLOSS Gel can be removed using our silicone removal caps and soaking-off in 100% acetone. We do not sell acetone, however, is it available at most chemists. 

    Alternatively, the gel polish can be filed off with the BLOSS Gel nail file, or any good quality nail file. The quickest way to remove your gel (and is especially recommended if you use hard gel) is an E-File. We sell these on our website. 

    Do you need to use a Base and Top coat, or can you just apply the colour on its own?

    It is essential you apply BLOSS Gel with our Base and Top coat. The gel manicure does not work if the colour is applied on its own. See detailed instructions on our "How to Apply BLOSS Gel" page. 

    Why does my gel polish wrinkle when cured?

    This means that you have applied too thick of a layer of gel polish. Make sure you are only applying a thin layer. It could also be the positioning of your hand inside the lamp. Make sure your hands are all the way in the lamp for optimal curing. Try and get your thumb as flat as possible. 

    It could also mean that you are not using the correct lamp. Bloss Gel is specifically formulated to be cured with our premium lamps. 

    Why is my base coat/colour coat sticky after curing?

    It is meant to be! Every gel layer (excluding the No-Wipe Top Coat and No-Wipe Sparkle Top Coat) will be tacky after it is cured as this is how it sticks to the next layer. 

    Are your lamps safe to use?

    Our lamps are premium quality and have been rigorously tested. We can assure you they are safe for use. All gel lamps emit Ultraviolet-A (UVA). While UVA exposure is known to cause skin ageing or skin damage, the amount of UVA our lamps emit are much less than the amount you would be exposed to if you were to go outside for 60 seconds. If you would like to block out the UVA rays, apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before your application (just as you would if you were going out in the sun). If you are on medication, make sure it doesn't react with UV before you use our lamps.

    What are the ingredients in your gel polish?

    Di-Hema trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate, 2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate, Phenyl (2,4,6-trimethylbenzol) phosphine oxide, Hydroxycyclohexyl phenyl ketone, CI 77492

    Will you bring out more colours?

    Absolutely! We aim to bring you more fabulous colours constantly, and would love to receive your colour suggestions. Email us, message us on social media, or fill in the form below.