Gelish is a ‘gel polish’, (the clue is in the name, ‘Gel-ish’) and is a combination of both a polish and a gel and was one of the first brands to market. “It’s a pure, thin UV gel that is pigmented in various degrees to give colour” explains Marian. It applies like a polish but wears like a gel, making it particularly favourable for those who suffer from weaker nails. It’s also slightly thicker than Shellac. One of the biggest plus points about choosing Gelish is its ability to last up to three weeks (yes, you read that correctly) and with over 100 shades to choose from, you won’t find it difficult to satisfy your manicure mood.