What Is Gel Nail Polish? (with pictures)- what is gel nail polish ,Gel nail polish is a special varnish formula that is cured under ultraviolet lamps. Advocates assert that the gel formulas last at least two weeks without chipping, making them much more practical than regular manicures.What is gel nail polish? - Nail Lacquer UK13/8/2014· Gel nail polish is a nail polish that is applied on your natural nails similarly to normal nail polish. It usually needs a base and a top coat. A vital part of gel polish application is UV/LED lamp which is used to cure (aka dry) gel nail polish. Gel nail polish is applied in very thin layers compared to normal nail polish.