Yes, GelMoment is an mlm, but it’s not a scam
What exactly IS GelMoment? At it’s core, GelMoment is a company that makes a gel nail polish system with accompanying nail care, skin care, and accessories.
The corporate headquarters are in Canada and the company operates in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
But it’s an mlm?
Yep! GelMoment is a multi-level marketing company, otherwise known as direct sales or network marketing.
That means that independent distributors do the marketing work of sharing the products with the people they know and meet. If someone orders through that distributor’s website, then the distributor earns a commission for referring a customer.
And if I’m going to be 100% honest here, then I’m going to have to tell you that I almost wasn’t even willing to try the GelMoment nail polish because of that. I found out about GelMoment by searching on Pinterest for pregnancy-safe gel polish and almost didn’t realize it was an mlm until I checked out their “Sign Up” page. I had always avoided mlm companies and their products and my first inclination was to dismiss it and look for something else.
I haven’t found an alternative!
Ok, I’ve done a lot of looking around. Since I found out about GelMoment while I was pregnant, I had a lot of time to look around at other nail polish brands while I was wallowing at home in my morning sickness stage.
And I just couldn’t find anything else that fit the following criteria:
- a gel formula that would last for 2 weeks
- didn’t require a base coat OR top coat
- healthy for the nails
- used an LED lamp instead of UV
- had a lifetime warranty on the LED lamp
- no or low odor
So I finally decided that I would give it a try. And the distributor kit happened to be a cheaper deal, so I figured I would buy that to try it out.
And guys, I had really low expectations. I didn’t think it could actually be as good as they made it sound. So when my package arrived, I actually let it sit on my dining room table for almost 2 weeks before I even opened it!
But I finally unpacked that gel kit, looked over the instructions, and gave it a shot.
Love at first polish
And oh my gosh guys, it was so easy to use! Now, I’m not gonna lie, that very first manicure probably took me at least a half hour because I wanted to make sure I was doing it right and kept reading over the instructions again and again.
But by my third manicure, I was down to 10-15 minutes depending on if I did 1 or 2 coats of polish.
My first manicure lasted me about 18 days before I got too antsy to try the other color that I had and I took it off. I hadn’t gotten a single chip by that point, so I could have kept going (though my nail beds were growing out, so the backs of my nails were obviously bare).
But all in all, the whole experience of purchasing, receiving my order and trying out the nail polish was very positive. I was never hassled by anyone and everything went as it should have.
So I had signed myself up as an independent distributor without actually intending to “be” a distributor. But once I realized how beneficial this nail polish was to me and other people started asking me about my nails, I decided to run with it! And GelMoment has far exceeded all of my expectations.
A company that cares
The owner of GelMoment is a guy named Dov and he is, without a doubt, one of the most genuine and generous business owners that I have ever met.
He REALLY cares about making products that are good for people and refuses to create and sell anything that could compromise that integrity. And for that reason, some product offerings are still limited.
One example is a recent discussion that we had at a regional event about chrome powders. Dov explained that his lab hadn’t yet found a way to offer chrome powders without compromising our health. Even if they were technically 5-free and non-toxic, those powders contain heavy metals. And if those heavy metals are inhaled, those particles never ever leave the lungs. And he isn’t willing to offer a product with that kind of risk even if lots of other companies are doing it.
After personally meeting Dov and other members of the corporate team, I can confidently say that they are good people. They care about their customers. They care about their distributors. They care about their impact on the planet. And they care about investing in immense amounts of research and testing to make sure that everything they create is high quality.
And that’s why I continue to recommend their products as an independent distributor. 🙂