I'm Mel, and I'm the owner and founder of Diamonds & Gloss Australia.

Diamonds and Gloss Australia began shortly after completing my nail tech certificate in 2016. I was totally obsessed with everything to do with nails. Learning all the extra's they don't teach you in school. But the more I learnt, the more troubled I became by what I discovered.


There were so many people suffering allergic reactions to products. And so severe that they had to give up their career and love of nails.

I don't want to gross you out, but I have to show you what I mean...

Why did they have to do that, you ask?

Well that’s because of a chemical used in nearly all nail products.
2 hydroxyethyl methacrylate – HEMA (for short).

When I researched more about this, I found that it was documented in medical journals as one of the TOP skin allergens and causes of allergic contact dermatitis.

I learnt about so many people that had developed this allergy to hema. They were taking all the recommended precautions and still suffering, just to continue their passion in nails. And all that many of them needed was another alternative - HEMA free.

So what if there were safer products for everyone to use, whether you have allergies or not?

That would be great, right!

Well that’s what we do here at Diamonds and Gloss.

And I’d love for you to join us.