Nail Polish Tips

Can I Use Normal Nail Polish Over Shellac?

Written by Tara

Yes, you can use a gel polish on top of another gel polish. A gel-ception. The same rules apply – you will need to make sure that you paint over the colour underneath to avoid it looking messy and unprofessional. If you are using gel polish, be sure to use a UV lamp to cure the polish and lock it in place.

You should just be able to paint over them with normal nail varnish. You could just paint them another colour surely? The shellac base will still be there protecting your nails but you can chop and change colour as you choose as nail varnish remover won’t affect the shellac.

Generally What can you not do with shellac nails? Your shellac nails should remain shiny and chip-free for 14 to 21 days if you take care of them responsibly. Don’t worry about your day to day activities: taking out keys, working on the computer and (light) cooking are no match for shellac.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you paint over a shellac manicure?

Sure.Painting over shellac can be done with regular nail polish, but make sure you have a high-quality nail polish for the best results. It shouldn’t take long, however, don’t expect it to look perfect. Painting over outgrown manicure is quite discernible and looks messy so don’t count on it to be an ideal solution.

Can you paint over shellac with shellac?

The trick to successfully painting over the shellac is in the preparation of the finish and the wood itself. Be sure to strip the shellac, clean the surface, and sand as necessary. Depending on the state of the shellac, you may even need to consider applying a thin coat of primer before you paint the final coat.

Can I put regular nail polish over gel polish?

In short, you should not apply a gel top coat to your regular nail polish since regular nail polish has a long drying time and gel polish will trap moisture under the top coat. We recommend that you stick with a regular base coat and top coat when painting your nails with regular nail lacquer.

Can you paint on top of gel nails?

Can I paint over gel nails? it’s ok to repaint your gel nails with either another gel polish or a more traditional air-dried polish. Make sure if you are using gel polish, that you cure your nails under our recommended lamp for the recommended time.

What happens if you leave shellac on too long?

Unfortunately, leaving your CND™ Shellac™ manicure on for too long can result in service breakdown; lifting, chipping, discolouration etc.

Which is worse for your nails gel or shellac?

Gel manicures definitely last longer, and if you like that plush, ultra-glossy finish, it’s the way to go. However, the removal process for Shellac is much gentler on the nails, which makes switching up your colors easier to do. Either way, you will have a manicure that lasts longer than basic polish.

Why does my Shellac only last a week?

If you have very short nails, or bitten and swollen cuticles, the gel polish has a harder time getting capped to the nails, this may mean they only last a few days or maybe a week or 2. Gel polish is a good way to quit nail biting but because you will notice a quick boost in growth they won’t last as long.

How do you change shellac color?

If you’re just using regular nail polish, then it’s pretty simple to get a refresh. It’s as easy as a) removing the existing colour; b) filing, shaping and buffing your nails c) soaking your nails to soften the cuticles and then gently pushing them back; and d) reapplying polish – base coat, polish colour, top coat.

Why did my shellac change color?

A number of reasons including over or under exposure to UV light during the drying process, or your nail coming in contact with strong chemicals such as cleaning agents, makeup products or even spices such as turmeric or smoking, and other reasons we’ll explore.

Does shellac need to be sanded?

You do not need to sand between shellac coats, but it can seriously improve the piece’s finish. That is because small imperfections like specks of dust get bigger and bigger every time you add a new coat. Shellac will bond with the coat under it, making one layer. Not sanding can leave you with a lumpy finish.

How long does shellac last?

2 weeks As many of us know, Shellac nail polish is the way to go when looking for one of the more durable options of nail polish around. On average, they last up to 2 weeks, with some lucky few getting a good 3 weeks in!

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Tara

I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!