Nail Polish Tips

Can You Layer Regular Nail Polish With Gel Polish?

Written by Tara

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.

Fortunately, if you’re careful and patient, you can! For a simple combined manicure, apply your regular polish and then add a gel topcoat once it’s dry. For a little extra durability, make a gelly sandwich by layering regular polish between 2 gel coats.

Generally Can you use a gel topcoat over normal polish? A UV gel top coat can be used over your regular nail polish to make them last longer, and look more glossy. You see UV gel top coats are not easily damaged and are very resistant to peeling and chipping making them very durable.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Will regular nail polish dry under UV light?

Can you use UV light to dry regular nail polish? No, regular nail polish requires air drying, whereas gel polish contains a polymer that must be ‘cured’ by a UV or LED lamp for it to become hard. Regular nail polishes can’t be used with UV or LED lamps and it won’t dry any quicker from being put under the lamp.

Is UV lamp or LED lamp better for gel nails?

It takes UV lights anywhere from 8-10 minutes to cure gels, while LED lamps take 30-45 seconds. Second, LED bulbs last much longer than UV bulbs. Typically, UV bulbs must be changed after about 10,000 hours of use. If they are not, they could impede the overall quality of your gel manicure.

Can I use Essie gel top coat on regular polish?

The rich coating of Gel-Setter also supports its anti-chip properties. Plus, it can be used along with any nail polish.

Does LED light cure regular nail polish?

Yes and no. Regular nail polish won’t cure under these lights. But, if you have regular nail polish on, you can apply a top coat of Shellac or Gel and cure it under the lamp to make your manicure last longer.

Do you wipe gel nails between coats?

So, essentially every layer you use in a gel manicure will remain sticky until you’ve either wiped it over to remove the residue, or you’ve cleverly skipped that stage and use a gel top designed to leave your choke gel manicure smooth, glossy without any stickiness. A no wipe top coat is exactly what it says it is.

Why does my gel polish peel off?

Gel polish peels off in one piece result from incomplete curing of one or more gel polish layers on a nail. These uncured gel layers can be the base coat, gel color, or both, will not adhere properly to the nail and cause the gel polish to come loose as a whole piece.

Why is my gel polish sticky?

The sticky residue occurs in the upper layer due to exposure to oxygen. Oxygen does not let the upper layer cure properly. Since we have a high percentage of oxygen in the air, so we can’t avoid oxygen exposure to the upper layer. But once you apply another coat, the previous coat will get properly cured.

What happens if you use gel nail polish without UV light?

Use Non-UV Gel Polish For example, OPI gel nail polish does not require a UV light. It simply goes on like regular nail polish and will dry like normal nail polish.

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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!