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 regular nail polish be cured with 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

What happens if you put gel top coat on regular nail 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 put gel base coat over regular polish?

Can I use regular nail polish on top of my gel manicure? Yes. Fortunately, there is no real downside to painting on top.

How can I make my nail polish last like gel?

9 Easy Ways To Make Nail Polish Last Longer & Keep Your Mani Salon-Fresh

  1. Don’t soak.
  2. Buff the nails after filing.
  3. Avoid getting polish on your cuticles.
  4. Push your cuticles back.
  5. Use nourishing, conditioning polishes.
  6. Use a chip-resisting top coat.
  7. Let your polish fully set.
  8. Dry with cool air.

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 you use gel polish without a UV light?

Apply Cooking Spray If you want to use gel nail polish products without the need for UV lamps or an LED nail lamp, you can use another handy kitchen product: cooking spray. All you need to do to cure gel polish with cooking spray is spray your nails generously with the product and let dry gel nails naturally.

Can you put a gel top coat over nail polish strips?

If you choose to have acrylics or gels applied to your nails, don’t worry you can still use Color Street nail polish strips. Simply apply right over your acrylics or gels to change it up or for a special occasion.

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.

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.

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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!