Nail Polish Tips

Can You Put Normal Nail Polish On 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 Can I put normal top coat on shellac? Yes, you can. You can put regular top coat over cured gel top coat for a couple of reasons. After you got your gel manicure done and your gel polish is not shinny for some reasons, you can put regular top coat over your cured gel polish to make it shine again.

Here You Can Watch The Video How To Paint Over A Gel Manicure


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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

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.

Can I paint over my gel nails with regular polish?

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.

Can I paint over 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 normal nail polish dry under LED light?

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.

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.

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.

Do shellac nails ruin your nails?

Let’s get straight into the million-pound question: do gels and Shellac manicures damage your nails? The short answer is no — but only if you look after them. Shellac and gels won’t damage your nails providing it is applied, removed, and cared for correctly, said Victoria Trafford, CND’s education ambassador.

How do you remove regular nail polish from gel nails?

You probably could remove gel nails with regular polish remover, but you would have to allow the nails to soak for a very long time. You need pure acetone to effectively and quickly break down the gel polish. A bottle of acetone like Pronto’s 100% Pure Acetone ($10; amazon.com) will do the trick.

Can I put regular nail polish over acrylic nails?

Can You Use Normal Nail Polish on Acrylic Nails? Yes, you can use regular lacquer nail polish on acrylic nails. If you’re bored with your acrylic nails and need a color change, nail polish does the trick. Acrylics usually last up to three weeks.

How do you fill in grown out gel nails?

Glitter is the best to use to fill in grown out nails because it sticks well to the nails, adds nail artist Hang Nguyen. It doesn’t show any bumps of the grown out nail when being applied, whereas any regular colored polish, you’ll be able to see the lump if painted over the old and new nail.

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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!