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Can You Use Any Nail Polish As Gel?

Written by Tara

With Gelibility you can use any regular nail polish to create your own custom gel colors. Developed by Brandi—a manicurist to provide unlimited colors for her clients while saving money at the same time! Gelibility solves all your gel polish needs.

Regular polish and gel polish can be used together on a nail as long as regular polish is completely dry before gel polish is applied and gel polish has to be completely cured before regular polish can be used. However, the durability or long-lasting shine characteristic of an all-gel nail is greatly reduced.

Generally Can regular nail polish be cured with UV light? Also, can regular polish be cured under my UV lamp? Only gel polish can be cured under a UV lamp. Regular polish dries on its own, while gel polish requires a lamp and won’t cure unless it’s sat under the lamp.

Here You Can Watch The Video How To Turn Any Nail Polish Into Gel Polish – YouTube


Similarly, WOW! Make Regular Nail Polish Look Like GEL! – YouTube

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you use normal nail polish with UV lamp?

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.

How can I make gel at home?

How to Do Your Own Gel Nails At Home: 8 Easy Steps

  1. Prep Your Nails. (Source: Oprah)
  2. Apply Cuticle Oil. (Source: Pexels)
  3. Buff Your Nails. (Source: News Chant)
  4. Wipe Your Nails with Rubbing Alcohol. (Source: Pexels)
  5. Apply Base Coat. (Source: S&L Beauty)
  6. Apply Gel Polish. (Source: S&L Beauty)
  7. Apply the Top Coat.
  8. After Care.

How is gel polish made?

Gel polish is made up of acrylic monomers and oligomers that bond together when placed under UV light. This process is called curing, and in a matter of seconds, the once-liquid gel turns into a hard, chemical-resistant coating.

Can you add food coloring to nail polish?

It is best to do this in a bottle of nail polish that has been used a few times so it doesn’t over flow when you add the food coloring or the tooth pick. Add the food coloring directly to the bottle of nail polish. Sometimes it can pool up at the top and not sink.

How do you cure regular nail polish?

How to Make Nail Polish Dry Faster

  1. Quick-dry top coat. Purchasing a clear coat of nail polish that’s been formulated specifically to cut down on drying time is an easy way to dry nails faster.
  2. Cold water quick-dry.
  3. Hairdryer.
  4. Baby oil.
  5. Thin coats of polish.
  6. Drying drops.
  7. Take care of your manicure.

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.

What can I use instead of gel base coat?

A white solid color nail polish can be use as a base coat. White is a great choice if you want to highlight the color of your nail polish and keep your nails’ natural hue from showing.

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 dry gel nail polish with a hair dryer?

Salons use fans to help speed up drying, but your hair dryer works just as well. The secret is to put it on the cool setting. Heat actually keeps polish from firming, so giving your digits a shot of cold air is much more helpful. Since cold hardens polish, ice water baths are also a great setting trick.

Can I use regular base coat with gel polish?

Using a good base coat is more important with gel polish than with a regular nail polish. The base coat is what helps the gel bind with your natural nail, and this will ensure that your gel nails last as long as possible.

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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!