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Can You Use Any Nail Polish With UV Light?

Written by Tara

All gel polishes will be compatible with a UV lamp, as they emit a wider spectrum of wavelengths that can cure all types of gel polish. It will indicate on the bottle what type of lamp can be used with the product.

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.

Generally What type of nail polish needs UV light? Professional gel nail polishes Professional gel nail polishes require a LED/UV light to cure (in simple words, dry). Also, gel nail polishes last longer and resist chipping when compared to their traditional counterparts. They also look glossier and shinier.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you use regular nail polish with UV gel?

Similar to a gel top coat, you should not use a UV gel base coat with regular nail lacquer. Your regular nail polishes will not adhere very well to a gel base coat. A base coat’s function is to anchor your nail polish onto the nail plate.

Is OPI gel polish UV or LED?

LED light OPI GelColor dries in only 30 seconds per coat under an LED light. That means you can walk out of the salon without worry that your nail color will smudge. It’s equally as easy to remove—just 15 minutes of soaking time and your nails will be ready for another one of our 140+ OPI GelColor shades.

Can I use any gel polish with my UV lamp?

All gel polishes will be compatible with a UV lamp, as they emit a wider spectrum of wavelengths that can cure all types of gel polish.

Does UV light dry regular nail polish?

The UV light being emitted by the UV lamps does nothing to dry nail polish, but the heat from the light unit itself will assist in drying nail polish. A more effective nail polish dryer would be a heat light with a small fan or some apparatus that has heating capabilities as well as a fan to circulate the air.

How do I know if my nail lamp is UV or LED?

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.

How do you do UV gel nails at home?

Apply a very thin coat of the base gel to the nails, avoid applying the base gel polish close to your cuticle. Place your nails under a UV or LED lamp. LED lamp will cure the gel polish in just 30 seconds, or 2 minutes with a UV lamp.

Can you use a UV light on Sally Hansen Miracle Gel?

the Miracle Gel top coat also contains a photoinitiator component that cures the finish when it’s exposed to UV light* — daylight — thus creating a more-durable-than-polish shine that extends the wear of the manicure to 14 days. Its bottle is opaque.

Can you use a UV gel top coat over regular polish?

With a regular manicure, your drying time at the salon is about 20 minutes, but it actually takes 24 hours for the solvents in regular polish to fully dry. If the solvents aren’t fully dry, then putting on a gel topcoat is going to seal in wet polish. Or the topcoat could just slip right off.

Can you use OPI nail polish with UV light?

Details. OPI Gelcolor soak off gel polish (released on October of 2011) applies just like traditional nail polish, but gives your like a super shiny finish that lasts up to two weeks. You can just simply apply the gel like regular nail polish and cure it under a UV or LED lamp for the specified period of time.

Is OPI shellac or gel?

OPI Gel Polish, like CND Shellac, is a blend of gel and nail polish which means that it still adds strength and durability to your nails without artificially extending your nail. They are both semi-permanent gel nail polishes, simply made from different brands. Then there’s the colour options to consider.

What is the difference between OPI and gel polish?

CND Shellac/OPI Gel Polish is a blend of gel and nail polish. Because it is like a polish, it can’t be used to extend your nail. Because it is like a gel, however, it does add strength and durability. In the long term, Shellac /OPI Gel polish is much less damaging to nails than traditional Gels (or Acrylics).

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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!