If you want to combine regular nail polish with gel, it’s best to seal in the polish with a gel topcoat rather than putting the polish on top of the gel. You can either use a layer of polish with a topcoat over it, or apply a gel basecoat, layer on the polish, and seal it all in with a gel topcoat.
Regular nail polish must be dry completely You can put gel top coat over regular polish only if this regular polish is completely dry. If regular nail polish is still wet, meaning its liquid solvents do not evaporate away from the nails, the gel top coat will go over it and block these solvents from drying out.
Generally What happens if you put gel top coat on regular nail 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Can you cure regular nail polish with LED light?
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.
Can you air dry gel nail polish?
A lot of people wonder whether they can simply allow their gel nail polish to air dry. Unfortunately, this is not possible. Oxygen gets in the way of curing gel nails. The air will stop the molecules in the gel from binding together and hardening, and this is why you simply cannot let gel nails air dry.
How long does it take for regular nail polish to dry?
Most nail polish applications should fully dry in under an hour; in fact, nail polish can take as little as 15 minutes to dry, Lim says. Many salons have fan dryers with UV lights, which can help accelerate the drying time.
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.
Why do my gel nails peel off after one day?
Your nails aren’t dehydrated enough. Water will make your nails expand. If you apply polish on a nail that has too much moisture, it can chip and peel sooner than it should. This is one reason why nail techs will apply nail polish remover or alcohol right before applying the gel polish.
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.