Nail Polish Tips

Can You Use Regular Nail Polish Under UV Light?

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.

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 Can I mix gel and regular nail polish? You just need to use the same amounts and mix them well. The way that the gel polish mixture is applied is very different to a normal manicure, but the great news is that you don’t have to wait hours for the polish to try.

Here You Can Watch The Video How To: Gel Over Polish – No Wrinkles!


Similarly, How to use Regular Polish with GEL | GELLY SANDWICH

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can you layer regular nail polish with gel 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 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.

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.

Can I use gel top coat without UV light?

Use Non-UV Gel Polish Yes, they exist. 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. Swipe a base coat on your nails, apply the gel polish color, and apply a top coat.

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 regular polish with gel base coat?

Can I use regular nail polish on top of my gel manicure? Yes. Fortunately, there is no real downside to painting on top. The only thing to consider is how it may affect the aesthetics of your nails.

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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!