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Does Nail Polish Last Longer On Polygel?

Written by Tara

You can absolutely use either gel or traditional polish over top of PolyGel. If you want the flexibility of making regular colour changes, opt for traditional polish. After your PolyGel application, apply a layer of Top it Off Top Coat BEFORE applying two coats of your favourite nail polish.

Gel nails are not an extension of your natural nails but instead a type of polish that usually lasts longer than the regular nail polish. Polygel on the other hand is stronger than hard gel and can be applied as a natural nail overlay, or as an enhancement.

Generally Can you put regular nail polish over gel? 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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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Why do my Polygel nails pop off?

Too much or too wet polygel will cause it to pop off. Polygel that is not completely dry will cause it to lift around the edges first. Always give enough time for the slip solution to dry completely before you affix your polylgel on your nails and you will prevent this lifting problem.

Does Polygel break easily?

So never apply them too thick. When the layer is super thick LED-light can not go through the product and it will stay soft in the middle. Such a nail can easily break. If you want to make long nails with a white free edge split the process into 2-3 steps.

How long do Polygel nails usually last?

three to four weeks According to Lim, Polygel manicures can last up to three to four weeks. The longevity of your Polygel manicure will also depend on the length of the nail and your lifestyle, adds Aaron. If you’re involved every day with activities that are rough on your hands, your Polygel manicure may not survive the full month.

Can you use regular nail polish on fake nails?

If you do your own acrylic nails and want to know if regular nail polish can be put on your acrylic nails, the answer is yes. Regular nail polish can last up to three weeks on acrylic nails.

Can you use acrylic paint on gel nails?

You can also use acrylic paint on gel nails. Like acrylic nails, a base coat of polish is usually painted first, creating a viable surface for nail art made with acrylic paint.

Can I put regular nail polish 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.

How thick should Polygel nails be?

A salon wearable nail should be the thickness of credit card at the free edge (approximately .03 inches). Competition nails should be thickness of a business card at the free edge (approximately .

What is the base coat for Polygel?

Importance of the base coat: It is the first defense for nails. Base coat acts as a defense by adding a defensive layer from staining your natural nails when using dark-colored gel polish or polygel. Base coat seals the oil from the nails so the gel polish or polygel can adhere to it entirely.

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I am Tara, and I am addicted to nail polishes and other beauty related things!:) Join me on my ride to paradise!