Nail Polish Tips

How Do You Use Regular Nail Polish With Gel?

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.

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.

Generally Can regular nail polish be used with 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.

Here You Can Watch The Video How to use Regular Polish with GEL | GELLY SANDWICH


Similarly, How To: Gel Over Polish – No Wrinkles!

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

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.

Can you mix regular nail polish with gel polish?

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.

Can you dry any nail polish under UV light?

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.

Do you have to use base and top coat for gel nails?

Does gel polish need a top coat? Yes!You should always use a Bluesky Top Coat after applying your colour gel polish. The Top Coat provides the seal for your gel manicure, and helps greatly in preventing chips and cracks to your newly manicured nails.

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 you put Shellac top coat on top of regular nail polish?

Well, the answer is YES. I do it all the time and have had great success. Some nail polish brands last longer than others – but I am always happy with how my nails look for at least two weeks after using shellac.

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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!