Nail Polish Tips

What Happens If You Mix Regular Nail Polish With Gel Polish?

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 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.

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 do you get gel top coat off regular nail polish?

They can also be removed with any nail polish remover or acetone. An easy solution is to use an e-file with a coarse sanding band. Since gel is easy to file, it usually takes less time to file off than to soak. And when you get close to the natural nail, just switch to a block buffer or a fine grit file.

Does alcohol make gel nails shiny?

All you need to do is to apply one layer of gel top coat and your gel polish will look fresh and shiny again. Procedure: Wash hands with soapy water and let dry. Quickly wipe off the nail surface with alcohol or acetone and let dry.

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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!