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What Happens If You Put Regular Nail Polish Over Gel?

Written by Tara

Can I use regular nail polish on top of my gel manicure? Yes. Fortunately, there is no real downside to painting on top.

If you’re painting over your gel manicure with a normal type of polish, you won’t need to cut your nails, but make sure you leave enough time for the polish to dry between coats and your topcoat.

Generally Can I use normal nail polish 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

Can I paint regular 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.

Can you mix gel and regular polish?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Can I put normal nail polish over acrylic?

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.

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.

Why are my gel nails peeling off?

Your nails aren’t dehydrated enough. 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.

Can I put regular top coat over gel top coat?

Yes, you can. You can put regular top coat over cured gel top coat for a couple of reasons. After you got your gel manicure done and your gel polish is not shinny for some reasons, you can put regular top coat over your cured gel polish to make it shine again.

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.

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.

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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!