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 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 What happens if you put gel top coat on regular nail polish? 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.
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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)
What happens if you cure regular nail polish?
Ideally, you should let it cure for a full 24 hours. You may need more drying time if you’ve applied multiple layers of polish. If the polish doesn’t dry completely, the topcoat may peel off. The polish might also wrinkle or crack under the gel topcoat after you cure the gel.
Can you cure regular nail polish with LED light?
Yes and no. Regular nail polish won’t cure under these lights. But, if you have regular nail polish on, you can apply a top coat of Shellac or Gel and cure it under the lamp to make your manicure last longer.
How long does it take for regular nail polish to dry?
Most nail polish applications should fully dry in under an hour; in fact, nail polish can take as little as 15 minutes to dry, Lim says. Many salons have fan dryers with UV lights, which can help accelerate the drying time.
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 I use regular base coat with gel polish?
Using a good base coat is more important with gel polish than with a regular nail polish. The base coat is what helps the gel bind with your natural nail, and this will ensure that your gel nails last as long as possible.