Can you put regular top coat over gel top coat?
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.
Yes, you can. I typically do 3 coats just for the added strength and color it gives my nails. The only draw back is that the removal always adds additional time to remove them because the acetone need to penetrate all the layers. I like glitter overlay, but its never enough to really make it look glittery.
Contrary to popular belief, top coat is not a set-it-and-forget-it type of application. Like most things worthwhile in life, it requires maintenance. For best results and preservation of your mani, reapply your top coat every two to three days.
We strongly advise against double top coating as with the non-wipe nature of the top coats; a second layer will peel off due to having no tacky layer to adhere too.
In short, you shouldn't. Combining the two is just too risky and can damage your nails. This article will explain why you should not use a gel top coat over your regular nail polish.
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.
Nail technicians recommend at least two coats of color, but the more you do, the more opaque your application. Don't worry if the first one looks streaky -- thin layers will do the job better than thick uneven ones. Cure your polish in between each coat, placing your nails under the lamp for at least 30 seconds each.
Apply a layer of topcoat over your manicure after you buff it. Lightly brush a thin layer of top coat over your nails, then let it completely dry. This will protect the manicure and help prevent it from getting dingy again. It will also restore the shine to your nails.
If you have a gel manicure, you can paint straight over it with regular nail polish. Gel nail polish stays wet until it is hardened by UV/LED light and won't be affected by using regular nail polish, which dries over time when exposed to air.
Acetone offers the most effective way to remove gel nail polish at home, says board-certified dermatologist Shari Lipner, MD, FAAD.
Why is my gel polish still tacky after curing?
My gel polish is tacky, is this normal? Yes, your gel will be slightly tacky to the touch after you have cured each coat. This is so that the next coat can properly adhere to the previous one. Once you have applied your Top Coat, you will need to wipe with cleanser to remove the tacky layer to finish your manicure.