What can I use instead of gel top coat?

What can I use instead of gel top coat?

Many people use a clear or transparent nail polish as both base and top coat. And you don’t need to cure it. Though a gel top coat helps your nail paint last longer, without one at hand, you can always switch options. Yes, you can.

Can you put regular top coat on gel nails?

You definitely can use regular topcoat over gel nail polish. Although there is nothing wrong with that, it won’t give you the best result. Topcoat specialized for gel polishes will make your nail polish look a lot shinier and last a lot longer.

Can you do gel nails without top coat?

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.

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Can you use gel base coat alone?

Unfortunately no you can not use UV gel topcoat alone on bare nails as it would crack and peel. It doesn’t have the required flexibility to be able to work alone nor the required bonding to stay longer on the nail.

What is a substitute for top coat?

1- Use a Fast Drying Top Coat Spray Fast-drying top coat sprays are the best alternative if you don’t want to use top coat. What is this? They will make your nail polish dry really fast and make your nail polish look extra glossy just like a top coat.

Can you use hairspray as a top coat?

If you’re giving yourself a manicure or pedicure and don’t seem to have a quick dry top coat, you can use hairspray to get the job done.

Does gel need base coat?

If you are new to gel polish, you should know that the base coat is not optional. You need it so the gel polish will properly adhere to your nail. If the base coat touches the cuticle it can cause lifting and your gel polish manicure will not last as long.

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Will regular nail polish remover work with gel?

“You probably could remove gel nails with regular polish remover, but you would have to allow the nails to soak for a very long time. You need pure acetone to effectively and quickly break down the gel polish.” A bottle of acetone like Pronto’s 100\% Pure Acetone ($10; amazon.com) will do the trick.

Can you put clear polish over gel?

Can I paint over it with another gel polish? Yes, you can use a gel polish on top of another gel polish. A gel-ception. The same rules apply – you will need to make sure that you paint over the colour underneath to avoid it looking messy and unprofessional.