Asked by: Jianxing Kirkpatrick
asked in category: General Last Updated: 20th February, 2020

Can you put a top coat over shellac nails?

Add a layer of clear top coat polish to your manicure once a week. This will maintain a strong layer of protection between your shellac and the environment.

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In this manner, can I put regular nail polish on top of shellac?

Yes, but to take it off you must use a nail polish remover that is acetone free, otherwise you'll end up ruining both applications. Even though you can put regular nail polish over shellac, don't ever put shellac over regular nail polish – It won't cure right.

Also, can you put another coat of shellac over top coat? Can I add another coat of gel polish over my gel polish and cure it again? 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.

Consequently, can you put top coat over 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. One quick tip: with either a normal topcoat or gel topcoat, coat the tips/edge of each nail with the topcoat to help seal the polish. This will help prevent it from chipping.

How do I make my Shellac nails last longer?

Make Your Shellac Manicure Last Longer with These Simple Tips

  1. Don't Rush the Drying. Everyone has a busy schedule.
  2. Protect Yourself. Having a beautiful set of nails doesn't mean that the work stops.
  3. Stay Moisturized.
  4. Avoid Direct Sunlight.
  5. Don't Pick At It.
  6. Apply a Top Coat.

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