Gel Topcoat on Nail Polish

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Jan 10, 2013

Katelyn H.

does anyone know of a gel topcoat that works over normal nail polish? I've had problems with some cracking and shriveling..

Jan 10, 2013

Ashleigh T.

At the nail salon they have great gel. I would recommend it! It's on my nails now! Stays for about three weeks :)

Jan 10, 2013

Sara J.

I would recommend American Classics Gelous from Sallys works for me. You need to apply it thinly and not let it run on to your skin though else it could lift.

Jan 10, 2013

Katelyn H.

Ashleigh do they use a nail polish and a gel you coat? I've just finished my cert II in nail tech and realised I have all these gorgeous nail polishes but the gel I have cracks them! so frustrating. so I tried a different gel top coat and it shriveled. so confused!

Jan 10, 2013

Katelyn H.

and thanks Sara :)

Jan 10, 2013

Ashleigh T.

Well they use opi for the gel nails, best brand out there I think! But they use a gel coating after so it hardens to the nail and you place your hands under the uv light. If you want to do it yourself, I'm unsure of that. Sorry. I have the fake gel nails, but nail salons offer the gel manicure! 

Jan 10, 2013

Ashleigh T.

You should wait at least 5-7 minutes after the second coat before applying the gel covering. It will crack if you don't wait!

Jan 10, 2013

Ashley J.

You can use any gel topcoat over a regular polish. You just have to make sure the polish dries completely before adding the gel topcoat because it won't dry at all underneath the gel top coat. I do it at home all the time

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