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#644192 - 07/13/11 09:50 AM Shellac topcoat on regular nail polish
liponymous Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
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This morning, I applied a Shellac Topcoat on my toenail polish, and cured. It's FINE. Of course, I haven't a clue how long it will last.

On the other foot, I did regular Shellac color and topcoat. I prefer the regular polish + topcoat so far.

Has anyone else done this? What have your results been like?

I'll tryo to let you all know how this works out.


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#644194 - 07/13/11 09:59 AM Re: Shellac topcoat on regular nail polish [Re: liponymous]
elf925 Offline
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I've heard it works well. The only thing I would caution you on is what my nail lady told me.

Regular nail polish is "wet" and takes a full 30 min to dry from the surface to the nail. Thats why even through the surface feels dry, the polish can still "dent." If you let it dry for that 30 min, then put the Shellac on, you should be fine. If not, you are sealing in wetness that wont dry and it could damage your nail.


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#644202 - 07/13/11 10:26 AM Re: Shellac topcoat on regular nail polish [Re: liponymous]
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I tried it with OPI color and Gelish topcoat, and as the polish underneath chipped, so did the topcoat. I only got 2 days out of a manicure.

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#644241 - 07/13/11 12:07 PM Re: Shellac topcoat on regular nail polish [Re: elf925]
liponymous Offline
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Interesting information that I'll tuck in my mind. Thanks. I had put the polish on the other day, so it was fully dried.

FWIW, the all shellac toes feel softish. Hmm

I have, in the past, put polish on the gel/shellac, so this is new.

Originally Posted By: elf925
I've heard it works well. The only thing I would caution you on is what my nail lady told me.

Regular nail polish is "wet" and takes a full 30 min to dry from the surface to the nail.



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#644242 - 07/13/11 12:08 PM Re: Shellac topcoat on regular nail polish [Re: sparklee]
liponymous Offline
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Originally Posted By: sparklee
I tried it with OPI color and Gelish topcoat, and as the polish underneath chipped, so did the topcoat. I only got 2 days out of a manicure.
That doesn't sound good. I'll let you know!


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#644789 - 07/15/11 02:00 PM Re: Shellac topcoat on regular nail polish [Re: liponymous]
liponymous Offline
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Registered: 07/13/11
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Two days and holding. Did hands in clear base coat and topcoat, feet in Maybelline topped by Shellac topcoat. All good.


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#644802 - 07/15/11 02:50 PM Re: Shellac topcoat on regular nail polish [Re: liponymous]
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How do you treat your nails? Do you do any house cleaning or work with your hands?

I'm sure longevity is dependent on how one treats the hands and nails.

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