It is commonly believed that you can not put regular nail polish on the white topaz or black topaz. This is because the two colors of topaz are very rare and are very difficult to get in the first place. As a matter of fact, it is not even easy to get them now. So, how can this be possible that you can not put regular nail polish on them.
Well, the simple answer is that if you want to have your nails long as possible and if you want to keep them looking like beautiful nails for a long time, then you must use regular nail polish on them but not on the white ones or the black ones.
The reason behind this is that they are naturally formed and they cannot be changed. The only way through which they can be changed is by chipping them off with a sharp tool or by scratching them with an acid-based nail polish remover.
What Are Shellac Nails?
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering what are shellac nails? Not just any nail polish; these nails that contain a synthetic resin, usually in the form of a clear liquid, that’s mixed with regular nail polish remover and left to dry.
The idea is that the nail will be stronger and tougher, able to withstand wear and tear for longer before cracking, chipping, or breaking.
These types of products also provide some protection against what are called “green nails,” or any type of acrylic nails that have started to turn yellow. This type of acrylic nail has been known to crack, break, peel, and become unsightly.
Shellac nails have an almost “glassy” look to them, because of the translucent glassy texture that comes through when the liquid polish is applied. As long as you remember not to apply too much, and to wipe your hands after applying the product to avoid smudges, you shouldn’t have any problems with this product.
They’re also waterproof, which is great if you plan on doing lots of activities where liquid might be spilled or splashed on, or if you’re working in a very humid place like a swimming pool or shower room.
The great thing about the shellac-a clear acrylic type of liquid polish-is that it dries instantly, so no waiting to finish a painting, scrubbing off excess oil paint, or waiting to dry off the area you’re painting.
Does Regular Nail Polish Ruin Shellac Nails?
Many beauty conscious women want to prolong the life of their fingernails by doing regular nail polish jobs. They look at those long fingernail coats and think “I could do better than that”.
In reality though, regular nail polish doesn’t really ruin fingernail art (unless you do it very rarely). Regular nail polish will simply make the art more noticeable to other people and harder to hide when necessary.
Yes, you certainly can paint over or apply new polish to old or dull shellac nails. You must be careful however; applying a top coat to an oil-based nail varnish can cause chipping, peeling, cracking and peeling.
Also, if you are looking to change or alter the color of your old shellac nails, you definitely don’t need to take time and money to visit the nail salon. There are ways of changing the color or glitter on your own.
Some popular acrylics are “Green Light” and “Light Yellow”. You can find these at most major drug stores and beauty supply stores.
If you don’t want to buy them already colored, I recommend getting some clear green and light yellow acrylics to practice on. It really doesn’t matter what kind of “art” you’re practicing on as long as your acrylics are safe to use on your nails.
Can Nail Polish Be Used As A Sealant For Shellac Nails?
Does Can nail polish do what regular nail polish can’t? This is a question often asked by salon goers looking to get hold of something that can be applied multiple times – multiple coats – to protect their fingernails.
The answer is yes, it can. In fact, using it as a sealant for new shellac nails can be a good thing. We’ll explain why below.
First, we should take a look at the properties that shellac nails have. When applied, they are typically coated in a thin layer of UV (ultraviolet) light which hardens the paint somewhat at a faster rate than when you were just lightly air drying them.
This in turn means that in certain weather conditions where the sunlight is just as dominant, like fall and winter in Europe, there are less UV rays available to give the paint its full strength, meaning that the nail will be more pliable and resistant to breaking.
It also helps that the UV curing agent used to coat the nails has properties that allow the product to stay in place for longer periods than regular gel polish. That’s why the uv cured version is often called “cured” or “cured gel”. In other words, the product will stay in place for more than just a few hours.
So can nail polish actually be used as a sealant for peeling nails? As it turns out, in some cases, it can. If you are using it topically to treat a split fingernail, you can also get good results by applying a thin layer of uv cured shellac to the affected area.
Is Shellac Nails Stronger Than Regular Nail Polish?
Many people ask the question “do shellac nails last longer than regular nails?” While regular nail polish can be worn daily and can have daily effects on nails, it does not protect them like shellac does. Shellac is also a patented product of nail polish, which is a mixture of regular nail polish with special shellac.
This has a natural appearance similar to nail polish but has natural protection and durability. With this, regular nail polish is no longer necessary because the nails retain their natural protection and shine from everyday wear and tear.
With regular polish, the polish build-up can form a hard film on nails and make them appear dull over time. Also, since regular polish removes much of the pigment, the nails are unable to reflect light the way that they naturally should, making them appear cracked or uneven.
With shellac, the film is removed and the nail is able to reflect light back just as it normally would. The shellac remover is applied, and then the nails are covered with a plastic shield so that the shellac remover is able to penetrate the nail bed and remove the discoloration underneath.
To maintain their shine and to keep the protection they require, the nails should be painted with an oil-based acrylic paint once each week. This will protect them from daily wear and tear, and it will make them appear flawless with the beautiful texture.
Can You Put Regular Nail Polish Over Shellac?
Can you put regular nail polish on shellac nails? First, I’d like to tell you a bit about shellac. Shellac nails are usually coated in regular nail polish so that your nails look great when they’re trimmed.
If you trim your own nails, you need to be careful to get them nice and sharp (with a little bit of room around the cuticle) because anything that’s too sharp can hurt you. So don’t use regular nail polish on your own nails because it will not only hurt you, but it can also damage the coating on your nails.
So if you’re using nail polish remover to remove the excess polish, then you need to make sure you use one that’s suitable for this kind of surface.
Now, can you put regular nail polish on over shellac? Yes, but only during the curing process! The reason is that after the polish has been applied, it has to be allowed to dry naturally, with absolutely no exposure to a lamp or UV or LED light.
During this time, you can use regular nail polish, but it’s important that you use a nail polish remover that’s acetone free. Otherwise, you’ll end up ruining both application and curing.
After both the polishing processes are completed, you should then rinse your hands under warm running water (and maybe add a little soap and a little bit of lemon juice for some extra shine). Then you can apply a thick, clear topcoat (or topcoat and base coat if you’re using one), which can be any color you want.