Acrylic over a gel design?

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miss_rhi

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There’s a design that I want to do on acrylic nails but it is going to be much easier using gel, so what I’d like to know is – Is it possible to put acrylic over a gel design? What I mean is prep, apply tip, apply gel design, and then cap with acrylic.

Is that possible or will it effect the nail? I like acrylic for its strength but would prefer to use gel for the design.

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It is possible, but the design will lose some of it's 'pop'. Acrylic (L&P) does dull down a colourful design.

Could you not apply an acrylic nail (finish file) and then do the design with Gel paints then apply a Gel topcoat. Then your design would be more colourful, but still with the strength of nail required.
 

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