At home gel manicure kits - can you use one polish with the other LED?

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Registered: 06-03-2005
At home gel manicure kits - can you use one polish with the other LED?
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Wed, 05-28-2014 - 8:19am

Hi! I have the sally hansen kit/LED light. The sensational nail polish says you must use LED light to cure it. That is what the SH one is as well. Anyone try it and know for sure if it works? I just wonder if it's strong enough of an LED. I just bought a pretty french manicure nail polish kit and wanted to do it but before I waste the $12, I want to make sure it will cure. :)

Thanks!! 

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Registered: 09-23-2010

Ooh, good question! I've seen the nail polish interchanged — using the sally hansen base with the sensational nail polish. The girl used a sensational LED light. 

Now, I did just find this, which says you can. http://project-swatch.com/do-it-yourself-gel-nail-polish-faq/

If you try it, let us know how it works!

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Registered: 04-08-2008

I use Sally Hansen with the Sensationail LED light so I would assume it would work in reverse as well. 



“Are people born wicked, or is wickedness trust upon them?” 

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Registered: 09-23-2010

Hi! I tried it out. It works fine! I actually used SH base and top and SensatioNail french manicure polish. Here's my result:



It's been 5 days (my nails grow fast that's why you see space at the bottom).