They had a spa day at my workplace and we got gel manicures. We all loved them so we are looking into switching to gel. (We paint our nails at work... So bad!) So one of the girls I do this with was saying you could use a regular base and color and then just use a gel top coat and I was wondering if this is true. OPI has some colors I was going to buy tonight when I pick us up a light that aren't available in gel polish yet but I don't know if I should bother if you can't mix regular with gel polish. If you can't mix I'm going to try to find a gel color I like. The regular base, polish and top coat I applied yesterday has chipped on two nails already so I want to make sure I make the switch right!