Color nail gel is often accompanied by a pungent smell and is volatile. Volatile solutes generally account for 70%-80%, which contain a small amount of cellulose and oil solvents, as well as camphor, titanium dioxide and pigments.
What is the use method of nail gel ?
What is the meaning of nail gel?
What are the basic ingredients of colored nail gel?
The color of the base coat is transparent or creamy white, and the base coat is applied after the nail is polished. The base coat is selected according to the texture of the customer's nails. If the nails are soft, calcium oil can be added. If the nail gel is needed, the base coat can prevent the nails from turning yellow and play a nutritional role. Note that primer must be applied before nail gel is applied in manicure.
The main method of cuticle oil is to do basic cleaning work first, apply softener to the nail skin at the edge of the nail, wait for 1 to 3 minutes, after the nail skin softens, use a dead skin pusher to push bacl the dead skin, and then use a dead skin scissors to cut off dead skin.
The nail gel is a kind of resin gel; nail gel is general nail gel, different from nail polish, phototherapy gel is thicker than nail gel, both must be irradiated through phototherapy lamp, Unlike phototherapy gel, which can be used to extend nails directly, nail gel glue is not recommended for nail extensions because it is relatively thin. It is only suitable for rubbing the nail surface, or to do nail extensions through nail stickers.
The basic components of nail gel are nitrocellulose, alcohol phenol resin, ethyl acetate, camphor, ethanol, toluene, colorants, etc. Plasticizers for nail gel include dibutyl phthalate, tri-o-tolyl phosphate, etc. Plasticizers prevent the nail gel from wrinkling and twisting when it dries. nail gel solvent accounts for 3/4 of the finished product volume. Commonly used solvents are acetone, ethyl, butyl, pentyl acid salts and various alcohols. The pigments in nail gel are insoluble. Soluble pigments tend to stain the skin around the nails and are difficult to wash off. The pearlescent agent contained in nail gel makes the product bright and dazzling. Natural pearlescent agents are often taken from fish scales, and synthetic pearlescent agents include metal salts such as barium oxychloride.
In 2015, the co-founders Seven and Fay started their own business to create a professional gel brand. With more than ten years’ experience as the nail beauty specialists, they focused on product development to give support to those creative nail beauty specialists, helping them pursue and realize the standard of nail beauty.
Scrub nail polish is a special substance that is applied to nails after all manicure sessions. This special substance is called frosted bright oil, and the main components are generally oily solvents such as pearl powder, volatile solvents, and nitrocellulose.
How to wash Scrub nail polish dirty?
How to maintain a Scrub nail polish?
What is the function of Scrub nail polish?
If the Scrub nail polish is dirty, you can wipe it with a glue remover. Pour a small amount of the debonder onto a cotton pad and wipe the nail surface gently and quickly. Remember that the glue remover should not be used too much, because it may wash off the nail polish and destroy the nail art.
You can re-apply a layer of frosted bright oil on the manicure, apply another layer of frosted seal on the nail polish glue, and dry it with a lamp.
After the surface of the scrub nails is dirty, you can re-apply a layer of scrub seal or scrub polish, and finally illuminate. You can also clean the dirt on the nail surface.
The matte texture of frosted manicures is loved by many girls. It has a high-level sense and looks very fashionable. If the surface of the scrub nail is dirty, you can wipe the surface of the nail with a wet towel to wipe off the dirt.
Since the surface of the Scrub nail polish is not smooth, it is easy to get dirty and not easy to clean. The surface of the nails has a rough feeling. After finishing, pay attention to daily cleaning and do not do rough work. Before choosing to do Scrub nail polish, you should consider the nature of your work. If the working environment is usually dirty, it is not recommended to do Scrub nail polish.
After doing the Scrub nail polish, wash your hands lightly, avoid scratching the nails with hard objects or rough brushes, which will make the nails fragile.
When doing housework, it is recommended to wear rubber gloves, so as to avoid the damage of chemical substances to the nails, and also to avoid the wear and tear of the nails in the process of doing housework.
After doing the Scrub nail polish, when applying hand care products, it is also necessary to take proper care of the cutin around the nails.
Any nail polish that has been painted for a long time will darken or turn yellow in color.
Good matte finish and silky feel.
There are two main effects of the frosted seal: 1 is the matte visual effect. 2 is the smooth feel when touched.
A matte finish can often look luxurious and high-end, and works best with metallic accents.
When you touch it with your hands, you can feel the softness and smoothness of the surface, just like silk or suede leather.
unna was born to be a color expert. We have a full color collection of 900 colors for you to choose from and match. unna's colors are inspired by many sources, such as "Ultramarine", which is derived from lapis lazuli. Carmine, for example, is extracted from cochineal. We also look for inspiration from the paintings of artists, such as our Prussian blue, etc.
Hardener, as the name implies, is a kind of UV gel that increases the firmness. But this is just a simple literal understanding, hardener's function and use can be more than you think. Today we'll get to know what hardener really is.
First of all, when our nails become thin and soft for some reasons, you can apply a layer of hardener after the base coat. This way the overall hardness and toughness of the nail is improved. This prevents the nail from breaking frequently and we can easily retain the length of the nail as you wish.
Also, this layer of hardener fills in the little pits on the surface of the nail. The next time you apply a color gel, you can easily apply it evenly and more flatly.
Also, by applying the hardener in the middle of the color gel and the top coat, the color gel will be better protected and will stay on the nail longer.
In addition to the above uses, when you want to put small decorations on the nail surface, such as: irregular size sequins, shell pieces, laser paper, etc., you can use hardener to fix it. Compared to the thinner top coat or thicker builder gel, the consistency of hardener is moderate, easy to operate, fast and convenient.
After applying these decorations and sequins, there will be a lot of uneven areas on the surface of the nail, which cannot be completely filled with the top coat only. It's too sticky and slow to use builder gel. So a moderate viscosity reinforcement glue can cover the raised unevenness, but also easy and fast to apply, and if there is still unevenness, you can also sand it with a sanding strip.
When you need to use a certain transparent color and do not have it by your hand, you can find a similar solid color gel with hardener to adjust the transparency. Because the consistency of the hardener is similar to that of a normal color gel, it is very easy to mix it and apply it directly with a clean brush that has been cleaned up with top coat or base coat.
Finally, there is a hidden feature of the reinforcing gel, which is the color gel blooming function. We can apply a layer of hardener on the base color without curing it, and then use various techniques to make the color gel on the hardener gel surface gradually spread out, thus forming a variety of style. Very flexible and practical.
The above is an introduction to the common knowledge and use of hardener, Hope you will gain more in learning and practice.
Regular nail polish: been used for a hundred years. Easy, and affordable.
Gel polish: been used for around 40 years and with some amazing features. Yet it is little high maintenance.
Regular nail polish:
For starters cost and supplies are very different, for regular nail polish, you don’t really need that much. You need a cuticle stick to push your cuticles back. You need a good file to be able to buff the natural nail and then another file to smooth it. Then you need a little bit of oil to get rid of the dust. Then you can wash your hands. Then you need a base coat, coat of color and a top coat. Finally you are gonna need some time to let it dry.
And as for gel polish,
It’s basically the same. But you need a compatible lamp that go with the gel polish.
Both polishes begin with pushing back the cuticle. Both applications also require some filing to prep. And oil goes on before nail polish application. But gel polish need more complicated preparation on nails. And that is what makes it last. And after applying the base coat, here comes the biggest advantages for gel polish, the lamp. While regular nail polish are applied, you must to wait for it to dry. It may take 3 to 5 minutes or even more. But for gel polish, when you put your hand in the lamp ,you know between 30 to 60 seconds, It’s completely cured. And that's how you can recover the time you lost in the preparation phase.
And another cool thing about gel is it doesn’t dry as you apply and it also self levels. These are some amazing features that rugular nail polish doesn't have. And It’s going to last at least two weeks on natural nails
But when it comes to remove the nail polish gel polish could get little more tricky. And for regular nail polish, you just need to get yourself some nail polish remover and take some time to wipe it off.
To remove gel polish, you need to first use a nail drill machine to sand it, then continue sanding it with a file, and finally wrap your nail with a nail remover pack. This can take up to 15 minutes or more. But to protect you natural nails, you have no choice.
So here is the conclusion.
It isn’t a matter of either or it’s just a matter of what service and what type of nail and durability and cost and time of service you are looking for.
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Do you often get a lot of questions about the lamps used in manicure? After all we have talked about the gel application, we should also be clarified with the lamps. Because if you don’t have curing down it doesn’t matter how awesome your application and your nail are, it’s all going to come off. And we definitely don’t want that for ourselves or our clients.
The first question is: What's the difference?
Here is a picture of a traditional UV lamp. It’s probably the most common that you’ll see especially if you’re just starting out or if you’re looking for a cheap type of lamp. This is the very original one. What a traditional UV lamp really is, is a CFL UV lamp CFL means compact fluorescent. And there is also CCFL which means cool cathode or cool compact. And the fluorescent bulbs in it are what makes it work. This fluorescent light bulb emits a portion of the spectrum of UV light. So with this, you can cure the gels. This lamp was usually used about ten years ago.
But now days, LED has completely taken over. It has a different type of light bulb inside. And LED stands for light emitting diode. You may find some of the LED bulbs have different colors, some are yellow some are transparent. That’s because they have different style of dome over the bulb to spread the light and also to protect the bulbs.
And what important is this is also UV lamp. So you can see the difference, CFL lamps and LED lamps are both UV lamps but with different bulbs. And they both cure gel polish.
So why are CFL lamps are replaced by LED lamps?
LED UV lamps are able to emit the full spectrum of light needed to cure both traditional gels and the newer LED formulas and so they can cure all the gels. So you don’t need to replace the bulbs to cure specific gels. And you can expect it to last five years or more and it almost never lose power.
You don’t need to replace the bulbs in LED lamps.
The bulbs in CFL lamps usually need to be changed after six months, because they lose their ability to cure. And LED lamps don’t have that problem.
3. LED lamps take less time to cure the gels.
How do we choose the right UV nail lamp:
In the past CFL lamps could take up to five minutes to cure traditional gels. But LED lamps with that focus very high penetrating type of light that’s going into the gel, they only need up to 1 minute to cure the gels. So LED lamps not only do faster but also better job.
But because LED lamps doesn’t glow as much as CFL lamps. It’s very focused. So you have to ensure that the number of LED bulbs to be more but also arranged properly, even on the sides.
what wattage led lamp do i need for gel nails?
About 36 watts.
the wattage of lamps is divided into 9 watts, 18 watts, 36 watts, 42 watts, the higher the wattage nail hardening speed is faster, but you need to check the relevant information before using.
The light of the nail lamp belongs to the long-wave ultraviolet light, generally does not produce serious damage to the skin, but it does make the skin tanned, aging.
Although it is harmless to take a short time to cure, you should always pay attention to the maintenance of your hands. It is best to apply sunscreen and then do your manicure
The ingredients of ordinary nail gel generally consist of two categories, one is composed of solid ingredients, mainly pigments, glossy substances, etc.; the other consists of liquid solvent components, mainly acetone, ethyl acetate phthalate, formaldehyde.
What are the different classifications and functions of nail gel?
How to choose color nail gel?
How to remove nail gel?
There are some loose screws, how did you deal with it here? Just remove the square screws, next, apply a coat of clear nail gel to the ends of the screws and quickly screw them into the grooves, the polish will act as an interior trim to glue them together. Aside from bonding, another cool use is polish on outdoor furniture, which prevents rust, prevents rain from scouring, and keeps those screws looking new and good. If there is a torn or punctured window screen, there is no need to replace it, because repairing it is very simple, just apply clear nail gel on the front and back of the torn screen and blow dry it with a hair dryer. Maybe the repair wasn't perfect.
Given a whole shelf of nail gel, aside from the color, where do you choose?
Here are some highlights for your reference:
1.When buying, remove the nail gel brush to see if it drips smoothly over the brush in the form of water drops. If the flow is very slow, this means that the nail gel bottle is too thick and not easy to wipe evenly.
2.When the brush is removed, press the bottle opening left and right to test the elasticity of the bristles.
3. Try to choose nail gel with thin bristles that are easier to apply (compare the bristles of different nail gel brands).
4.When the brush is filled with nail gel and removed, the brush still retains a slender shape at the end, indicating that the brush is good and some become very thick.
5. Look at the production date.
1. Use nail gel remover to remove
Volatile organic solvents in nail gel remover can help dissolve and remove nail gel.
2. Use cleaning oil to remove
To remove the finished nails, we can use cleaning oil. First, apply a thin layer of makeup remover to your lacquered nails, then wait about 3 to 5 minutes before slowly rubbing with something hard. Finally, gently wipe with a cotton pad and wipe off. Rinse your hands with water.
3. Use hairspray to remove
Hairspray and nail gel contain the same chemical ingredients. Do not leave the hairspray on too long, otherwise it will dry out on the nails. It hurts the nails and leaves unsightly marks.
4. Use toothpaste to remove
All you need is a dab of toothpaste and then an old toothbrush or paper towel to wipe off the nail gel. In general, white toothpaste is best for removing nail gel.
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You can use top coat on ordinary nail polish, Before doing this you must polish the surface of the nail, the human real nail surface is smooth, and greasy, must use sanding hair, or nail polish may not stick firmly, and easy to fall off.
Detailed operation steps are:
After grinding the nail surface, dusting with a dusting brush, and then use a cotton pad with a certain amount of cleaning liquid to clean the nail surface. It is also important to note that if you do the hand care first and then cure it, if you do not apply sunscreen, it is more likely to lead to skin aging.
nail polish is easy to cracking after curing it. The step of applying a layer of top coat is specifically for gel polish, which is difficult to dry in natural conditions, while ordinary nail polish can dry in natural conditions easily. The difference between gel polish and regular nail polish is that gel polish lasts longer and can make more beautiful shapes, and by saving the time to dry by curing, gel polish occupies the majority of the nail art market. It would be a better choice.
The steps to use gel polish for manicure are as follows.
1. First trim the nails, clean the dead skin around the nails, and then use a nail file to polish off the grease layer on the surface of the nails, so that the base gel and nails fit more closely. You can use primer as well.
2. Use the base coat, cure it, then use the color gel, every time you apply it, cure it once, after two times if you think the color is suitable, then you can carry out the top coat, if you think the color effect is not good, you can apply the third time.
3.Choose the type of top coat according to your preference and needs. After applying the top coat, cure it and let the it dry thoroughly so that all the steps are finished. Usually gel polish needs to be removed after 2~3 weeks. When removing, first grind off the top coat and then use nail remover to handle it, avoid picking nails by yourself.
The answers is: No! Clear nail polish can't be used as top coat. Transparent nail polish does not have the ability to fix gel polish and is not as strong as gel polish, gel polish has a strong adhesion after use on the nail, and transparent nail polish generally only has a shelf life of four or five days, so it is not suitable for use as top coat.
The point of top coat is to hold the gel polish in place so that it doesn't layer on the nail and crack easily, but obviously clear nail polish doesn't have that ability. The ingredients contained in the top coat are usually chemical based, so it is very strong, but after applying the top coat you need to cure it.
If it is ordinary clear nail polish in the process of curing, it’s very easy to crack. Clear nail polish can't be used as top coat, these two are not the same kind of product.
Reinforced gel polish, also known as hardener ,as the name implies, is a kind of UV gel that increases the firmness. But this is just a simple literal understanding, hardener's function and use can be more than you think.
Reinforced gel polish has the role of preventing nail polish from warping and cracking, protecting the top coat and color gel from scratches ; Reinforced gel polish is a nail polish that is needed when doing manicure, because some people's nails are too thin, applying Reinforced gel polish can increase the thickness and hardness of the nail
A lot of girls like to do a beautiful manicure, but some girls nails are naturally thin and very soft, their manicure is easy to fall off or break very easy, and that's when the Reinforced gel polish will come in handy, reinforced gel polish as the name implies is used to strengthen the nail, it can increase the thickness and hardness of the nail, to avoid the nail too soft and nail polish gel warping, so even if your nails are thin and soft, with the reinforced gel polish used you will not be afraid of the nails breaking.
It is important to note that you don't need to wash the reinforced gel polish after you apply it, so you can put the color gel on directly after it is dried.
Different formulas of reinforcing gel will have different effects, some reinforced gel polish will be a little thinner, some will be a little thicker.
For the less viscous reinforced gel polish, its functions are:
1. leveling the nail surface
2. lighten the pen marks
3. make the pattern more transparent and vibrant.
4. For marble ink effect, Due to its low consistency, the color gel will spread easily on the uncured reinforced gel polish. This way you get the marble ink effect.
For the higher viscosity of the reinforced gel polish,its functions are:
1. strengthen the nail
2. to stick some small decorations
3. to fill in the nail surface.
If your nails are thin, you can choose a thicker reinforcing gel so that your nails are strong enough.
The right steps are:
first apply a base coat, then apply the reinforced gel polish on top of the base coat, and finally apply the color gel.
After applying the color gel, you can apply another layer of reinforced gel polish, which should not be cured, so you can fix some small decorations on the undried reinforced gel polish.
After adding some small decorations, the nail surface will be uneven, so you can choose to use a thinner reinforced gel polish to make the whole surface smoother. A less thick reinforced gel polish will have a good flow, so it will also lighten the brush marks left on the nail surface during the application of the color gel.
You can use a sanding strip to smooth the surface of the nail and apply the top coat at the end and done!
Reinforced gel polish is just another way of saying hardener, and we have a detailed article on unna hardener.