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.
unnanail, not only produce UV nail polish, but also always improving our regular nail polish. We can provide you with not only custom packaging, but even custom formulations. I hope today's sharing is helpful to you. Also, if you are interested in our products please visit our website!
The ingredients of ordinary Nail Polish 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 colors of Nail Polish?
What principles can be used to choose Nail Polish?
What styles of Nail Polish are available?
As a cosmetic, Nail Polish will form a film after being applied to the surface of the nails, which not only protects the nails, but also has the effect of beautifying the nails. Nail Polish can be divided into different color series according to its color, such as red series, green series, purple series, etc. Different color series can be subdivided into different color numbers, such as wine red, pink and so on. Due to the differences in the cosmetic effects of different colors of Nail Polish, it is necessary to accurately evaluate the color of Nail Polish. The common method is to perform visual inspection under unified standard light source conditions or in a standard light source box.
There are many factors to consider when choosing the right Nail Polish. Can it complement your complexion? Is it enough to go with your favorite clothes? Does it look cheap? While it's usually easy enough to answer all of these questions ourselves, we can also look to a very stylish team for nail art inspiration: fashion suits.
Learn from this group of street-style models, bloggers and cool girls. Not only do they know the most popular clothing choices, but they also have a finger on the pulse of the prettiest and most unexpected nail colors. After all, they have an eye for beauty, so it makes perfect sense that this good taste would extend to their fingertips.
1. Blush Nails
Blush nails are created by combining beige Nail Polish and pink, a subtle and muted shade. So subtle that it can match almost everything in your wardrobe.
2. Lilac Nails
Lilac is probably the most underrated of all the Nail Polish shades on this list, but when applied gracefully without a ton of manicure, lilac nails look beautiful, especially in spring and summer. The trick is to choose a muted lilac, almost like a lilac version of blush. It also works on most outfits, from blue to grey and pink to yellow. Try it out - you might be surprised how much you like it!
3. Classic Red Nails
Classic red nails are a timeless color that exudes femininity, confidence and overall elegance, nothing more. So no matter what you wear, rest assured that red Nail Polish is always appropriate.
For more information about Nail Polish, please contact UNNA brand, which is committed to improving Nail Polish and making it better, more reliable and consistent. The brand UNNA origins from four words: unlimited, nail, new, artist which shows the mission of the brand - Unlimited new colors are made for nail beauty artists.
Five nail removal tutorials that don't hurt your nails
Doing manicure is fashionable and beautiful, yet it is easy to apply it, but hard to remove it. If you are not careful, your nails will be thinned and become miserable. Next, we will explain how to remove nail polish, nail gel, Acrylic fake nail, builder gel, and acrylic powder nail.
Nail polish is made from a mixture of volatile chemical solvents and colorants, so it can be quickly broken down with alcohol, which are also solvents. You only need to use the alcohol nail removal pack to gently press and rub to quickly remove it. This is currently the quickest and simplest way to remove nail polish.
Nail polish is mainly a mixture of resin, photoinitiator and color powder. After being exposed to a specific UV light, it will harden quickly. The nail gel material will become strong after curing and will not dissolve easily with the solvent. The best way to remove the nail gel is to sand the surface of the top coat to reduce its thickness, then wrap the nail with a nail remover pack for 3 to 5 minutes and remove it. Just gently push and scrape with a steel pusher. If there is still a small amount of gel left, sand it down with a sanding strip.
Fake nails are thicker and harder than nail gel applied with a single color. Even if you use a nail removal kit directly, it will be very slow and hard. The best way is to use nail clippers to cut it short, then use a polisher to polish off a thin layer of the fake nail, then use a nail removal pack to soften the nail for 5 to 10 minutes. After the time is up, use a steel pusher to remove the residue. Remember, if there is still a large area of un-softened gel residue, do not use tools to push, you should continue to wrap it with the nail removal pack and wait for a period of time to remove it again.
Builder gel nail is the hardest and most difficult type of nail product to remove. If you use the incorrect method or forcefully peel it off, you will cause very serious damage to your own nails and a large area of damage overall. The correct way is to cut it short with a nail clipper first and use a sander to thin the gel as well. (Note: If you still need to do the extensions, you don't need to remove all the gel, just cover it and recreate it.) If you don't want to recreate it, just wrap it with a nail removal pack for 5 to 10 minutes and then use a steel pusher to remove it.
Due to the different material of Acrylic powder, the speed of fusion with nail removal pack is faster than builder gel. After you cut it short and polish it, you can remove it after 3 to 5 minutes by wrapping it with a nail removal pack. If there is any residue left after a light push with a steel pusher, just use a sponge to polish it untill it' s clean.
Today, we want to bring the truth to the nail industry and to all of the Manicure Lovers.
To be precise, what we are going to talk about today is "HEMA Free gel polish"
HEMA is one of those words that if you have heard Hema before, It’s kind of those crazy words that’s taken the industry by storm and people will have a huge reaction to it. And a lot of us don’t even know why we have a huge reaction.
Now let’s talk about what Hema is and why Hema could potentially cause problems
Hema, it’s chemical name is 2-Hydroxyethyl methacrylate
So is Hema a necessary component in gels?
Actually Hema is added because it gives us really good adhesion of the natural nail.
Natural nails are made of keratin and keratin protein likes that are carboxylic acids and Hema is sort of a long-chain carboxylic acid with a hydroxyl group on one end.
The OH group on the Hema allows it to be more miscible with water so if you have water on you fingernails, so it doesn’t reject the Hema. Hema is also really good as its seen it only has one functional reactive site for the UV cured systems or acrylic systems. So because it only has one of those carbon-carbon double bonds on one end that’s the methacrylate, because it only has one of those it only can enter into one portion of a die functional reaction. So it becomes a chain terminator. If chains could get too long they can become too rigid or they can become too brittle or just not good adhesion.
So, Hema isn’t inherently a bad thing because it creates great adhesion to the natural nail plate, it could bonds with that. But one of the downsides of Hema is that it can get out of control if it’s not bound within the formula properly, or if you get it on your skin, and when you are applying things that contain monomeric Hema you want to make sure that you avoid skin contact. And that’s why as you may have see on pretty much every label for nail care products says “avoid skin contact”
But there are ways that we can make formulas even safer than having Hema added.
And so if you see Hema on the ingredient list that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but question might come up what’s the concentration of Hema in a systerm. If the product has 40 percent concentration of Hema in a gel polish system, that increases the chance of becoming allergic to the Hema. There is other molecules that we can use that also have good reactions and good adhesion in a natural nail.Take Hema’s sibling HPMA Hydroxypropyl methacrylate has one additional carbon atom in the backbone and that Hydroxypropyl methacrylate is less allergenic. So some products wind up taking something that has 50％ Hema to 25％Hema and 25％HPMA. And there’s other monomers can be added in there as well.
The answer is “oligomers”. So how it compares to a monomer?
Oligomer is typically molecule has been built based on the backbone of one of the resins so it’s basically Hema but attached to the Oligomer chain. And oligomer is ten times the size of Hema monomer. As a result, It’s less likely to enter you bloodstream if it comes in contact with your skin, which makes it safer.
So why companies choose to put so much monomer instead of choosing to put more oligomers in their product?
The answer is very simple. Because Hema is very cheap, so with more Hema, the price will be cheaper. Because it reduces the raw material cost. Oligomers on the other hand are mega expensive. Compared to Hema the oligomers are about 10 times the cost.
As for unna, our brand was born with the goal of being 100% HEMA-free, and we tested the most common gel polishes on the market that claim to be HEMA-free. The result is that almost none of them can do so.
We are willing to accept the test from the market and we are confident that we will become the new standard in the nail industry. We are looking for partners and agents all over the world. If you want to start your own business, please contact us and we will help you get started.
In this article, we are going to explain in detail about fluorescents and hopefully help all nail art lovers to dispel their worries
First of all, we have three questions to answer
Fluorescent agent, also known as fluorescent whitening agent, is a fluorescent dye, or white dye, and a complex organic compound. It absorbs ultraviolet light and emits blue-violet fluorescence, which is neutralized with the yellow light produced by the object absorbing ultraviolet light, making the painted object look white and achieving the purpose of whitening.
Fluorescents are not irritating to the skin: After years of animal and human experiments, even fluorescent whitening products that come into direct contact with the skin are not irritating to the skin and do not cause skin allergies. And through daily washing actions, such as hand washing and bathing, it can be easily washed off completely and will not be absorbed into the skin.
No adverse effects on wound healing: The article "Toxicological properties of fluorescent brighteners" published in the German Journal of Dermatology in 1994 pointed out that even if the use of textile materials containing fluorescent brighteners in direct contact with wounds, there will be no adverse effects on wound healing, and no pathological changes to human skin.
Metabolism: Fluorescent whitening agents are water-soluble and can be excreted quickly and completely through normal metabolism.
The book "Environmental Quality and Safety Supplement Volume IV 'Fluorescent Whitening Agents'" published by Georg Thieme, Germany, shows that fluorescent whitening agents can be excreted in mice through metabolic studies. Metabolic studies have shown that the vast majority of fluorescent whitening agents are rapidly excreted through the intestine and are not absorbed by the intestine after heavy feeding of CBS. There is no residual fluorescent whitening agent in their blood, liver, and muscle. Therefore, even if a small amount of fluorescent whitening agent CBS enters the body, it will be excreted quickly through normal metabolism.
Fluorescent brightener CBS is not carcinogenic: The European Union Detergent Association (A.I.S.E.) has shown that fluorescent brightener CBS (also called FWA-5) is not carcinogenic.
The toxicity of fluorescent brighteners is of the same level as that of salt used daily, and the lethal amount of both is very close, which means that, like salt, it is only life-threatening to ingest more than 50g at a time.
Moreover, fluorescent whitening agents are widely present in the items we use every day. For example: most white plastic products, white candles, white tablecloths, plastic storage boxes and A4 paper.
In the nail polish industry, fluorescent brighteners are also commonly used in top coats. And the top coat is often used on color gel and hardener that have already cured and are unlikely to be absorbed, unless you eat it.
Why is fluorescent agent added inside the top coat? First of all, the top coat is mixed by a variety of raw materials, they can't be all transparent and colorless, so the top coat will generally become yellow under the sun.
The blue-violet fluorescence emitted by a small amount of fluorescent agent can neutralize the yellow light emitted by the top coat itself and achieve a balance, so that the top coat will not turn yellow.
However, when a top coat containing fluorescents is applied to the surface of a dark color or black nail polish, it will turn blue under the sunlight. For this problem, we recommend using a crystal clear top coat that does not contain fluorescent brighteners.
As you can see in the picture, the top part of the nail is painted with a crystal clear top coat, and under UV light, the white color turns yellow and the black color remains unchanged. And the top coat with fluorescent whitening agent has no change in the white color under the UV light, and the black color will turn blue.
Therefore, the summary is that fluorescent whitening agent is not a dangerous ingredient, it is important to choose the top coat with or without fluorescent whitening agent according to the color you apply to your nails.
1. unna's 900 colors shelf
If you want to start your own business, our 900 color shelves can make your salon more classy and set your salon apart from other general nail salons.
2. unna's 88 Colors Nail Gel Polish Set
Comes with 88 bottles of color gel, a bottle of base coat and top coat, and a color chart. Perfect for nail artists
3. Easily achieve your customization needs
Different nail colors are suitable for different fingers, and for many people with fat fingers, it is often difficult to choose.
Here is our summary of the best nail colors for fat fingers
The first step is that you should pick a color that suits you and then choose the right style. A right color can affect your mood for the next few weeks. We believe that we shouldn't blindly follow trendy colors, what suits you is the best.
In this article, I will share the best nail colors for fat fingers. They will make your fingers look slimmer and complement your temperament.
Nude is the best color for fat fingers because it is closer to the color of your skin and visually gives you a sense of extensions, making your fingers look slimmer.
If your skin tone is pale, then a light, sheer pink would be your first choice; you can also choose a light cream or beige; this will also blend well on pale skin. If you have wheatish skin, then a pink shade with neutral tones will work well. Try choosing a lighter but opaque pink because if you have olive skin, choosing a sheer pink may be too thin to do you any good.
The darker your skin tone, the less likely you are to choose a sheer color; again, this will compliment your skin tone better than a sheer polish. Any color from light beige to dark chocolate is great for medium to deep skin tones.
French manicure is another style that is great for fat fingers because it creates a smooth transition between your fingers and nails and doesn't look too abrupt. The tip of the French manicure can also give you a more natural look.
As a classic nail style, they give you a feeling that will be clean and elegant. This is why it will always be in the trend ranks. Mixing a nude base with white tips, as it is just an enhanced version of a natural nail.
can you use alcohol as a nail dehydrator?
The answer is yes, you can use alcohol as a nail dehydrator. Most nail dehydrators have a percentage of alcohol in them, so if you don't have a nail dehydrator, using alcohol will have the same effect.
So why do we recommend using a nail dehydrator?
Nail dehydrators are used to help your acrylic and gel nails adhere better to your natural nails; this also helps them last longer and keeps them in better condition.
There is a lot of natural oil and moisture on your natural nails, which can make your acrylic or gel nails lift faster because the smooth, shiny nail bed is hard to grip.
Using a nail dehydrator removes most of the oil and moisture from your nails, which helps your acrylic or gel nails hold up better for longer.
It is important to make sure that the isopropyl alcohol you use is very concentrated, as it will have less water in it, which means there is a possibility of leaving any moisture on your nails.
(Make sure there is no other product on the nail polish brush and that the brush is completely dry before applying the alcohol to your nails.)
Wait 2 to 3 minutes to make sure your nails have completely absorbed the alcohol and acetone.
You should see that the texture of your nails is changing and it is turning into a matte, washed out white effect.
Once your nails have finished drying, you can move on to work on your nails.
Makes your manicure last longer
As we know, using a dehydrator allows your nails to adhere better to the nail bed, which means they will last longer. This also means that your manicure won't crack or break as easily as it would without a dehydrator, so you can keep your nails longer in an acceptable way.
Your nails will last about three weeks before you need a filler, which in turn will save you money because you won't have to go through this as often.
Keeps your manicure better quality
When you use a nail dehydrator, it tends to make your nails stronger and of better quality. This means that they don't lift as much as they would without a dehydrator and there is less chance of them chipping.
They also make your nail bed smoother because it provides the first layer for your nails. This does the same thing as the first coat of nail polish, which means the ridges on your nails will be filled in so it's a more even surface.
Most nail dehydrators have a small percentage of isopropyl alcohol in them, and alcohol can act as a disinfectant. This means it will kill any harmful bacteria on your nail bed, which can prevent any infections and improve the hygiene level of your nails.