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no-light gel

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A thickened cyanoacrylate coating that is sometimes used over tips or natural nails to strengthen or reinforce.

Keywords: gels  

methacrylates

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A family of monomers used in several types of nail enhancement systems.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   enhancements   gels  

light cure

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Curing or hardening monomers (gels) with visible or UV light.

Keywords: curing   gels  

inhibitors

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Ingredients that prevent monomers and/or oligomers from prematurely hardening (gelling) while they are still in the original container.

Keywords: chemicals   gels  

inhibition layer

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A gooey layer on freshly cured artificial nails that is caused when oxygen prevents proper surface curing.

Keywords: chemicals   gels  

gels

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Pre-mixed monomers that are hardened or cured to polymers by either UV or visible light; can be used as an overlay with tips or on natural nails, to sculpt a nail, or to provide a final layer to acrylic for a shiny, impervious layer.

Keywords: chemicals   colored gels   gels   UV top coats  

enhancement

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A term for artificial nails preferred (over “artificial nails”) by many nail professionals; can refer to acrylics, gels, wraps, or tips.

Keywords: acrylics   enhancements   gels   wraps  

custom blending

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The practice of combining either different nail polishes, paints, or acrylic powders to create a unique color or look for a client.

Keywords: acrylics   colored acrylics   colored gels   gels  

curing agent

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance used to dry or harden adhesives, wraps, no-light gels, acrylics, and UV light gels; all types of systems require a curing agent.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   curing   gels   wraps  

acrylates

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Family of monomers used in light-curing gel products.

Keywords: chemicals   gels  

accelerator

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A substance added or applied to an adhesive/coating to promote, speed, or control the curing (hardening) process; different from catalysts in that accelerators take part in the chemical reaction.

Keywords: acrylics   chemicals   curing   gels  

Sally Hansen Merges Gel Polish with Nail Decals

November 16, 2012  | News

Sally Hansen's newest product, InstaGel Strips, combines a gel mani with adhesive nail decals.

Keywords: decals   gels   Sally Hansen   UV lights  

Day 332: Gel Drip Nail Art

November 15, 2012  | 

Rosa Vargas, Palm Springs, FL

Keywords: abstract nail art   gels   logo nail art  

Day 325: Glitter Tips Nail Art

November 15, 2012  | 

Liz Hill, Eugene, Ore.

Keywords: French nail art   gels   glitter   trendy nail art  

CND Additives Drip Technique

November 14, 2012  | 

 I love seeing what other nail professionals are doing. Don’t you? It is so inspiring to see different ideas, techniques, and colors. When I ran across this drip technique photo done by CND Education Ambassador Melody

Keywords: gels   nail art   tech-to-tech sharing  

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