Nails Magazine

MAR 2015

Magazine for the professional nail industry.

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152 | NAILS MAGAZINE | MARCH 2015 ILLUSTRATIONS BY YUIKO SUGINO ACETONE/ PRODUCT REMOVER If left open or closed poorly, it will begin to evaporate, changing the concentration of any additives. ACRYLIC LIQUID Product will begin to gel, and may eventually become a solid. ACRYLIC POWDER If the powder has been compromised by moisture, you will see a discoloration or a change in texture. Very old powder may lose its ability to cause the monomer to cure. BASE/TOP COAT It becomes stringy, thick, and unworkable. GEL-POLISH Gel-polish can begin to thicken or it can cure entirely in the bottle or on the brush. If it becomes thick, thinning agents can be added to reduce viscosity, but cured gel-polish must be disposed of. How you can tell if it's gone bad: Knowing what products you have on hand and when those products are about to expire is not only safer for your customers, but will save you money in the long run. De-cluttering and reorganizing can actually put more money in your pocket. Knowing exactly what products you have in your inventory when you place orders can cut down on duplicates and reduce the possibility of products expiring on your shelves. You can also cut down on waste and spoilage. And you'll spend less time searching for things you know you've got and spend more time performing a paid service. So, what stays and what goes? What to Keep, What to Toss

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