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I love this monomer! I really only use it for practice and working in the house. No smell, no headache, no problems. For those who say it’s not ordorless, or it’s hard to work with etc. You must not know a lot about monomer or acrylic in general which is fine, because there is a learning curve to everything. This monomer is ODORLESS. If you know how regular monomer smells, this smells like air lol. Since it doesn’t have the chemical makeup of regular monomer and is more oil based, it is very slow setting and uses the uv/led light to cure. If you have used the clear odorless monomer before (it’s mostly for school and state board) this is not like that as it doesn’t yellow (it’s purple) and it’s easier to work with. If you are doing let’s say a design or ombré you can put one color down then pop it in the lamp for a few seconds to flash cure it then go in with your next color, where as regular odorless monomer you’d have to do all ten fingers with the first color and then it still would be wet. A trick to get it to set up faster is putting acetone in your monomer dish. it helps speed up setting to make it more workable like regular monomer but still needs the uv/led light to fully set. I put a gooood amount of acetone in my dish because i’m only practicing, and i have had no lifting issues or breaking/brittleness but then again I don’t use it on clients and only used a couple times on myself. I would just experiment with that trick if you need to and see what works best for you, if it’s still runny add more acetone and if it sets up too fast add more of this monomer. I definitely recommend especially if you are just learning and just want to practice with it or can’t have the smell inside your home, etc. I really prefer to work with regular monomer but since I can’t inside my house, I pour regular monomer into my dish and then I pour this odoerless monomer in with it and mix the two. I add a little acetone and bam I can practice in my room with out feeling like i’m sacrificing and not using real acrylic. So if anyone is in the same boat as me and likes regular acrylic monomer to work with but they can’t inside, get some of this and mix the two until the harsh monomer smell is gone. Depending on how much of this odorless monomer I use, with this technique I don’t even have to put in the lamp for it to set. I know that was a lot but I would’ve liked to know this stuff before I bought it 😂 If anyone has a question my ig: ugotnails
So as stated, this product does have a smell, however this is a GREAT alternative for people who do their nails at home because you don't need to do all of the same tricks to conceal the smell like you need to do with EMA monomer. With this I can do my nails with a normal damping dish and my nail room door open, and the smell will not leave the room. If you were to be doing someone else's nails, this will certainly bother them less and if you lit some incense then I am sure they'd barely notice the smell. I have a video attached that I happened to have saved of a set I did with this liquid. A couple notes, you CANNOT leave this out in a dish near your lamp while it is on, as long as it is about a foot away you will not have any problems. Second: Colored acrylics take longer to cure with this liquid, take special attention not to do layers that are too thick on the nail bed if you are using a dark color, or else the bottom will not cure properly (and your nails will pop off)
This product is pretty much odorless. There is a VERY FAINT monomer smell but you have to be right up on it to smell it. It works as it should but seems to make my mia secret colored acrylic (cover pink/rose/beige) really thin and wet (which is great to work with if you're blending colors) but isnt as great if you're doing a general all over application. Maybe its user error but doesnt do this with my clear. It stays wet until you cure it in a lamp but does seem to set up some before you cure it. I have a UV lamp and 60 seconds seems to do it. It didnt seem to make my clear acrylic as thin so maybe it's something to do with the color pigments in my cover shades. All in all, I would recommend this if you're looking for an odorless monomer though it is a bit pricey for the size. I will definitely be ordering more and experimenting with my technique to see if the consistency is a product issue or a technique issue. I've only been doing my own acrylic for about 6 months or so now.
TERRIBLE. I am very familiar with acrylic. The principal monomer is very smelly so I decided to buy this. The scent is very pungent and terrible. I would rather smell the real monomer. And as I sure a lot of you do, I always put my monomer in a container for easy access. I got the monomer today. I poured it into the container and left to run a few errands. I got back home two hours later and was started to work. I opened the container and the so called monomer was solid. I had already washed the container with acetone to remove any gunk from the last monomer. The mono congealed into a rubber like mess! DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve been using the monomer for the past month in a half and it’s something different. In my home I have to make sure to use my UV/LED light in order for the acrylic to dry... I’ve also learned that I have to have it in the light for 2 minutes. But after getting past all the drying, the odor is a little but not like the normal monomers.. I’m sorry don’t know how to explain it.. But it has an odor.
I was scared because of the price that I wouldn't get a return if it smells equally as bad as the regular monomer.. it is absolutely the best thing I've ever done. I don't have to do my nails in the bathroom with the window wide open anymore . It is expensive but I don't use nearly half as much because it doesn't set without the uv light so I don't have to constantly redip. It's so forgiving. And u can hold the bottle right up to your nose and not get a headache .
I guess its worth the money... its a bit Expensive! But the smell doesnt smell like monomer its has an odor tho... Keep the dapen dish or whatever you use while doing nails aways from if lamp it will harden. Use a little at a time
It works well like regular monomer but it takes awhile longer to set. It stays wet unless I use my UV light to dry it which burns but works. Also the smell isn't as strong but does smell so odorless should say medium odor
To the person who made a huge rant about this not being odorless ... I cant.
Any who, I practice in a small space so with REGULAR monomer if I crack the bottle open the WHOLE HOUSE will stink up and give me a huge headache. I usually have to practice outside of my home and it has been raining and chilly lately so i purchased this one. I am soo glad I did, it is of course not "completely odorless" there is a weird smell to it but COMPLETELY better then regular monomer, my husband was in the room with me and didn't complain once and he usually complains when I even use nail polish remover. The monomer lost a star due to the acrylic NOT drying as previous posters stated so I had my UV/LED lamp ready to go so that I could put it under the light after 60 seconds I was good to go but I felt that was inconvenient. Overall very happy with purchase :)
No more monomer stench! This does have a scent but it's not bad. Kinda smells like yellow listerine. This does require a cure or you're gonna be waiting forever for it to dry but my backfill took the same amount of time it usually does. (I did 2 min in an led). Wipe the residue and its ready to go. If you've ever used builder gel this is pretty close to the process/consistency of it. It is a very wet monomer which honestly is fine with me as long as it doesn't make my basement reek. For all the people saying it gets hot under the lamp probably has never used builder gel before. You put a wet nail under the lamp and as the acrylic cures its basically baking under there. Id suggest a 90 sec cure with low power on your led lamp and once it's dry you can do a normal 60 sec cure with full power. Also people complained of it coagulating while using. This is a uv based monomer so any sunlight or light from the lamp will absolutely make this start the curing process...hence why its sold in a black bottle. I put mine into a opaque blue alcohol pump bottle and didn't have any issues at all. Fantastic product!