We have been using the Mani Q and polish mixture with great success. But....as there is actual polish in it, it tends to dry out quickly. I guess keeping it covered up while using it might work, but I am curious how everyone else does it?
Its a shame young nails even said this was ok to do, as this can cause issues via that nail polish that is not dry, leeching into the nail plate and surrounding tissues for who knows how long. Its trapped there by the gel, and how much of that gel didn't cure through because the nail polish pigment was to high for penetration of the UV rays? I would toss that self made mixture and opt for their gel polish pre-made by a chemist. Just my view since the other is just playing with fire.
Young Nails is said to have a really nice, smooth applying gel polish, with easy removal, but as a renewed lover of Polish Pro and a Gelish or Eco fan, I would also recommend those.
Shall I get you are ruler so you can rap my knuckles now?
Your opinion on the safety of this matter was not asked for nor necessary. I have been doing it this way for a very long time, with great success and absolutely NO adverse reactions. For someone who doesn't know what they are doing, yes, this could be a disaster. Fortunately for me, and all my clients, I am extremely well educated and many years under my belt. Most of the clients I have are wonderful friends of almost thirty years. Hopefully, you too will reach this same status, someday.
Now, if anyone else has an answer to my question, I would like to hear it.
Oh, I was there for the 'Ruling', from Judge Schoon, Peggy. Being as well educated as you are, you know that EVERY product we put on our nails does some sort of damage.
Lecturing me on the safety procedures is not necessary. I simply asked for an answer to my question, not a reprimand for what I was doing.
I have been on this board for a very long time, many years. I had to sign in on a different name because I was having log in problems, and it was easier to just make a new one. I have read many of your posts, and all though I applaud many of the things you say, I also find you quick to reach out and sting those posters you may not agree with. Whenever I see a topic where there is a bit of arguing going on...I immediately look for your name...and there it is. Unfortunately, this has become one of those topics, and I feel it is time to end this conversation. I will not argue on Deb's board.
Have a pleasant day, Peggy.
I spoke with Raymond from YN on the phone today, and he assured me that the practice of mixing Mani Q and polish is perfectly safe and will cause no issues as long as you are properly applying it, as with any enhancement. All instructions can be found on their Facebook page.
If you have to have your soak off gel in a bottle..Eco will be coming out in bottles very shortly...January..it will have a bottle design so you can get to the bottom of the bottle easier for less waste...and matching polish for toes...it will also be either uv or led curable...and the new lamp will be uv/led as well. The price points will also lower than what we are use to paying right now!
To answer the original post, there is an orange bowl that's a UV light blocker you can turn over your tile while you're not working with it. They are used by dental labs to keep their product from curing.
And, I'll add, I was standing in front of Greg Salo at the Premiere Show two years ago when he said to put your ManiQ on a tile, pour on top whatever polish you choose, and blend it on the tile to customize your ManiQ application for your client.