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Can anyone tell me why my Lovely Brisa Gel is going thick????
I've only used it twice.... I have kept it away from the UV light and replaced the lids immediately after each use. I do have halogen lighting in the salon, so wondered if this could affect it.
Is anyone else having the same problem???
Is this a regular thing with Gels....I've not used Gels previously, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, But when I put my brush into my Gel today, I could hardly move it through the gel, compared with its first use a couple of days ago,where the consistency was lovely and smooth!!

Please help, Tell me what I'm doing wrong before it goes totally hard!!!!

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Hi.

As far as I can make out Halogen bulbs don't emit UV light so they cannot be responsible.

I have used a halogen desk light for 2 years and I leave the lids off my gels whilst I work.

Sound like you have a bad batch or something. Get it changed and see if ti happens again.
 

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Gel can change consistency with temperature, the warmer it is the runnier it is & the colder it is the harder it is so could it be this?? Was it colder today than the other day??

I have been told Halogen can start to cure the gels (?)
 

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Found a snippet of relevant info.

""Myth #4: Halogen is an ultraviolet radiation (UV) hazard.
False and true, mostly false. A standard incandescent lamp emits about 75 micro watts per lumen(µW/lm) of UV, and unshielded halogen emits 100- 200 µW/lm. (Compare this to daylight, which emits 300 - 600 µW/lm!) However Underwriters Laboratories now requires halogen lamps and/or fixtures to incorporate a glass shield that brings the UV emissions down to a negligible level. For example, an MR16 with a cover glass takes over 30 times as long to emit the same amount of UV as an MR16 without a cover glass.""

Basically you would have to have like 50 unsheilded ( no glass) halogen lights to fill a room with the same UV as a window!!

So you can rule Halogen out.
 

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Hmmmm, that's interesting!! Maybe Doug could comment??


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I also work by a window.... but have still tried to shield my product as I've been using it.... Could it be daylight that is affecting it...

I have three sets of four halogens..
Sue


sue4d777 said:
Can anyone tell me why my Lovely Brisa Gel is going thick????
I've only used it twice.... I have kept it away from the UV light and replaced the s immediately after each use. I do have halogen lighting in the salon, so wondered if this could affect it.
Is anyone else having the same problem???
Is this a regular thing with Gels....I've not used Gels previously, so maybe I'm doing something wrong, But when I put my brush into my Gel today, I could hardly move it through the gel, compared with its first use a couple of days ago,where the consistency was lovely and smooth!!

Please help, Tell me what I'm doing wrong before it goes totally hard!!!!

Sue ( Hopeless Geek!)
 

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Pinkies advise about temperature is the likely cause or else, the gel has been exposed to UV light.

I'm quite sure it will not be a 'bad' batch!!!
 

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All of the UK is working from the same batch and we are not having any problems. Chances are it has been exposed to UV light as simply having a bad batch could not cause it to cure/thicken. If you expose it to any UV light (full specturm bulbs, sunlight) it will start to thicken and cure.

Hope this helps
 

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Brisa can sort of half cure when exposed to a table lamp. Mine has hardened from my table lamp being to close to the jars while I was working, make sure to move your light away from the jars, and especially away from any sunlight. I've also had it half cure on top of my paraffin when I left if on there to long to warm it up. Just remove the cured product.

Just a thought!

Hey I'm actually talking, what do ya know!
Rachel :o
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Only if your table lamp if full spectrum (natural light) as it contains UV light.
 

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Mmmmm what do ya know, I know I bought it at Ikea.
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