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Hi

I was wondering if anyone else is experiencing their L&P curing too quickly for them as the weather is turning warmer. I am recently creative trained and found that the curing time was slightly quicker than my old L&P (Star Nails).

If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. I work from my conservatory but keep all my products in a cool area of my house.

Yesterday I did an infill and hardly had time to finish the nail before it hardened.

Any help would be great.

Heather
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Hi Heather, if you try working slightly wetter with your ratio and this should help - the heat causes the monomer to evaporate quicker.

Hope this helps.
 

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Try moving yr lamp a little further away from the nail you r working on too as this can often aid the bead drying.
 

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Hiya

Which monomer are you working with? ret+ or radical?
 

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One other point to take into consideration is this:

Many (when its too hot or too cold) turn on heaters, air conditioners, or open windows.
This creates a lot of air movement that can cause rapid evaporation of your monomer, levaing your bead drier than normal.

You can try working slightly wetter, but dont go overkill ;)
 

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I was recently advised to keep your monomer in a cool bag or stand it on one of those freezer pack things in warmer weather to prevent it getting too warm and evaporating too quickly.
 

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Thanks everyone for your very helpful replies. I did a set yesterday working a little wetter and this proved to be a lot easier. Thanks again.

Tracy, I work with retention+.

Kind regards

Heather XX
 

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nails@42ndstreet said:
I was recently advised to keep your monomer in a cool bag or stand it on one of those freezer pack things in warmer weather to prevent it getting too warm and evaporating too quickly.
Strange ... I live in Spain, and have never had to do anythng like keeping my monomer in a cool bag! Just out of direct heat in a cupboard I'm sure would suffice. Never had a problem with evaporation.
 

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oh well never mind, can't say I've ever done it myself it's just what we were told on a CND course unless I misunderstood!!!!
 
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