When it comes to applying acrylic nail polish with beautiful results, a high-quality acrylic monomer is essential. Many experienced nail techs are already dedicated to a favorite acrylic monomer, a product they’re sure to always have on hand. But experienced nail techs also know that the nail industry is ever-evolving, and that means newer, more effective products are always coming available. Staying connected to a nails supply store you can trust is key to learning about new developments in the industry. In today’s blog, we’re sharing one of those new developments: a product that's truly a game changer for the application of acrylic nail polish—Kiara Sky’s Monomer Enhancer.
What is acrylic monomer?
Before we discuss Kiara Sky’s Monomer Enhancer, let’s review what acrylic monomer is in the first place. Acrylic monomer, often called liquid monomer or just “liquid” by nail artists, is made up of acrylic monomers (molecules, essentially) that help the polymers in acrylic powder bond together. Liquid acrylic monomer is added to acrylic powder (the polymer) in order to create a gel that is moldable and then, when it dries, a solid surface that covers the nail. This is how acrylic nail polish is created!
These days, nails supply companies and salons carry acrylic monomers formulated with Ethyl Methacrylate (EMA), which is considered safer to use than the Methyl Methacrylate monomer (MMA). MMA was used more commonly in the early days of the nail industry. However, due to the potential risk for potential allergic reactions and other complications in nail techs and their clients, professional nails supply manufacturers have made the switch to EMA acrylic monomer that is MMA-free.
What is acrylic monomer enhancer?
The revolutionary Monomer Enhancer by Kiara Sky improves the efficiency, performance, and staying-power of your acrylic nail polish work. Relatively new to the nails supply industry, this innovative formula is unique in its ability to decrease dry time and create an ultra-smooth, flawless finish. With monomer enhancer, you’ll be able to:
- Boost the power of your acrylic monomer.
- Cut acrylic nail polish dry time in half.
- Maximize adhesion & retention.
- Improve consistency of acrylic powder.
- Avoid yellowing of the nail.
- Prevent crystallization in cold weather.
That’s a lot of benefits for one small bottle of product. Trust us, this is a must-have addition to your nail toolkit!
How do I use acrylic monomer enhancer?
Using Kiara Sky’s Monomer Enhancer couldn’t be easier. Simply add 1-2 drops of monomer enhancer to your Kiara Sky Liquid Acrylic Monomer (it doesn’t take much!). Then, continue the acrylic nail polish application process as you normally would. You’ll notice the benefits right away! To decrease drying time even further, add more drops of the monomer enhancer.
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Kim Phan, VP