About Me

Kathy Phuong Tran I been doing nails for 7 years. I am a sale representative & a nail educator for Bio Seaweed Gel, also a independent nail educator. I also compete and won first place in 20mins Gel Polish in 2015 and won first place in 20mins Gel Polish, 1 second place in Mix Media, 1 second place in Fun Sculptured in 2017. I like to share my knowledge and experiences to my clients so they know what products they are getting and what to expect. I read articles from many different nail forum websites and gather all the information that I think is right and add in with my knowledge together to write my articles. All pictures will be taken from the internet. Thank you for reading my articles and supporting me.

MMA Monomer Liquid Acrylic

July 27, 2017
MMA Monomer Liquid Acrylic

What is MMA?

Methyl Methacrylate
 (MMA) is an ingredient that was commonly used in early “acrylic” nail services.  In the early 1970's, the FDA received numerous complaints of personal injuries associated with the use of acrylic monomer formulated with MMA.  The reports included serious nail damage or loss, contact dermatitis, soreness and infection due to breaks caused by the rigidly adhered MMA acrylic.



By the end of the 1970's, the FDA had taken action against several manufacturers that marketed MMA liquid monomers.  Most professional nail manufacturers use a product called EMA or Ethyl Methacrylate- which has been declared safe & approved for use in the beauty industry. 

What are the health risks associated with MMA products?

MMA-related complaints range from skin allergies to permanent loss of the nail plate.  Here are the most common complaints that prompted the FDA to take action:

Nail Infections:

 The surface bond of MMA acrylic is so strong that even a slight trauma causes the nail to break and lift off the nail bed; which may result in infection and/or loss of the nail plate.  Ironically, it is the strength of the “acrylic” that attracts some users.  While MMA used in the medical and dental industries provides superior adhesion to bone, it is not appropriate or safe for use on the softer nail tissue.

Respiratory problems

 Eyes, nose & throat irritations- Without proper extraction ventilation, MMA vapors may cause sinus problems, as well as pins & needles in the extremities.  


Permanent Nail Deformities:

The extreme damage that may occur as a result of trauma can affect the matrix (where the nail plate comes from), and cause full or partial permanent loss of the nail plate.

Severe Allergic Reactions:

 Repeated exposure to MMA can result in severe allergic reactions.  Redness, swelling, numbness and itching are common symptoms which may lead to blisters/open sores, resulting in a permanent allergic reaction. 


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July 26, 2017
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The Differences Between Acrylic and Gel

July 26, 2017

About Acrylic Nails :

      The term "Acrylic Nails" usually refers to liquid and powder mixes, which are combined in front of you into a blob of dough, shaped onto your nail with a brush, and then air dried. Acrylics are also widely available and tend to be less expensive than gel. But a major drawback is the horrible smell liquid and powder systems usually give off during application.

About Gel Nails :

Gel is always that—thick, goopy gel. It can come in a bottle or a po...

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