The Theory of Nails

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  1. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. the quiz 2. from my skin therapist have already got pretty good at identifying ingredients (and what they are actually are) 3. presenting assignment

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. getting and looking at MSDS sheets 2. educating myself more so more confident explaining to clients just because something has a scientific/chemical name it isn’t unnatural 3. ventilation of my work space

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. my inner nerd – really like researching what ingredients actually are and do 2. how long MSDS are (thought one-pagers would be the goal) 3. that people so many people still believe the products cause the harm being on nail (when it’s mostly if they’re ingested/inhaled/or on skin)

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. download MSDS sheets when getting a new product 2. not use a product that I don’t or can’t find out the ingredients of 3. be more careful with “dusty” products

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. don’t worry – you don’t have to memorise or recite any chemical names!

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      Great point in the advice and I love that inner nerd! Haha 😀

    2. I thought MSDS would be one pagers too!! lol

  2. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The Quiz
    2. The Activity
    3. Reducing Risk

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The Chemical Names
    2. Understanding the ingredients and the side effects
    3. Protective Equipment

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The water is a chemical but in hind sight that’s a no-brainer – H20
    2. The side effects of some of the chemials are less / more than i was expecting
    3. That MMA is so so unbreakable!!

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Ventilation
    2. MSDS sheets in a binder and UPDATE!
    3. Never take any chemicals for granted, over exposure is up to you!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. It seems over whelming but take your own notes and the quiz is not on chemical names!!

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      “Never take any chemicals for granted, over exposure is up to you!” – Yessssss!

  3. Copy these questions into the comment box below and tell us –

    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Navigating around MSDS sheets.

    2. Understanding ingredients activity.

    3. Understanding the risks and reducing them.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Implementing risk procedures.

    2. Create and maintain a digital MSDS sheet system.

    3. Remembering the names of products and their usage.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. MMA are safely used in Acrylic powders.

    2. MMA is like concrete and difficult to remove.

    3. Products that state ‘Vegan products’ or ‘5 free’ don’t really state the facts about a products contents and their potential to harm a human.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Vegan and 5 free doesn’t really mean what it states.

    2. Any chemical can be hazardous if misused.

    3. Do not decant from large containers of product. Always decant from smaller well labeled bottles.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Open up 2 tabs side by side. One with the activity or assignment on, and the other with the resource information and pictures so you can copy the information over easily.

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      Great advice!

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Understanding the risks of chemical hazards
    2. MSDS sheets 3. Taking care with how products are stored

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Understanding ingredients 2. MMA vs EMA
    3. Reducing over exposure

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That MMA is still preferred in some salons
    2. Not to drink in work area – I’ve definitely experienced this as “common practice” at the places I’ve been to, Nail Techs mainly drinking coffee with clients while working

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To fill out and keep printed MSDS sheets
    2. How to reduce over exposure and ensure a safe working environment
    3. Correct disposal of waste

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Don’t be scared of the info in this module. The more you know, the more you can educate your clients.

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      Love that advice!

  5. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The Quiz
    2. researching info on goggle
    3. Prevention first
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. How to work a computer
    2.Reducing over exposure
    3.Remembering the names of products
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. hows many msds sheets each product has. (may need more than one folder )lol
    2. that the ventilation sysytem should run allday
    3. That you should never buy product with liquid mma in it.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Ventilation is a must
    2. Prevention first
    3. Print out Msds Sheets and keep in ring binder and updated
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1.Take notes and dont stress thats why you have the msds folder upto date for

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      Awesome! You’re a machine!

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Differences between MMA and EMA

    2. Reading MSDS sheets

    3. Ways over exposure can happen

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to find MSDS for the few products I already have

    2. Get quotes for ventilation options

    3. Familiarise myself with common ingredients so I know what I am actually looking at

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The (now obvious) need for MSDS

    2. The sneaky marketing techniques companies use

    3.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To store MSDS in my salon and update annually

    2. To have ventilation running all day

    3. To help clients understand the difference between using chemicals safely or not

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. If you’re anything like me you’re going to need a nap in the middle of this one haha

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      I need a nap in the middle of breakfast tbf hahaha

  7. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. i think I nailed my assignment 🙂
    2. MSDS
    3. Difference between EMA and MMA

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Memorising the ingredients
    2. Understanding the side effects of the ingrediants

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. How dangerous MMA is
    2. Thatsome salons in NZ still continue to use MMA! :O

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Difference between MMA
    2. the importance of decanting to reduce overexposure
    3. PPE

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Practise reciting key ingredients – there arent as many as you think!

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      Awesome!

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    1. using smaller quanities to reduce overexposure
    2. no food and drink near the working area.
    3. Activity Assignment ( hoping haha)

    1. The potential hazards that can come from the chemical ingredients.
    2. Chemical Names ( i spent longer on this talkiing to myself, trying to say them hahh)
    3. Looking into more about ventilation for future use in home salon.

    1. why MSDS sheets are so important to have, a tracked record of what you need to know for product with chemical ingredients.
    2. the difference between MMA vs EMA
    3. MMA is like concrete and hard with the removal process.

    1. MSDS stored with where the products are kepted in a labeled binder.
    2.Using any chemical incorrectly can be a hazard and dangerous.
    3. MMA is poisonous in liquid form, but can be safely used in acrylic powder.

    Glad the kids go back to school on monday hahha i got through it though lol, notetaking, have breaks and drink wine if it helps ha!

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      Haha GENIUSES talk to themselves 😀

  9. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. different ways chemicals can get into your body
    2. what you can do to reduce exposure through inhalation
    3. chemical hazard quiz
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. set up steps to follow in the salon, to prevent exposure to chemicals using small sized containers,
    2. keeping containers closed etc.
    3. becoming more familiar with the MSDS sheets and to ensure to have it in the salon for easy reference.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. how important it is that we take care of our products, storage where and how they are stored and when in use how we use them safely to prevent over exposure to yourself and your client.
    2.water is the most common salon chemical
    3. the con of using MMA if you damaged your nail from impact such as a car door, ouch!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. prevention first
    2.wash your hands to remove dust
    3.the importance of MSDS sheets and having the information available in your salon
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. if unsure just re-watch the video again to help you understand and remember certain points.

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      You’re powering through, well done!

  10. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. MSDS sheets
    2. Reducing the risks, preventing
    3. The importance of PPE gear
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. The individual chemicals
    2. Putting together a check list for my salon
    3. All the potential symptoms that are at risk with certain products
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The damage that these ingredients can do!
    2. The facts of why we shouldn’t be using MMA
    3. The importance of MSDS sheets and knowlegde about them
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Up date your MSDS sheets yearly
    2. Always wear PPE to stay on the safe side
    3. Prevention importance, eg. small amounts of product, PPE and storage containers seperate
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Keep notes and read over them every now and then in the future 🙂

  11. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Understanding the purpose and importance of MSDS

    2. What are the risks, and how to best reduce them

    3. Chemical hazard quiz – 100%

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Learning more about ingredients

    2. Educating myself on products

    3. Figuring out how I’m going to best ventilate my salon

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. water is the most common salon chemical

    2. every product has can be overexposed

    3. The vast range symptoms that come from being overexposed

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. MSDS

    2. Take extra precautions to reduce over exposure

    3. Vegan prodcuts are nor necessarily better!

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Educate yourself as much as possible on what products you are using and what’s best for yourself and your clients.

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    What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Chemical hazard quiz 100% yay!!!

    2. Importance of MSDS sheets. And I now have a folder dedicated to them and sourcing all the MSDS sheets needed for my products that are used.

    3. Importance of PPE gear and how to protect myself and clients from harmful chemicals.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. After using nail wipes putting them in a sealed jar or bag to reduce the risk of leaning on it.

    2. Aside from windows and the door looking into maybe a desk top extraction unit to whip dust and debris away.

    3. Learning about my chemicals I use and being aware of actually how harmful they are.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That use nail wipes just sitting on your desk can be harmful with breathing in the vapours even though it may be undetectable to yourself and making sure using a sealed container or bag to keep them in between each use on that client.

    2. Was really surprised that water is our most dangerous chemical, as I never saw water as being a chemical. (bit red faced about that)

    3. The amount of symptoms that can come from being overexposed. I must be super sensitive as I can’t use just normal nail polish as it makes me cough, I get runny itchy eyes and cannot get through a normal manicure using normal nail polish. I also get overwhelmed by monomer.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Putting my nail wipes in a small container or holding bag between uses when working on clients.

    2. Keeping myself well educated on the MSDS sheets in my nail salon, and updating them yearly.

    3. Keeping my own skin free from dust, and preventing overexposure for myself and my clients.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Lots of revision, I know I will be going back through all the modules before the assessment and watching all the videos to refresh myself.

  13. 1. Understanding that all these ingredients are safe when used as directed.
    2. You get what you pay for – not to be sucked in by what is cheaper eg MMA vs EMA.
    3. Liquid MMA is the issue and should be avoided not the powder form.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Setting up a folder of MSDS sheets for each of the chemicals I have.
    2. Becoming more familiar with ingredients in products.
    3. Sourcing PPE gear such as nitrate gloves, range of funnel sizes, snap-lock bags for double bagging, stainless steel rubbish bin with lid.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That water was the most dangerous chemical in the world
    2. MMA liquid was being used by some technicians considering the issues.
    3. That we don’t have better nail regulations in New Zealand.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Be aware of clients that may have MMA on and be very careful about what action to take here – will I remove or will I ask them to get this removed from their past technician. I feel I will ask them to get this removed elsewhere and kindly explain why.
    2. Minimising exposure to chemicals is the best form of potential harm. Carefully following MSDS procedures.
    3. Being very aware of the ways chemicals can get into the body; breathing, having on skin or eyes, swallowing. Ensuring that practices consider these issues and minimise body contamination wherever possible.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. This is a massive module. Read, re-read, research and reflect. Make notes on ideas of actions needed for your future practice environment. I will definitely be coming back to this module many times to reflect.

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      I love that PPE To-Do List!

  14. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.The quiz

    2.The activity sheet for the MSDS i quite enjoyed this one

    3.That I would much rather spend $220 on EMA than $20 on MMA

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Making sure I know what ingredients are actually in my product

    2.Remembering to always have updated MSDS on hand in my salon when i finally am able to open one

    3.Theres lots to work on in this one …. Being able to pronounce those big words!!! haha

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.I was surprised its not that hard to protect yourself if you just follow all the rules wear the correct gloves etc and have the right ventilation

    2.I was surprised that NZ does not have stricter rules as do some other countries

    3.I was so surprised to find out water is the most dangerous chemical but as penny explained it , it totally made sense

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.I will never forget the difference between MMA and EMA

    2.That its my choice to treat a client that has MMA on and i absolutely have the right to say NO

    3.Over exposure how to prevent

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.This one was a lot to take in and i literally just kept going back and revising and im sure i will go back may times more.. Read and read again

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      So impressed that you took the time to go back and revise, well done!

  15. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. MSDS sheets.
    2. Differences between MMA and EMA.
    3. Understanding the risks and reducing them.
    What are the three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Keeping containers closed etc.
    2. Making sure I know what ingredients are actually in my product.
    3. Ventilation of my workspace.
    What are the three things that really surprised you?
    1. Water is the most common salon chemical
    2. How dangerous MMA is.
    3. The facts of why we shouldn’t be using MMA.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Difference between MMA and EMA.
    2. To have ventilation running all-day.
    3. To fill out and keep printed MSDS sheets.
    4. How to reduce overexposure and ensure a safe working environment.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take notes and don’t stress, it can be difficult to remember in the beginning but keep practicing to make you perfect and confident, and then you can give your best. So you will be more knowledgable and you will make your clients knowledgable as well.

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      “And you will make your clients knowledgable as well” Looooove this!!

  16. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. I nailed in this module the quiz, although there were only three questions on this one. They really made you think about the correct answer and for me it was being really confident in that I know he right answer.

    2. I nailed in this module making sure I am storing equipment and product in tight secure containers. I just do this naturally almost everywhere in the house hold anyway. This means lowering the risk of exposure to chemicals not just for me but those who come into our house hold. I do this as i say in the household in other areas such as the fridge to stop contamination of foods and to stop the tainting of oder. I know different areas but have over laps in my opinion anyway.

    3. I nailed in this module already having the knowledge in MSDS I am use to calling these safety data sheets as I work at a hardware store that it everyday dealing with hazardous substances. I am now to adapt that knowledge into what I want to be my new career in the nail industry.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. I need to continue to work on getting tools and equipment like the coffee container you mentioned as this will contain the chemical oder and the chemical substance.

    2. I need to continue to work on researching into more appropriate ventilation then just relying in the doors and windows being open. If I am wanting to have a salon from home I need to really review where I am at with that anyway but the ventilation as I am an asthmatic so again like you say having to not only put my clients health a priority but mine also.

    3. I need to continue to work on the appropriate clothing, I am wanting to once I am qualified have my own uniform that why I am not having to everyday wake up and think about what will be appropriate for what the day will bring. Rather then using an apron and clothing that will cover my arms then hat potentially being damaged.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. I was surprised to know and for it to be put into perspective that water off all things is the worlds most dangerous chemical. I think we all understand it but as I say we don’t actually put it into perspective. That water is a chemical and that water kills.

    2. I was surprised that 99% of chemicals we come into contact with are completely safe and beneficial. Again I think this is a stigma that we are trained to almost believe that everything is harmful and bad for us.

    3. I was surprised to learn that pretty much everything is a chemical. Again I just have not really thought about it much. I am really enjoying things that almost blow my mind a little. lol

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I will never forget to wash hands arms and face, and to wash hands before and after as when you look at it washing before to get rid of any biological hazard and after to get rid of any chemical hazardous substances.

    2. I will never forget that the traditional lacquer recipe has not changed over he past 80 years and with that no one has died from it. To not go with the hype of say facebook ads and research into products before going any further.

    3. I will never forget to never exceed the instructed use of products as doing so exposure to unsafe levels is dangerous. This may be a thing of using my common sense but It really is so important into again not only my clients health and safety but my own.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Don’t rush this module, really take your time to understand this module completely.

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      It’s so fun seeing how much you’re enjoying this!

  17. What are the three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this module?
    1. How to understand and read the MSDS sheets.
    2. The Quiz!
    3. The importance of not having food or drink near the work station.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Printing off the MSDS sheet records to store in a binder.
    2. Getting a quote for an extraction unit.
    3. Remembering all the side effects to each ingredient.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Water being the most dangerous chemical in the world.
    2. How quickly we can put ourselves in danger by overexposure.
    3. How hard it can be to remove MMA.
    What are three things that you will never forget?
    1. To ALWAYS wash my hands before and after each client (Thoroughly washing arms and hands)
    2. To always wear appropriate clothing
    3. That it is better to use less product than loads of product.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this module?
    1. Take heaps of notes – absorb it all as much as you can.

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      I love how much the water thing surprises everyone!

  18. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Wearing appropriate PPE/clothing
    2. Importance of correct ventilation
    3. Correct disposal of waste

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Product ingredients
    2. Understanding MSDS sheets
    3. Reducing/minimizing over exposure

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Strong smelling chemicals are not a bad thing
    2. Most nail products are vegan even though not stated
    3. Not to drink in work areas

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Prevention first
    2. Washing hands, arms and face throughout the day (baby wipes on hand)
    3. All chemicals if used correctly are safe

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Every chemical substance has a safe and unsafe level of exposure – we must learn to follow the ‘safe working’
    rules!

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      Perfect advice! Let us know how we can help with MSDS Sheets 🙂

  19. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Ventilation

    2. To use as less chemicals as possible and to distribute smaller amounts

    3. Washing thoroughly, before, during and after, both myself and my client.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. MSDS sheets

    2. Quick knowledge of Ingredients in products

    3. PPE equipment eg, Dust masks and gloves ( I find it easier without gloves so I must practice with them and master it ) i also must source dust masks.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Everything we see and touch is a chemical.

    2. Vegan is not necessarily the best option but rather a personal preference. Price does not deflect quality so to speak.

    3. Reference numbers on products are very useful

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Water is a dangerous chemical

    2. Over exposure can have extreme effects on yourself and or client.

    3. That it is in my best interest for myself due to dermatitis flaring up to refuse MMA removal and gently let my client know to go back to the nail technician that carried out their service.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    You must take notes it is vital, i have my note pad open as i tend to forget certain things lol this can get pretty intense BUT .. it is all for your benefit as well as the clients 🙂 totally worth it.

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      I also don’t like wearing gloves, I feel like I can’t see what I’m doing if I can’t also feel it? Weird I know.

  20. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Chemicals can get in to our bodies by breathing, Dust, mist and vapours as well.
    2. Proper Ventilation in the salon is so important.
    3. Use dispenser bottles with small openings.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Appropriate Mask
    2. First Aid Kit
    3. Appropriate place to work on Nails.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. A new born baby’s skin is 100% chemical
    2. 99% of chemicals we come in contact with are safe and beneficial .
    3. Water is the most common salon chemical.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Professional – only products are typically formulated to minimise the exposure and the potential for adverse health effects.
    2. Wear appropriate PPE.
    3. If proper care is not taken, a normally safe product can become dangerous.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    There are safe working rules we must follow.

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      This is a copy and paste of your previous Chapter Revision?

      1. There are 2 in last chapter revision. Messed it up again and couldn’t find edit or delete button so I copied and pasted on here that was supposed to be here. There is a separate one there for that chapter as well.

  21. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. MSDS sheets

    2. Promoted vegan products only “really” mean no animal cruelty

    3. Ways over exposure can happen

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.chemical names

    2. Print off all the MSDS

    3. Protective equipment

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. That formaldehyde is in products we use

    2. That MMA is safely used in acrylic powders, but should be avoided in monomers.

    3. Side effects of chemicals were less than I was expecting

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. MMA nails are like concrete

    2. It’s best to avoid MMA monomer

    3. Everything is a chemical – doesn’t mean it will kill you

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. While it’s great to pass assignments first time around, you can always resit them. Probably learn more because of it.

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      LOOOOVE that advice! I hope everybody reads and takes it in! <3

  22. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed this Module?
    1. The different ways that chemicals can enter your body.
    2. Appropriate PPE
    3. Keep MSDS sheets up to date.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Understanding what different ingredients are and what they are used for.
    2. Read over MSDS sheets and really understand the information on them.
    3. Learn the safe levels of exposure for the chemicals I use.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Water is the most common salon Chemical (actually I was surprised that water is a chemical lol)
    2. Vegan nail products aren’t always better.
    3. MMA would be likely to take off your whole nail if you slammed it, as it has no flexibility.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. A newborns skin is 100% chemical.
    2. Chemicals can be safe and they can be dangerous. Our own choices reflect the outcome.
    3. Update MSDS sheets at least once a year and store in a file with the products.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Revision. Revision. Revision. I’ll be coming back to make sure I fully understand this Module.

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      Knowing all those surprising things will help heaps with clients, as they will be surprised too!

  23. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Learning about ingredients in products, breaking that down

    2. MSDS, importance of having them, and what should be on them

    3. Biohazards and and chemical hazards INTERESTING!

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Setting my MSDS folder

    2. Ensuring I’m using the correct PPE when using certain products

    3. being vigilant in regards to biohazards

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Overexposure can be dangerous

    2. Water is the most dangerous chemical

    3. How chemicals can get into your body

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. MSDS

    2. Importance of knowing what the ingredients you are that you are using, and proper PPE

    3. The importance of sanitisation, and disinfecting everything, including washing yours and your client’s hands in between each service

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. This is vital to know and to do within your salon.. take lots of notes. I enjoyed this one (as well)

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      So glad you enjoyed it 😀

  24. I totally nailed:
    1. noting the small things that make a difference like having correct labelling etc
    2. main ways of being exposed, breathing in vapours/dust/mist, skin or eye exposure and swallowing
    3. noting the importance of MSDS sheets and having them available fpr emergencies
    I need to work on:
    1. putting together a MSDS folder of my products
    2. getting some more suitable equipment ie; small decanters and small metal bin for at the desk
    3. looking into ways to get a ventilated table
    I was surprised that:
    1. such small preventative measures can save huge problems occurring
    2. latex gloves etc are not sufficient for handling some of the products, Nitrile all the way for those jobs from now on.
    3. Lacquer recipe hasnt changed in 80 years!
    I will never forget:
    1. everyone can react / not react differently to different types of chemicals
    2. long sleeves even if thin will be much safer for myself in the long run and wearing my apron will not only look after my clothes but prevent excessive exposure to dust
    3. Correct labelling is paramount
    Advice:
    there are lots of people out there that could be a lot more sensitive to chemicals – always treat it as carefully as possible to prevent being put into an emergency situation.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Also nailing making the most of the holidays and smashing out the course! 😀

  25. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Navigating the MSDS

    2. The Understanding Ingredients Assessment, hopefully – I felt pretty confident 🙂

    3. Researching the impacts of overexposure

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Understanding more about the the ingredients we use, as the names alone don’t mean much to me yet (I’m guessing module 8 will help with this!)

    2. Remembering to get MSDS sheets when I start buying products, and update them annually.

    3. Keeping exposure risk at the front of my mind. I imagine it would be easy to get complacent when focusing on performing a good service.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. The severity of some of the risks of overexposure in the products we use.

    2. The idea that just because something is a chemical doesn’t mean its bad (water being the prime example).

    3. How important storage and product labelling is.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. I won’t risk using products containing liquid MMA, and be alert if I suspect MMA has been used on a new client.

    2. All nail polish is vegan, so this doesn’t mean much! (Though cruelty-free is a different issue, and one I’m more concerned about).

    3. This is a complicated and important issue for nail techs. I feel like I’ve been told about the risks enough to take them seriously, without being overly paranoid.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Don’t skip the MSDS activity, because the sheets are confusing and I feel slightly more confident about reading them now.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      More good advice, you’d hate to need one in an emergency and have to work out how to read it THEN! 🙂

  26. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. A better understanding of chemicals around us / in the salon environment.
    2. Understanding how to reduce over exposure.
    3. Have a very clear message/understanding about the use of Liquid MMA.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Ensuring products are handles/used correctly and safely.
    2. Ensuring adequate ventilation / masks etc when using products.
    3. Continue to re-read notes and become familiar with the different chemicals in the products I use.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Learning more about how the nail plate protects your finger from chemicals.
    2. That every product has (or should have) an in-depth MSDS.
    3. That Liquid MMA is not regulated in NZ.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Chemicals are all around us.
    2. Newborn babies skin!
    3. All chemicals can be hazardous, including water, unless used safely and as intended.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take notes, do the quiz, do the activities for your own learning.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Perfect 🙂

  27. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. understanding of the chemicals around us
    2. how to prevent over exposure
    3. the quiz

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Having a better understanding of ingredients ( i know there are soooo many but would like to better my knowledge a lot)
    2. Getting a folder for all my MSDS sheets for my own salon and understanding each product I have.
    3. doing more research on my space and how to minimise over exposure (ventilation etc.)

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. All the info on MMA, never heard of it or knew about it
    2. Everything is a chemical and everything can harm us if not used correctly
    3. latex glove can react to clients AS WELL AS products we use.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. How to identify MMA
    2. How to find the correct info on MSDS sheet
    3. How important it is to use PPE when needed and to use products correctly at all times

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Take notes and revise

    1. Admin bar avatar

      So impressed with your intention to keep gaining knowledge on the ingredients! Search Doug Schoon and also Jim McConnell on YouTube 🙂

  28. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. remembering all the possible effects

    2. the text

    3. how to stop oders spread
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. creating a space

    2. wearing a mask

    3. studying more about the dangers

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. all the ingredients

    2. how many hazards

    3. how many ways you can take in chemicals

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. hazards, hazards, hazards

    2. newborn baby skin, like omg

    3. how to prevent oders

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. dont stress

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Great advice and good work! 🙂

  29. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. How to reduce exposure through inhalation.
    2. How to dispose of waste that has absorbed product.
    3. No food or drink in the salon area, have a separate dining area

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Wearing a mask.
    2. How to manage symptoms of overexposure.
    3. Wearing longer sleeves to reduce skin exposure.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That newborn babies skin is 100% chemicals
    2. That water is the most dangerous chemical.
    3. How easy it would be to ingest chemicals.

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. To have MSDS Binder in the salon
    2. To not have any food or drink in the salon area
    3. Wash your hands throughout the day

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take your time to process all that info!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Awesome, smashing it!

  30. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. the quiz

    2. Using MSDS sheets

    3. doing the ingreidents activity

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. names of ingredeints

    2. knowing what to do in an emergency

    3. printing out all my MSDS sheets

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. that dragons den video

    2. about the difference between MMS and EMS

    3. how many ways there are to decrease your exposure

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. the ways of not over exposuring yoyurself

    2.to print out all MSDS sheets

    3. how to read an MSDS sheet

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. listen!

  31. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The Quiz
    2. Understanding how important it is to follow the MSDS and why
    3. Taking lots and lots of notes to refer back to

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Finding the right PPE for me to use to start my salon
    2. Spending more time learning and understanding overexposure
    3. Reading MSDS sheets and researching the terminology and ingredients to understand it

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Newborn baby’s skin is 100% chemical
    2. Every chemical has a safe and unsafe level of being exposed to it, exceeding it is the danger.
    3. Water is the #1 chemical in the salon

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Following the MSDS and health safety procedures are paramount to both mine and the clients health
    2. Water is the most dangerous chemical in the world
    3. The difference between liquid EMA and MMA

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Take the time to read everything carefully and make lots of notes.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Spot on, you did great!

  32. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Reading and interpreting MSDS Sheets (I learned something about flashpoint too and what it really means)

    2.That there are loads of different ways to reduce exposure to solvents at every step of a nail service and before and after too!

    3.even though I’m not allergic to something now, I can become allergic to it after over exposure

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.put all the exposure reduction methods into practice! When doing my own nails once every couple of weeks it has been fine but as I work through this course with lessons and portfolio work I will need to limit my exposure significantly as I have asthma!

    2.I need to work through compiling the MSDS’ for all the products I have and having them readily available

    3.So many things on my task and shopping list starting with nitrile gloves and n95 masks!

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.over exposure causing allergies rather than reacting to an existing allergy

    2.I’d never considered that patting out chemicals onto wipes / paper towels (ie monomer, slip solution, alcohol) and leaving them on the table would evaporate the solvents into my breathing air.

    3.water is the most dangerous chemical

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.water being the most dangerous chemical

    2.Not to perform a backfill (and consider carefully even removing) of a new client’s nails; you don’t know what products and therefore what chemicals were used (and therefore what will be in your air when you start filing!)

    3.MSDS’ and the importance of reading them carefully and know where to find them in an emergency

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. pay close attention – this stuff’s important!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      You did great! Super thorough understanding 🙂

  33. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The difference between MMA and EMA
    2. The Quiz
    3. How to reduce exposure
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Understanding ingredients
    2. Understanding the terminology for MSDS’s
    3. Ensuring i have MSDS’s for each product
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Water is the highest risk chemical
    2. How easy it is to swallow chemicals
    3. How detailed MSDS are
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. How to reduce exposure
    2. How to deal with exposure
    3. To not have any food or drink in the salon
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Study MSDS’s and practise them

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Would love to see a bit more detail eg under Things You’ll Never Forget – How DO you reduce/deal with exposure? 🙂

  34. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Understanding ingredients, their use & the effects of over exposure.

    2. The quiz ( love them )

    3. The difference between MMA & EMA.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Creating an MSDS folder for my salon.

    2. Correct PPE to protect against over exposure.

    3.making sure to dispose of any left over product or used product in a safe manner.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. Water is our most dangerous chemical

    2.MMA is like concrete to file/ remove

    3.the MMA can be safely used in nail powders.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. The differences between MMA & EMA.

    2. The importance of MSDS sheets in the workplace.

    3. ways to prevent the risk of overexposure from the chemicals used in the salon.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. This section is ALOT but the more you know the BETTER.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      So glad you like the quizzes 😀

  35. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    – water is the most dangerous chemical
    – EMA is much safer than MMA
    – How important MSDS sheets are

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    – Having MSDS for every product
    – Knowing how to react in an emergency
    – Getting the right PPE for treatments

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    – Water being the most dangerous chemical – it seems so innocent!!
    – All chemicals are dangerous if overexposed, they can be safe when used properly
    – Vegan doesn’t mean the product is safer

    What are three things you will never forget?
    – MMA and EMA differences
    – How essential it is to have MSDS sheets
    – how to safely protect yourself from over-exposure

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    – notes notes and more notes!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      “It seems so innocent” HAHA

  36. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Understanding ingredients
    2. The quiz
    3. Knowing how to reduce overexposure
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?

    1. Looking more into MSDS sheets
    2. Being more vigilant of ways that product can be accidentally ingested
    3. Risk procedures
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. The way MMA looks when soaked off, that its hard to file
    2. Vegan products aren’t always safer
    3. Water is the most common salon chemical
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Take extra caution with products to avoid overexposure
    2. Wear gloves and masks
    3. Decant monomer into smaller bottles but do it outdoors
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Notes, notes, notes!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Perfect 🙂

  37. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Steps to reduce the risk of overexposure
    2. I am 100% sure that I will be an Emendee customer when I get started up from home
    3. The importance of having salon and employee checklists
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Getting to know all the different product ingredients, especially the hazardous ones
    2. Getting to know the content and terminology on a MSDS so I know exactly where to find the required information in an emergency
    3. My mind is in constant overdrive when I think about the space I have at home for a business and what I would want/need to do to make it perfect…and up to standard
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Child safe and water based nail polish is not as safe and I honestly never even thought to think about it not being hygienic.
    2. Scent is a sign of evaporation
    3. Exposure is not likely through the nail plate.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Quality over quantity and making sure that all products are from reliable sources
    2. Having an updated MSDS file near when I do get started
    3. MMA powder is safe to use but MMA liquid should be avoided. I know using MMA liquid is a choice in NZ but from what I have learnt I think that it is something that I would avoid altogether.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. As always….make notes!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Awesome work as always 🙂

  38. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1.the quiz

    2.learning abt the steps to overexposure to the chemicals

    3.abt the importance to ventilation

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.making sure I have correct ventilation in nail room

    2.putting together a msds folder to have on hand

    3.having correct ppe gear

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1.that water is chemical

    2.how much chemicals we r exposed to ..

    3.new born baby’s skin is 100.% chemical

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1.to use the correct gloves

    2.use small amount of products so u r not exposed to much chemicals

    3.dispose of any waste the correct way

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1.read and take heaps of notes there is a lot to take in

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Congrats on the quiz success!

  39. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The quiz
    2. Understanding MSDS sheets
    3. How to reduce chemical exposure

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Create an MSDS folder
    2. Making sure I have better ventilation in my nail room
    3. Correct PPE gear

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That a babys skin is 100% chemical
    2. Water is a dangerous chemical
    3. That it is perfectly safe to put polish on children’s nails

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Not to eat or drink in work areas
    (I used to always take a drink when I got my nails done and never gave it a second thought eeww!!!)
    2. The importance of PPE to protect myself
    3. How to better understand an MSDS sheet

    Advice: Don’t let all those big words and complicated looking MSDS sheets put you off, its not easy but it’s also not as hard as it looks

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Love that advice! And yes to previously taking drinks! Me too, so gross haha

  40. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Different ways chemicals can enter our bodies
    2. Hopefully the assignment
    3. The quiz
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Reducing overexposure
    2. Keep getting familiar with the ingredients and what they mean/do for the product
    3. Being aware of the symptoms of overexposure
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That most polishes are vegan even if they don’t advertise that they are
    2. How big my folder will be with all of the MSDS sheets
    3. That just closing a bottle/container can reduce overexposure
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. That most polishes are vegan
    2. The importance of ventilation
    3. Don’t use products with MMA in them
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Good notes for revising

    1. Admin bar avatar

      ‘How big my folder will be’ HAHA yeah mine is one of those 3 inch deep ring binders!

  41. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Difference between MMA and EMA
    2. Ingredient Activity Assignment
    3. Overexpose use and it’s side effect

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1.Learning and understanding of MSDS Sheet
    2. Correct ventilation and correct disposal
    3. Ingredients and use

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. MMA is so unbreakable and dangerous
    2. Vegan products , 3- free and 5- free
    3. Born baby skin is 100% chemical

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. No food and drink in a working area
    2. To fill out and keep printed MSDS Sheet and your employees know about it
    3. Take extra care to reduce over exposure

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take notes and understanding MSDS Sheets

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Great work 🙂

  42. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The Quiz
    2. MSDS Sheets
    3. knowing the Symptoms of overexposure

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Ventilation – I’m currently living in a tiny home which makes the ventilation a little difficult, so I need to come up with an idea of ventilating without freezing with the doors open
    2. Using gloves & masks
    3. knowing the ingredient and what it is used for

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. “Child safe” isn’t necessarily as safe as tradtional
    2. The recipe hasn’t changed much in 80 years
    3. it is rare to find nail products that aren’t vegan

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. MSDS sheets
    2. 3-free & 5-free
    3. Nail polishes used to use ground up fish scales

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. As always, take lots of notes, really understand MSDS sheets

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Is there a pane of glass you could get extraction installed into? 🙂

  43. 3 Things you nailed:
    1. The assignment, I think I did very well with how I explained everything
    2. The quiz, 100% on the first go
    3. Remembering ways to reduce overexposure to chemicals and ingredients
    3 Things to work on:
    1. Learning about MSDS sheets
    2. Picking out ingredients and their effects
    3. Being aware of the symptoms of overexposure of certain ingredients
    3 Things that suprised you:
    1. Liquid MMA can be very dangerous in the matter of a breakage
    2. Everything around me is a chemical excpet light and electricity
    3. Water is the most dangerous chemical
    3 Things you won’t forget:
    1. How important MSDS sheets are
    2. How to reduce over exposure
    3. That everyone reacts differently to chemical hazards
    Advice:
    Learn about the MSDS sheets and take notes of the dangers of common ingredients

    1. Admin bar avatar

      You’re doing so well!

  44. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in the Module?
    1. The quiz!
    2. Recognising ways to minimise overexposure.
    3.Being able to read MSDS sheets.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Researching extraction/ventilation options for myself and what would work best for my situation.
    2. Getting familiar with some common ingredients in products.
    3. Creating a MSDS sheet folder.

    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. Water is the most dangerous chemical in the world.
    2. Everything we see and touch is a chemical except light and electricity.
    3. MSDS sheets contain so much information!

    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Washing hands before a service can prevent the spread of biological hazards and washing after a service prevents the spread of chemical hazards.
    2. There are hazards all around us, we need to be aware of where the come from and how to minimise exposure to them.
    3. Every chemical has a safe and unsafe level of exposure.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Take notes and make them yours. Make sure you write notes in a way that you can understand. This especially helps when it comes to revision.

    1. Admin bar avatar

      Love that advice!!

  45. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. The quiz.
    2. Knowing symptoms of overexposure.
    3. The assignment, I hope.
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Spelling and pronouncing chemical names.
    2. Ventilation for my area.
    3. Creating a folder for MSDS sheets.
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. That some products are vegan even though they may not state that.
    2. Child friendly nail products aren’t always what they say they are.
    3. Water is the most common chemical.
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Ventilation is a must.
    2. Updating MSDS sheets in folder yearly.
    3. Best not to eat and drink in the salon environment.
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    Take all the notes!

    1. Admin bar avatar

      The hope is over, your assignment was great 🙂

      1. Wahoo, amazing – thank you!!

  46. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?
    1. Reading MSDS sheets
    2. The quiz and assignment
    3. Understanding the difference between MMA and EMA
    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Printing out all my MSDS sheets to have in shop!
    2. Reducing risks of overexposure
    3. To have checklists printed out for me
    What are three things that really surprised you?
    1. What MMA is and why we shouldn’t be using it
    2. That water is the most common salon chemical
    3. That water-based polishes don’t self-disinfect in the same way traditional laquers do!
    What are three things you will never forget?
    1. Vegan products aren’t necessarily safer!
    2. Have a side table by nail desk for clients teas/coffees
    3. How important MSDS sheets are
    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?
    1. Take lots of notes, sit down and look through all your nail products ingredient lists – its so interesting!

    1. Awesome advice Jordie – its important we know what ingredients are in the products we choose to use!

  47. 3 things I’ve nailed: professional-only products are formulated to minimise over exposure, ventilation is key!, clothing choice is important for nail techs such as long sleeves to cover arms from products.
    3 things I need to work on: getting my nail space set up, getting metal self closing bin for my room, getting nitrile gloves.
    3 things that surprised me: dust masks wont protect you from vapours as these get trapped in the dust mask, strong smell products don’t necessarily mean they are harmful to us, powder MMA is ok however liquid MMA is a big no no!
    3 things I will never forget: nails techs rather than clients are more at risk of over exposure, keep products in small containers, make sure to keep lids closed at all times!
    Newbie: the MSDS sheets are so helpful and actually rather interesting to read!

    1. Awesome Hannah – sounds like you’re on your way to being a very well prepared tech 🙂

    2. Great point on the clothing choice there Hannah!

  48. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. Writing down notes through the video and then adding more notes from reading

    2. Reminder about ventilation and best practice regarding ventilation

    3.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. making sure that i have everything I need for my mobile nail salon, what is best for me and the client in their own home.

    2. start off with high standards, to keep myself and client safe from accidental over exposure.

    3. Checklists for quite a few things

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. MSDS and having them available

    2. NITRILE Gloves are the best to work with.

    3. Child friendly nail polish can be very harmful, reminder to always check the label

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. Child friendly nail polish that is water based or oil based can be absorbed through the nail plate more so than the product ill be working with.

    2. that a normal mask will keep dust away but trap the vapours.

    3.Ventilation is one of the most key things to have set up in a salon

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Notes and make sure you have checklists

    1. Great stuff Michelle 🙂

  49. What are three things you’ve absolutely nailed in this Module?

    1. The quiz.

    2. Taking heaps of notes.

    3. Researching the ingredient usage, symptoms and over exposures.

    What are three things you really need to continue to work on?
    1. Using dispenser bottles.

    2. Ensuring I do not knock over the nail polish bottle.

    3. Choosing the right type of mask.

    What are three things that really surprised you?

    1. MMA (not the liquid form) is very hard and clay like.

    2. Vegan products vs Non Vegan. Vegan is not any better. Up to individual what you choose to promote.

    3. Nail polish is safe for children.

    What are three things you will never forget?

    1. To print out all MSDS sheets and have in a binder.

    2. Everything we see and touch is a chemical, except for light and sound.

    3. Clients are not over exposed when wearing product on their nails 24/7.

    What advice would you give to a newbie starting this Module?

    1. Complete the ingredient and MSDS activities.

    1. Nice work Mala

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