In response to the comment about the CA turning white, it is usually because it has cured too fast. If you use an accelerator on CA, it always turns white. CA actually needs some moisture to cure. The easy way to speed up the curing time without an accelerator is to breath on it. But even this can turn it white. Maybe try a different brand of CA to get one that cures slower? Or stop breathing. When CA cures slowly, it is usually clear. CA also generates some heat when it cures (it will actually produce steam when using an accelerator), and the some people can develop allergic reactions to the fumes given off. Try not to expose yourself to those.

The history of CA is very interesting as well, developed during the Vietnam War to replace stitches in the field.