Directions to Apply Adult Nail Polish Wraps

HOW TO APPLY NAIL POLISH STRIPS

The are completely self-adhesive and don't require any heat to activate. 

Before applying:

  1. Remove any previous nail polish. Clean nails and cuticles with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Push back or remove skin that may be sticking to the nail. Cuticles will prevent nail polish from adhering correctly.

Application steps:

  1. Give your nails a full 24 hour naked time between sets to let your nails breathe and reset.
  2. Use A Base Coat Before Applying The Nail Wraps To Protect The Nails And Help Them Adhere Better

    • This may also help if you have oily nail beds.

    • Note: Avoid using a top coat as a base coat because it's thicker and takes longer to dry.

  3. Remove The Clear, Plastic Cover On Each Nail Wrap

    • You may not have noticed, but there is a protective plastic cover on the whole set of wraps!

    • It’s important to peel them off so that you can then easily peel the nail wrap underneath (which is the next step!), apply it onto your nails, and smoothen it out, following the curve of your nails.

  4.  Choose your nail strip based on width. Choose a strip that is NO WIDER than your nail, but that covers from one edge to the other. Separate this strip from the rest of the sheet.
  5.  Remove the clear protective top layer from the strip that you have chosen. 
  6. Peel The Nail From The Top Side

    • Peel your chosen wrap from the top side, this is the side that will get filed away as excess.

    • Try not to touch the adhesive to anything before you put it on your nail to keep it as sticky as possible!

    • That said, our wraps have some crazy tech in them that lets you stick them down, pull them off, and put them down again (and they're still sticky!) - just in case you want to reposition them on your nail (is it okay that I get really picky about this?).

  7. Separate the bottom protective layer from the nail polish layer.
  8. Apply the nail strip, sticky side down, starting at the cuticle and smoothing up toward the tip of the nail.
  9. Place The Wrap At Your Cuticle, And Push It Down From There

    • Align the bottom of the wrap at, but not on, your cuticle.

    • Use a circular motion to press and smooth the wrap into place; start at the cuticle, push down one side, then across the top of the nail, then back up the other side.

    • Getting a tight, wrinkle free seal at the tip is the key to making your manicure look perfect and last as long as you want it to.

    • **If you get a little wrinkle, you can always pull and stretch the wrap a little to get rid of them 
  10. File Off Any Excess

    • Use a nail file, to file off the excess length (sometimes it's nice to trim it with scissors first, and then use the nail file to get the final finish).

    • It is important to only file in a downward motion.

    • Don't file side to side or upwards because it stops the wrap sealing with your nail and lets dust and grit under your wrap (this ruins the adhesive so your tips won't stick as well as normal, and so your wraps won't last as long).

    • Once you've filed around the tip of your nail, the excess wrap can simply be pulled away with a gentle tug (if it doesn't come away easily, just do a little more of that downward filling!).
    • **If there are any edges left on the nail, smooth them out with the pink side of the nail file (the fine grain). Make sure you file with downward strokes only!
  11. Keep nails dry for 1-3 hours after applying nail strips. The longer they stay dry, the longer they will last.
  12. Wait At Least Six Hours Before Submerging Your Hands In Hot Water, To Let The Wraps Adhere Better In The Long Run

    • Hot water may affect the adhesiveness of the wraps if the wraps are exposed to it too early, so they may not stay on as well!

    • So, please be mindful of hot water so that your wraps remain perfect right from the time of application!

  13. Use a clear top coat on the tips of your nails to help the strips last even longer. Pro tip: if you apply a top coat, cap your tips to make your wraps seal with your nail even better! PS: We're a fan of Sally Hansen's Mega Shine Top Coat. But, You can also use your favorite coat but please avoid using any quick- dry products as this will make your natural nails dry out faster - we definitely don't want that!

To Remove:

 

Storage:

You can save the leftover nail strips and use them later if you keep them in an airtight, sealed container. Use a flat iron to re-seal the package that the nail strips came in. Nail strips that have been left out for too long will dry out and no longer be sticky enough to be used.

Enjoy your beautiful nails!

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