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How to Apply Your Press-On Nails

  • Lay out your new nails in this order Left Hand - Pinky to Thumb and Right Hand - Thumb to Pinky.  Be sure to check them to make sure you've got them in the right order.

  • Choose the correct size Nail Tab for each nail and lay them out in order of Left Hand - Pinky to Thumb and Right Hand - Thumb to Pinky.

  • Trim your natural nails back to a short length. (Press-On Nails will stay on longer if you don't have long nails underneath) 

  • Using a cuticle stick, gently push back your cuticles to expose all of your nail surface. Remove any excess cuticle to reveal a smooth nail surface.

  • Wipe your nails with the alcohol pad to remove any oils.

  • (Optional) If you have some base coat, apply a thin layer over your natural nails to add extra protection, then wipe your nail again with the alcohol wipe to remove any oils.

  • We recommend doing your dominant had first, and leave your thumbs until you've applied your nails to the rest of your fingers.

  • Peel off the the corresponding tab and apply it to your fingernail.

  • Select the corresponding nail and place it on top of the tab.

  • Press down firmly for approximately 10 seconds. Press from size to size to remove any bubbles and warm up the sticky tab.

  • For glue, squeeze enough glue towards the bottom of the nail (don't flood it). *Nail glue can ruin your press-on nails and your natural nail bed, if used incorrectly.

  • Select the correct nail and stick it to your fingernail. Press down firmly for approximately 10 secs. Press from the cuticle to the tip and then side-to-side to avoid air bubbles. Avoid getting glue on your skin.


How to Remove Your Press-On Nails

  • Place some oil in a bag.  It needs to be enough oil to cover your nails.  Any oil will work, but we recommend coconut oil for its moisturising qualities.

  • Put the bag in a bowl of warm water (not hot).

  • Soak your fingers in the oil, for between *5-30 minutes (depending on how long your nails have been on).  **If you used glue, this process will take 30 minutes or longer. Another reason why we don't recommend using glue.  (Who has that much time on their hands?) The longer the wear, the more time it takes to soak off. 

  • Once you can see that the nails have started to lift, gently use the cuticle stick to encourage the nail to come off. If it won't come off easily, keep on soaking.

  • Do not pull the nail off if it is stuck hard. This will pull layers of your natural nail off with it, and damage your own nails.

  • If there is nail tab residue stuck to the press-on nail, use the cuticle stick to gently remove it, If you have used glue, you can gently buff it off.

  • To clean your press-on nails, simply rinse them off and dry them. A lint free wipe will help to remove any water marks.

  • If there is any nail tab residue on your natural nails, use the cuticle stick to gently remove it.  If you used glue, gently buff it off.  Don't rub hard, as this will damage your natural nails.

  • Pamper your nails with some of the oil in the bag, or use some cuticle oil to finish.

  • You can seal the bag with the oil you just used and use it again and again.  We don't like waste.

  • Return your press-on nails to the packaging to use again.

  *    If you used Nail Tabs, then this process will only take between 5-10 minutes.

  **  Never use Acetone or Nail Polish Remover to remove your nails, as it will destroy them.  These nails and               the application and removal process have been designed to protect your natural nails and to re-use your nail         tips over and over again.

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