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How to Apply Your Nails Using Liquid Nail Glue

Liquid Nail Glue Method

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 both thumbs until you've applied your nails to the rest of your fingers.

  • Select the correct nail and squeeze enough glue towards the bottom of the nail tip that will be closest to your cuticle area (don't flood it).
    *Nail glue can ruin your press-on nails and your natural nail bed, if used incorrectly. 
    If you get liquid nail glue on your tips, they will be ruined.  Don't wipe it off.  Leave it to set and accept that there will be glue on your nail tip.

  • 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 or on your nail tip.

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How to Remove Your Press-On Nails
Liquid Nail Glue Method

N.B...This oil method does not dissolve nail glue.  It softens your natural nail and allows the glue to separate from the natural nail. 

  • 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 liquid nail glue, this process will take 30 minutes or longer.
    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 residue stuck to the press-on nail or your own nail, use the cuticle stick to gently remove it,
    If the glue is stubborn, 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.  

  • Pamper your nails and hands 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.  We don't like waste.

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

Acetone Method - You won't be able to Reuse your nails with this method

  • If your nails won't come loose using the oil method, then you'll have to soak them off with acetone.  This will destroy your nail tips and you won't be able to use them again. 
    The longer nails are on, the harder they are to soak off with the oil method.

  • Put some acetone in a bag along with a dash of oil (to help protect your skin).

  • Soak your nails in the acetone until the tips start to fall off, on their own.  

  • If they don't fall off easily, keep soaking.

  • If there is any residue left on your natural nail, use the cuticle still to help remove it, or you can gently buff it off with a file.  Be careful.  Don't ruin your natural nails.  If in doubt, just keep soaking.

  • This method will not allow you to reuse your nails

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