Nail Application Directions
Steps 1-3: Nail Prep
Nail prep is the most important part of press on nail application. | Also see pro application tips at the bottom of the page.
Step 4: Attaching the Nails
(Choose from one of the following methods)
COMBINATION (Lasts 1-3 weeks) | GLUE (Lasts 1-2 weeks) | ADHESIVE TABS (Lasts 1-5 days)
Pro Application Tips
Seamless Bond | Combination Method
To have zero cuticle gap between your natural nail and the false nail.
More Application Tips
Common Application Mistake | Never use cuticle oil before, during, or after application.
Cuticle oil weakens adhesives and glues. It is recommended you apply a cuticle balm not an oil.
Glue Dry Time Tip | Many times, nails pop off early due to the glue not being completely dry.
To check if the glue is dry, first hold down firmly for 15 seconds. As you lift, watch to see if the excess glue around the edges gets sucked back under the nail, if it does, press down for longer. When you press down again, check for air bubbles in the excess glue. If you see air bubbles, the glue is not dry. Repeat the process of holding down and lifting until there are no bubbles and the excess glue doesn't move. Wipe away excess glue.
A Strong Bond | Prep is the most important part of nail longevity.
When filing the natural nail, make sure you file enough so the entire surface is rough. File in an 'x' motion moving one direction then the opposite. The more 'texture' you create on your nail, the stronger the bond will be. If the adhesive tabs and glue don't have enough texture to grab onto, they will pop off easily. After filing make sure to remove all dirt and oils with the alcohol wipes.