first of all read the simple guide on the back of the package. for the best experience also read the list of tips and tricks below.
1. clean up your cuticles and apply a base coat
if you want your manicure to last, you need to tidy up your cuticles. this is very important. if the nail sticker is applied over a cuticle, dirt and air can enter the space between the nail and the stickers, which will make it fall off easily. when your cuticles are all clean apply the base coat. a base coat is primarily necessary if your nails are damaged or ridged. it also helps protect the nail from the tear that can occur when removing nail stickers from fragile nails. you can still use our stickers without a base coat.
2. apply the artwork and apply pressure for some seconds
when the base coat has dried apply the nail stickers. when applied press onto the stickers for a couple of seconds. the warmth and pressure from your finger will help the glue underneath the sticker do its work and remove potential air bubbles.
3. apply thin layers of top coat
work in multiple thin layers when you apply both base and top coat, rather than a single thick one.
Ensure that the top coat seals the tip of the nail. be aware that thick layers dry slowly and can easily mess up your manicure. wait for the top coat to dry. note that a top coat is not strictly necessary but prolongs durability. if your nails only need to last a couple of days, our nail stickers are of such high quality that you can skip the top coat.
4. don’t shower or do the dishes just afterward
as mentioned above, give your manicure a little time to dry properly and harden before jumping into the hot shower or cleaning the bathroom. we recommend at least 2 hours. in the same way, your nail stickers harden after they are taken out of the package.
5. use high-quality top and base coat
don’t serve sushi with ketchup. the base and top coat are half the result and should be of high quality. our own top coat 'glaze 'is specifically designed for our nail stickers. we cannot guarantee the longevity of your stickers if you use base and top coats from other brands. until we have fully developed our own base coat, we recommend cnd ridgefx.
6. apply at room temperature
apply the nail stickers at room temperature. if it's too cold the stickers may harden and lose their adhesion. if it's too hot the nail stickers may become too flexible.
7. store in an airtight bag
being exposed to air may cause the nail stickers to dry out. this means you have to use the nail stickers immediately after opening the package and make sure to keep them in an airtight bag. a standard plastic bag does the job just fine.