How To Apply / Top Tips for Gel Strips

How to Apply Gel Strips

Step 1 - Prep Nails

Trim, file and shape nails. Push back cuticles and then lightly buff for better adhesion. Finish prepping by wiping nails with an alcohol wipe over each nail to ensure they are clean and dry.

Step 2 - Select Size

Choose the correct size for each nail. The strip should be slightly smaller then your nail and should not touch any part of your cuticle. Remove the clear plastic protective layer off your chosen strip.

Step 3 - Apply

Carefully peel the strip off the sheet and centre the strip at the base of the nail near your cuticle but not touching. Apply pressure to the nail at the base then push up through the middle to the tip and then out to the sides.

Step 4 - Remove Excess

Trim off the excess strip just away from the nail tip with nail scissors. Then file remaining excess with a fine grit/ glass nail file in a downward motion only.

Step 5 - Cure

Once the excess strip has been removed from all nails, cure under a UV lamp for 60 secs.

How To Remove Gel Strips

Simply soak a cotton pad or ball with a gel remover and fix to nail using alfoil or nail clips. Wait 5-10 minutes and wipe away as you would for any nail polish product. We recommend using a specialised gel remover.

Top Tips

Tip 1 - Wait at least 3 hours before submerging your nails in water or using hand creams and moisturisers to allow the strips to adhere better. Apply before bed is our preferred time.

Tip 2 - Take good care of your nails and your strips. Remember your nails are like jewels and not tools! This little bit of extra effort will help your gel strips to last as long as possible.

Tip 3 - Do not leave your gel strips out in the light. This will cause them to start curing. Keep your strips in the black plastic sleeve and in the box out of direct sunlight. Place any unused strips back in the plastic sleeve. seal with the enclosed sealer sticker and store them in the box.