INSTRUCTIONS

Check out our FAQ and our infographic below but if you're looking for more detailed instructions, keep scrolling to the end!

 

More tips for application!! 

Step 1 for application on top of nail polish:
If you want a color base coat (for transparent wraps), make sure the base is completely, 100% dry.

Step 1 for application on a bare nail:
Clean nail beds thoroughly with rubbing alcohol and make sure the nails are completely shaped, dust-free, and dry before applying nail wraps.

Step 2. Place the wrap on the nail. I like to start with the rounded edge at the cuticle, leaving a small space of bare nail between the cuticle and the wrap. Try not to touch the sticky side of the wrap as natural oils may transfer and reduce the sticking power. *** Make sure the edge of the nail wrap is not touching the cuticle or the skin around the side of the nail.

Step 3. Smooth out the wrap as you lay it down from middle base outwards to the sidewalls, making sure there are no air bubbles and the edges lay flat. If there is buckling or folding, keep going- we'll take care of them in a subsequent step!

Step 4. Fold the excess of the wrap over the free edge of the nail. File off the excess lightly using slight pressure so the free edge of the nail is visible and there is nothing hanging off.

Step 5. If you have buckling or wrinkling, press the wrap firmly with the pad of your finger (sometimes the warmth of your body can help seal the wrap to the nail). If you want to flatten the wrap further, use a brush dipped in acetone to lightly press on the lifted or buckled pieces to flatten. Press lightly with the pad of your finger to seal the wrap to the nail. See the first video for visuals! 

Step 6. Cover the whole nail with a clear gel top coat or a non-quick drying top coat. Quick drying top coats can cause wrinkling or the edges of the wrap to lift. ***Make sure to cover all of the edges of the wrap, covering the space that you left between the wrap and the cuticle and the edges of the nail.

Step 6. ALWAYS make sure to cap the tips!! Paint the free edge of the nail with a layer of top coat to prevent the wrap from lifting or separating from the nail. I always paint two layers of top coat just to make sure the wrap is sealed on the nail!

 

Email Nina at hello@goscratchit.com if you have any questions!