INSTRUCTIONS

Check out our FAQ for information about the Monthly Mani Kit and our nail wraps and our infographic below!

It is so important to clean the hands and nails thoroughly before doing your nails! We recommend cleaning the nails with rubbing alcohol and applying nail prep (a pH balancing agent) after washing your hands and drying them thoroughly.

Once that’s done, we’re ready to apply some nail wraps! See the directions for nail wrap use with polish, gels, acrylic/dip below. 

Regular Polish

  • Prep: Apply a very thin base coat or color and let it dry completely.
  • Application: See application steps 1-5 below
  • Finish: Once the nail wraps are dry, finish with a non-quick dry top coat, making sure to encapsulate the wrap on all sides and cap the tip.
  • *Let your first layer of top coat dry fully and reapply top coat whenever you feel you’d like a little more shine!
  • Always allow the top coat to dry fully before doing things like digging for keys or making yourself a snack :)

 

Soft/Hard Gels:

  • Prep: Apply base coat and cure according to the system’s directions and clean off the inhibition layer.
  • Application: See application steps 1-5 below
  • Finish: Once the nail wraps are dry, finish with a gel top coat making sure to encapsulate the wrap on all sides and cap the tip. Cure according to the gel system’s directions.

 

Acrylic/Dip:

  • Prep: Apply the base layer according to the system’s directions. File and buff to create a smooth surface Ensure there is no residue or dust and the nail has been thoroughly cleaned.
  • Application: See application steps 1-5 below
  • Finish: Seal the nail wrap with gel, clear acrylic, or clear dip top coat making sure to encapsulate the wrap and cap the tip according to your system’s directions.

 

Application Steps 1-5

  1. Select the best nail wrap size. Peel the thin plastic from the nail wrap, then peel the nail wrap from the harder plastic backing.
  2. Place the nail wrap on the nail and make sure it is not on the skin or the cuticle, flatten the nail wrap down by pressing on all sides.
  3. Fold the excess nail wrap over the edge of the nail and file gently in short, light downward strokes.
  4. After applying the nail wrap, dab all of the edges (sidewalls, near the cuticle, and free edge) with a brush dipped in acetone. Then, press the wrap with the pad of your finger to seal the wrap onto the nail. This step can help flatten any buckling should there be any.
  5. Allow the acetone and the nail wrap to dry (at least 5 minutes).

 

Tips for all methods:

  • Leave a small gap between the nail wrap and the cuticle so the top coat is able to grab onto the base coat, fully encapsulating the nail wrap.
  • For opaque nail strips: We recommend capping the free edge with a polish color that matches the wraps to seal the them and help increase wear time.
  • As always, cap the tip!

 


More tips for application!! 

  • Wash your hands and dry them thoroughly, then clean the nail beds with rubbing alcohol
  • Apply a thin layer of base (or color!) coat and let it dry fully
  • Find the nail wrap that best fits the nail, then peel off the thin plastic backing
  • Peel the nail wrap off the harder plastic backing from the top (the silver line)
  • Line the center of the rounded edge of the nail wrap up to the center of your cuticle, ensuring the wrap is on the nail and not on the cuticle
  • Lay down the wrap going from the cuticle to the free edge, flattening as you go
  • File off the excess in gentle, downward strokes
  • If the nail wrap is buckling, take a brush dipped in acetone and gently dab at the nail wrap, then press gently with the pad of your finger
  • Let the wraps set for about five minutes
  • Top with a non-quick dry top coat and seal the free edge
  • *Let your first layer of top coat dry fully and reapply top coat whenever you feel you’d like a little more shine!
  • Always allow the top coat to dry fully before doing things like digging for keys or making yourself a snack :)

 

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