Prepare your work area by laying out the nails in application order
Make sure to have the nail polish wipe ready to clean off any oils from your nail
Have your manicure scissors ready to trim the tabs to your nail
Clean your nail with the nail polish wipe
Pick up the nail tab from the sheet and place it on your nail - with the round shaped side toward your cuticle
I like to start with my pinky nail and leave my thumbs for last
To remove the paper backing…
Flip your hand over
Use your thumb nail to separate the backing from the gel tab - I like to do this from the bottom of the tab so as not to pull the tab off my nail when separating the backing
Flip your hand back over
And pull the paper backing off
If when you remove the paper backing, you notice an air bubble or the gel tab lift a bit - use the paper backing to press down.
If the gel wont adhere, you probably still have some oil on the nail. Take the tab off and use the nail polish wipe to clean it off again
If your nails are short, you’ll have more tab than nail
Just flip your hand back over and use your manicure scissors to trim the tab to your nail
Ok - there’s not really a “step” here - but you can see how I trim the nail to the tab.
If you have long nails and the tab is shorter than you natural nail, then add a second tab to provide coverage over your entire nail.
Put the press-on nail on top of the tab and press down for about 10 seconds
Repeat the process until all of your nails are applied
I do like to refrain from washing my hands for just a little bit to let the adhesive set