Steps to Apply Jamberry Nails
1: Clean your fingernails (or toenails) with nail polish remover or plan rubbing alcohol. (Important: clean, oil-free nails are unquestionably one of the most vital aspects of getting the best application possible.)
2: Cut and file your nails to your preferred shape and length.
3: Buff the top of each nail and be sure to push back cuticles.
4: Match each fingernail (or toenail) to the nail shield that provided the best fit.
5: Peel off a Jamberry Nail Shield and warm it with a blow-dryer or hair dryer for 10-15 seconds or until the shield is soft and pliable.
6: After the shield is warm, press the shield firmly onto the nail. Apply firm pressure around the edges of the nail to strongly adhere the shield to the nail. Use a rubber cuticle pusher to seal the Jamberry Nail Shield around the cuticle.
7: Trim any excess across the top pf your nails with scissors. File off any remaining shield using a downward motion to remove any excess.
8: Apply heat and pressure to the shield again until it is sealed to the nail. (Repeating this step several times will help create a tight seal to the nail surface. This definitely increases the wear time of the shields.)
9: (Optional) Active users may wish to add a small amount of nail glue to the free edge to better seal the nail shield.
Other application tips:
Do one nail at a time following each of the above steps. This ensures that each nail is as clean as possible which makes adhesion much stronger.