HOW TO APPLY OUR CLASSIC WRAPS
- Some top tips!
The best time to apply wraps is at bedtime! This gives the longest time for the adhesive to stick properly! It is important not to get the wraps wet within 4 hrs after application as this may cause the adhesive not to stick properly. Remember to use washing up gloves for the washing up to keep your mani in tip top condition!
- Some more PRO tips!
If using glitter wraps (which are slightly thicker), or you find your wrap a bit stiff, warm the wrap up first for a few seconds using a hairdryer or holding it under your arm! This warms the wrap up and makes it more flexible.
When applying top coat, wipe any excess off of your skin otherwise water can get into the gap between the later of polish and the wrap and cause lifting.
- Perfect prep
Wash your hands to remove any hand cream / SPF / natural oils. Make sure any traces of nail polish remover used previously are washed off. Dry hands.
Push your cuticles back gently (to avoid the nail wrap sticking to your cuticle).
- Select your wrap
Choose a nail wrap that is slightly smaller than your nail and stick it so that it leaves a tiny gap between your skin and the nail on all sides. If the nail wrap is too large, it will stick to your skin and is more likely to peel off prematurely.
Peel the clear plastic protective film off of the top of the nail wraps. Peel off the real nail varnish wrap and place it on your nail from the cuticle end, and smooth down gently. Rub firmly to make sure the wrap is fully stuck to all parts of the nail. Rub Rub Rub and Rub again!
- Trim the excess
Cut off the excess wrap with nail scissors or clippers. Fold the remaining excess down over the tip of the nail, making sure the edge of your nail is covered with the wrap.
Use a nail file to file in a downwards direction underneath the tip of your nail to remove any remainder of the wrap. Do not file upwards otherwise your wrap will come off! If you have short nails are are not able to file them, trim the nail wrap around your finger nail end using clippers. Our Extra Large Crystal Nail File is ideal for achieving a smooth finish to the tip of your wrap and nail.
- Top Coat (optional)
Cover with a clear top coat to seal and prolong wear time. Put a little top coat over the edge of the nail too to seal the edge and make the wrap really long lasting! Our Magic Gloss Top Coat is the only top coat that we recommend for our Classic Wraps, as some third party top coats have been known to cause peeling of the wrap.
HOW TO REMOVE OUR CLASSIC NAIL WRAPS
Our Classic Nail Wraps can be removed easily in one of four ways:
- Using our Holy Grail Nail Magic Remover – this is the easiest method and enables completely damage free removal of your wraps or gels, even if you use a UV gel topcoat. It also doesn’t dry out your nails like nail polish remover! Simply thoroughly file the shiny surface off of your nail wrap or gel with the buffing block provided, paint on the remover, wait for 5 minutes and then scrape or wipe off!
- The Bowl method – fill a bowl with warm water. Take a small plastic sandwich bag and add a tablespoon of nail polish remover. Put your hand in the bag and put the bag into the bowl of water. Careful not to get the water in the bag! Rub your fingernails whilst they are soaking in the remover. This takes about 1-2 minutes. The wraps should slide off without difficulty. Take a cotton pad and soak in the used nail polish remover from the bag and use to wipe off any excess adhesive left on the nails! This will not work if you have used a UV topcoat, but will be fine for a normal topcoat.
- With a cotton pad – Simply soak a cotton pad with nail polish remover, hold against the nail for about 3-4 minutes then swipe off to remove. Alternatively, a cotton bud or dental floss stick soaked in nail polish remover can be used to gently lift up the nail wrap from the side and slowly peel it off, breaking the adhesive bond. Use a cotton pad dipped in nail polish remover to remove the last traces of adhesive and you are ready for a new set of wraps! This will not work if you have used a UV topcoat, but will be fine for a normal topcoat.
- Oil method – saturate your nails with oil (any will do – coconut oil / olive oil / baby oil) – rub the oil in well and gently lift up the cuticle end of the wrap. Using the oil to break the adhesive bond, carefully peel and rub and lift up the wrap. Do not pull the wrap off too quickly as this will damage your nails
Although tempting, do not to peel the wraps off your nails without using one of the methods above as this can cause damage to your nail underneath.
Using Magic Remover: