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Tips and Tricks

As busy working mum, I use all three types of the wraps I stock on my own nails, and as you can see by the reviews on the site my customers have them lasting a long time. Here are some hints and tips I've learned from using wraps for the last few years.

Semi Cured Gel Wraps

These should last up to 3 weeks if correctly applied and depending on how careful you are with your nails.

  1. Make sure your nails and nail bed are totally clean from any cuticle residue or oil before applying your wraps.
  2. To get a better fit you can cut your wraps or gently stretch the wraps with your fingers before applying them.
  3. Warming them slightly with a hairdryer can help to make the adhesive stickier, especially if it’s cold.
  4. Make sure the wraps are placed close to your cuticle and not on or touching it.
  5. Avoid contact with water during the first 2 hours of curing your gel wraps
  6. Store the gel nail strips in the original box and packaging and make sure to keep them out of sunlight as this can cause them to cure over time.
  7. Keep away from direct sunlight
  8. You can apply a UV top coat for an extra shine or make them a matte finish. When using top coats apply and cure in layers, so cure your wraps first, then apply and cure the top coat.
  9. To protect your nails when they are done I recommend to wear gloves for washing up
  10. Not all UV lamps are the same - depending on your UV lamp you might have to cure for longer to get the maximum hardness. Our 12w lamps cure in 60 seconds, but you can repeat that twice more to make absolutely sure they’re completely hard. If using your own lamp, which may be less powerful than the one we supply, it's worth curing for 120-180 seconds.
  11. To remove them you can either use our quick and easy gel remover, or (though it takes longer) a cuticle stick and acetone to gently lift and peel the wrap off.

Premium and Basic Nail Wraps

Premium can last up to 2 weeks, and Basic up to 1 week depending how careful you are with your hands.

  1. Make sure your nails and nail bed are totally clean from any cuticle residue or oil before applying your wraps.
  2. To get a better fit you can cut your wraps or gently stretch the wraps with your fingers before applying them.
  3. If the wraps aren't sticking properly it might be that the wraps are too cold and have not reached their maximum stickiness. To fix this you can use a short blast of a hairdryer to warm them up before application.
  4. Make sure the wraps are placed close to your cuticle and not on or touching it.
  5. Try to avoid contact with water for 4 hours after application to give the adhesive time to set and it is recommended to use gloves for washing up.
  6. To protect your nails when they are done I recommend to wear gloves for washing up
  7. You can apply a top coat for an extra shine or make them a matte finish.
  8. You can remove them easily by dissolving with nail polish remover.

Hope that helps!

Therese

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