Step 1: Prep Your Nails
– Clean your nails with a gentle nail polish remover to remove any oils or old polish.
– Buff and shape your nails as desired.
– Apply a base coat and gel polish and let it cure and dry completely.
Step 2: Choose Your Charm and Adhesive
– Pick out the nail charms you wish to use.
– Choose a suitable adhesive. For temporary wear, a clear nail polish or top coat can work. For longer wear, consider a nail glue or a gel adhesive.
Step 3: Placement
– Using tweezers, pick up your chosen nail charm.
– Place a small dot of adhesive where you want the charm to be.
– Carefully set the charm onto the adhesive dot. Press down gently to secure it.
Step 4: Secure and Seal
– If you’re using nail glue, allow it to dry thoroughly.
– Apply a clear top coat over the nail, ensuring you seal the edges of the charm. This helps in preventing any snagging and extends the wear of the charm.
Step 5: Dry and Admire
– Allow the top coat and adhesive to dry completely.
– Voilà! Enjoy your newly charmed nails.
Step 1: Soften the Adhesive
– Soak a cotton ball in nail polish remover or acetone.
– Hold the soaked cotton ball over the charm for a few seconds. This will help soften the adhesive, making it easier to remove.
Step 2: Gently Lift the Charm
– Using tweezers or the edge of a wooden orange stick, gently lift the edge of the charm.
– Be patient and careful to avoid damaging your natural nail. If the charm doesn’t lift easily, reapply the soaked cotton ball for a few more seconds.
Step 3: Cleanse the Nail
– Once the charm is removed, use a nail polish remover to cleanse the nail of any adhesive residue.
– Buff the nail gently if needed.
Step 4: Moisturize
– The use of acetone can dry out your nails and cuticles. Apply a nourishing cuticle oil and hand cream after removal to restore moisture.
Tip: Remember, if you’ve used a stronger adhesive or a UV-cured gel, the removal process may require more time and patience. Always be gentle to avoid damaging your natural nails. Remember, with practice and patience, applying and removing nail charms becomes a breeze! Enjoy the artistry and expression that comes with each design.