Nail Polish Strip Application, Tips & Tricks

Just peel, stick and GO! No heat, puckering or extra tools needed! They are already dry! Most people get 10-14 days wear out of a manicure and over 30 days for a pedicure!

Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your nail polish strips:

  • Wash hands with blue Dawn dish soap to remove oil and dirt from nails

  • Push back cuticles & don't let the nail polish strips touch the cuticle      *this will cause lifting; a gap is OK

  • If you're prone to lifting, lightly buff top of nails prior to application

  • If your nails peel or are brittle, use a base coat prior to application

  • Always use a file to remove the excess strip, do not rip or tear it

  • Don't apply to cold hands - warm your hands up before application     *warm hands will make the strips stick better and be more malleable

  • For extra protection, shine and longevity, apply a clear top coat such as Sally Hansen Miracle No Light Gel after application

  • Smooth polish strips down around cuticle area with a silicone cuticle pusher or cuticle stick to remove wrinkles and prevent lifting

  • Trim or file down nails AFTER application

  • To prevent tip shrinkage, wait until all strips are applied to file excess,giving the strips some time to cure & naturally shrink

  • It's OK to give your nails a rest between manicures

  • For the best curing outcome, do NOT wash hands, take a shower or use hand lotions for up to an hour after application

My absolute favorite top coat is the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Shiny - if you want to extend your manicure, you can apply this right on top of your nail polish strips. *Don't forget to cap your nail tips.

Are you prone to peeling or brittle nails? Prior to applying nail polish strips, you can use products like Nail Tek to protect your nails.

Use a non-acetone nail polish remover when possible. This brand is gentle, yet effective and is available at major retail stores and online. 

Use cuticle oil to help protect your cuticles and keep your nails healthy

Dip Powder Application, Tips & Tricks

If you use acetone to remove glitter strips, make sure you moisturize your nails after with a good quality cuticle oil. 

*Don't forget to shake or stir your powder!


  • File off shiny layer

  • Soak nails in acetone for 10 minutes

  • Wipe nails with a paper towel and gently file to remove dip powder

  • Repeat process until they are removed

  *Remove as much of the shiny layer prior to soaking in acetone as possible to reduce soak time

   *100% acetone is most effective to remove the dip layers. Anything less will not remove or will take forever

Here are some tips and tricks to get the most out of your dip powders and kits:

  • Always store your dip liquids upright and out of direct sunlight

  • Use cuticle oil or acetone around the threading of your base and top coat liquids to prevent lid freezing

  • Shake or stir your powder jar before use - glitter can settle to the top or bottom

  • Always use a cutcile stick to clean around your cuticle area immediately after dipping

  • Use a baggie over your finger to press down glitter after dipping - this will prevent crazy glitter (glitter pieces sticking up everywhere)

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