Preparation: 1. Wash your hands with soap and water. 2. Carefully manicure your nails by trimming them and pushing back the cuticle. 3. Buff your nails lightly to remove the oily layer and remove any dust. Application: 1. Choose the strip that best fits your nail size. 2. Peel the strip off the backing film slowly and carefully. 3. Apply the strip on your nail with its rounded edge against the cuticle. Then apply pressure gently over the entire surface. 4. Fold remaining strip over the nail top. File off any remaining excess material in a gentle downward motion using the rough side of the file 5. Finish with top coat for longer lasting. Removal: Wash hands in warm, soapy water and then gently peel off strip from the side.