They are made of polyurethane (PU), and coated with a layer of real gel.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water, and use the included Prep Pad to remove any oils from your nails. Make sure you completely push back your cuticles as well.
No base coat is necessary, as our nails adhere best to bare nails! If you’re worried about nail damage caused by improper removal, we recommend applying our 'Base Shield.’ You can use your favorite top coat to seal it in but, we promise, the finish is so shiny, you won’t need to.
Yes! Feel free to reposition the strips as you see fit.
If you’re in between sizes, size down! It’s always better to use a strip that is slightly too small, than too big. If there is any overlap on the skin along the sides or cuticle line, there may be lifting.
Unfortunately, nails that are on the curvier side are more susceptible to wrinkling. To minimize this, firmly press on the strips from the center outwards when applying. Wrinkling can also occur if you’re using a strip that’s too wide for your nail. The material is likely bunching up instead of being stretched out across the width of the nail bed. Try sizing down! Also, please make sure you are not using back-and-forth motions when filing.
You can be up and about as soon as they’re on! Just make sure you stay away from water, lotion, and oils for a few hours after application.
First, apply an ample amount of cuticle oil. After peeling off a corner along the cuticle line, gently roll the strips off. Don’t rush with this! It helps to apply additional oil to the fingers you’re using to roll the strips off as well. The more lubrication, the better.
We recommend applying our Apply our Rich Nail Serum as an overnight nail mask. It is a restorative treatment that strengthens weak, dry or brittle nails. We also recommend using Base Seal underneath GLOSS. It nourishes weakened nails with copper peptides, while protecting them from any potential damage caused by GLOSS removal. It also a good idea to regularly moisturize your nails and cuticles with our Nourishing Cuticle Oil.
Don’t expose your nails to household cleansers or harsh chemicals! Nails are more permeable than skin. Even prolonged exposure to water can dry out your nails and hands. Always wear gloves when cleaning, and apply hand lotion after you wash or wet your hands. (Just make sure to stay away from water and lotion for a couple of hours after GLOSS application.)
We recommend waiting a few days in between sets to give your nails some time to breathe. Applying a new set right away without taking a break may affect adhesion.
Use our care line to treat your nails! Make sure to also regularly moisturize your hands and nails with lotion and oils.
GLOSS should stay fresh for a year after being opened. Pop them in an airtight container to be extra safe.