STEP 1: NAIL PREPARATION
Start by soaking and cleaning your feet and toenails thoroughly to remove any dirt or residue from skincare or other products. Press away cuticle from the nail bed and remove/reduce.
Clean and dry feet and toenails thoroughly to avoid moisture remaining underneath the Layer application. Why is this important? Your Layers adhere better to a clean (residue-free), dry and smooth nail bed. The end result will be a smoother and your Layers will stay optimal for longer.
ATTENTION! Do not apply Layers in direct sunlight and heat!
STEP 2: OPEN PACKAGING
When you open the outer box, our Layers will be sealed within a foil cover. Cut it open gently along the top seal and remove the Layer map. Remember to save the foil protection cover and put back your remaining Layers back inside. Once opened, Layers last up to 6 months if they are protected in the foil cover and kept away from heat or direct sunlight.
Do not leave our Layers in warmth or direct sunlight and outside of the foil cover otherwise they can harden and become difficult to apply, or be destroyed completely.
NOTE: Do not apply Layers in direct sunlight and/or heated environment!
STEP 3: Place Layers
Start by measuring the sheet to match for size against each varying sizes of nail. You want a Layer that is as close to your own nail in size as possible.
To attach the Layer to the nail place it on the nail bed, attaching the layer on one side of the nail closest to the cuticle and press out across the nail. Continue to press and massage towards the tip.
For best results - place the Layer carefully on your nail so that it is applied to the nail bed itself and not the skin, and that its edges are close to, but not over, your cuticle.
NOTE: Layers are stretchy and malleable and can be stretched for optimal coverage to fit perfectly across the nail. If between sizes, err on the smaller side and stretch to fit across the nail. For smaller toenails, it may be easier to cut the Layer before applying.
STEP 4: Adjust Length
Pull the excess Layer over the tip of your toe. It is a bit like pulling a fitted sheet a mattress! Use a nail/fingertip or the tip of the nail file to firmly press the Layer around the front edge of the nail.
Detach the excess Layer by either pressing under the nail or filing it. You can then tear it off the toe by pinching it off.
STEP 5: Set with UV LED Lamp (optional)
You can use Layers without UV LED Lamp. However, for best durability, the UV LED lamp is recommended. The lamp causes the Layer to harden, increasing both the protectiveness and durability of the manicure. It also gives the nails a beautiful shine/gloss.
Place your nails under the UV LED Lamp, one hand at a time. Press the top of the lamp to activate the light and the timer will start to count down until the light goes out and you can remove your hands. Done! You nailed it!