Nail Wrap Instructions
PREPARING THE NAIL
Remove any existing nail polish from nails. Apply Cepticide antifungal
and antiseptic spray by Soft Touch, to sanitize nails and hands
(Cepticide is not a dehydrant). With the finer side of Soft Touch
Washable Wrap File, file to remove oil from the nail plate. Never
etch from side to side; this will cause excess thinning of nail
Apply Cepti-Seal by Soft Touch to the natural nails by sealing out
moisture and natural oils that cause artificial nails to lift. Allow
nail to dry to a chalky white.
APPLICATION OF TIP
Choose a Soft Touch Nail Tip from the assorted sizes provided. Make
sure it fits securely from side to side at the stress point. File
the sides of the tip for a custom fit. These tips are pre-trimmed
and should be positioned no more than halfway up the natural nail
bed (the proper placement when using nail wraps).
APPLYING THE TIP TO THE NATURAL NAIL
After applying a small bead of Soft Touch Professional Nail Glue
to the "well" area of the nail tip, catch the free edge up against
the well wall of the tip at a 45 degree angle. While applying pressure,
rock the tip onto the natural nail to push out excess adhesive and
air. This procedure will eliminate the air bubbles that develop
between the natural nail and the nail tip.
TRIMMING THE TIP
First, clip the nail tip from side to center on each side. Next,
shape the tip. It is always advisable to shape the tip to the cuticle
shape for the most natural-looking nail. Remove the shine from the
tip with the coarser side of the 2-Way Washable Wrap File.
BLENDING THE TIP
Next, blend the nail tip to the natural nail plate. Apply Blend-A-Tip
to the seam line where the tip meets
the natural nail. Wait 7 seconds. With the 120-grit side of the
Washable Wrap File, file the nail in one direction from side to
side. The excess tip will roll off, leaving the tip blended to the
natural nail. A second application may be necessary for a smooth
blend. Check for natural curve and even surface by viewing the nail
from the side. Brush away dust and debris.
BASE COAT OF GEL
Apply a base coat of Nail Gel to seal out natural oil away from
mesh. Apply a small bead of Gel to the center of the nail, then
use the Brush-On Activator to stroke the gel evenly down the nail
(as if you were applying polish), completely covering the natural
nail and nail tip. Apply the Nail Gel as closely as possible to
the cuticle area without touching it.
APPLYING THE WRAP
Cut wraps 1/16" away from the sides and free edge of the nail, and
1/8" away from the cuticle area. When applying the mesh, it is very
important to use a patting motion to prevent fraying. Saturate the
wrap with Soft Touch Nail Glue. Never use a file directly on the
mesh. Hint: Glue normally sets in 3 to 5 seconds. If you
wish to activate, feel free to do so.
APPLYING THE GEL
Apply a small bead of Soft Touch Nail Gel on the center of the nail.
Then, using the Brush-On Activator brush, stroke the Gel evenly
down the nail (as if applying polish) completely covering the wrap
area. Apply the Gel as closely as possible to the cuticle area without
touching it. (Use the "no-stick" Poly-Pro Cuticle Pusher to remove
any excess Gel from the cuticle). Before returning brush to Activator
bottle, wipe brush in a circular motion on Soft Touch Wipe Pads,
and exchange it with the Blend-A-Tip/Brush Cleaner brush. Continue
to exchange brushes every 2 to 3 nails, or when stickiness occurs.
Blot excess cleaner before resuming contact with the Activator.
A milky effect may result from the residue collecting the Activator
solution. This will not harm the solutions' effectiveness.
REAPPLY THE GEL
(See Step 9)
When the Nail Wrap Gel dries, take the darker side of the Soft Touch
Nail Wrap File to shape and file the edges and the lighter side
to smooth and finish the surface. Make sure there are no bumps or
valleys on the nail and take care not to break through the mesh.
Then lightly buff the nail with the Soft Touch 3-Way Washable Buffer,
using the black side, then the white and gray, for a high-gloss
APPLYING JOJOBA OIL CUTICLE CONDITIONER
For the final touch, condition the cuticle with Soft Touch Jojoba
Oil Cuticle Conditioner. Apply a small drop to the cuticle. Massage
into the cuticle and nail bed area. NATURAL NAILS For natural nails
(without wraps or tips) remove oil and shine from natural nail with
the finer side of the Wrap File. Apply Cepti-Seal to natural nail
and sanitize and dehydrate. Apply Nail Wrap Gel, brush on the Activator,
buff lightly, add Jojoba Oil and, for extra shine, buff lightly
again! You'll love the way it looks, and the Gel will add more protection
and strength to the nail.