Prepare your nails: Clean nails with acetone-based polish remover. Select the correct size nails for each finger. If needed, file sides for best fit. How to apply: Apply glue to nail. Apply thin layer of glue to natural nail. Starting at cuticle, press on and hold for 5 seconds. How to remove: Step 1: Do not force or pull nails off. Step 2: Trim and file surface to break through protective topcoat. Step 3: Soak nails in acetone-based polish remover until soft. Wipe off softened plastic and glue. Repeat as necessary.