So you finally decided to try those nail polish strips, but not sure how to apply Color Street? No need to worry, I’m here to help you with each step along the way to ensure you get amazing nails! Before you get started, make sure your nail polish strips are room temperature and not cold. The cold can impact the application process.
Steps to Apply Color Street Nail Polish Strips
The first step to apply Color Street nail polish strips is to wash your hands with warm water and then dry them off completely. Take a nail prep pad, alcohol wipe, or cotton pad with rubbing alcohol and wipe down your nail beds. This will ensure the oils produced by your nails are dried up to create a better adhesion. After your nails are wiped and dried, take a buffing block and lightly buff your nail beds. If you have thick ridges, you may want to buff a bit more.
Next, you’ll want to open the plastic packet that protects the nail polish strips. I suggest opening the packet as little as possible so that you can still get your nail polish strips out of the packet. This will make it easier when you go to reseal the packet afterwards. Once you have a set of strips out of the packet, you can start determining which size goes with which nail. I highly recommend starting with your pinky finger and working in towards your thumb. For some reason, this method makes it easier for me to apply Color Street nail polish strips.
Start With The Pinky
Start with the pinky finger and smallest strip from the packet to apply Color Street nail polish strips efficiently. First, rip the smallest strip from the set and peel off the protective clear layer on top of the nail polish strip. You can throw that piece away and begin to peel up the nail polish strip using the silver tab. The white piece that protects the base of the strip should be put to the side so you have something to rest your nail polish strip on should you be able to use both ends. Once you have the nail polish strip in your hands, pull the little silver tab off the end.
Now take the polish and place it on your pinky finger. If you are happy with the placement, you can begin pressing down the strip with your other fingers to help it set in place. However, if you are not happy with the placement, you can GENTLY take the strip up from the nail and try again.
Most of us do not have perfect nails, so here are a few tips to help apply Color Street nail polish strips to imperfect nails. Strip too skinny? You can use your finger pads to push the nail strip towards the side edges of your nail. Do this gently and slowly to maintain the integrity of the nail polish strip. Strip too wide? After you make the first press, gently and slowly pull the strip to make it longer. Be very careful with this step or you will rip your nail polish strip in half!
The Perfect Position
Now that your nail polish strip is on and in the perfect position, take some manicure scissors and cut the strip in half, as close to the nail end as possible. Take the leftover piece and place it on the shiny side of the original white backing for protection. This will help keep the piece sticky and you can use it on another nail. If you sit it on a counter or on something else, it may stick to it and ruin the nail polish strip. Once you are ready to move forward, grab your nail file. Using the nail file in a vertical position perpendicular to the nail, you will want to file in a downward motion. This is just to clean up the end of the nail and finish the seal of the nail polish strip.
3…2…1… Apply Color Street!
Take a moment and look at your nail. It’s gorgeous, right? Yep! And it took what, 2.5 seconds? Maybe 4 seconds? Yeah, you’re welcome! These nail polish strips are life-changing!!! Looking for more tips and tricks? Join my VIP group now!