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1. TAKE IT OFF First things first, we need to prep your nails for their soak. Take the white block buffer and gently start to buff off the top layer of your gel polish. There are a few layers between the top layer of polish and your natural nails (usually base coat, 2 x colour coats and a topcoat), so there is really no need to worry about damaging your natural nails at this stage as long as you buff lightly and follow the curve of your nail. Your nails should start to look a little matte & shabby-chic – hey maybe you like them this way? At this stage your are ready to get super-soakin’.
2. GET SOAKED Next, take out your Peppermint Scented Acetone. Yep that’s right, we have disguised the scent of acetone – you’re welcome. Soak the cotton part of your Soak Off Foils with the acetone and don’t be shy, really douse them with the stuff – but remember not to get it on any surfaces of spill any!
3.WRAP IT UP Place the cotton part of the foil directly on your nail, and wrap the edges tightly. Don’t worry too much about the exact way to do this, so long as its wrapped and the acetone soaked cotton is on your nail, you good if you wanna see our technique then fast forward to 0:54 on our video here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aKvXNZizh0). The tighter you can wrap without cutting off your cicrulation, the better, this will stop the acetone from evaporating. Do the whole hand at once, and if you can manage it, do the other hand too. AND if you can manage it, tag us in a ‘Super Soakin’ Selfie’ #supersoakinselfie.
*CHILL* Leave the foils on for about 15 minutes. Catch up on Game of Thrones, listen to a podcast, hands free call your loved ones, whatever. After 15 minutes check to see how much you are flaking off, some will slide right off, other nails might need a little bit of a push…
4. PUSH OFF Using your Metal Cuticle Pusher and Scraper, gently push the polish off your nails. Don’t dig too hard at stubborn spots, simply lightly buff with your Take It Off White Buffer and re-wrap the nail. At this stage your nails might look a little dry and worse for wear, but theyare actually perfectly fine, and just in need of a little nourishment – nothing our cuticle oil cant fix!
5. RUB IT IN Now its time to give your nails a little treat. Use our cuticle oil to rehydrate your nails after using all those products, and to give nails a glossy shine. We recommend using one of our click and twist cuticle oils as often as you remember to keep nails looking fresh, healthy and ready for your next gel polish.
Let us know how you feel
Tried one of our soak off kits? Let us know how you got on. Send us a Soak-off Selfie, tag us on Insta, reach out on Twitter or send us a link to your blog. We would love to know what you think! If you fancy stocking our soak off kits, get in touch – we offer wholesale accounts!
How to apply:
Measure your chosen Nailcal against your nail and cut it out.
Dip the Nailcal in water and wait around 5-10 seconds. Remove the Nailcal from the water and leave to sit for another 5-10 seconds.
Carefully slide the Nailcal from the backing paper on to your nail, if you are wearing polish make sure you nails aren't wet. A small drop of water applied to the nail before the Nailcal will help you move it into position.
Wipe away any excess water. If you want the decals for temporary wear then there is no need to apply clear topcoat, if you want to keep them a bit longer then apply a thin layer over the top of your nail
Decals can be removed in the same way as nail polish, and if you are using them as a temporary tattoo then warm soapy water works a treat!