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How to wrap your nails, and do a French Manicure.

Step 5: Wrap removal.

 Your wrap should last at least a week, and can even be repainted, if you use a non acetone remover.  If a corner starts to lift off of your nail, you can use a toothpick to apply glue under the corner, for a quick fix. DO NOT peel the wrap off of your nails, this will do a lot of damage and make your nails very weak and brittle. If you remove them correctly, you shouldn't have any damage at all to your nail.

For the removal of the wraps, you'll need 100% acetone, cotton pads/balls, and 10 squares of aluminum foil. You could use regular nail polish remover, as long as it has acetone in the ingredients (it'll just take longer.) Non acetone remover won't work. 

Working on one hand at a time, saturate the cotton pad in acetone, place on the nail and use a square of foil to hold it on, completely covering the pad so the remover doesn't evaporate.

I do one hand at a time, because, well, it's hard trying to do anything with 10 foil wrapped fingers. 

Leave this on for about 10 minutes, then pull the foil and the pad off of your finger at once. The pressure from the foil helps to remove the wrap. If it doesn't all come off the first time, rub with the cotton pad until it is all removed.  

This seems like a lot of work, and the first couple of times you do it, it is a lot, but once you've done it a few times, it gets very easy.  You don't want to leave a wrap on all of the time. You should let your nails rest by leaving the wrap off for a week or so. I go three weeks on,  one week off.  

If you have any questions, or need me to clarify any of the steps, please feel free to ask.


***I am not responsible for accidents caused by carelessness while using any of these tools/glue.  Just because this works for me, doesn't mean it will work for you. I am also not responsible for any damage caused by using this method, as I have clearly stated correct ways for applying and removing without causing any damage to myself.***
 
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Wow! A really comprehensive tutorial. Thanks. Following you now.
annie4 years ago

thanks for the instructable, I have wanted wraps forever but couldn't find any one in my area that does it.  I cann't wait to try it!:)

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