To apply you find a piece that fits your nail then peel it off like a sticker then you remove the clear plastic on the top as well. Then you just place it on your nail and smooth it down and make sure the applique is adhering to your nail. Then file off the excess from the tip.
Next time I am going to file it at an angle away so that I don't file off too much off my free edge.
Just seeing that much of my nails poking out of the tips drove me crazy so right after this photo I removed this manicure.
The design is very cool, it wasn't very difficult to apply. I found that they fit my small nails just fine, each strip has 2 ends that are different sizes. Shrinking from the free edge is ultimately what I disliked about these nail strips. I have another set I need to try and perhaps redeem my first poor application. Even if you don't apply them nicely I think these are great for a night out and such, they have a lot of really neat designs. These nail strips are very popular right now, you can get these at drugstores like Walgreens, CVS, etc or even online directly from Incoco or Amazon for $5-9.
Sent to me for review.