1. After cleansing either your fingernail or toenail, right before you begin to glue on the nails, you will brush on a coat of the nail dehydrator. Let it dry. Typically your nail will turn a bit of a chalky white color.
2. Apply a coat of primer. This does not need to be a heavy coat, and you will want to keep the product off of the cuticle and sides of the nail (not touching the skin). Let it set/dry for 30 seconds or so and then proceed with the application, either gluing the nails on, OR using the sticky tabs.