Place your nail decals into room temperature water to activate the adhesive that is on the back of the waterslide decal paper. You can place the whole decal into the water using your fingers or use tweezers. Tweezers can make holding and handling the tiny decals much easier. Once the adhesive is activated the decal will start to easily slide around the backing, this is when the decal is ready to be applied. You can use your tweezers to remove the decal from the backing and then place onto your nail or slide the backing off using your fingers. We like to use a paper towel to press down on the decal once it has been applied and positioned onto the nail. Let the decal dry as you continue to finish the rest of your nails. Once all your decals are applied and completely dry, apply a clear top coat of nail polish over the decal.