Nail glue bonds instantly. It doesn't give the user much time to position the nail to the finger. Many brave souls who have experimented with gluing their own artificial nails at home, have experienced pros and cons of handling nail glue. Inexperienced nail gluer's have accidentally glued a nail to a lip, glued fingers together or glued a finger to a table, to name just a few mishaps. Recognize the glue's strength and use caution.
Immerse the skin that is bonded with nail glue in warm soapy water. This process will help soften the skin.
Pour rubbing alcohol in a bowl, deep enough to soak your fingertips in.
Place a cotton ball over your nail and tape it down with strong tape.
Soak your fingertips in the alcohol for about fifteen minutes.
Gently pull the tape, lifting the fingernail from the finger. Wiggle the tape to work the nail loose.
Dip the toothbrush in the alcohol and gently brush the remaining glue off your fingers.
Wash your hands with warm soapy water after the glue is removed. Dry your hands.
Apply a moisturizer to your fingertips and hands.
As a former elementary school teacher, Cheryl Starr now writes full-time from Missouri. Her work has appeared in various magazines, including "Teachers of Vision," "Insight" and "Highlights." She is currently writing a novel and a devotional book. Starr studied elementary education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.