All I did to get these nails was first I polished them with Revlon polish in the color NO SHRINKING VIOLET. Then I just took some jewels that I had gotten from Hobby Lobby, the ones you normally buy to bling out cell phone covers, and I took my nail super glue and glued them to my nails. Then I finished them off with Seche Vite top coat. You wanna make sure you use a thick top coat so it will help hold them on even more. I have had these on now for two weeks and have not lost one single gem off of them.