General Q's

Great question! “Kijibae” is a sassy little word play on the Korean word for “b*tchhhh"!

We wanted something that captured the playfulness and admiration that happenes between besties! You know, the eye-rolling, full-of-love kind! KIJIBAE is serving up bolder, trendier, and downright fearless nail art that will make you want to scream with confidence. word play meaning "b*tchhhh" in Korean, captures the playfulness and admiration between besties. (You know, the eye-rolling kind of love.) It represents that KIJIBAE serves up bolder, trendier, and downright fearless nail art that screams confidence.

Semi cured gel nails are thin strips of gel polish that come 60-80% cured. Since they’re strips, they’re flexible and can be adjusted to fit your nails while being sturdy enough to remain intact with a UV lamp.

However, KIJIBAE nails are unique as they already come 80% cured (that 20% goes a long way!). Meaning, they are much healthier for your nails since you don't need to use any UV lamp to cure them into place.

Press-on nails, also known as glue-on nails - 

Press-on nails are artificial nails made of acrylic resin with an adhesive sticker or glue that sticks to your nails. These are much more damaging to your nails and can leave them feeling thin, brittle, and parched. Especially if you use the glue to put them on or wear them for longer than one day.  

Semi-cured nail strips-

Semi-cured gel strip are gel nail polish in the form of strips or stickers that already come 80% cured. They are guaranteed to last longer than press on nails and are less damaging to the nails. Since they’re strips, it's also flexible and can be adjusted to fit your nail shape better.

Kijibae nails come 80% semi cured, requiring zero UV lamp which means healthier nails long-term! In addition, our KIJIBAE nails are glossier and thicker thanks to our ultra-special printing technology. Not to mention, these designs are pretty bad-ass, no?

Our strips have the power to  last up to 3 weeks if you follow all our steps and game-changing tips on the instructions sheet. Please check out our ‘ultimate tip guides’ to learn all the tips to have your nails looking amazing for as long as possible!

Each of our bad-ass strips come with 22 different sizes of nail strips and 36 different sizes of pedi strips.

Our gel nail strips have a unique feature - they are already 80% semi-cured, eliminating the need for a UV lamp. The rest of the 20% can be cured with just natural light! However, if you prefer to cure the remaining 20% right away, you can certainly use a UV lamp. Even without UV curing, our gel nail strips can last for 2-3 weeks.

Here are our 5 simple steps on applying our strips!

Step 1:

Prep Those Nails - Wash your hands and use an alcohol pad to clean each nail.

Step 2:

Select Your Size - Slowly rip off the strip size that best fits you.

Step 3:

Get Applying - Peel off the appropriate sized gel strip and apply it firmly to your nail, ensuring it is positioned above your cuticle line and skin. Use a wooden stick to push the strips on to your nails.

Step 4:

Cut & Trim - Shape ‘em up using a nail file to trim and hone in on the perfect shape to match your nail size.

Step 5:

Cure It (Optional)- For some extra gloss and a longer-lasting shine, use a gel lamp to cure the nails for 60 seconds. But, this is completely optional. Our gel nails will last up to 3 weeks even without the UV lamp.

Don’t rip off those strips! Using the wooden stick provided with our package, gently lift up the nail strips off your nail beds. It's best if you use our Strip it Away Remover (launching soon!) for easier removal with less nail damage. 

Kijibae nails are already 80% cured, so they're almost at their prime. That means any additional sunlight can harden them further.  To avoid the strips from hardening, store them away from sunlight, ideally back in their package and tucked away in a drawer or closed area.

If you forgot to store them away and the strips have already hardened, you can try blow drying the strips on hot air, a couple inches away from the strips to try softening them back up again.

You can't reuse the strips you used already, although, since our package come with 22 strips(or 36 for pedi), you could use more than one time, as long as they have been kept faarrrr away from sunlight and in their packages! However, if for some reason, the strips have hardened when you try to reuse them, try blow drying the strips on hot air, a couple inches away from the strips to soften them back up.

We recommend trimming the strip matching your nail length if you are not going to cure with a UV lamp, since our strips are not hard enough to stay as it is without support from your nail.

However, you can
1. use our strips on nail tips if you would like press-on look for longer and well-shaped nails, or

2. check out how you can do extension using our Kijibae nails on ULTIMATE TIPS page.

Shipping + Returns

For orders within the United States, we ship from California, USA. For international orders, we ship from South Korea through DHL express.

*We ship to most countries, except the following: Ascension Island, Comoros, Djibouti, Greece, Greenland, Guinea-Bissau, India, Italy, Libya, Malaysia (1 of 16 states and territories), Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Russia, Somalia, South Africa (1 of 9 provinces), Spain, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Tristan da Cunha, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Venezuela.

For orders within the United States, it takes 2 ~ 3 days. For international orders, it takes 2 ~ 7 days.

Customs duties and fees are the responsibility of the recipient. 

International shipments are subject to duties and fees that vary by country and are based on the value of your order. 

The amount calculated depends on the destination country's tax and valuation method.

For further information, please contact your country’s customs office.

Not happy with your order? Let’s chat about it! Please reach out to us at cs@shopkijibae.com and we can see what we can do! 

Unfortunately, we don't offer gift wrapping / message service now.

Yes! After you place an order, you'll receive an email confirmation with your order number. Your tracking number will be sent to you via your email once your order is ready to leave our warehouse.

Unfortunately, as for international shipping, DHL can't deliver to PO addresses. We will need a different address.If you want to change your shipping address, please email cs@shopkijibae.com.

For issues with delivery or tracking, the easiest and fastest way to get a resolution is to reach out directly to DHL, our shipping company. Sometimes carriers will prematurely mark shipments as “delivered”, or need additional information from you to complete the delivery.

If you’re unable to resolve the issue with the shipping company, please email us at cs@shopkijibae.com. We'll get back to you as soon as possible

We do not arrange reshipment or provide refunds for items that were shipped incorrectly as a result of incorrect shipping address input.

If the recipient's name is unidenfitiable, the parcel can be held or delayed to deliver until shipping company can identify the recipient. In this case, the shipping company may require for the recipient's passport copy or ID copy.Therefore, we strongly recommend to type the full name of the recipient when you place an order.

We cannot split and ship orders separately so you cannot select multiple addresses from one order.If you want to ship your order separately, please place another order.

Customs Duty/tax

Simply put, no.

All related customs fees are the responsibility of the recipient. International shipments may be subject to import duties and customs fees, which are levied once the package reaches the country of destination.


Please be aware that any customs clearance-related charges are the responsibility of the customers, even for free shipping.

As of 1st of July, the European Union announced implementation of a new Value Added Tax Act for cross border sales.

The new rules also apply to B2C transactions that goods transported from outside the EU made by EU or non-EU operators.

As a result of the 2021 change, VAT exemption on small-value consignment up to €22 has been abolished, and your customs authority might charge you VAT for your purchase.

Refund

Credit card refunds traditionally take 5–10 business days to appear on your statement.

Don’t worry! We’ve got you and we’ll make it right. 

If you receive an incorrect item in your shipment, please email cs@shopkijibae.com about your order number and attach a picture of products you received as soon as possible.

Order & Payment

You will receive an order confirmation email from us after placing an order. Please check your spam folder if you can't find them. If you don’t see anything, please reach out to us at cs@shopkijibae.com.

You will pay in USD, but the invoice will be confirmed in local currency.

If you’d like to cancel or edit the shipping address or products on your order, please contact us at cs@shopkijibae.com as soon as possible and we’ll do our best to accommodate requests.

You can view order status on your Account page, which will be updated after your order is placed and once again once your order ships.