Pour the polish remover into your bowl and soak your nails for 3-5 minutes. You will notice that the Shellac will start to peel up. Take your orange stick and with gentle pressure scrape the polish off your nails. Once you're finished your nails are going to look HORRIBLE. Take the coarse side of the file and file it over the tops of the nails. Go back over with the fine side of the file for a smoother finish. At this point you can continue your regular manicure or do what I did and moisturize your nails and hands to the point where you can't grasp a damn thing. The pure acetone just dries everything out. Works like a champ though! I would also recommend doing this for glitter nail polish removal as well. Good luck and Godspeed!