After the AVVA Activator is applied, let it dry for 2 minutes exactly before you apply the first coat of AVVA Top coat. The first coat of AVVA Top coat is to be applied thin and fast. The second coat is to be applied right away moving at a steady swift pace. This is BEST done one hand at a time.
After filing, before the AVVA Top coat - step III, use a small piece of paper towel to wipe the nail down with acetone, it helps with the smoothness. It will make a big difference.
The matte streak marks are from applying the finish gel outside of the recommended timeframe after the second step AVVA Activator is applied or the first coat of step III AVVA Top Coat shine too slowly.
AVVA Base Coat and Top Coat are strong adhesives. You will need to be careful to NOT get any product on the neck of the bottle. Doing so can seal the lid shut making it very hard to open. The neck and rim will need to be cleaned thoroughly with acetone, WITHOUT dripping any acetone into the bottle. This should ideally be done after each use. After it is cleaned, you may use a cuticle oil or vaseline to rub a small amount on the bottle neck helping it to open easier on the next use (also avoid dripping any into the bottles).
Do not use warm water to “loosen” the lid. The bottles are light & temperature sensitive. Both can have a negative impact on the liquid inside, especially the warmth/heat. NEVER use pliers to open a bottle. NEVER soak the bottle lid in acetone. NEVER bang the bottle on anything to "loosen" the lid. One solution would be to use a napkin to open it and then apply the instructions mentioned earlier for future uses.