Always remove any old nail polish that is already on your nails, even if chipped. Remember to file and shape your nails prior to applying colour too along with removing cuticles for fantastic looking nails. Always use a base coat to keep your nails from turning an unhealthy yellow shade and always apply a base coast before your coloured nail polish. Start at the white half-moon above the cuticle and apply in an upward motion. Let the base coat dry for 4 to 5 minutes before attempting to apply colour. This will help the colour polish to stick to the nail more easily. It also helps to pretext your natural nails from the damaging effects of polish such as staining and peeling, along with giving your nail polish a more even texture.
Apply two coats of polish for a professional, salon-quality finish, remember to allow each coat to dry before applying the next one. This will help you avoid messing up your manicure. Start painting your nails with a stripe in the centre of your nail, then to the left and then a final stripe to the right covering the whole nail. This helps to subtly focus the colour in the centre of the nail. Letting your nails dry while sitting around doing nothing can be boring, but it’s also the only way to make sure you don’t smudge your polish after applying it. Plus, it might be a good excuse to get some much needed down time. Practise makes perfect.
If you've gotten some nail polish on your cuticles, fingers or anywhere else, don't worry. Dip a Q-tip in some nail polish remover and gently remove the extra polish. This will make sure your nail polish job is clean and neat. Then apply a top coat. This helps to add extra shine to the nail polish and it also helps to seal and protect the colour, giving you at least an extra week out of the nail polish. Finish off your nails by applying cuticle oil to help keep your cuticles healthy and moisturised.
Then you have beautiful nails for at least 2 weeks. Enjoy making your nails look amazing in lots of different polish colours and polish textures and always remember to sparkle to the tip!