To achieve to top paint job that lasts, try these expert instructions on how to apply nail colour.
There are some important steps when applying nail polish to ensure it stays on and lasts.
PREP THE NAIL
Prepare nail surface - use an acetone free polish remover to remove any oil or lotion, ensuring the nail plate is free of grease or dirt. Wash and dry hands.
Apply base coat to dry nails and let dry
Apply 1 to 2 coats (depending upon what type of polish you are using or depth of colour desired) of colour polish. Apply the polish lightly and quickly using sweeping strokes. Start from the base to the free edge in the order shown in the illustration.
Make sure that you allow nail polish to be touch dry in between coats.
Apply a top coat such as our Diamond Shine to get a high shine finish and prolong the life of your polish. Re-apply it every two days to keep the fantastic shine and extra protection from chipping.