1. Prep

Before painting nails exfoliate hands, wrists, and forearms with a hand scrub. Use a nailbrush under the nails. Wash and dry hands thoroughly.

2. Cuticles

Use cuticle oil or lotion. Gently push cuticles back.

3. Shape

Clip nails to the desired length. Filing nails in one direction to prevent tearing. Buff nails to create a smooth surface.

4. Moisturize

Moisturize before applying any polish to avoid smudging the polish later.

3. Guard

To avoid getting nail polish on the skin use a cuticle guard.

6. Base

Apply a base coat to prevent nail polish from staining your nail bed. Also, base coats will prevent chipping. Wait two minutes before moving to the next step.

7. Coat

Apply nail polish in three strokes. Start in the middle and then to the sides. Two coats are recommended. Wait for two minutes before moving to the next step.

8. Top

Protect the manicure and further prevent chipping by adding a topcoat. Topcoats also add shine and can some can even defend against UV rays.

9. Clean

Clean up rough edges, remove cuticle guards, and fix smudges.

10. Dry

Avoid heat because it can keep your nail polish from firming. Cold air or air-drying is recommended. Quick drying drops or sprays can be applied.

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