Step 1: Preparing Your Nails
Next, use a cotton pad and water-based nail polish remover to thoroughly clean your nails. Don’t forget your cuticles. Gently push cuticles back with a flat stick or fingernail and apply some cuticle oil.
Cleaning nails thoroughly with soap and water ensures that nail polish adheres well to your nail. Once you have washed your hands, dry the nails thoroughly as any remaining oil will compromise the adhesion of the polish.
Now, you’re ready for the next step.
Step 2: Apply a Base Coat of Nail Polish
Allow the base coat layer to dry for approximately two minutes. This will give the solvents in your polish sufficient time to evaporate.
Step 3: Apply Natural Nail Polish
Start by applying the polish in a stripe down the centre of the nail bed. Work your way to the side of your nails in thin, even layers. Finish the process by swiping across the tip of your nail to seal in the colour.
Repeat the process until all your fingernails have been coated with a layer of polish. Wait for about two to three minutes to allow sufficient time for your nails to dry.
You’re now ready to apply a second coat. When you have finished applying the second coat, wait for another two to three minutes for the polish to dry.
Step 4: Apply a Top Coat
Reapply the top coat every two to three days to keep the polish looking fresh and make sure to keep your hands hydrated throughout the day to give your polished nails a fresh look.
Rehydrate your cuticles and nails using a little cuticle oil and go around the nail, gently rubbing in the oil with the other fingers around the nail on the skin and not on the nail.
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