Apply the first thin coat of polish in three strokes and allow it to dry. In order to achieve a nice, neat, and even manicure, apply one to three thin layers of polish. You can control the thickness of each coat by only leaving enough polish on your brush to cover one nail. Remove excess polish from your brush by sliding your brush up the inside of the bottle’s opening from base to tip. Once you have just enough polish on your brush, apply the paint in three strokes. from Wiki
- Place a small dab of polish at the base of your nail above your cuticle. (This prevents the polish from pooling.)
- Use the brush to pull the dab of polish down towards the cuticle—do your best to leave a small gap of nail between the polish and your cuticle.
- Swipe the brush in a straight line from the base to the tip of your nail.
- Return the brush to the base of your nail. Move the brush upwards along the left curve of your nail until the entire side is coated in polish.
- Return the brush to the base of your nail. Move the brush upwards along the right curve of your nail until the entire side is coated in polish.
- Repeat this process on each nail.
- Allow the polish to dry before adding another coat.
Apply a second and/or third thin coat of polish in three strokes and let it dry. As your first coat dries, determine if you need to add a second layer of polish. If your polish is sheer, you may want to add two or more coats; if your polish is opaque, you may not need to add a second and/or third coat. Once your first coat of polish is dry, apply a second coat of polish if desired. from wiki