Always use a base coat before applying bright polishes:
If you have time, add a second layer as it will help the colour stay on.
Apply two coats of colour:
The first should be a thin, even layer. Give it two minutes to dry before applying the second in order to reduce the chance of chipping.
Mix the formula:
Roll it between your palms; don’t shake the bottle.
Don’t use a moisturiser, hand cream or cuticle oil immediately prior to painting your nails as it will prevent the polish from sticking properly.
Don’t blow on your manicure:
It's tempting to speed up drying – but the moist air may create bubbles.
Don't always file:
When you’re straight out of the shower (or after doing the washing up) nails will be weaker and more prone to breakage.
Buffing makes nails thinner. Instead, use a ridge-filling base coat, such as Revitanail Ridge Filler $16.90, to smooth out surfaces.
Use top coats:
Maintain your manicure by painting on a top coat every couple of days and massaging in cuticle oil daily.
Cut for colour:
When using bright shades, keep nails short and square with slightly rounded edges.
Before you remove a bright polish, rub oil on your cuticles and under your nails to help stop the colour seeping or staining.