Ensure nail tips are smooth and even and the nails are clean, dry and free from any oily residue. Apply a base coat to the nail and allow to dry. The Leighton Denny base coat, UNDERCOVER, dries matt to help grip nail colour and tell you that it is time to apply the nail colour. Roll the colour bottle between the hands to mix it up; never shake it as this can cause air bubbles. Apply two thin coats over the base coat rather than one thick coat. This helps reduce chipping and extend wear time. Wipe one side of the brush on the neck of the bottle so it holds just enough to cover one nail. Present the brush to the nail about 2 mm away from the cuticle then push the brush towards the cuticle before making the usual sweep back towards the tip. Ideally, finish with CRYSTAL FINISH topcoat to help seal the colour and again extend wear time. Tidy any mistakes with the PRECISION CORRECTOR LIQUID. Dip the brush into the bottle then use the brush like an eraser to remove and tidy. For the fastest finish, drip a little MIRACLE DROPS over the polish to speed up drying time.