Clean and trim nails. File in one direction to avoid damage. Add cuticle oil to nails and soak in warm soapy water. Wipe dry. Add cuticle softener and push down cuticles with cuticles pusher. Buff nails for a smoother surface. Wipe nails with acetone to remove excess oils. Use a base coat first, as a primer for your nails. Add clear polish to nails and then let dry. Add topcoat to seal the polish and ensure it lasts longer.