If you want to apply a brand new shade of nail color, you should make it a point to carefully remove every trace of the previous nail color that you had applied. After getting rid of the old nail polish you have to wash your hands as well as nails and then dry them. Thus, there will not be any kind of residue or moisture on your nails. Now your nails are ready for nail polish.
To make your nail polish last for a long time you should make sure that there are no cracks and rips in your nails. If there are then get rid of them in the first place. So you have to use a nail clipper to remove the cracks. You should also file them nicely so that your nails do not chip later on.
Wipe Away Oil
You should also make it a point to get rid of any dirt as well as oil from your nails. Soak a ball of cotton in your nail polish remover and gently rub your nails with it. You have to wash and towel-dry your nails, after that. This will ensure that your nail color remains intact for a longer time.
Wear Base Coat
It is a good idea to use a base coat first in order to get perfect long lasting nail polish. The purpose of the base coat is to offer a great anchoring surface to the nail polish, making sure that the nail polish stays in place for a long time. You have to ensure that the base coat is very thin and even. You should allow it to dry for about 15 minutes.
Apply Two or Three Coats
Remember that only a single coat of nail polish will never last long. You should wear two to three coats of the polish. It is also essential to ensure that the first coat is dry before applying the second coat. Finally, wear a clear top coat.