To get the most mileage out of your initial polish application, Jan Arnold, founder of CND, says that proper preparation is key. "Wash your hands with lanolin-free soap and warm water, then towel dry. Use acetone and a (fiber-free) cotton pad to remove oils and debris, which can cause polish to chip," she says. A base coat is imperative because it helps polish wear longer and prevents it from staining your nails (been there, done that). "Apply base coat to the entire nail, leaving a tiny free margin around the cuticle line, so polish doesn't touch the skin," says Arnold.
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