How to apply nail polish yourself
Prepare: When applying nail polish, prepare your cuticles first by using hand cream or cuticle oil to soften the cuticles. Push them down gently with a hoof stick.
Apply: Allowing polish to dry in between coats, start with a base coat and follow with your desired nail color. Start at the base of the nail and draw the brush gently towards the tip, applying thin rather than thick layers of nail polish.
Finish: Usually at least two coats of nail color is recommended, but apply more or fewer coats as you wish. The more coats you apply, the more intense the final color will be.
Finish with a final top coat, and allow to dry thoroughly, generally at least 10 minutes, before you resume activity.