Lightly wipe out both sides of the lacquer brush on the opening of the bottle. For a perfect polish, stroke lacquer down the center of the nail. Apply another stroke of nail lacquer to the side of the nail. Apply a third stroke of nail lacquer to the opposite side of the nail. Smooth the surface of the nail with a final stroke of the brush. Then, apply a second coat of nail lacquer, pulling color over the tips of the nails. Use within 24 months.