Step 1: Swipe a base coat on your nail. Step 2: Swipe on one coat of your base color. Step 3: Let dry for 5 minutes. Step 4: Apply a thick second coat of polish to the nail. Step 5: Hold the cap of the Magnetic polish over the wet nail for a few seconds and remove. Step 6: Repeat process, one nail at a time. Step 7: Swipe top coat to all nails.