I obviously start with removing the remnants of my chipped nail polish just by popping some nail polish remover on a cotton pad and rubbing it off (groundbreaking, I know). Then obviously trimming my nails and getting somewhat into a nicer shape than what they naturally are.
Then it comes to applying the polish. Personally, I don't apply a bottom coat, I just get straight on there with the colour. Two coats of colour and a top coat seem to do it for me. I find that too many layers of nail polish just ends up peeling off leaving my manicure looking sad.
The top coat I use is the Maybelline Forever Strong Super Stay 7 days Gel Nail Colour - it isn't sold as a top coat but it's a clear thick polish that gives my nails a really nice shine and contributes to keeping the polish on my nails.
As for my three favourite colours they are: Sinful Colours Alfresco and Royal Flush and Aloha from OPI. After painting my nails, I like to finish with a bit of hand cream to really get that at-home manicure feeling.
Now to pick my Autumn Colours!! Kenz xx