Directions: 1. Apply polish to the base of your nail. Then apply a quick dry topcoat (very important step). 2. Wait for the polish to dry completely before placing the vinyl on the nail; otherwise, the stencil might peel the polish. 3. Place of the vinyl on your nail, and apply firm pressure to prevent any leaking or bleeding under the stencil. 4. Apply polish on top of your nail, and then immediately remove the vinyl. 5. Wait until the polish is completely dried before applying your final topcoat. This ensures that nothing smears.