If you want to wear nail polish, here is the procedure: Apply NONYX Nail Gel with a small make-up brush to bare nails and allow to dry thoroughly (10 minutes). Then cover with your polish basecoat, color and topcoat. Note: Use regular polish only such as OPI® as gel-type polishes will not adhere to NONYX. Every 7 to 10 days remove polish, wash nails and repeat. If your nails are raised due to keratin debris buildup, apply NONYX Nail Gel only under the nail tip twice daily.