Remove remaining lotion from nails with a soapy scrub brush, rinse and pat dry. Use a cuticle stick to gently push back skin around your nails. Do not cut cuticles unless absolutely necessary, as it can cause an infection.
Apply two coats of your favorite polish. Always start at the base of the nail from the middle and work your way to each side. Hands and feet do not need to match, but should complement each other, with the lighter color on your fingers. Finish with a clear top coat and allow to fully dry.