Wash your hands and remove any old nail polish.
Cut and File
If need be cut all your nails until they are the same length and then file them so that they are all the same shape.
Use a buffer to buff your nails or you can use an old washcloth and dab a bit of olive oil and rub it against your nails.
Put your nails in warms water and lemon juice and let them soak for 2 minutes.
Massage hand lotion or just any cream onto your hands.
Nail Polish Remover
Use nail polish remover to wipe off the cream from your nails so that they will stick.
Now that you are ready, put on a clear base coat to protect your nails and so it doesn't stain your nails.