A great mani starts with your favorite color & our 8-free lacquers, formulated without the nasty stuff. Follow our quick & easy guide to polish perfection.

We get a lot (and I mean A LOT) of questions about tips for the best application for our lacquer. Here at bL, we live and breathe our Waterless Manicure System…and here’s why.

Worried about getting rid of cuticles? Well, don’t be. Clipping can cause infection if you cut too deep. We’ve all been there–and it hurts. Here’s our step-by-step, foolproof DIY mani system that we think you’ll fall in love with.

Step 1: Apply Melt Away Cuticle Exfoliator to each cuticle. While you wait for the product to soak in, file and shape your nails. (Have you seen our new nail file & buffer with our wallpaper? It’s a handbag must-have.)

Step 2: Gently push back cuticles with a cuticle pusher or your thumbnail, then remove residue with a Scrubbers 2-in-1 Prep & Remover Wipe. Apply one coat of Nail Foundation Priming Basecoat to each nail and let dry.

Step 3: Apply 2 layers of your favorite lacquer, letting each coat dry in between.

Step 4: Apply a coat of Hardwear Shine UV Topcoat, wait 2 minutes and speed up drying time with P.D. Quick Dry Drops—add 1-2 drops to each nail.

Step 5: Once your nails are dry, perfect your mani and keep your cuticles in top shape with QuickFix Moisturizing Cuticle Balm.

And there you have it! The simple steps for a lasting mani. Make sure to tag us @butterlondon on Instagram, or use hashtag #butterlondon to show us your beautiful manicures and your fave BL lacquers.