I started by painting my nails with two coats of Beyond the Nail - Winter Wonderland. When dry, I topped it off with one coat of PRO-FX - Quick Dry Top Coat. When that was completely dry, I placed an Icicle Nail Guide over the top of each nail. I painted over each nail and nail guide with one thin coat of Beyond the Nail - Asteroid, and immediately took off the nail guide after painting each nail. Finally I topped it off with PRO-FX - Quick Dry Top Coat.