Next, to cover the whites of my nails, I painted on the gold metallic polish. This is the base of your look. I recommend waiting at least 30 minutes for the polish to dry, as the next step involves tape.
Applying a topcoat at this point helps to smooth out any of the foils and the layer of gold polish before you get to the next step. Also, using a fast-drying formula can help speed up drying time so you can get to the next step faster.