Remove existing polish.
Base coat. I love Essie's Super Duper Top Coat - works awesome as a base coat as well.
Alternating sparkle and light polish. I used China Glaze's Fast Track and Ulta's Double Mint. I'm doing the design on the light polish only. Let dry COMPLETELY.
Pour a bit of alcohol in the bottom of a cup or bowl.
Dip your clippings in the alcohol until soaked.
Press on nail for a few minutes, firmly.
Repeat, add a top coat, and you're done.