The first day she was here she meet the neighbors little girls who is also "almost" 6 (I would never say I am "almost 3 *cough,cough,hack,hack*). They decide to paint their nails a glittery purple, she then comes to me to show me these "beautiful nails". They were a mess, not even and only had one coat. That night we remove the polish and I promised to repaint them the next day.
The next day she reminded me numerous times we were going to paint her nails. I dig out the one bottle of nail polish I have, its red and called "Chick Flick Cherry".
Here is what we started with:
Me: No, you have to wait 2 minutes and do a second coat.
Niece: Whats a second coat?
Me: Another layer of polish.
Niece: Why do you do that?
Me: It make the color deeper and rich.
So after 2 minutes we put on the second coat and let them dry for 5 minutes.
Niece: Why do we have to wait five minutes?
Me: So the polish dries without smudging and they will be more chip resistant.
Niece: Whats chip resistant?
Me: Never mine, just let them dry.
So here is what we had:
After all was said and done she loved them. That night she came to me and told me I had to give her Mom the recipe for rich nails.
Here is goes:
1. Apply first layer in an even coat, let dry 2 minutes.
2. Apply second coat and let them dry 5 minutes
Results: Rich Nails and a happy "almost" 6 year old!