Always use a basecoat or clear polish before applying a new nail color.
NEVER go without polish…The basecoat/clear helps to keep the seals down and keeps them from drying out.
Use your oil EVERYDAY – several times a day. This keeps moisture on the seals, keeps them from breaking, and in penetrated thru the acrylic right to the nail bed so that eactime you use it, your nails get stronger and healthier. It also helps the acrylic to cure harder.