How To- I applied 4 coats (eek!) of muchi, muchi to my nails, allowing them to dry completely between coats. Taking A Cut Above, apply a thin coat to your entire nail and let dry. Starting in the middle of your nail, apply another coat of the luxeffect. Wait at least 10 minutes until your polish is completely dry and finish off the gradient with another layer of A Cut Above on the tips of your nails. Ta-Da!