Firstly, I start by using my four-way nail file - the four sides to this spongy rectangle are the steps you follow: shape, smooth, buff, and polish. I use this file when I want to do it quickly and I don't particularly want to spend the time doing my cuticles etc. It's quick, effective and does the job. I then use a base coat of OPI Natural Base Coat (not pictured) which just helps protect the nail from staining and keeps the nails strong.
I then use OPI Hearts and Tarts and I usually use about three coats as I like my nails to look nude but glassy. Hearts and Tarts has that wonderful 'my nails but better' look. It's not opaque, but not clear, and has the most wonderful sheen but oh so subtle pink sheen when it catches the light. The formula is outstanding and it applies like a dream..I can't recommend it enough. Essie 'Limo-scene', 'Fed Up' and 'Delicacy' would all be good dupes for OPI Hearts and Tarts.
After this, I apply a coat of OPI Top Coat (not pictured) which adds another gorgeous shine and finish to the nails. Once dry, I moisturise my hands with L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream and I'm good to go. It's as simple as that and takes probably less than 10 minutes. Soft hydrated hands and beautiful shiny nails in no time at all.