I just found a really awesome video which is just what I was searching for:
This video will teach you how to perfectly prep your nails for painting, and then how to apply the polish neatly and evenly. She spends extra time on the actual technique of painting your nails, and even provides a simple set of four steps to make sure that you are doing it right (Dot, push, pull, side/side). Watching this video I was able to spot some simple mistakes that I didn’t realize I was making.
I tried doing my nails with these new techniques, and I noticed 1-it was much easier, and 2-I did a much better job. So I am so glad that I discovered this video! I think you will love it too. Be sure to check out the other posts that I linked for even more great tips on doing your nails. Tutorial by AlexandrasGirlyTalk.