You're asking for a "definitive answer" on something that is inherently subjective. Some simply use the polish and are done. Some condition/clean and use the polish. Some prefer the wax, but use the conditioner/cleaner every few months or so to prevent wax buildup or damage to the shoe. And some use conditioner/cleaner, polish and wax each time. Have fun experimenting with your shoes and see what works best for you. And, if this is still too nebulous for you, read through the very good shoe care thread, which addresses the pro's and con's of the many different approaches.