p.s. Once your nails are in tip-top shape thanks to these handy nail treatments, here’s how to master the at-home mani!
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Turns out, a glossy chip-free manicure that lasts more than two weeks may, in fact, be too good to be true. The no-chip mani was a game changer but the aftermath also changed the state of our nail beds. Particularly if you take removal into your own hands. Good news: you can nurse your nails back to health with a bit of diligence and the help of a few restorative products.
It’s hard to resist the urge to take a break from polish when your nails are stained and cracked, which is precisely why this nail treatment is so fabulous. The slight pink tint conceals flaws and the formula has a special film that allows nails to breathe. A few coats each week and your nails will be stronger and less likely to break. To Buy: JULEP OXYGEN NAIL TREATMENT ($18)
Buffing your nails gets the blood flowing and can help your nails grow quicker. This handy tool has two sides, one to even out the nail surface and the other to add shine. And does it ever! Glossy nails without even having to use polish. To Buy: REVLON CRAZY SHINE NAIL BUFFER ($4)
To keep your nails healthy when you're wearing color, always use a base coat. It helps the polish adhere and wear longer as well as making sure those pretty polishes don’t stain. This new five-free formula from NY-based salon TENOVERTEN is rich in minerals and moisturizing vitamin E. Think of it as foundation primer for your nails. To Buy: TENOVERTEN THE FOUNDATION BASE COAT ($18)