Tough As Nails
How do you maintain beautiful, healthy nails? Let us count the ways.
OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener
It’s a bit pricey compared to competitors, but this product is touted as one of the best nail hardeners on the market. It can be used alone or as a base coat under polish and comes in 10 formulas, including colored shades. ($18; Ulta, Amazon)
Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish
This two-step system will create gel-like durability and shine without help from a UV lamp. Available in more than 60 shades, this polish lasts for up to 14 days and comes in a beautiful bottle. Tip: We love the wine-red Model Clicks shade for fall. ($12; Ulta, Target, Amazon)
CND Solar Oil
Applying the conditioner before bed will soften cuticles and nourish dry nails to protect them from breaking. It’s no wonder it’s called “manicure in a bottle.” ($9; Ulta, Amazon)
OPI Drip Dry Drops
Never ruin another fresh manicure. Apply the drops a few minutes after a final coat of polish to speed up the drying process. Made with Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E, the oil will also nourish cuticles. ($14; Ulta, Amazon)
and Nail Cream
This cult-classic product is ideal for both daytime and nighttime use, to help moisturize dry hands and cuticles. ($15; Sephora, Nordstrom, Amazon)
Go bold with the polish brand’s summer line, which comes in 12 vibrant shades that transcend seasons. ($10; zoya.com)
Leah Moskowitz is a beauty contributor for Lifestyle and a blogger at Live Love Lipstick. Visit livelovelipstick.com for additional tips and suggestions.