Tough As Nails

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)OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener

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)Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish

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) CNS SolarOil

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)OPI Drip Dry Drops_Option 1

Caudalie Hand

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)Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream

Zoya Wanderlust

Go bold with the polish brand’s summer line, which comes in 12 vibrant shades that transcend seasons. ($10;

Leah Moskowitz is a beauty contributor for Lifestyle and a blogger at Live Love Lipstick. Visit for additional tips and suggestions.

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