Nail Oil - both morning and evening.
For best results, remember to apply nail oil both in the morning and in the evening. Place it at the side of your toothbrush to remember! The molecules in good nail oils are so small that they penetrate into to the nail, making it flexible and preventing frays and breakages. Also try OPI’s Nail Strengthener that considerably strengthens the nails.
Nail Oil - also on top of the polish.
Contrary to popular belief, it is in fact even more important to use nail oil regularly when wearing nail polish. Apply the oil on the edge of the cuticle and massage it over the nail - remember to massage all the way to the tip and under the nail.
Gloves are a great way of keeping your nails pristine in every day scenarios. Wearing warm gloves when it is cold and rubber gloves when your hands are exposed to soapy water are a must. You can also invest in a pair made of cotton which work wonders, if you keep them on overnight after moisturizing hands and nails in hand creme. Cotton gloves can be purchased at the pharmacy.
Be cautious with the file.
The three golden rules are: Never file your nails right after a bath as they are wet and fragile. Select a nail file as fine as possible – and only file your nails in one direction being from the outer edge to center. If you file back and forth, you increase the risk of the nail fraying or breaking. Click here to watch a five minute video-guide on how to file your nails in the exact shape you want.
Bright nails have more advantages.
Remember that bright nail colors - and especially the nude shades - such as beige and pale pink - makes your fingers seem longer and your hands look slimmer. Here you can see Allure.com’s guide on how to select the perfect nude tone to match your skin tone.
Seal your polish.
With help from base- and topcoat you can get your colored nail polish to last longer. Thus reducing the exposure of your nails to nail polish remover, and new layers of polish that damages the nails. You can also use the topcoat to seal, and thus reinforce, the edge of the nail tip.