|Salma Hayek Blush Peony Nail Lacquer|
$5.99 Exclusively at CVS
When I was kid, I bit my nails. It drove my Mother batty. She begged, pleaded and bribed. The latter, naturally was the ticket to my giving up my first vice. When they did grow I was blessed with nails that grew quickly and were hard as granite.
Mostly, they are still, but they are always at their best when I faithfully use Nailtiques #2 as a base coat and several times a week as a top coat.
I once dabbled with a "permanent French manicure", a look I loved, but that ultimately left my nails as thin as rice paper. Gel Manicures also left my nails weaker, so I've stuck with a traditional once a week manicure, which sadly, begins looking tattered by day three.