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    16 Things To Help You Maintain Healthy Nails

    Strong, healthy nails are the wave.

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    1. A bottle of vegan, non-toxic nail polish because you never know what they put in traditional nail polishes, and you're all about taking preventative measures.

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    Promising review: "This is amazing! I developed an allergy to nail polish when I was pregnant. I couldn't use regular polish, gel, or powder. This is the only one I can use! It's so great!" —Katie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    2. A bottle of antifungal formula because yes, healthier toes can mean a healthier life.

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    Promising review: "I was desperate as you can see. My left foot constantly has a painful ingrown toenail because of the fungus. The right was just ugly. I started Gold Mountain fungal Nail Eliminator and it softened up my nails and stopped the pain from the ingrown toenail. It allowed me to start cutting and filling the top of the nails. The product, by softening up the nail allows you to work on it thereby getting rid of the fungus. I hope it is perfect for the summer so I can wear sandals." —Ro

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    3. A sleek nail file you can easily fit in your bag just in case some nail adjustment is needed on the go.

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    Promising review: "Paper emery boards always wear out around the edges. I tend to keep my nails short because I work with my hands. This is the perfect solution. It lasts longer than emery boards and you can get in closer to short nails." —Brotherisatechie

    Get a pack of two from Walmart for $5.57.

    4. An electric manicuring system with 10 different attachments so you don't have to go to the salon whenever a craving strikes.

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    Promising review: "This is an absolutely fabulous set. Even though I get biweekly mani/pedis, I prefer trimming and shaping my nails myself and this set is perfect. Well worth the price, especially since it is electrical (as opposed to the flimsy battery-operated sets out there)." —KDC

    Get it from Amazon for $39.46.

    5. A bottle of hand lotion to moisturize and nourish dry skin, especially around the cuticle area.

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    Promising review: "Love this hand cream, I’ve used several tubes. Great smell, very emollient but not greasy. My favorite!" —KismetKat11

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    6. A tube of cuticle conditioner made with aloe vera and Japanese seaweed to nourish the skin around your nails as well as the nail bed for shiner nails.

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    Promising review: "Cleaner and easier to use than other oily serums I have tried. Nails look shiny and feel strong. No mess as well." —LindseyE

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    7. A bottle of biotin that reviewers say will help you slowly grow thicker, healthier nails that won't be brittle or break.

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    Promising review: "I started using this product about three months ago after a severe round of hair loss. I have noticed such a difference in my nails especially — they're strong and thick for the first time in my life, and I am noticing definite regrowth in my hair! I will absolutely continue this product. I've used biotin in the past, but after researching, I found this to be the best-reviewed, cleanest biotin for a great deal." —jljohnston

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    8. A set of nail files and buffers so there won't be any jagged edges that'll accidentally cut your face.

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    Promising review: "These are perfect for doing your own nails, and they last a very long time. They are adorable and the covering of the buffers doesn’t flake off easily, I highly recommend." —S. Hawkins

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (for a pack of 12).

    9. A bottle of nail-biting oil to get you to stop chewing them down to the raw skin. It's time to love yourself and this is how.

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    Promising review: "Really helps!!! They're not the prettiest yet, but that was to be expected after biting them to the nub for 24 years. I have nails now and I don't bite anymore, that's all I wanted. And this product made that happen. It taste SO bad, I never realized how much I unsubconciously put my hands in my mouth till I used this. However, I figured I should warn you/give you guys a heads up, be prepared to taste this on ANY AND ALL foods you have to eat with your hands. To me, that was a small sacrifice I was DEFINITELY willing to make to get my nails to this point. I don't even need to use it anymore because now I'm more aware of my nails. All in all, I HIGHLY recommend this product." —Kelsey Walton

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    10. A magical cuticle remover that'll get rid of the excess, dead skin that's been ruining your manicures for ages.

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    Promising review: "This is the easiest and most effective way to be rid of cuticles around fingers and toes. Simply apply it around the nails. In the time it takes to apply, you will then: use an orange stick to push back and remove the excess cuticle that it has dissolved and wash your hands or toes to remove any remaining product. This method is far better for cuticles than cutting them and takes very little time." —Sharon Beverly

    Get it from Amazon for $6.48.

    11. A handy Revlon nail buffer for the shinest nail beds you ever did see.

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    Promising review: "An extremely effective buffer that provides the perfect amount of shine. I use the rougher side about once a week and the polishing side for just a few quick swipes before applying cuticle cream and going to bed." —Devon mott

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $4.26.

    12. A set of nail clips to soak off all the gunky, old nail polish that's ready to come off.

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    Promising review: "These are much easier than the tinfoil wrap method. They make it faster to put on. The only hard part is you have to leave your index and thumbs for last since they are a bit bulky to put on or have someone help with the last two nails. They are very gentle and did not hurt my fingers and worked well in removing my polish." —Tinagoof

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    13. A bottle of Hard As Nails that'll give you super strong nails that won't break at the first sign of pressure.

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    Promising review: "This helped my nails to stop splitting and breaking." —Elizabeth Ortega

    Get it from Amazon for $15.59.

    14. A bottle of conditioning cuticle oil because moisturizing the skin around your nails is super important. A nail technician told me so.

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    Promising review: "I love this product! I have been a nail-biter all my life, and because of that my nails are weak and peel easily. I have never been able to grow them out, and I've tried everything (hardeners, coconut oil, strengtheners, etc). Nothing worked. This nail oil does. After just the three-day hydration challenge, I see and feel a difference in my nails. I totally recommend!!" —Jarrett Hansen

    Get it from Amazon for $7.45.

    15. A stain-resistant gel top coat so all of your gel manicures (and pedicures!) can last even longer.

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    Promising review: "I am a hairstylist and haven’t been able to wear light-colored nail polish for years because of the staining I’d get from doing hair color. This stuff is a miracle!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.44.

    16. A 15-piece manicure set you can take with you on the go, because hangnails don't discriminate.

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    This set includes nail clippers for finger and toenails, peeling knives, cuticle trimmers, toenail nipper, nail file, V-shaped push stick, eyebrow tweezers, multi-purpose scissor, and a blackhead needle.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this manicure set. It has everything you could ever need to give yourself a professional manicure. I love the carry case, which makes it easier to keep track of everything. I am extremely pleased with my purchase. It's built extremely well, I have no doubt that it will last a very long time." —Mary Limburg

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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