|Nail Colour - Champagne by Champneys|
Moisturise your hands and nails twice daily, making sure to massage the cuticles
Through trial and error, I've found that by wearing multiple coats of polish, the nails are less likely to break upon impact - layers, layers and more layers!
In between trimming your nails, file them regularly (note: I lightly file my nails every other day) and preferably into a rounded shape to avoid knocking the edges of 'squared nails'
Don't ever cut your cuticles!
Ditch the fake nails and give your natural nails a chance to achieve the look on their own
Always wear base and top coats, no matter how pale the polish - I use Top Priority by Jessica Nails (Penny-saving suggestion: Double Duty Base Coat by Sally Hansen)
The key ingredients to look for in vitamins/supplements are Biotin, Zinc and B-Vitamins. For the past four years, I have been taking MultiBionta Vitality by Seven Seas (available at Boots) which offer numerous other benefits as well
Stop biting your nails - try Stop and Grow Stop Biting
Where possible, think of your diet. Just like your hair and skin, nails need to be fed and properly. Look for foods containing B Vitamins, Protein, Vitamin C and Vitamin D
Pretend you have glue on the tips of your nails and touching anything with them would be disastrous. The less impact on your nails, the better. If you can't open that parcel, reach for a pair of scissors and don't expect your nails to do the hard work!
Don't allow your nails to soak in water for too long. Remember to dry the backs of them each and every time they come in contact with water
Watch - Guess
Rings - Topshop
Bracelet - Z for Accessorize 'Galaxy Pave Disc'
Needless to say, accidents will happen and some simply can't be avoided. As you will be able to tell from the above photos, one of my thumb nails is significantly shorter than the other and this is due to a very painful experience of crushing a jug of water onto the tip! Thankfully, unlike trying to encourage your hair to grow down to your waist, the 'dream' nail length can be attained much, much quicker. Really, so long as you're looking after your nails meticulously, it's a case of being patient and ultimately, being a bit of a princess. Good luck!