Another thing I did every night was either applying rose hip oil or the Lanolips Herbal oil to my cuticles and nails to ensure that they did not dry out. I have also worn more hand cream in the last month than I ever have before so that definitely helped with my nails and keeping my hands moisturised for winter.
Next up is the New York Red. As you can see there was quite a lot of chipping and it was a mix of everything, I wore this in Townsville and there was lots of heat, sea salt water and two flights involved. The first nail chipped as I was opening a plastic wrapping around a deck of card, but it did survive the Coke can test. This polish lasted for ten days so we were still not up to the promised 14 days longevity but I was still happy with the result.
Another bonus with the base and top coat is that you can use regular nail polish as well, just cure the base coat, apply regular polish and give it 20 minutes to dry before applying the second coat which also dries for 20 minutes, and then cure it with the top coat again. This is great since you don't have to overlook your polish collection, but you can still get more mileage out of it.
How do you remove gel polish? What is your favourite nail strengthener?