If your nail polish has gone 'claggy', put just a couple of drops of nail polish remover into the bottle and shake
When painting your nails, remember to take the brush over the tip as well to help prevent chipping
If you run out of cuticle oil, use a small amount of petroleum jelly, castor oil or olive oil insteadWhen painting your nails, leave three minutes between applying coats to help prolong the life of your polish
To help your nail varnish set that little bit quicker, dip your hands into a bowl of iced water or hold under cold running water for 30 seconds
Roll your nail varnish between your hands before using to remove any air bubbles and ensure a smoother finish
Never file your nails when you've just got out of the shower or bath - wet nails break more easily
If you suffer from weak or brittle nails, always wear rubber gloves to do the housework or washing up. Applying hand and nail cream before you put them on will give you an extra moisturising treat.If you've run out of nail polish remover, apply a coat of fresh polish and then immediately wipe away with cotton wool and it will take most of the undercoats off too. Not a perfect solution, but great in an emergency.