Holiday-Proof Your Manicure
- Rub in a cuticle oil daily. "It penetrates polish to keep nails flexible and healthy," says Yankee. She especially loves CND Solar Oil ($8.50).
- Brush on a top coat every other day. "This helps reinforce polish and strengthen the coating on your nails," she says. Try Sally Hansen Color Therapy Top Coat ($8).
- Make your nails stronger by washing dishes. The trick: Wear rubber gloves, but before putting them on, slather on cuticle oil and a rich hand cream, then slip on cotton gloves. "While you're doing dishes, the hot water will create a sauna-like effect within the gloves," says Yankee. "It's like giving your hands a mini facial."