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Get a great manicureat home
We're all about stand-out nails. Here are the best nail products of the year, hand-picked by Health editors and a team of pros. (You can also check out their other absolute favorite beauty products for the face, body, makeup, and hair).
Expert tip: Before you take off bright polish, brush cuticle oil onto skin. It prevents color seep and reduces remover rub-rub-rub time.
Essie Sleek Stick collection ($11 each; essie.com)
From lace to animal prints, all the designs are chic. "I've seen everyone from high-powered executives to trendy 20-somethings wearing these," reports beauty blogger Polly Blitzer.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure collection ($8 each; at mass retailers)
"Klutz-approved," as Blitzer puts it, this combo base coat, polish, and topcoat makes color "impervious to scratches for over a week."