Do you love to get your nails done but dread the breaking and chipping that happens to your nails afterwards? Naturally, there is always wear and tear because of our everyday lives.

This month is one of the best times of the year to show off a bright, beautiful manicure. Who doesn’t want their nails to be shiny, strong, and beautiful? So here are the top three steps to achieve beautiful nails if you want to save your time and money.

First, it’s super important to always start with a base coat. Basecoat contain keratin, which is known to strengthen your nails and really help prevent any breakage. Though it adds another step, it’s totally worth it!

Next, you always want to make sure you moisturize your nails, especially if you tend to go in the water a lot! Your nails are porous, so if they get wet for a long period of time, it can seriously weaken them. Nourishing oils and creams can do wonders for your cuticles.

Lastly, and most important, is to change your nail polish up. With so many different colors, you can really update your look by going for a color you wouldn’t normally choose.

You may have not thought, but it also plays a factor into your nails’ health. Bright colored shades can actually cause discoloration on your nails if there left on for too long, so try something like a pastel!