One of the few things I do just for myself is paint my finger and toe nails every week. I simply cannot justify using gas to drive to a salon when I can attempt to get salon quality nails in the comfort of my own home.
I was introduced to this product about 15 years ago from a former co worker and have not strayed from this brand at all. This is a clear nail protein containing keratin that can either be used by itself to maintain and strengthen healthy nails or used as a base coat or primer to prep for the nail polish you put on top of it. You can also use this as a top coat as well.
There are three formulas for the nail protein. I use formula one which is to maintain healthy nails. Formula two is for softer nails that need strengthening, and formula three is for nails that are hard. I have not tried formulas two or three because I did start off with strong nails. I have minimal chipping since using this product and my nails grow like weeds!! Thank goodness they look better than weeds! In fact, I have to file my nails every other day because they grow so quickly! I also get asked quite often if these are my natural nails or if they are acrylics because they look so natural that they look "fake".
A big bottle is half a fluid ounce and it lasts months and months for me so this is money well spent. I highly recommend Nailtiques as part of your nail regimen!