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I have problem nails, what can I do to improve them?

Original Nail Envy is OPI's strongest and most effective nail strengthening treatment.  Whether your nails are splitting, dry, brittle, weak, or you just cannot grow them, Original Nail Envy is the treatment for you.  Apply two coats to your bare nail and then apply one coat every other day to maintain your treatment. You can use Nail Envy over the top of nail lacquer too so you can continue to see the benefits of Envy all the time!  For the man in your life - try Matte Envy for a totally natural, non-shiny finish

After a week, use OPI Non Acetone Polish Remover to remove the Nail Envy and begin application again as above.

Once your nails have made a noticeable improvement, you can move onto either a specific formula Nail Envy; Dry and Brittle Nails, Thin and Weak nails or Sensitive and Peeling nails, or simply switch to Maintenance Envy.

My nail lacquer chips easily

At certain times in our lives our nails can become unbalanced.  ChipSkip is OPI's patented formula that keeps nails looking beautiful for longer. Just one coat applied to the bare natural nail prior to base coat and lacquer helps prevent chipping.

I don't have time to wait for my nails to dry

OPI has 3 excellent products that are the perfect finishing solution; RapiDry Spray, RapiDry Top Coat and Drip Dry Drying Drops. OPI's Drip Dry Drying Drops dry the nail to the touch in just one minute, with just one or two drops. You can also use RapiDry Top Coat for a hard glossy finish in 5 minutes, in conjunction with the drops or on its own, and Rapidry Spray ensures your nails dry with added lustre and conditioned cuticles as the spray also contains Avoplex Replenishing Nail and Cuticle Oil.

I have trouble removing dark shades of lacquer without staining my nails and skin

Try OPI Expert Touch Lacquer Remover. It's designed especially to remove dark shades  fast, while leaving cuticles soft and supple. Soak an OPI Lint Free Wipe with the lacquer remover and hold it onto the nail for 30 seconds, allowing the wipe to soak up the lacquer. With firm pressure pull the wipe away from the nail towards you, thus preventing the lacquer from staining the surrounding skin.

My cuticles are rough, dry and untidy

For rough, dry, untidy cuticles OPI's Avoplex range will soon have your cuticles in top form. Firstly, OPI's Avoplex Exfoliating Cuticle Treatment will eliminate dry, rough cuticles and put back essential moisture and lipids. Use this with OPI's Avoplex Replenishing Nail and Cuticle Oil to restore moisture and lipids with antioxidant, Vitamin E plus skin-loving avocado, sunflower, sesame and kukui nut oil.

If you're busy and on the go, try Avoplex Cuticle Oil to Go. Its thick gel formula means easy, non-drip usage on the go with all the same benefits as Avoplex Nail and Cuticle Oil.

My hands are really rough and dry

Give Avoplex High-Intensity Hand and Nail Cream a go. It transforms hands in need of serious care with its luxuriously hydrating blend of shea, cocoa, avocado, and almond butters plus deep-penetrating protein peptides. It hydrates, nourishes and protects overworked hands, while helping to increase skin elasticity and nail flexibility. It has a leak-proof lid that makes it the ideal hand cream to pop in your handbag.

My feet are dry and cracked

To combat dry and cracked feet try Feet by OPI Double Coverage. Its moisturising shea butter and smoothing silicones add a layer of micronised cotton powder to protect against foot irritation.  For tough and painful calluses we recommend OPI's Feet by OPI Callus File buffs away dry, rough and callused skin. It's dual-sided file smoothes feet fast; the blue side reduces calluses and the gray side buffs skin to a smooth finish. Finish by applying Feet by OPI Callus Therapy.