So I was just checking out my fingernails today after taking off my most recent mani, and I noticed that they are a bit longer, thicker, and stronger - which really pleases me, due to the fact that the work I do really does a number on my nails, making them weak and brittle and prone to splitting and peeling.
A little over a month ago, I decided to try something new on my nails in an effort to strengthen them and hopefully reduce the amount of splitting and peeling that I was seeing along the sides of my nails.
So, while I was at WalMart one day, I decided to purchase Sally Hansen's "green tea + bamboo strengthener", I think it was around 7 dollars or so.
I have to tell you that I am rather impressed with this - I have been using it as a base coat for, like I said above, a little over a month now, and my nails are noticeably stronger, thicker, healthier and have grown quite a bit since I first started using it. I really like the results that I have seen so far, and I believe I will continue using it as my preferred base coat from now on unless and until I discover something better.