I'm not the best person to answer this. I have rather thick nails that grow like weeds, but nail polish does weaken them. When I get any chipping or thinning around the tips, it is always to do excessive use of polish.
I agree with TNB, when it comes to rounding edges. That helps avoid snags. Always make sure you file in one direction only! if you go to the left, and then the right, it weakens the nail.
Also, OPI makes a pretty good natural nail strengthener and their natural base coat is fantastic! I have had little to no peeling (or discoloration) since using it.
Oh, Cutex makes an advance revival nail polish remover that is more gentle on the nail. It strengthens and has botanical oils. A few drug stores have knock off versions that are just as good.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??
Last edited by Fifi.G; 07-11-2013 at 10:36 AM.