Last week I bought and used some new stuff to try to curb my nail appetite. I think it's working! The polish stayed on with minimal chips for almost a week. I can really tell a difference in the strength of the nails using the Essie base/strengthener. One plague I have is nails that split on the sides. *knock on wood* So far I haven't had that problem. I removed the color polish and just put on one coat of the clear base. The cuticle oil does seem to be working, b..u..t... I'm not using it as directed.
I also started taking a multi-vitamin and drinking a glass of Naked Green Machine every day. I figured it wouldn't hurt to work from the inside out as well! I hope that I can get my nails to the length they were several months ago. We are experiencing a peaceful time in our little corner of the world and I hope to keep it that way for a long, long time.