Pear Nova Press-On Nails
We haven’t been this excited about the return of an ’80s beauty trend since bushy brows, but the Pear Nova Press- On Nails ($26) have us rethinking our entire nail-art routine. The collection, inspired by Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” comes in graphic and minimalist designs that you won’t get sick of — which is good, since they last for days and days. Plus, the application was so easy and convincing, we had multiple coworkers fooled about our falsies.
Think of the Nails.INC Get Hard Nail Hardener ($13) like a personal trainer for your fingernails (with a nourishing green juice to follow). The hardening base coat uses a combo of biotin, kale, spinach, and mushroom to strengthen nails with just a couple swipes a week. Plus, the added retinol built up a protective shield that locked in all the goodness and gave us a chip-free mani for longer.
Nails.INC Get Hard Nail Hardener
Best Nail Treatment
There’s something so therapeutic about peeling off your manicure, but what’s not therapeutic is the damage that can do to your nail plate. Enter: the Orly One Night Stand ($15), a base coat for commitment-phobes that clings onto the polish color for one to two days, then easily peels off for a nondamaging — and super-satisfying — removal.
Orly One Night Stand
Best Base Coat
Zoya Classic Leathers Nail Polish
Best Nail Polish
Like red lipstick, dark-wash jeans, and a white button-up, leather never goes out of style. The Zoya Classic Leathers Nail Polish ($12) proves how timeless the material is with its collection of six leather-inspired colors. From creamy beige to teal blue, each one delivers that longwear, extra-shiny finish you know and love from the brand.
Think of the Aprés Neutrals Gel-X Nail Extension Kit ($70) as the your-nails-but-better hack. The full-coverage gel extensions come in shades ranging from peach to mauve, so you can get the perfect neutral mani without ever having to dip into a bottle of gel polish or worry about streaky, uneven color.
Aprés Neutrals Gel-X
Nail Extension Kit
Best Nail Kit
When’s the last time you actually treated your cuticles to a hydrating oil? Thanks to the Essie On a Roll Apricot Cuticle Oil ($18), we can proudly report it was just a few minutes ago. The roll-on applicator makes it so easy (and mess-free) to get it right where you need it, and the apricot kernel and jojoba oils sink right in and get to work without feeling greasy.
Essie On a Roll Apricot Cuticle Oil
Best Cuticle Oil