Here is a list of my must have hand/nail products from 2012.
The first thing I recommend is investing in a base and top coat. You do not need to spend a lot of money to get a great quality product. I highly recommend the PRO-FX line that you can purchase at your local Walmart for only $4.97. I call these my miracle products lol Without them I would be back to horribly short nails. The price is amazing as these are huge 75 ml bottles. I personally use the Protein Enriched Base Coat & Revitalizer and the Quick Dry High Gloss Top Coat.
You will want to keep your hands moisturized, especially during these cold winter months. So the next thing I recommend is finding a hand lotion that you love. I am partial to the Layers by Scentsy hand cream (My opinion is biased thou as I do sell this product) I use lotion on my hands several times daily and a small amount goes a long way with this product. The cost is $7 for an 85g tube and comes in a large variety of scents. Visit Scentsy to find a consultant near you.
Julep has an amazing product. I fell in love with their Essential Cuticle Oil when I received it as one of my items from one of their mystery box's. This product is a little bit pricey but I still love it! Apply this oil daily to your cuticle's to strengthen your nails and maintain your manicure. This product sells for $18 or $14.40 if you are a Julep Maven. Become a Maven with Julep to receive 20% off and free shipping on all orders.
There you have it, my top 3 products that I cannot live without. These products help me maintain healthy looking beautiful hands and nails. I hope you find this information helpful.