With new polish and varnish ranges designed for each season, nails play an important fashion role all year round.
But many of us feel that in summer our finger tips really come into their own - the warmer weather and lighter days make us want to experiment with colours and take more risks.
But if we want our finger nails to look their best, it's not simply a question of painting them in the latest shade: we need a healthy canvas to work on.
So here we've got five tricks to keep your nails in tip top condition...
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