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    17 Tips To Help You Achieve A Rihanna-Worthy Manicure

    Your hands can now be permanently Instagram-ready.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to give their best advice for perfect nails, and they delivered. Here are some of the best tips.

    1. Carry around a nail file or have several on hand so that you can sort out broken nails ASAP.

    2. Use a crystal/glass nail file.

    3. Always use a base and top coat.

    4. And repaint the top coat regularly to make it last longer.

    5. Try the Seche Vite top coat.

    6. Seal the nail polish by painting around the edges too, to prevent chipping.

    7. Make cuticle cream a regular part of your routine.

    8. Treat yourself to a regular manicure.

    9. Stop using your nail clippers!

    10. Use gloves when washing the dishes or doing other activities that might damage your nails.

    11. Shape your nails into a rounded shape because that'll make them less likely to break.

    12. Try jojoba oil for your cuticles.

    13. Avoid acetone-based nail polish remover...

    14. ...and try peel-off nail polish instead.

    15. Try raw garlic as a fragrant, low-cost, all-natural nail strengthener.

    Kinda gross I'm trying to make my nails grow and make them strong so vitamins and garlic

    "I apply garlic to my nails, it’s ridiculously easy and cheap, and you see results quickly. Just take a small piece of raw garlic, break it in half, and rub it over your nails. Let it sit for a while, and then you can wash your hands to get rid of any stickiness. Made my nails grow long and strong, and you don’t even have to do it regularly! Just every once in a while, when you have time to sit and you don’t need to go anywhere where it would be bad to smell like garlic, give it a try!"

    Submitted by rubyc490cf3341

    16. Paint your nails a dark colour when you're growing them out.

    17. And of course, DON'T BITE THEM!

    Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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