It’s very difficult to be vampish and glamorous with bitten nails, but it’s a habit that millions can’t help doing. As a former nail biter, my nails still suffer from the effects of being nibbled to within an inch of their lives. They’re weak and split at the least sign of nail polish. There’s no miracle cure for nail nibblers – it truly is a matter of will power (and constantly having a mouth full of chewing gum: there is little that is more disgusting that a snag of nail caught in Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit). But you can help to rebuild the shreds that were formerly nails: OPI’s Nail Envy strengthens weak and peeling nails, and if you apply Avoplex Cuticle Oil To Go (brilliantly portable so there’s no excuse) every day, you’ll soon find your talons are restored. Expect it to take at least a couple of months to see proper results, but it’s well worth the wait to start wearing the amazing nail colours for summer. Let us know if you have any failsafe ‘cures’ for the nibbles…..we’ve got a spot prize of a bottle of Nail Envy and a hot nail colour from the OPI South Beach Collection for the best comment. (Don’t forget to leave an email address so we can contact you).

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