Remember: Treat your nails like jewels, not tools!
1.Picking up small objects from smooth surfaces can damage the tips of nails. So slide the objects to the edge of the surface and scoop into your other hand; or slide a piece of card under the item and lift it that way. Avoid picking up objects using the nails only.
2.When washing dishes, gardening, cleaning your car or bathing animals, scrubbing floors and when using chemicals (household or other), ALWAYS wear rubber gloves. Gloves protect your nails from chemicals and can act as a shock absorber should the nails be knocked. Use a butter knife to scrape dried on foods off of kitchen counters.
3.When bathing, do NOT soak your nails for a long period of time in hot water. Your nails absorb water 100 times faster than your skin and will expand. The artificial coating does NOT expand; thus will promote lifting. ALWAYS keep your hands out of the water when enjoying a bubble bath.
4.Use ONLY non-acetone polish remover when changing the color of your polish. Acetone will 'eat' the ABS plastic that the extensions are made of.
5.When doing laundry, if clothes are tangled, use B-B-Q or ice tongs to pull wet clothes out--or be VERY careful by moving slowly and deliberately.
6.When unhooking jewelry, use the sides of your fingers--NOT your fingernails!