Elegant Touch Nail Apothecary

If you ever experience nail problems, there's probably a solution here for you - from Elegant Touch, one of the best-loved established names in nailcare. A 'medicine cabinet for your nails', the collection offers six treatments and 'finishes'.

We'll skip the Super Matte Top Coat, ourselves, but are taken with three products in particular. Cuticle Elixir - packed with vitamin E and jojoba oil - is a great last-thing-at-night treatment for the bedside table. (Quite the best time for some cuticle TLC, we find.) If yours are a bit raggedy, you might want to turn to Cuticle Eliminator, for a blitz: a gel formula which softens overgrown cuticles, making them easy to push back, for a cleaner nail zone.

24K Gold Ridge Filler, meanwhile, is a terrific base for polish featuring little particles of glimmer and shimmer. (In fact, you could wear this quite prettily on its own.)

Tough Flex Base Coat and Gel Effect Top Coat (which features acrylic materials, NB) complete the collection. And what we're particularly taken with are the lids: small and easily maneoeuvrable, they have a rubber top which makes it incredibly easy to grip precisely.

The 'nail doctor' will see you now...

UK readers find Elegant Touch Nail Apothecary at www.boots.com/from £6.95 to £8.95