- trim your nails to a uniform length
- apply a good lotion. don't stress over having the "right" kind. any thick lotion or hand cream will do.
- apply one coat of metallic polish. revlon has 2 great options :gold go get em, and metallic copperglaze.
- you can do this on your hands and feet.
It is amazing how a quick sweep of metallic polish makes your hands look and feel so much prettier. In only takes literally a minute to paint your nails with one coat of this shimmery polish, I know because I just did it. If you don't have metallic polish you can pick up a bottle for less than $5.