Remember, the worst faux pas you can make is not taking proper care of your nails. Even if you’re not going to wear polish, always keep your nails clean, hands moisturized and have a nail file on hand to keep them nicely shaped. When using polish, make sure to use products that will keep your nails healthy and strong. “Avoid using nail lacquers that contain a significant amount of toxins,” says Lippmann. Look for polishes with a minimum rating of 3-free, that avoid the use of toxic chemicals, especially Toulene, Formaldehyde and DBP. Instead look for shades that contain nutrients and vitamin blends, like Lippmann’s 7-free gel lab pro line, to achieve a gel manicure look without the wear and tear of destructive chemicals.