I figured since there is a "sub topic" happening in the open up thread, I should just start one here.
We were discussing shellac (gel) nail color and how it can protect your nails from drying out from the clay.
Hand care tips, lotion suggestions, all welcome here.
Here is a picture of my nails 2 1/2 weeks after getting shellac gel put on my nails. They are chipped a bit and my hands are obviously dry, but you can see what kind of protection the shellac offers my hands. I do not throw a lot. I make about 2-5 pieces a day. (1 hr per day on the weekdays, and 3 hrs each saturday and sunday) Obviously the men would prefer a clear coat.