Get salon-worthy nails at home with these must-have manicure tools.

Let’s face it, when it comes to feeling fresh, sporting a set of neatly manicured nails is always the first step. And while some of us city-dwellers can score a mani-pedi deal on almost every street corner, not everyone has such easy access to the professionals.

That’s why, this Mani Monday, we’ve decided to share our secret weapons when it comes to getting salon-worthy nails at home. Whether you’re in desperate need of keeping your cuticles neat, or searching for just the right cotton pad to remove stale polish, we’ve got the goods to do the job. Keep your nails looking gorgeous and groomed with these four essential manicure tools.

Essie Naturally Clean Purifying Nail Polish Remover

If, like us, you despise a nail polish remover that leaves residue, you’ll fall madly in love with Essie’s Naturally Clean Purifying Nail Polish Remover. Designed to remove even the darkest of shades, this fresh-scented solution also contains vitamins and protective antioxidants for fortification.

($16, available at

Tweezerman Power Grip Fingernail Clipper

While claw-like nails may be cool with Kylie Jenner’s crowd, we prefer our digits short and chic. Tweezerman’s Power Grip Fingernail Clipper is the perfect tool to keep nail growth in check. Equipped with ergonomic nipper-like handles, this powerful companion allows you to cut with control every time.

($10, available at

Sally Hansen VitaSurge Strength Gel

When it comes to caring for your nails, locking in moisture is key. This fast-absorbing gel formula from Sally Hansen defies dryness with a surge of nourishing vitamins C and E. A generous swipe of this bead-infused formula will work wonders on weak and brittle nails.

($7.79, available at

Deborah Lippmann Smooth Operator Buffer File

Behind every good manicure is a multitasking buffer. Deborah Lippmann’s Smooth Operator Buffer File will gently smooth the surface of your nails while bestowing upon them a healthy high shine.

($12, available at

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