Hard as Hooves

Who knew that a product used to condition horse hooves could work just as well on human nails? Well, Susie Luria, a receptionist at Oasis Day Spa in Dobbs Ferry who grew up with horses, for one, and she’s the one who told me about this fantastic—and inexpensive—product. You can use Healthy Hoof Lacquer on uncoated or polished nails—it creates a shield to prevent chipping and cracking, and strengthens brittle nails.

Hey, if it works for thoroughbreds, think what it will do for you. About $2 and change for 1/2 ounce; at mass merchandisers everywhere.