Put your money where your perfectly manicured fingers are. Women’s Health tells us that by the year 2020, we will spend collectively $2.5 billion dollars on our nails.

We can all agree that Beyonce, Rihanna, and Lady GaGa have contributed to our new found love for perfected manicures. If you’re anything like me, your day-old, manicure nails are perfect. By day two, you look down at your nails and you have a smudge, a hangnail, or peeling polish. Maybe all three. To spare those perfect nails, try these three manicure must-haves.

The nail file. My first choice is a fine-grip crystal nail file because this type of file doesn’t cause tiny tears like an emery board does. Those tiny tears in your nail, that you may not even notice, are the ones that lead to nail breakage. You might shed a tear when you pay $10 for a nail file, but ten dollars is worth avoiding a hand with one short nail and nine long nails. You can find these files at sephora.com or at your local beauty shop. A good file is an investment that you won’t regret.

Cuticle Oil. No matter the time of year, healthy skin requires moisture. Invest in cuticle oil to give your hands the refreshment they deserve. My absolute favorite cuticle oil is, Aveda Beautifying Oil. This product is very concentrated so a little goes a long way. Be careful not to overuse it. If you have a hard time finding Aveda, a vitamin E-rich coconut oil is an alternative.

The nail strengthener. It is so easy to break, snag, or tear thin nails, but you can prevent that from happening with a nail strengthener.Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Advanced Nail Hardener is a faithful product. it With a quick application, this nail hardener is convenient for the busy girl to paint and go.

Ladies, you have no excuse not to have nails like Beyonce. These three products will keep your perfectly polished nails perfectly polished. Treat yo self. Get the essentials and share this with your friends. Help a sister out! We don’t want no stubs!