I used to use Nail Magic Nail Conditioner / hardener but my nails would still chip on the side. I switched over to one coat of OPI's "Nail Envy" and one coat of Essie's "Grow Stronger." I use that as my base coat before every manicure or even when I decide not to wear polish.
Quick video of my full nail care which I do once a week.
Base coats I use:
- OPI's "Nail Envy"
- Essie's "Millionails"
I moisturize my cuticles every single day if not my cuticles get really dry and I start getting hang nails.
As for how I remove my polish (all you need is one cotton ball!) here you go :)