Before practicing piano, my nails were flawlessly painted (with “Skinny Jeans” by Sephora by OPI, if anyone was curious) and topped with a resilient top coat.
This is what they looked like after a good dose of Prokofiev.
Sigh! I love putting different pretty colors on my nails but there’s really no point painting them because they get such a pounding. They just look horrid after I practice and I end up picking little flakes of nail polish out of the keys.