Nothing beats having your nails done and not having to worry about them chipping for a few weeks! For my nails I either get Shellac which is a two week manicure or gel nails which are basically fake tips that are glued to your natural nail and then a gel coat is put on top to seal it all together.
In this picture I had just had gel nails done. For me gel nails suit me better as I really struggle to grow my nails (years of biting them) and I never get the desired shape I want.
Gel nails last 3-4 weeks, depending on how much your nails grows and how much you want to change the colour.
Whenever I get my nails done I stick to the same neutral safe colours; nude, red, burgundy and navy. They are just my go to shades.
The shade I have on my nails above is Romantique by CND Shellac!