To give your nails a natural look, shape them to suit your hands. The best shape for your nail is one that mirrors the natural shape of your own cuticle. Nails tend to split and become flaky due to lack of moisture. Replacing the moisture lost from regular hand washing is a good way to prevent your nails from becoming dry. A good way to do this is to work some rich moisturizing cream or vitamin E oil into your nails. And last but not the, never, never manicure your nails after a bath. Nails that are soft and water logged tend to be easily damaged.