'What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds,' 19th-century American political humourist Will Rogers once said. Today most would say the opposite rings true, but how to keep those dorsal digits top notch when you're working 15-hour days or run off your feet with the kids? The home manicure and pedicure is the answer. Hong Kong has a bevy of skilful talon-tamers who can come to your home, night or day, and give your ragged claws and horny hoofs a buffing. Well-groomed sources recommend Monita (tel: 9018 7884) and May (tel: 9801 1451). Monita charges $150 for a manicure, $200 for a pedicure or $300 for both; while May charges $200 for a manicure and pedicure but throw in an extra $100 and she'll include a foot scrub and massage. They say they have the stamina to treat up to 10 people in one session, so for a night in with a difference, get the girls round, mix up some Caipirinhas and take turns to have your nails done while you chat. Whether you're after a French manicure, tarty talons, Ghetto Fabulous designs or a quick buff and gloss, these lovely ladies have got it nailed.