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Nail Tips from an ELLE Beauty Genius

By on March 16, 2007
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The April Issue of ELLE magazine celebrates beauty with the gorgeous Rachel McAdams gracing their cover, funky pink highlights and all. As part of the ELLE Beauty Genius Awards they interviewed twenty-four of the nation’s best hair, skin and makeup specialists to reveal their best advice and product recommendations. Of course there is a nail expert – Marian Newman.

In the article she reveals her secret weapon, Dr. Hauschka Neem Nail Oil Pen. I’m sure it’s a fine product but for $17.95 I can get a LOT of Creative Solar Oil.

Ms. Newman also discusses the importance of buffing but stresses not to over buff your nails. While buffing gives nails a wonderfully polished look and helps polish adhere better, doing it too often can weaken nails and cause dents. To quote the expert, “You don’t want to create dust, not should you feel heat – both are signs that you’re pressing too hard.” Excellent advice!

Creative Negligee’ is the color featured and it is a great neutral but if you’re looking for something to slap on in a hurry, pass on this one. I love Creative polishes but they take forever to dry and need help from a drying accelerator to avoid dents.

photo courtesy of Freud Communications for ELLE Magazine
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