Bobbi Brown: Beauty Coach

Celebrity makeup artist Bobbi Brown shares her secrets for looking your best in every situation.

Beauty Tips From Bobbi Brown

Beauty guru Bobbi Brown answers readers' questions and shares her skin, hair, and makeup secrets.

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My nails look yellow without polish. How do I lighten them?

Christina Paonessa, Philadelphia, PA

Bobbi: It’s smart to take a break from polish, especially darker shades: Keeping nails covered for long periods of time can cause discoloring. When yellowing becomes a problem, I whiten my nails with a solution of 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide combined with 2 1/2 tablespoons of baking soda. Apply the paste-like mixture onto each nail with a cotton swab, and let it sit for five minutes before rinsing. Then buff your nails to get rid of any remaining discoloration.

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