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All-Over Beauty Boosting Tips

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Credit: Peter Buckingham

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Go bold with your nails

"Many women choose light pink or gray-ish neutrals because they think they’re flattering shades, but they can make your hands look sallow," says New York–based manicurist Elle Gerstein. "Vivid shades with blue undertones put the spotlight on your nails, plus brighten up the skin."

A study in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery confirms the power of polish: When bare fingers were compared to hands "dressed up" with nail polish and jewelry, hands with naked nails were perceived as older.

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