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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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22. Hands-on treatments

Your hands speak volumes about your toilette. If you can’t stretch to salon manicures, there are easy ways to titivate your nails on the cheap.

Think of your nails as the icing on a cake – the finishing touch to your outfit, shoes, hair and make-up. A neatly manicured set says you’re well groomed and glamorous.

The first steps to gorgeous hands are to wash and dry them regularly and to always use hand cream. Keep a jar by every sink in your house plus one in your handbag. Okay, most women are meticulous about hygiene and we don’t need reminding to wash our hands after using the loo. However, the more you do it the better. Interestingly, one US study found that if you wash your hands five times a day you could dramatically ...

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