Give your nails a break, especially if you've gotten hooked on acrylic and gel manicures. The US Environmental Protection Agency warns that there are at least twenty chemicals in nail glue, polish, hardeners, additives, powders or removers. Medical literature confirms that several of them - ethyl cyanoacrylate, formalin, toluene, and MMA - can irritate the eyes, skin, mucous membranes, respiratory tract, or damage our nerves, kidneys or liver.
Fortunately, after an excess of crazy neons, buffed nails are in. This time Victoria Beckham got it right. During New York fashion week, her models were treated to a full manicure back-stage...with only a single layer of nail strengthener, making nude nails stylish.