Fast Nail Fixes for the Imminently Engaged

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Dior Dissolvant Abricot Nail Polish Remover, $20; nordstrom.com

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Photo by: Courtesy of Dior
Dior Dissolvant Abricot Nail Polish Remover, $20; nordstrom.com

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Thu, Jan 23, 2014 3:44 PM EST

If the sea of selfies turning up on Facebook and Instagram this week is any indication, engagement season has begun. Kicking off with a bang on January 1 before building to a bling-fueled crescendo on Valentine's Day, it's a time for joyful, punch-drunk celebration-unless, that is, your nails can be classified as any of the following: stubby, jagged, broken, or otherwise unsuitable for public viewing in any way. A sparkling late nineteenth-century stunner, after all, loses just a bit of its blinding luster when framed against the backdrop of a lackluster fingertip. Today's Beauty Resolution post offers a smart long-term strategy for die-hard nail biters, but whether a twinkling emerald cut is in your near future or you simply want nicer hands now-more immediate measures can be taken, too. Here, thirteen fast fixes for getting your nails into presentable shape, from a soothing rosemary-scented cuticle balm to a spot-on polish that promises to act as the perfect backdrop.

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