Your Beauty Etiquette Dilemmas -- Solved
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Quandary: One of my oldest friends still wears long acrylic nails with those tacky designs on them. How can I tell her (nicely) that they're so over?
Solution: "First you need to judge whether making a comment like this is something your friendship can withstand," advises Post, "some definitely couldn't handle it." If you think yours is solid enough, you need to consider her feelings and stay away from derogatory words like "tacky."
Then, you need to analyze why you feel compelled to comment on her nails in the first place. Are you embarrassed to be seen with her? "Too bad," Post says. "Personally, I wouldn't say anything. This is you butting your nose in where it doesn't belong. It's her style and her choice."
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