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Before the week is out: Buy this

ELEGANT NAIL extensions don't come cheap - and nor does having them taken off again. Falsies can be painful and difficult to remove DIY and the process almost always involves a visit to a beautician. Now you can save yourself some money with Get Em Off, which does exactly what it says on the bottle. Fill a small bowl (ceramic or metal, not plastic, which will melt - ouch!) and sit for 20 minutes or so contemplating the infinite while your talons dissolve. The range includes banana- and strawberry- scented polish removers.

Elegant Touch Get Em Off, pounds 2.49 for 100ml, Go Bananas and Berry Strawberry nail polish removers, pounds 2.99 for 200ml, available from Lloyds chemists, department stores and chemists' shops nationwide.