Hi lovelies! Since I took the plunge and changed my nail shape ONCE, I keep experimenting and switching back and forth. Which is awesome, honestly – always had my nails square or sliiightly squoval and now it’s all different lengths and shapes bonanza.
Apart from the time when I was biting my nails (the habit that lasted YEARS.) and they had no shape, apart from, well rugged/shredded kind of style, I was VERY used to square nails. You don’t realise how accustomed you are to your usual nail shape until you change it. Not very different from a hairstyle or everyday glasses or hair colour.
Anyway. Now that I got my nails to be strong and finally not peeling (knock on wood.) they can pretty much hold any shape – again, new to me. I had weak and breaking nails for such a long time. Even pretty extreme almonds hold now (and tear holes in my tights.) – great for experimentation.
This golden thing that’s also happening is very unusual.
The whole painting took me about 4 minutes, and no cleanup and no top coat. Also unusual. The almond shaped nails are with an addition of a matte top coat only.
I honestly think you should wear the nail shape you like and feel comfortable with – all the guide lines saying that if you have wide nail beds or chubby fingers and more – they’re right in saying what’s most flattering, but in the end?
Go with what you’re comfortable with.
My fingers definitely look slimmer and less chubby (thank you genes. thank you fish&chips.) with longer, preferably oval or almond nails, true. The most flattering nail shape so far has been the long and almond one I think – but.
For example: the other day I cut them down (the nails, not my fingers.) to tiny round nubs and loved wearing those, with a dark, grungy manicure.
Mah point? The best nail shape is the one you enjoy the most.
And the obsession with flattering = slimming can be hard to overcome, but in the end,
comfortable is simply more important than thin.
So lovelies, are you experimenting with your nail shapes? Or is it the one and only for you?
Which nail shape is your favourite?
And what nail shape flatters your fingers the most??
Let me know,
UPDATE: I am loving almonds, and my natural nails hold them very well. I do short, medium, claws. Experimenting is fun.
On a scale of most flattering, most slimming to chubbiest fingers, elongated almonds are most definitely the prettiest and flatter most hands. Try them.
Then go oval nails. Round nails. Square are generally the most chubbifying, but I like them too!
I jump between different versions of almond nails and round and square constantly. Experiment. Photograph your hand. Find out whether ‘slim’ is what you want or ‘you’ are what you want.