You all know that I’ve experimented with a variety of nails shapes in the past, but this Summer I embraced one of the most drastic changes (for me) to date – Almond nails!
Per usual, I chronicled my manicures & was able to capture how this almond thing went down! Below you’ll see my nails grow & take their almond form from the beginning of June through the first week of August.
My nails have never been that long in my life! I was sure that I would break one in the 7-8 week span, so I was extra careful to wear gloves when doing the dishes, I did not use my nails as tools for ANYTHING, and was overall very cautious – a couple close calls, but to my utter surprise, they made it out unharmed!
So after my little stint with Almond nails, it was time to start fresh! I recently clipped them all off & vowed to take a brief break from gel to give them a breather. I have to say, I’m LOVING these teeny nails!
Have you ever shaped your nails into almonds or stilettos?
What did you think, would you do it again?
Do you prefer short or long nails?
How do u get ur manis to look so perfect along ur cuticle??? Thanx
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This is kinda dumb, but think of your nails like a ravioli or something lol.
When painting the base coat, be sure to cover the entire nail (the bottom pasta). When painting with your color polish (the filling), leave a clear perimeter of base coat exposed. When using your top coat (the top pasta), paint over the entire nail like you did the base so that the base & top coats meet & seal the edges.
I know it sounds silly, but the key is to be very careful not to let the polish get too close to the cuticle 🙂