Monday, October 10, 2011

Almond nail shape trend...........Your thoughts?

Hello ladies! Happy Monday! I have recently changed the shape of my nails to a round almond shape versus my square shape. I wanted to know how some of you felt about nails shapes and if you ever change yours. The most current trend is the pointy almond shape, which looks good, but I cannot see myself functioning on a daily basis with two children and pointy nails. Can you say "child protective services?" LOL What do you think? Have you tried it?

Nail Shapes - Almond

"Thought of as the classical nail shape the nail is filed away at the sides and softly pointed at the tip. This shape is not very strong and if the nail is damaged some of the length will have to be filed away to rectify. Although attractive, this shape does not allow nails to grow to their maximum length, if this is what is desired"
Sally Hansen Website


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  1. I never change mine because my nails grow in a way that only allows square. If I wanted another shape (and I desperately want almond!!), I'd have to file the nail walls and with my nails being naturally weak already, that won't go over well.

    But long story short, if I could, I would definitely do almond. I think it looks super chic and sexy. But I can't, so I don't.

  2. i love it! it's my current nail shape. it doesn't appear to be as sharp and rih rih's because i think mine are shorter. i also have acrylic on mine. it helps with longevity. i have a young son, no big issues there. my only issue is finding nail techs that will maintain my nails to my liking. since my nails are shorter, the square edges poke out usually on one side. the right tech knows how to either incorporate my natural square nail shape into the acrylic nail shape or file it down. most don't care and will just let it poke out, maintaining an almond shape on top of a square =( i hope that wasn't confusing. if it remains problematic to get to the right nail tech, i may have to go back to square nail shape =(((

  3. It makes good sense, Having someone who is able to shape them the right way is key! Thanks for you response Yummy411

  4. Chaosbutterfly thanks for responding, but I agree it is a very hard shape to pull off with certain nail beds!

  5. Is it bad that I'm considering doing this? I mean, it is Halloween season. It might look festive. :)

  6. LOL, no, try it out and see if you like it!


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