-PERFECTING YOUR NAIL SHAPE-

Some sources say that nearly 60% of women do their nails on a monthly basis, but is nail shaping really that important or is it just a gorgeousness that women seem to enjoy occasionally?

Importance of Nail Care

  • There surely is something wonderful about the time taken to care for one’s nails. Having charmingly manicured nails does give us, girls and women a nice and good feeling.

  • Whether one takes an hour or two to visit a nearby salon or paints one’s nails at home, the feeling we get after nail care is without doubts, blissful.

  • Well! Caring for nails can help determine if we are healthy.

  • Without a shadow of a doubt, every day we use our hands for virtually, EVERYTHING. Fungal or bacterial infections can occur in the skin surrounding nail bed if love and care are not shown to our nails.

  • This is when germs remain trapped underneath the nail, which very often happens to women. These can even lead to more serious health problems. So, in other words, we can act as germophobes.

  • Nails, according to some sources, are also said to be indicating agents for complications such as kidney and liver diseases, malnutrition other health issues.

  • Thus, we imperatively have to take good care of our nails ladies!

Types of ‘Nail shapes

Ever since nail polish and enhancement have been made available to many more people desiring for their nails to be done either at a salon or simply at home, some interesting nail shapes matured.

So, which of these shapes do you ladies think might be best convenient for your fingers and appearance?

Below are 5 of the most popular nail shapes with details about each.


Oval-Shaped Nails/ Egg-shaped
  1. Oval-Shaped Nails/ Egg-shaped.
  • Oval-shaped nails, also known as egg-shaped nails, are considered to be one of the most conventional shapes, made very famous in the late 1900s and early 2000s.
  • This type of nail shape is best fit for women having wide nail beds and short fingers as, in a way, it helps make your fingers appear longer than they actually are. It is long and to some degree, tapered from your nail bed to the tip of your nail.
  • In order to achieve oval-shaped nails, you must smoothen the sides softly and bluntly, making it appear ‘egg-shaped’ and look fashionable and attractive.

Almond-Shaped Nails

2. Almond-Shaped Nails.
Almond-shaped nails have sides that are slimmer with rounded and tapered tips. It is a bit similar to the oval-shaped one, but more pointed at the top, delicate along the sides and spread out at the base.

  • This one works best with ladies who have king nails and thin nail beds. It is suitable for those who have little or fat fingers as well, helping to keep your nails longer.
  • You must find the mid spot at the tip of your nail and shape both sides making a peak at the centre point. Afterwards, smoothen it out to avoid sharp edges.


Round-shaped Nails

3. Round-shaped Nails.

  • Do you have short or chubby fingers? Are you looking for low maintenance, yet wishing that your nails look better? Round-shaped nails are probably the best ones for you then.
  • Round-shaped nails are simpler to do and the easiest shape to maintain. It trails around the contour of your fingertips and is fit for those who have little time to visit salons.
  • It is very easy to do and can be effortlessly maintained, even if it is a first attempt to nail polishing. In short, rounding one’s nails may also help make them look longer.


Stiletto-Shaped Nails

4. Stiletto-Shaped Nails.

  • This type of nail shape is not that common as it is quite gut-taking to be pulled off.
  • They shape this one with pointed tips more drastic than those of the almond-shaped nails and is rather long.
  • Do you want your nails to be noticeable? Well, stiletto-shaped nails are the perfect ones for you.
  • We must note that the nails may be easily broken if you go for this shape. In this case, it is most advisable to use acrylic or gel nails.
  • These will certainly help to make the nail an eye-catcher.

Coffin/Ballerina Shaped Nails

5. Coffin / Ballerina Shaped Nails

  • Coffin/Ballerina-shaped nail is a more refined version of the stiletto nail shape, following the same shaping technique.
  • Nails with this shape are best suited for many fingers and they are made slim and long.
  • The last mentioned is tapered off at the tip to make the shape appear like a coffin or ballerina slipper.
  • This is one of American media personality, model and entrepreneur, Kylie Jenner’s favorites.
  • Do note that this can only be done on long and strong nails.
  • You must find a center point and tabulate the nails along the sides to that same point. This will look very stylish and media-savvy.

Post Author: Harry Camaro

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