Almond-Shaped Nails Are The Best Nails: An Impassioned Rant
Truthfully, I think every nail shape has its perks. Short rounded nails are natural-looking and are never in your way, square nails are elegant and easy to accomplish and stiletto nails make your fingers look longer (not to mention the fact that you could probably use them as a weapon).
However, I’m here to talk about almond-shaped nails, my personal favorite. If you’ve been trying to figure out what nail shape is best for you and you stumbled upon this article in your search, keep reading! I will try my best to convince you to join #TeamAlmondNails.
First of all, it’s the go-to shape if you want long yet natural looking nails. While squared nails might be your first choice if you’re trying to keep them short, they might not give you the same result when growing them out. I like my nails long and natural looking, so the first thing I do when I’ve grown them out to my desired length is almond-shape them, since they’re naturally squoval (squared-oval; I didn’t make that up).
Second, it has a good "recovery shape". Okay, I did just make that phrase up, but hear me out. Say you’ve been on the process of growing out your nails when the (sometimes) inevitable happens and one of them breaks. Assuming, of course, that your nail didn’t fall off completely and only cracked a bit on the side (as it usually goes), you can totally save your length by going almond! Just grab a clipper and trim off the sides diagonally, getting rid of the broken part.
This way you avoid trimming them all the way back down. File them to smooth the edges and round the tip, or you can leave it pointy and go stiletto! But once again, if the tip of your stiletto nail breaks, just round it up with a file and go back to almond. Bam! Recovery shape. You’re welcome.
Having said that, and last but not least, I definitely believe the almond shape will keep your nails from breaking as often. My disclaimer here is that I’m only saying this from personal experience and I know it’s different for everybody. But if it worked for me, it might just work for you too!
The truth is, when I have almond nails I find them breaking way less often than when they’re square or squoval. I’m not sure if it’s because the edges are less sharp or maybe they just don’t get in the way as much, but it is what it is. It’s worth a try!
Hopefully I’ve managed to convince you that almond-shaped nails truly are the best. If I have failed to do that, I recommend you give them a shot and see for yourself. As for me, my job here is done. #RantOver