A DIY manicure has never been easier; there are so many readily available tools to help you preen those nails, but finding a style to suit you can be tricky without experimentation. The main point to focus on when choosing a nail look is what shape nail is best for you.
If you are aiming for an easy, everyday look, opt for something mid-length with either a square or rounded tip to ensure a classic style in your day-to-day life. Square and rounded nails tend to be more manageable and with a little help from OPI Nail Strengthener they will be able to survive any daily tasks and chores, while maintaining a professional, strong and beautiful finish.
Sadly, some of us need to work with a shorter set of talons, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look stylish while doing so. Go for something slightly straighter, just make sure to avoid creating a blunt look at the end of your fingertips as this will be harder to manage and control than a well defined, polished square.
Another way to choose what shape nail works best for you is if you want to extend your fingers. One of 2014’s biggest trends was the point, the almost diamond shape created at the tip of the nail to give the illusion of added length. While it is an easy trend to replicate it is important to avoid the ‘curse of the claw’, when a point becomes too extreme and begins to look like a claw. To prevent this we recommend using a three-way buffer to file, buff and polish your nails to keep them looking sleek and salon ready at all times. A particularly useful addition to any handbag for those unwanted, accidental chips that we know are often lurking around the corner.
Following this advice is simple, easy and will ensure that you pick the best nail shape to suit you.