For the perfect nails

For the perfect nails
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Well manicured nails say a lot about a person. It’s the best accessory one can flaunt.

Well manicured nails say a lot about a person. It's the best accessory one can flaunt.

You may try and deny it, but the moment you see a pair of filthy, unkempt-looking nails, you aren't exactly going to jump at the opportunity of signing a partnership with this person! So, having perfectly manicured nails is your new beauty goal.

Round-shaped nails

This classic nail shape is massively popular as it's probably the easiest shape to recreate at home.

The round edge elongates shorter nails with a wide nail bed, making it ideal for those of you who think your hands are a little 'chubby,' as it'll optically extend your finger length to make your hands look more slender.

Almond-shaped nails

Almond-shaped nails have a wider base, slim sides, and end with a rounded point.

They make your fingers look longer, but it's still a natural look. This nail shape is mega popular with the A-lister's.

Oval-shaped nails

This nail shape is similar to almond but has a flat, blunt tip. If you have small hands, oval nails should be your go-to as it'll give the illusion of an extended nail so they look slimmer.

Oval nails generally look great on everyone, just make sure you're not a nail-biter as this look needs long nails.

Square-shaped nails

Square nails will have blunt, straight edges, so they're super low maintenance and the most practical nail to work with.

They're also perfect if you've got thin hands or long fingers, as it'll help them look a little wider and less 'stretched.'

Squoval-shaped nails

A natural nail that suits all shapes and sizes because it follows the outline of your cuticle so that it's almost square but with softer, curved edges.

It's also really easy to maintain and doesn't require any nail length, so it'll work if you're a nail-biter!

Stiletto-shaped (pointed) nails

This elongated shape will lengthen your hands by drawing the eye to the sharp pointed tip making them look lean and seriously glam.

The only downside is that they require regular salon upkeep (they only really work with false nails), so it may be slightly impractical.

Ballerina (coffin-shaped) nails

This slightly edgy, long slender nail shape is cut off and squared slightly at the tip of the nail.

If you want to pull this off, you've got to have strong, long nails and if you don't, then fake nails are the answer.

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