As promised, here is a pic of my new nail shape. To begin my journey with the new shape, I decided to paint my nails with Mavala Velvet. I adore this colour for so many reasons! Firstly, Mavalas apply so well that creating a new manicure is a snap – it dries very quickly and the finish is always salon quality. The colour itself is a clever mix of nude and pink, its not quite one or the other but a happy medium that offers a sophisticated and grown up look.
Apologies for the lack of clean up on the middle finger. The excitement to show off my new nails got the better of me but the fact that its bugging me so much now has taught me a vital lesson: that a couple of mins doing clean up saves a ton of regret later lol.
I’m guessing it will take about a week or so for me to get the tips exactly almond but they are well on their way. I’m very happy with the new shape, much more so than the first time I changed it.
In real life I feel more lady-like (if that makes any sense) and as though I have an obligation to stick to colours that will make the shape look elegant rather than garish or brash. That’s not something I worried about with square/squoval nails, where I think you can get away with any colour or any embellishment. But with almond, the shape itself is dramatic so you don’t necessarily want to go overboard with colour or ‘things’ on them, so we’ll see how that works out.
What do you think? More pics to come…unless you guys hate them awkward lol