How to Get An Almond Shape With Natural Nails

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‘ve always preferred shorts nails. Because I’m constantly typing on the computer and using my hands, my nails have always been prone to breakage. I love the look of almond nails and have only been able to get the look by applying acrylic nails at the nail salon … up until recently.

With the proper nail care, I’ve been able to shape my natural nails into the almond shape and best of all, keep them strong, even and healthy.

I’ve been wearing more natural colors, and found this gorgeous soft shade by Nichole by OPI called “Kim-Pletely In Love” from the Kardashian collection.

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You need a few tools to keep your nails healthy and strong to achieve the almond shape with your natural nails. You need a nail strengthener to keep your nails strong, a hard emery board to get a great shape, cuticle oil, a nail buffer, and a great fast drying top coat.

Here’s what I use below.

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The key to this almond shape is to gradually file and shape your nails as they begin to grow out. The rest is just maintenance and keeping them even. As far as the polish, I had to use three coats to get a little more of an opaque look otherwise it’s a bit sheer.

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Totally in love with this shape and color! It even has a little subtle glitter in it. Definitely a must have!

 

What do you think about the shape and color?

7 Responses
  • Tamee
    October 6, 2014

    Love this!! 😀 Great nail shape

    • admin
      October 7, 2014

      Thanks Tamee! xoxo

  • natalia tera
    October 10, 2014

    hi , I’m natalia. you have a good realisation and a very beautiful nails 🙂 I’m creating a blog on bare nails and natural nails, please, could you help me by sending me, on my email address, some pictures of your bare nails or natural nails without polish(like these posted on the blog).
    this is the adress of my blog http://nataliateranails.blogspot.com/
    thank you very much
    best regards

  • Candice Selby
    October 12, 2014

    Super cute!

  • Jasmyn
    November 8, 2014

    I really love the almond shape look. I recently bought some nail strengthener. I think I’ll try to achieve this look!

    • admin
      November 9, 2014

      You definitely should!

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