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Nails have become so an obsession lately. People treat their nails as a priority as it enhances personalities. Shape of nails is one of the significant role player in the definition of your hands. The way you shape them beautifies your hands accordingly. This is the ultimate guide for you to know enough for this purpose. Let’s look what common shapes we can have.

  • SQUARE SHAPED NAILS :  Square Shaped Nails are the ones that can rock any nail size. For the ones who have really short nail size, this suit the best. These are simple yet elegant. The only drawback we find with Square Shaped Nails is that this nail shape goes really well only with slim fingers. If your nail beds are long and narrow, be sure to choose this shape. The plus point of these sorts is that they break comparatively less than any other shape. So this means that the maintenance cost is really low. Any type of design can work amazingly with Square Shaped Nails.
  • OVAL SHAPED NAILS :  Oval Shaped Nails are the ones every girl adore! They suit every hand type, be it sleek and slim or a bit broader. The most appealing pro of these nail shapes is that they make wide fingers appear slimmer. These look really appealing with mattes. These type of nails can go with medium to long nail sizes.
  • BALLERINA / COFFIN SHAPED NAILS :  Coffin Shaped Nails are the true choice of nail lovers. They can be beautifully shaped on long nail beds. These nail shapes hold the ability to give a sudden charm to hands. If you have slim or broad fingers but long nails, choose this nail type. The flat top gives a long feel to the nails. Rhinestones on the edges can impress the look! The only drawback for these nails is that they are difficult to maintain. They can easily break. If you are a household person, I recommend you not to pick this shape.
  • ALMOND SHAPED NAILS : The Almond Shaped Nails resemble to the almonds we eat! The silhouette naturally suits long and thin nail beds. It’s elongated shape gives nails a charm! This shaped suits amazing to the wide based fingers as it helps them to appear slimmer. The maintenance cost is really low as compared to other nails. This can really work with every type of worker!

RECAP :

  • If you have slim fingers and short nails, go for the SQUARES for the flattening effect!
  • If you have slim fingers and long nails, pick OVALS!
  • If you have slim or broad fingers, but long nails, go for BALLERINA / COFFIN just to lengthen up your nails!
  • If you have wide fingers and broad based nails, go for the ALMONDS!
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5 ADORABLE CARE TIPS✨

From coffin, stiletto and almond shapes there are hundreds of ways your nails can give you life. But what they giveth they can also taketh away. The materials used in acrylic application accompanied by tips can run down your nails and leave them weak and more susceptible to breakage. Celebrity nail technician Sunshine gives us the run down on how to rejuvenate your real nails when the fake ones come off.

1. Cut Them Off 
After you remove your tips your nails have most likely grown out with them. Sunshine says if the nail is weak then that part of your nail is already dead and will break off anyway.  You should cut your nails down and start fresh to build them back up.

2. Use a Nail Hardener
Sunshine recommends Rejuvacote from Duri. She says to apply it every day for two weeks. You can use polish over it and continue to use it as a topcoat. You can reduce application to once a week for a couple of months, and you will start to see your nails come back to life.

3. Keep Their Natural Shape
Everyone likes their nails to be shaped in a creative, usually unnatural, way. Sunshine says shaping your nails in the way they grow naturally will help them grow more quickly without cracks or breakage.

4. Beware of the Hyponychium 
The hyponychium is the skin underneath the nail bed that attaches the nail bed to the nail. The shape of your fake nails will affect the way this skin grows, and leave you with overgrown hyponychium once you cut your nails down. This should not be removed. If you dig under your nails, Sunshine says this loosens your hyponychium from your nail plate, which can lead to infection.

Since the skin will adhere to what ever shape the nail is, she recommends shaping your real nail differently from your fake one in order to groom the skin to grow to fit your natural nail. You can treat this area with cuticle oil, Vitamin E or aloe vera.

5. Keep Them Hydrated 
Keeping your hands and nails hydrated is that much more important when your nails are in a weak state. Sunshine says to keep your cuticles moistened, hydrate your hands with lotion and drink lots of water.

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DO’S

  • DO ensure your natural nails are strong and healthy before applying acrylics. Acrylics can damage the nail bed, break them, and cause infections if they are not in good condition before applying. To achieve healthy natural nails, eat calcium rich foods.
  • DO wear rubber gloves while doing house chores such as using cleaning chemicals and washing up. It might be uncomfortable but these chemicals can cause the acrylics to break or fall off.
  • DO get your nails redone regularly (around every two weeks) as this will prevent damage and breakage.
  • DO visit a professional nail salon to have your acrylic removed as it can be a difficult and painful process if done incorrectly which could cause damage to your natural nails and cause infection.

DONT’S

  • DON’T expose acrylic nails to harsh chemicals as this can cause them to break and crumble. It can also damage your own nails.
  • DON’T bite or cut acrylic nails as this can cause them to shatter which can actually damage your nail bed causing cuts and infection.
  • DON’T use your acrylic nails to open canned drinks or anything that may cause them to shatter.
  • DON’T use regular or acetone nail polish remover on your acrylic nails as it can separate them from your natural nails. Use an acetone-free formula instead.
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2 UNIQUE WAYS✨

  • ACETONE JAR : Get yourself an acetone jar from market, or DIY one! All you need to do is take some cotton and put it in a glass jar, then add acetone to it and let cotton soak it completely. Whenever you feel like removing your gel polish, put your finger in the jar and you will be done!

  • FOIL WRAP : Put some acetone on cotton ball and place it on your fingers, now use foil, and wrap it around your fingers with the ball inside. Push it a bit for 1-2 minutes and then slowly remove the foil with the cotton.

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