2. Starting on one side at the free edge, file towards that line.
3. Repeat on the other side.
4. soften the tip to desired shape
Seems easy enough - NOT! My nails are not perfectly curved so it made this rather difficult for me. Here is what it looks like:
It looks like it isn't even because of the way my nails curve. Admittedly it was a bit more almond shaped than this, but I softened the tip a bit more. I just don't know if I can commit to this look. Fortunately since this is my thumb, I think I can get away with not doing this to all my nails and growing this out.
On a side note, a co-worker discovered Nail Tek II a few months ago and swears by it. I never tried it because if something works, I see no point in changing it, and I swear by Nail Magic. But her nails grew so fast and looked so good, I decided I would give it a go when I saw Nail Tek II for $4.99 at Ross in a combo pack. Here are my nails on November 22nd, the day I started using Nail Tek II:
Here they are today after one attempt to turn them into almond shaped nails on Thanksgiving morning and then a second filing yesterday. I can not believe how fast they are growing. I always thought that it was what you were ingesting that could make a difference, but my nails are growing like weeds. I am slowly going back to my square shape as you can see here, I just don't think this rounded nail thing is for me. I am still wanting to give it a go, but when I filed them down, instinct started taking over so I have squovals for now.
What nail shape do you wear and what's your favorite maintenance product?
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