I was looking online for some looks I could try and came across some celebrity photos sporting this new shape in a neutral color. I have to say I would never think to wear a neutral color with this nail shape, but after seeing these images, I thought I would give it a try. It's just polish, after all, I can always take it off if I don't like it!
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Since one of my upcoming colors is a neutral(Cruisin' Nude), I figured why not try it out. The problem is I rejected the neutral the lab sent me as a match. Of course I could use the batch I made up, but I happened to have fallen in love with the color I received. In the sample the lab sent me, the shimmer seems to be "eaten" by the opaque polish and the color is also a shade off. But I am loving this color non the less and wanted to sport it for the weekend.
Doesn't it look amazing with this shape? Why didn't I think of this?
At the Strawberry Festival this weekend. Had to take a picture using the Sepia feature on my camera. Love how the manicure looks here!
I have to say after this weekend with the Cruisin' Nude reject on my nails, I am really digging this nail shape. So much so, I don't want to change my polish or my nail shape! But and there's always a but isn't there. Here are some things I am noticing with this new shape, which make me think I need to go back to my old square shape. I tend to stab myself and everything around me. Which is weird because it isn't like I am new to long nails. But with this shape I seem to keep stabbing everything. I have hit various nails so hard it's a miracle they haven't broken. My nails also feel weaker. With the sidewalls filed away, my nails tend to bend and give a bit more. Which I guess could be the reason for no breaks thus far. (I better go knock on some wood.) I have debated putting a nail hardener on the free edge, but I fear that will bring a break on if they don't flex as I stab away at everything around me. To top it off because the sidewalls are filed everything seems to get in the base of my nail where the free edge and nail bed meet. When I wash my hair, it gets in there. When I paint my nails the polish floods in there. It is kind of a pain. Now I have to learn how to do things differently with these new nails. This shape is also definitely not condusive for a mom with three kids and tons of laundry & cleaning to do. Oh wait, is that a problem? That means someone else will have to pick up the laundry & cleaning? Hmmm maybe I'll keep this shape after all...
So how about you are you going to take the plunge into the new "it" shape and length for nails? I'd love to hear what you think of this new trend.