Nail Freckles Manicure Styles
An effortless palette cleanser, the application of freckles over your nails with light-colored polish is an effective way to revitalize and refresh the senses. Be sure that your skin is properly hydrated prior to beginning!
Almond nails feature wide bases with slimmer sides in the shape of an almond. This classic nail shape pairs well with numerous colors and designs, as it elongates fingers while making them appear more refined.
If you have almond shaped nails, the ideal nail polish shade or color would be one that falls somewhere in between neutral and dark tones. Furthermore, nail art such as swirl or chevron designs are easily added onto these natural looking almond nails to further make a statement about themselves.
Finally, try your hand at nail art featuring leaves or flowers. Or try painting almond nails in a gradient design; just remember to buff your nails beforehand in order to prevent the polish or glue from lifting up!
These nails may not be practical – particularly if your nails have short nails filed into a point – but their appearance makes a statement! Celebrities such as Rhianna and Nicki Minaj favour them for their chic yet sophisticated appearance.
To achieve the look, locate the center point of each nail and file both sides into points before narrowing off its free edge to create a peak.
Stiletto nails can be painted in various styles and designs, such as classic French tips, chrome patterns or leopard-print accents. Try adding rhinestones for a glamorous and dramatic touch!
Make your manicure last longer by applying a generous topcoat. Many tend to overlook this step, yet it is vital for protecting nail polish from chipping and flaking. When looking for quality topcoats without UV light drying requirements it may be beneficial.
Coffin & Ballerina Nails
Coffin nails (dubbed so for their boxy shape) and ballerina nails have quickly become popular trends on social media, providing long elongated fingers with a blank canvas to experiment with colorful nail polish. You can add gems, decals or marble designs for extra flair!
Beginners often start off their nail art journey with minimalist coffin manis designs, which require little maintenance while leaving plenty of room for intricate designs. For an effortless daily look, try applying soft faded peach ombre nails onto natural looking coffin nails for an easygoing and casual everyday look.
For a bolder and striking look, opt for dark burgundy nails on long, slim coffin nails with elevated negative space and gold line art on the tips. This combination looks particularly beautiful.
Oval nails provide a gentler approach to square shapes. Beginning from a square tip, file gently until sides become round (avoiding over filing and thinninng) as per Mimi D, celebrity manicurist of Ciara and Beyonce.
Oval nails tend to be harder to chip than pointy styles and pair perfectly with any color nail polish hue. “Just ensure a bit of flattenness is maintained at the top center for added strength,” advises she.
This versatile nail shape works on both long and short nails. If your natural long nails have the natural curve of elongating fingers, try leaving just a small portion of free edge extending beyond your fingertip to accentuate this natural curve and show it off more effectively. Or show this style off to your nail technician so they can create it using gel, dip or shellac manicure techniques – they look especially lovely when finished off with glitter or nail art designs!