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Beauty Insider: How to choose the best nail shape for you

I have always wondered what nail shape worked best for me and I came across this informative article, I had to share…If you are just like me then this article is meant ¬†for you. Do you know the ideal nail shape for your manicure? Discover five different nail shapes and how to file them. Oval The tapered side walls of the oval create an elegant shape for women. Oval shapes flatter both wide and narrow nail beds, and add length with a graceful tip. To achieve the perfect oval shape, file side walls straight to make sure they’re even. Then, shape the side walls into a rounded oval, making sure the angles are even on each side. Square With strong side walls and sharp or rounded tips, this shape is classic French. The square is ideal for a bigger nail bed (it tends to make smaller nail beds look shorter and wider). To create this timeless shape, file the side walls straight and make sure they’re perpendicular to the free edge of the nail. Once …