I’m something of a perfectionist when it comes to my nails. If they look shabby or the layer of acrylic has grown too far out, it bothers me. Way back before I became largely housebound, fitting in regular nail appointments around teaching and socialising wasn’t a big deal. Now of course, things are different. Weeks can go by when I’m not well enough to leave home and when I am, it’s only with the support of my husband and/or parents.
Nonetheless, getting my nails done remains a tiny and all too infrequent window into the person I used to be. No matter how sick I am, my nails looking nice gives me a little joy.
So, here’s how my nails look after my latest (and too long delayed) visit to my nail place. I’ve gone for an Almond shape rather than the square with slightly rounded edges shape I’ve been in the habit of getting for a long time.
I really like this shape. It elongates the fingers and strikes me as elegant. I find the sharp spike look that’s popular now to be too extreme for my taste but the Almond shape is somewhat softer.
The polish I went for is the shade 04 Our Sweetest Day from Essence’s The Gel range. I love these little polishes; they apply and perform well and are a bargain at £1.60 each (available in the UK from Wilko online or in store). I chose to have 3 coats of this particular shade but generally 2 coats is sufficient with these polishes. They’re a great way to update your collection of colours each season without causing significant damage your bank balance 😊.
What nail shape do you favour? Do you have a favourite brand for polishes?
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