From Square to Almond

July 19, 2014

I've been thinking about changing my nail shape to almond for a while, and today I finally decided to do it! 
Keep reading if you would like to know what led me to this change and how I feel about my new nails.

If you have been following me on Facebook & Instagram, you probably already knew about this dilemma for a few days. I even Photoshopped my hand and created a simulation with almond nails to see how it might look like on me! (How crazy is that?! lol)

I felt like I needed a change in my life, even the slightest, and I thought that changing my nails could be a good start. I don't know why, but I've noticed that I wasn't as excited about nail polish as I used to be, and I really hated it. I just needed something to get me excited about nails again.
I can't say I always loved the almond shape, in fact I hated it for a while, but a silly nail break somehow made me change my mind about it and want to give it a try.

I've been rocking the square nails for a few years now, and it took me a while to find a nail shape & hand pose which I was really pleased with. It even came to a point that many of my followers can spot my nail photos in the crowd right away, and I was afraid to lose that uniqueness.
Many of you weren't even happy about the idea of me changing my nail shape, some of you really like my long square nails, and apparently some really hate the almond shape in general and think it makes a hand look old, so it was a hard decision for me.

There were a few reasons that led me to this change; First, I just needed a change! :)
Although I like my nails square, my natural nail shape is pretty much almond on it's own. If I cut it along the free edge, it will grow rounded/almond.
Other than that, I hated that my nails tend to curve in and lose their squareness, and I assumed that shaping them to almond might solve this issue.
I personally think that there's something really pretty and feminine about almond nails, even sexy!
I still need to get used to my new nails, and I might retouch the shape a bit as I go, but overall I kinda like it at the moment.
I'm not sure how it's going to work with my current hand pose, I'm not completely sure I like it this way, but I guess we'll have to work with and it and see how it goes...

On my nails I'm wearing PUPA Lasting Color Gel in Carnal Pink 022, it appears much brighter in photos. In person it's more of a pink berry shade. I also picked this polish because of it's curved brush (which I adore!), and I even noticed that the new nail shape makes nail polish application much easier! I can't really explain how, but I know if you'll try it you will understand. ;)

I would love to hear what you think about this change. Do you like it? Would you / did you change your nail shape, and how did you feel about it?

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  1. I love it! The almond shape fits your hands very well (but maybe I'm a little biased on this topic since I always had almond shaped nails). But its good to see other shapes than all the squares out there ;-)
    I'm thinking about about changing my shape from almond to square, but I don't think I will ever do it ... too afraid it coludn't fit me.

  2. I love it!
    I also changed the shape of my nail recently for coffin/ballerine.
    so, hear about the need for change is not strange to me.
    I had to change too. It was a necessity. and I'm happy with it. and I know you're too. I had to change também.era a necessity. and I'm happy with it. and I know you are too. seems strange at first but then accept that was cute.
    sorry for my bad english. =P

  3. Change is always a good thing in my books! It keeps things exciting. The new almond shape look great on you too! :)

  4. Congrats on your new shape! I'm a big lover of almond/oval myself, and it's a little sad to see how the majority of bloggers turn to square regardless of it suiting their hands or not. So it's definitely nice to see some diversity. And I know now I'll be enjoying your beautiful posts even more! :D

  5. omg this new shape is so good on you!! xx :D

  6. Тебе очень идет новая форма ногтей!) Красивый обзор!

    1. It's really beautiful and very elegant !!!

  7. I changed my nails from square to almond too. Just because I felt like it was time for change. I personally love both. And on your images it looks really elegant!

  8. I'm a big fan of almond shaped nails and I think it suits you very well!

  9. Aw I love Almost Shaped nails! They look great on you, sometimes we just need a little change in our lives. Glad this one worked out well for you :)

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  10. I think it looks fabulous on you! I really liked the square too, but you have the loveliest most delicate hands, and I think the shape really suits you! Congrats :)


  11. I like the almond shape on you! It's very feminine and seems to be becoming a much more popular shape among nail artists. We have a similar hand shape so I always love seeing what you do with your nails :-) I prefer square for me because that is more natural for how my nails grow. Pretty cool that your nails grow round! Your nails are healthy and that is what's most important! I totally get what you mean about square nails curving in too. I noticed recently that my nails flatten out a lot after a shower or washing hands, I guess because of the water! I found that pretty interesting.

  12. Looks great on you, really beautiful! But I don't see me changing to almond so soon...

  13. The new shape is really sexy! It doesn't make your hands look old at all.

  14. So pretty!! My nails are curved as well, and when I used to have them square...It felt like a lot of work!

  15. I like the new almond shape of your nails! it suits your hands :)

  16. Gorgeous shape! Almond truly is more feminine :) Are you willing to share a post ob how you achieved such perfect almond shape? I have been trying and trying and they do not look even closer to perfect :( Thank you!<3

  17. I like the new shape of your nails, they look nice :-) I love also the colour :-)

  18. Your square nails were perfect and suited you super well, but a change is always nice, and this shape does look also amazing on you!

  19. almond, even pointy, nails are my favorite shape, and the one I rock myself. Love the change!

  20. I looooove the change! I'm still thinking about it myself :)

  21. Normaly I'm not a big fan of almond shaped nails. But your nails are so perfect that I really love them with the new shape! Haven't thought I would like it that much! Not sure if it would look that good on me too.