Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Shape Your Nails

Quick Tip: The Easiest Way to Shape Your Nails

After years and years of playing with beauty products, you tend to come up with a neat trick or two. These quick tips may seem simple, but it’s usually the small things that can make a huge difference! We’ll be sharing our quick and easy tips for simplifying your beauty routine, mastering a tricky technique or cheating a bit with a brilliant beauty hack in our new Quick Tip feature.

First up—the easiest way to shape your nails. I’ve been doing this for years—I can’t remember who told me to do it, but I’ve been shaping my nails this way every since I can remember. It wasn’t until recently that I began to change my nail shape (officially going from squoval to almond, people) that I thought it would be good tip to share.

Leave your nail polish on until after you’ve shaped your nails. Smile lines can be deceiving and it’s hard NOT to follow them as you file your nails. If you leave your nail polish on before filing, you’ll have a much better idea of the final shape of your nail, despite what the free edge may look like underneath. Another tip: Look at your nails with your hand facing away from your face (like you’re about to give someone a high-five)—this will allow you to see the true shape. After you’re happy with the shape, remove the polish and continue with your mani.

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