Posts Tagged ‘Nail shape’

My Conclusions

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

So I’ve gone one week now with a more squoval (mix of square and oval) shape on my nails, as opposed to the round shape that I’ve always had before. I thought it would be fun to write down my experiences of this  life-changing transformation from round to squoval, so here are some comparisons:

Looks: Personally it’s a tie, but other people seem to prefer a more square form.
Handling necklaces: Squoval. It’s so much easier to open and hold a clasp now, I don’t have to ask my fiance to do it for me.
Scratching fiance’s back: A tie.
Pulling out hairs from my leg (Yes, I’m gross): Round. I have troubles getting a grip on tiny things now, I guess I will need a new technique for that.
Killing evil zits (Yep, still gross): Leaning towards round. To be honest I didn’t actually kill any lately. But if one mocks me I’m not always so forgiving…
Durability: The following photo is from a nail break with round tips:

Not such a bad break, most of the nail is still there. And here’s from a break last week:

The nail was more square when it happened, I just filed it down a bit here. This is a bad break that made the nail come loose from the nail bed. Guess which one I think is the winner here? Well, I guess I can’t blame it on the shape based on one nail fail, but I’ll do it anyway =)

Conclusion: Wanna be less gross? Be square!

Jaded and a little experiment

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

This polish has been left untested for a couple of months, and yesterday I thought it was about time to use it. Isadora Jaded is a blue toned green creme, and it’s very beautiful! I went for three layers as usual and topped it with Seche Vite. I hope you can live with my awful photos, it’s just grey and dark today and I had to turn up the ISO on the camera.

Isadora Jaded

I also want to show you what my right hand looks like now. I’ve always had my nails filed in a round shape, and I thought I would try a more squoval shape to see what it’s like. I have no idea if I’ve done it right though, I would probably need to file them down even more but I’m not ready to do that just yet. I’m thinking of having them like this for a week and see if I can survive. My first impression is that I feel a little handicapped =) Anyway, this is what it looks like:

Do you have any preference when it comes to nail shapes?