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8/20/13

Classic Chic Nails ~ Clipping & Shaping Tutorial

Hello! I wanted to post a different kind of tutorial today ~ Nails! Classic Chic Nails that are comfortable, go with everything, and are appropriate for everyday & every occasion. Hope you'll like! I'm sure many of you don't need a tutorial for nail shaping, but I've been asked how I do mine several times, so.....

1. Position the clipper horizontally& clip straight from one side, stopping at the center of the nail. And behold my explaining skills....
2. Move clipper to the other side and clip in the same way, straight in.
3. If the corners are too sharp and pointy, clip a bit diagonally.
4. Do the same on the other side. 
5. Start filing. Straight. Back & forth. Use little pressure, and file evenly, until you get the desired length & shape ~ square with rounded edges here.
6. Should look something like that. *Wash or wipe off powdery nail bits, before next step.
7. Apply a beige or nude nail polish. 
8. After 2 coats, it looks like that. *You could apply a top coat if you want.
9. Apply some Vaseline or cuticle oil on the cuticles. That is, if they look dry.

DONE! =)  

[I do the same on my toenails as well.] 

What I Used:
  • Nail Clipper: Small & light nail clippers. I prefer small ones, to the big chunky types.
  • Filer: Scholl. Very old, but nothing works better. Even with filers, I prefer the sleek and thin ones. 
  • Nail Polish ~ Maybelline Colorama Balé Clássico. My favorite neutral nail polish. More pics here
  • Cuticle Moisturizer ~ Vaseline Pink Bubbly Lip Balm. More pics here


Personally, I've always preferred square & squoval (squarish-oval) shapes, sometimes even rounded. Pointy claw-like nails are a big NO-NO. Please. Don't. Chaku hai, chaku!
(Chaku = knife)

What's your favorite nail shape? 



15 comments:

  1. This is a lovely tute and I have a medium square shape now :)

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  2. tht's a great post !! u have pretty and long nail bed.. :)

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    1. U think so? I never noticed that specifically :D

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  3. And behold my explaining skills... hahahahaha.. you are hilarious. Always enjoy reading your posts. :)

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    1. Hahaha! Happy you enjoy reading Sowmya :D

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  4. i love pictorial tuts. nice, CZ :)

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  5. Squoval is my go-to shape...during those rare occasions that my nails grow long enough to actually hold a nice shape! I find it très chic ;)

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  6. i love how yu taught about clipping and shaping ur nails... its so simple yet beautiful...

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  7. The way u write ur blogs der is no comparison. I m looking for this shade in maybelline i cant find it near by lets hope i get it..

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    1. Thanks Richa...hope you get it!

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  8. You make the simplest of the things seem so cute :) Love your posts...

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  9. I like keeping my nails short too. It's so difficult to type with long nails, or do anything for that matter... :p

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Thank you for reading! :)

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