What are almond-shaped nails?A classic shape that works well on just about anyone and any size nail, an almond-shaped nail is slender on the sides and wide on the base, coming to a peak—reminiscent of an actual almond. While the slimming silhouette works best on medium to long nails to create the illusion of extra length, short nails can also don an almond shape. The only requirement for short almond nails is to have a nail bed that is longer than the base of your finger.
How to make almond nails at home?To achieve elegant and trendy almond-shaped nails at home, you will need a few basic tools: a nail file, nail clippers, a cuticle pusher, a buffing block, and your choice of nail polish or nail art supplies. Le Mini Macaron gel manicure kit includes everything you need for a DIY gel manicure, and we can help you make almond nails at home! Follow these simple steps to create beautiful almond-shaped nails:
Step 1: Trim your nailsStart by trimming your nails to your desired length, keeping in mind the almond shape you want to achieve. For short almond nails, opt for a length that doesn't extend too far beyond the fingertip.
Step 2: File your nailsGently file the sides of each nail into a tapered shape, gradually narrowing towards the tip. Be sure to file in one direction to prevent splitting or damage to the nails.
Step 3: Clean your nailsUse a cuticle pusher to gently push back the cuticles, creating a clean and neat nail bed. Then, use a buffing block to smooth the surface of the nails, ensuring a polished and even base for your chosen nail design.
Step 4: Paint your nailsNow, you're ready to create stunning almond nail designs! Express your personality and get creative with Le Mini Macaron DIY “Nail Play” nail art set. This little set makes it easy to dress up your mani, includes nail art stickers, three different sparkly embellishments, a tweezers for easy application and a top coat to seal in the design! Or say “Bonjour” to creating a twist on a classic with Le Frenchie Noire gel polish set. French manicures never go out of style and are a perfect match for almond shaped nails!
5 almond nail designs
Black almond nailsEmbrace the allure of a classic black manicure on your almond-shaped nails. This sleek and sophisticated design suits any occasion and pairs well with both casual and formal attire. You can enhance the look by adding a glossy top coat or incorporating minimalist nail art accents, such as thin silver lines or delicate geometric patterns.
Short almond nailsShort almond nails offer an elegant yet trendy option for those who prefer a more practical length. Experiment with pastel shades, vibrant colors, or elegant neutrals to create a versatile and eye-catching manicure. Consider adding a touch of sparkle with glitter polish or incorporating negative space designs for a modern twist.
Long almond nailsMake a bold statement with long almond nails. Embrace the length and embrace various nail art techniques, such as ombré gradients, intricate floral designs, or captivating 3D embellishments. Long almond nails allow for more surface area, providing ample space for creative experimentation.
Decorated almond nailsUnleash your artistic side by adorning your short or long almond-shaped nails with stunning decorations. From delicate rhinestones to charming floral motifs, the possibilities are endless. Create a unique and personalized design by mixing and matching different elements or opt for a cohesive theme that reflects your individual style.
Nude almond nailsFor an elegantly trendy look, nude almond nails are an excellent choice. Nude shades offer a subtle elegance and complements any outfit or occasion. Experiment with different nude tones and finishes, such as matte or glossy, to achieve a refined and polished appearance.
With the right tools and a little creativity, you can achieve impressive almond-shaped nails at home. From classic black designs to short or long nails, decorated or nude styles, there are endless possibilities to express your personal style. So, gather your Le Mini Macaron favs and create elegant and trendy almond nail designs that will have people saying “oh-la-la” wherever you go. .