Create The Perfect Almond-Shaped Nail
Flattering and stylish, this round and narrowed cut is THE trending nail shape of 2019 – and it’s no surprise why. If you have shorter fingers, you’ll find that this style makes them look longer and slimmer. Oppositely, those of you who already have slender-looking hands can opt for a short almond nail to give your manicure an elegant and sophisticated finish.
- Start by marking the exact middle point of your nail using a spot of nail polish or a nail art pen.
- Then, starting from the right, file down the side of your nail at a 50-degree angle, working towards that middle point. Repeat the process starting from the left.
- Once you’ve softened the sides of your nails, you then want to smooth out the tip. Use your file to create a soft ‘U’ shape. And voilà, an elegant nut-shaped manicure that is so on trend!
Insider Tip: I’d recommend that you alternate between filing on the right and on the left. It’s the easiest way of making sure both sides of your nails curve at the same angle.
Care For Your Pastel Hair
If you’ve been following the most googled beauty trends, you’ll know that both lilac and grey hair are set to be this year’s standout hairstyles. If you decide to rock the pastel look, here are a few tips on how to maintain a vibrant colour.
Wash Your Locks In Cool Water
Did you know that hot water opens up your hair cuticles and damages its colour pigmentation? To avoid washing out your dye, I’d recommend rinsing your hair in cooler water. It’ll make all the difference!
The easiest way of maintaining the icy undertones of your lilac or grey hair is to use a violet-based shampoo. These toning shampoos colour-correct the warm tones of natural hair and hide brassy tones. They’ll keep both your lilac and grey looking bright and cool.