NOTD: Neutral Almond Shaped Nails and Happy Mother’s Day

So, its Mother’s Day today and I’ve been banished to the sofa and told I’m not allowed to do any housework or anything – yes I’m feeling rather spoilt! So, I thought I would do a manicure on my nails and went for a NOTD Neutral Almond Shaped Nails.

The big trends in nail shapes at present are Stiletto nails (As worn by Rihanna and Lady Gaga amongst many)…

Rihanna Stiletto Nails
Rihanna Stiletto Nails
Lady Gaga Stiletto Nails
Lady Gaga Stiletto Nails

You will also see the Almond shape, this is similar to the Stiletto but not as severe in shape and more feminine. Its also a little easier to wear if you are doing on natural nails and not acrylics or gels.

Rihanna Almond Shaped Nails
Rihanna Almond Shaped Nails

To achieve the Almond shape you need to file the nails at an angle from where your nail leaves the fingers so to speak to the tip. Then you just round the tip, sounds harder than it actually is. This kind of shape much like the Stiletto makes your fingers look longer, slimmer and also your nails can look longer too.

Almond Shaped Nails - Here's my pink french tips almond shaped
Almond Shaped Nails – Here’s my pink french tips almond shaped

I teamed of my almond nails with a neutral colour, my favourite neutral at present is Barry M’s Gelly Polish in Lychee (Review here).

Barry M Gelly Nail Varnish in Lychee (GNP10)

I think the neutral nail with the almond shape may be understated but looks really good and natural. It’s also a colour when that will go with anything and can easily be worn day or night. Perfect if you are a Mum and being taken out for Mother’s Day, or are taking your Mum or Motherly figure out for a lovely day!

NOTD: Neutral Almond Shaped Nails and Happy Mother's Day NOTD: Neutral Almond Shaped Nails and Happy Mother's Day

As I sit here typing this with my PJs on and new slippers from my children, I would like to wish my own Mum and Step Mum a very Happy Mother’s Day!

Lots off Love,

Mel xxxx