Need Help Shaping Nails
February 20, 2013 5:50 PM Subscribe
What's the secret to trimming & filing your fingernails? I can't seem to do it right.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to clothing, beauty, & fashion (11 answers total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
When I get a manicure at a nail salon, they file my nails into a squarish sort of shape that makes them pretty and strong. I can never seem to replicate this at home. When I try to file, all I get is nail dust and uneven nail layers. This could also be due to my trimming my nails incorrectly- I tend to clip them very short, starting on one side and then sliding over to the other, with the break in the middle. I should probably stop that, right? Please offer advice, easy-to-follow nail shaping tutorials, recommendations on any particular brand of nail file I should use, etc.