Nails // Essie Delicacy and almond shape

For a long time now, I've been hankering over beautiful pointed stiletto or almond nails. Initially I intended to get some done for the week leading up to Halloween in glossy black, but then Laura booked her wedding for 30th October and wasn't too keen on the witchy talons idea for her maid of honour. Can't think why. With this plan, I was going to get them filed down to a more appropriate shape before returning to work. When it didn't work out, I decided I'd get my stiletto nails in the summer holidays... but then I thought, why wait? I don't tend to poke children in the face much (I did accidentally fish hook one once but that's a story for another day!) so I figured I'd just go for it. 

Essie Delicacy Swatch Almond Stiletto Nail
Most of the length is actually real nail under the acrylic. It's just the couple of millimetres at the very tip that are pure acrylic. I never thought I'd have nails this long! The shape is everything I've ever wanted. Whether you call it stiletto or almond (Google seems confused about this), I think they look elegant and graceful but also really bloody fierce.

I'd planned to have them painted a peachy nude but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Instead I settled on this, Essie Delicacy. It's a very subtle pink, almost transparent even after two coats, but has the most gorgeous iridescent shimmer. Unfortunately this sheer aspect does mean it shows up all the little imperfections but it's still super pretty.

My new nail shape is everything I wanted. I absolutely adore it and will definitely be keeping it for a while!

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7 comments:

  1. I love them! Stilettos are extremely pointy so yours are more almond. I tried stilettos for a few weeks but had to give up when I ended up with holes in all my tights! xx

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  2. These look lovely! I keep my nails short and round - catching children means sharper nails are put of the question entirely x

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  3. I never used to like this nail shape but paired with this colour I think it looks fab! I think I'd end up injuring myself if I had them myself though haha xx

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  4. I'm obsessed with this nail shape and its easier to use than it looks!

    Parie x
    classandglitter.com

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  5. I love this shape and I love the colour! I really need to go get my nails done soon - haven't in so long!

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  6. Such a pretty shade of nail polish and your nails look amazing

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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  7. Your nails are gorgeous. This is exactly what I want. I really need to treat myself to getting my nails done
    Beth x
    Mermaid in Disguise

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